Sophie Stokes, Creator of IN SOFIA’S KITCHEN
Where Cooking, Travel and Writing is our passion
In Sofia’s Kitchen loves all things Mediterranean. We love to share our love of cooking, our travel adventures and our writing with you!
We see people discovering beauty in the destinations they travel to, enjoying deliciously good food and making authentic connections with those they meet and read about!
To inspire people to cook delicious food from scratch, travel to their favourite destinations and create easy to follow recipe books for all to enjoy!
In Sofia’s Kitchen is where the heart is for Sophie. With her husband Greg, they raised their three daughters around the ideals of a Mediterranean lifestyle – gathering around the family table and sharing delicious and nutritious food, travelling around Europe and staying active through sport and the love of swimming. Sophie’s heritage is Greek and grew up in Australia eating lots of pastitsio, lamb souvlaki, and vegemite sandwiches. This has enabled her to appreciate the diversity and expressions of both cultures. Food Travel is a love of Sophie’s and is excited to bring you more unique and authentic food tours to Greece, Italy and Australia. We are also excited to announce our Women’s Collective Tours designed specifically for women to travel together!
Sophie is a qualified Early Childhood Educator and a Certified Supervisor and has worked with children for many years. She has completed her Bachelor of Professional Writing and Publishing and has written and published over eight books for developing countries. Sophie has a Diploma of TESOL where she has put into practice while training teachers in developing countries as well as teaching children. Her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment has been valuable in assessing teachers and giving them ‘tools’ to use in the classroom. Sophie is a certified Food Safety Supervisor and also recently completed her Diploma of Leadership and Management enabling her to put together a strong business portfolio.
Sophie’s first employment was in a French-style restaurant called The Rendezvous in Sydney. Here, she discovered she loved serving people and delivering deliciously good food. She then went on to get a ‘real’ job in the office before choosing to be a ‘stay at home’ mum. She ended up staying home for a very long time as she home educated her daughters. Once they all graduated from the ‘home’ set up, she began to think about what she wanted to do for herself. It took a while to decide because there was so much to choose from and she wanted to experience it all, but in the end she realised she always had a deep love for hospitality and wholesome food, as she practiced this with her family and friends during those ‘growing’ years. In November 2016, ‘In Sofia’s Kitchen’ was launched with her first cookbook, In Sofia’s Kitchen: Mediterranean Flavours Down Under.
From there, Sophie expanded her business to include Greek Mediterranean Cooking Workshops, My Big Fat Mediterranean Feasts, Foodie Retreats and Food Travel Adventures to Greece.
With a new decade, and a future filled with hope, In Sofia’s Kitchen will be saying goodbye to our wonderful cooking workshops and pop up feasts and we will now be focusing on writing more books, expanding our foodie retreats and discovering new destinations as we enjoy our foodie journey! Here’s to a fabulous future!