The idea of a whole family being in the kitchen
"Vanessa Baxter is just great! She provides a challenging, yet fun and inspiring team building event every time. We went back as it was so much fun the first time. The worry was, would it be too much of the same, but we should not have worried as Vanessa delivered a completely new challenge with new heights to scale! Well done!"
"Christien Winter - Executive Director Sheffield"
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My customers simply love you and the warmth that you bring to the room.........your professionalism across the whole project is without question, simply top-level.
Personality, spark, sizzle....it is all part of effective marketing and I am proud to have worked with you.
Vaughan Nankivell, M.Mgmt, MCIM – Marketing and Communications Manager, Henry Schein New Zealand
Vanessa is a highly professional presenter and front face for RMHA. She uses her skills to motivate and empower supporters and to provide an enjoyable and positive experience.
Wayne Howett, CEO RMH Auckland Trust
Vanessa, I can’t thank you enough for making our evening so enjoyable and for taking normally reticent people out of their comfort zones and getting them to try something different. We all had such a great time – people are even asking if we could do it again for our Christmas function ....... a GREAT event, one of the best I’ve been to.
Karen Brummel, VECTOR LTD
Thank you so much for Friday. Everyone had a fabulous time and are raving about the event today.......... it was a total success!
Lindy Catley, Business Manager, Sheffield
I just wanted to say thank you!
My partner and I booked in his youngest sister (sic) for a couple of your classes over the holidays, she is normally very shy but had a great time and you made her feel so special, she LOVED that you posted one of her pictures onto your page and is now asking about how/where to take more classes!
'Vanessa is a regular visitor to RMH classroom and her cooking classes are always so popular. She has a wonderful rapport with the children and she gets to know them on a personal basis. Her lessons are always well thought out with plentiful ingredients and 'hands on' cooking techniques to try out.
The children love to cook with her because it is such fun! She allows them to experiment and be creative with some amazing results. Her infectious laughter and outgoing personality make her a hard act to follow!'
Marion Nevin Teacher at Ronald McDonald House Auckland
Thx Vanessa - you organised a brilliant night for us- a cookoff for 100 is no mean feat- and they all had a huge amount of fun- thx again -
Ross Barraclough Mitre 10 Mega Takanini
I love watching the pieces about you on Facebook, your Red Onion jam is now a fridge staple in this house, and I'm making your little chocolate rice crispy cakes looking like Christmas puds for the entertainment of and consumption by our six grandchildren next week.
what a wonderful event...Vanessa. Your energy was infectious and resulted in the boys taking risks....A fantastic job - Well done.
Tony Sissons Headmaster, Kings School, Remuera, Auckland
Thanks so much for an awesome team building on Friday for the IAG crew. Had a great time and it's always that much more special when it's also giving something back. Thanks Vanessa and the team at RMH....we'll be spreading the word!!
Kylee Matenga IAG Insurance
...Everyone was still talking about the dinner yesterday on the way back to the airport, so once again the event was a huge success. Hopefully I can find another team that we can do this with again in the future – it absolutely works for us.
Fiona Alderton Head Office Harvey Norman
“Facilitates a fun, educative and very effective team building experience through her love of cuisine and positive relationship building skills.”
Ian Taylor Executive Director, Sheffield
Vanessa Baxter is just great! She provides a challenging, yet fun and inspiring team building event every time. We went back as it was so much fun the first time. The worry was, would it be too much of the same, but we should not have worried as Vanessa delivered a completely new challenge with new heights to scale! Well done!
Christien Winter Executive Director Sheffield
I have had the pleasure of attending three of Vanessa's Corporate cook nights and have thoroughly enjoyed every one. Not only have they been a great way of bringing people together in a positive team environment but Vanessa provides all the great recipes, motivation and expertise from her wealth of culinary knowledge. Vanessa is also an Ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Auckland and is always there helping the families with cook nights that bring absolute joy to so many. What a pleasure it is to have shared her company. Wayne Foster
What an awesome event! Thank you so much for the time, effort and care you put into the preparation and execution of our cooking experience today. The kids absolutely loved it and were fully engaged for the full two hours – this is quite something for a bunch of 13 to 15 year olds. I was astonished at how good the sushi and the vietnamese spring rolls all looked and the cute little deserts in the glasses were fabulous. I think you chose dishes at just the right level for guys of this age, it was challenging for them but accessible.
Ben Simperingham Marsden House Master, Kings College
Vanessa teaches our children new skills and builds their confidence in a fun and safe environment. Both children enjoy her easy going and caring way of teaching. They can’t wait for the next holiday to attend her courses. At seven, Hayley is able to cook pancakes by herself and help to chop vegetables for dinner. We know that she has been taught to safely use knives and the stove. These are important life skills that she has learnt early on, thanks to Vanessa’s courses.
Nicky Fleming and Duncan Schaut
Vanessa fosters in children not only a love of cooking, but a willingness and openness to try new foods and new experiences. She inspires independence and creativity.
You TOTALLY inspire my kids every time and trust me we have had plenty of your lovely meals!
You are certainly the talk of the town today - our guys are saying it is the best team building they have ever done - thanks for making me look great :)
Fiona Alderton Harvey Norman
Vanessa arrived like a whirlwind of efficiency and creativity, bringing everything she needed to turn our kitchen into an aspiring chefs dream. The girls were excited by the range of ingredients, equipment and special touches. They had a ball learning from Vanessa, got a bit competitive, and shared loads of laughs. The girls impressed themselves with the results of their efforts, and also loved the old-school party games Vanessa provided for entertainment while dishes were cooking.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Vanessa’s unique party hosting. She is professional, fun and gets on so well with both young and older kids. Thank you Vanessa, you’re a star! I can’t believe how easy you make it look!!
Charlotte Howett Mum of Claude (13 yr)