Meet the team

Joanne Elward - Team Leader

Joanne Elward

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

Kirsty Hill

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

Julia Spencer

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!!


sarah ashton - tutor

Hi, I’m Sarah and am very excited to be a part of the Cook and Eat Well team in Coventry as a tutor. I am also very happy to be a Project Support Officer at the Community Health and Learning Foundation in Loughborough when not in Coventry. What I love most about the Cook and Eat Well is working with all sorts of communities and meeting lots of interesting people. 

My top two yummy recipes have to be the Spinach & Chickpea Curry and Apple & Cinnamon Upside Down Pudding! Mmmm...


ant - community project co-ordinator

Hi, my name is Ant and I am a Community Project Co-ordinator in Stoke-on-Trent. I've been working on the Cook & Eat Well project for over 12 months. I love helping people to lead healthier lifestyles and seeing the difference this course makes gives me a real buzz of satisfaction.

I enjoy many of the recipes we provide on the course but if I had to pick a favourite it would have to be Speedy Biryani.


Amy - project officer

Hi, my name is Amy! I’m a Health & Wellbeing Project Officer. I am the newest member of Cook & Eat Well and will be working in Coventry and Sandwell. I love sharing with people how healthy food can be inexpensive & most importantly tasty!
My favourite dishes from the course are Chilli Con Carne and Apple & Blackberry Crumble!



safia - project officer

Hello my name is Safia. I’m a Health and Wellbeing Project Officer working in Sandwell on the Cook and Eat Well on the Move Project. I love to see everyone joining in with the cooking, sharing ideas and making friendships while learning some healthy cooking and lifestyle tips at the same time.

My favourite recipes from the course are: Leek and Potato Soup and the Fruit Trifles.