Then in 2018, after 20 years in the financial sector, Sally made the leap to a life centred around artisan skills when she joined The School of Artisan Food as a Course Technician, a skilled role that involves a lot of time in the training room, supporting tutors as they deliver artisan food courses.
Sally fell in love with the school's ethos, recognising how interrelated food, lifestyle, family, and health are, and becoming inspired help preserve traditional food production methods that might otherwise be lost. For the next 3 years, Sally spent her working days honing her foraging, dairy and butchery skills and spent her free time living a simpler way of life, connecting to the food she was eating, and loving the journey she had embarked on with her family.
In 2021, Sally officially became a tutor at the school, delivering courses in foraging, BBQ, smoking and curing, pie making, sausages, dairy and more, both to the public and in workshops delivered in schools and for charity partners such as the YMCA. She is also a tutor on the Artisan Summer School.
Sally's passion shines through in all her sessions, particularly her commitment to sustainable meat, continuing to research, test and uncover exciting ways to flavour, preserve and cook in the most ethical way possible - knowledge which she then shares with her students.