Two-year-old Richmond chef teaching children how to cook online

Guy Fairhurst cooking with daughter Bella.

A two-year-old chef is having fun helping her dad teach children how to cook online.

Richmond catering company owner Guy Fairhurst and daughter Bella have launched a YouTube channel to pass on their love of cooking.

The Chef Bella channel has already got more than a thousand subscribers.

Guy, who runs Fairhurst’s Catering Ltd, based at Swinithwaite, said he and wife Elena wanted to encourage Bella to learn about food.

“We wanted to get Bella in the kitchen cooking and learning about food from as young an age as possible.

“I’ve been at home more because of the pandemic and doing more cooking at home, and she wanted to join in.

“She enjoys it, and as you can see from the video’s she quite a little character and everybody who has watched the channel has really enjoyed it too.”

Guy said children were never too young to learn about food.

“We’ve found that if she’s prepared the food she’s more likely to give it a try – if she’s helped chop some broccoli for example she will then eat it happily.”

The pair have made several dishes so far including baked rhubarb cheesecake, a Spanish omelette and home-made baked beans and soda bread.

They’ve also taken a break from the kitchen to go litter picking and have plans to go wild foraging for food in the future.

Watch Chef Bella’s latest video here: