What clients say / Testimonials

“We have known Sofia for many years now, she used to attend our classes and since 2001, she has been part of our established group of cookery demonstrators. Sofia is able to produce interesting classes on any subject that we throw at her.  Her approach is friendly and enthusiastic, her classes are always popular and we know she is a very reliable member of our team.”

Eric Treuille.  Owner, Books for Cooks.

“Sofia has been teaching at Divertimenti since 2001.  Her Mexican classes are now well established favourites in our repertoire.  Her teaching approach is full of enthusiasm and our students always leave with innovative recipes, knowledge of ingredients, new cookery skills and a slice of Sofia’s love of cooking.  We know we can rely on Sofia’s quality of work and knolwedge to deliver cookery classes.”

Peter Lien,  Manager.  Divertimenti Cookery School.

“We worked with Sofia at the 2010 London Restaurant Festival event at the Old Spitalfields Market and she was a joy to work with. Sofia has such a strong knowledge of authentic Mexican cuisine and recipe development but beyond that, what helped make the event such a success for Mission Foods was Sofia’s friendly and simple approach to presenting recipes to visitors, making it very easy for people to understand.

Sofia’s expertise and enthusiasm really helped us bring the stand and sampling activity to life, making it memorable for all the people who paid us a visit over the 6 day festival.”

Andy Lewis.  UK Product Group Manager.  Mission Foods

“This is just a short note to say a big THANK YOU for a really brilliant performance on the night of the Ball.  The food was good by any standards.  To serve 300 people food of that quality in those circumstances was a major achievement.  It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I really think you all created a work of art’

Dudley Winterbottom,  Secretary. Chelsea Arts Club.

Sofia is an amazing cook and teacher.  Able to inspire both beginners and more experienced cooks she provides excellent recipes but shows you how to use the recipes in a creative way and teaches techniques which you can apply generally.  A warm and lively personality combined with her extensive knowledge of food cultures ranging from her native Mexico to the Middle East and Far East, Sofia is unique and has taught me so much although I’ve been an enthusiastic cook for years..”

Savitri Sperl.  Private client and now close friend.

“… you gave a delightful presentation and the food was so delicious!  The really big surprise for me was the ‘baby octopus salad’ because in the past I just couldn’t eat octoups at all… your take on eat was absolutely superb”

Jane Tienne.  Student at Divertimenti Cookery School

“… I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you -we absollutely loved the food we cooked together last weekend – it was perfect for us, brought back some great holiday memories and filled our tummies!!… tomorrow will be ‘Tinga Sunday’ and it may well be a tradition for every sunday. Thank you so much for the day – we were blown away by just how much we enjoyed cooking with you”

Mitch Karanaratne.  Private Cookery Class Student