Story Chefs is an innovative and fun company promoting reading and writing for pleasure, for publication and for therapeutic purposes since 2014.

The workshops are designed and delivered by Lindsey Bailey who writes poetry and prose and has 9 years' class teaching experience. She is DBS checked and has public liability insurance for all events.


All workshops are flexible and those for schools can be tailored to curriculum themes or celebration days such as Roald Dahl Day, World Book Day etc.


Story Chefs 'Little Chefs' activity pack
Poetry lesson resources for educators


Cape of Courage link
Story Chefs' Creative Cookbook link

A note from the founder, Lindsey Bailey

Story Chefs has been created to spread one message: reading and writing can be fun and both have the power to change lives.

In my role as a primary school teacher, I always looked for ways to encourage a love of literature. I began to offer creative writing enrichment workshops as an addition to the traditional text-based teaching strategy and soon the Story Chefs' flame was ignited.

The focus of Story Chefs is creativity and imaginative play. During the workshops students hone the writing skills they already have, pick up new ones in their favoured learning style and most important of all, fill up their recipe book with hints and tips for successful story writing.

The idea has evolved over the last three years into what Story Chefs is today - an educational and student-led experience where participants plan a fictional story from initial idea to first draft, and all whilst having fun!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to meet you soon,

Lindsey Bailey

A taster of what to expect from a school workshop using an existing environment!

An inspirational mural in the depths of Parkfield Primary, Birmingham took students under the sea in a their very own yellow submarine! The children were intrigued by a mysterious note pinned inside the submarine and let their imaginations flow to create all sorts of underwater adventures!