Meet the team

Joanne Elward - healthy lifestyles manager

Hi my name is Joanne. I am the Cook and Eat Well Team Leader. Cook and Eat Well is such a great course and the team are really approachable, supportive and enthusiastic.  They will make sure you learn lots of new cooking skills whilst ensuring you have lots of fun.

My favourite recipe is healthy fish pie.   


Anita Shervington - Community Engagement Coordinator

Anita Shervington

Hi, my name is Anita and I am a Community Engagement Coordinator. I have come with over 12 years of community engagement experience, working on projects including women's empowerment, healthy eating and local heritage. 

My favourite recipe is Pumpkin soup, but I add Scotch Bonnet pepper to give it a lovely Caribbean flavour. Warning: remove the Scotch Bonnet before blending and don't let it burst - unless you like really hot food!


Kirsty Hill - health and wellbeing Coordinator

Hi, My name is Kirsty. I am a Health and Wellbeing Coordinator in Coventry. I love working on the Cook & Eat Well project, delivering the healthy cooking courses and meeting lots of new people. Lets get cooking... !!

My favourite recipe is healthy lasagne.


liz taylor - community engagement coordinator

Hi, my name is Liz and I am a Community Engagement Coordinator in Coventry. I have been part of Cook and Eat Well for 5 years now and have met so many interesting people on our cooking courses! As a busy working mum, with two small children, I need quick and easy recipes to cook during the week.

My favourite recipe is a fruity chicken curry which my whole family enjoys.


Julia Spencer - health and wellbeing Administrator

Hi, my name is Julia and I am the Cook and Eat Well Administrator. If you want to find out more information about the courses then please feel free to give me a call (you will find the telephone number on our contact page). I look forward to having a friendly chat and getting to know you. 

My favourite recipe is a veggie chow mein!!


emma van dun - tutor

Hi, my name is Emma! After being a volunteer for Cook and Eat Well I am now doing the sessions as a tutor myself. I love cooking and I am very passionate about showing people how to make delicious and healthy recipes. My background is very nutrition based, so if you want to know more about healthy eating, you are very welcome to ask me anything!

You can wake me up for a healthy lasagna or home made veggie pizza as they are my favourite dishes. Nom nom!


mark - health and wellbeing coordinator

Hi, my name is Mark and I am a Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator in Stoke-on-Trent. I have a passion for fitness, food and health! I love the challenge of bringing people together, to do something they may never have tried before, fitness or cooking, the joy of all working together, and helping people and families to lead healthier lifestyles.

I enjoy many foods from around the world, Thai especially. From our vast array of recipes, one of my favourites would be the Romanian Bean Soup.


beth eardley - project officer

Hi, my name is Beth and I am a Health and Wellbeing Project Officer in Stoke on Trent. I have a health and fitness background and love how Cook and Eat Well makes healthy eating so exciting and appealing.

My favourite dish is the vegetable tagine.


dean oliver - project officer

Hi, my name is Dean, I'm a Health and Wellbeing Project Officer and part of the team in Stoke-on-Trent which delivers our amazing Cook and Eat Well programmes. Having worked in the Health and Fitness industry for many years I've developed a great appreciation for courses like ours, and have had the pleasure of seeing first-hand the positive changes eating well can have on all our lives. I love delivering our courses because they are so much fun and I hope that many more people will come along and join in.

 My favourite dish has to be our Omelette Popovers, a great way to start a morning.


joanne - sessional project officer

Hi, my name is Joanne and I am part of the Healthy Lifestyles team. I love delivering the Cook and Eat Well sessions - it's great to see people developing their confidence and cooking skills in the kitchen. The Cook and Eat Well recipes are so easy but incredibly tasty, healthy and budget-friendly. 

My favourite recipes are carrot and coriander soup, speedy biryani, and for a special treat, lemon and strawberry cheesecake.


luke cleaver - project officer

Hello, my name is Luke! I am a Healthy Lifestyles Project Officer based in Coventry. Delivering well put together public health interventions that positively impact the lives of others is what it is all about for me. Cook and Eat Well fits under that umbrella - it is great fun to deliver.

My favourite recipe has to be the Chili Con Carne and the Fruity Rock Cakes for afters


carol ball - project officer

Hi my name is Carol and I am a Health and Wellbeing Project Officer in Stoke On Trent. I have a catering background and was a chef for many years. I also recently completed my Nutrition courses as well.

I am currently working on my fitness and doing the 5K run programme for beginners! I am new to this role but looking forward to trying all the new and exciting healthy dishes!