First she had to prepare the vegetables - no puny vegetable knife for Poppy!
Fair to say that we all held our breath as she sliced and shaped the vegetables with her Chinese chopper knife.
We were happy to note that she had brought plenty of pre-chopped vegetables for us to use, no need for plasters and first aid.
This picture gives you some idea of how much fun we all had as we were given the go-ahead to get decorating a platter for ourselves.
This is one of Poppy's demonstration pieces, luckily we didn't have to do anything quite that complicated.
Even so, faced with a blank platter, we all had a brief panic.
Luckily Poppy was there to lend a helping hand, a tweak here, a tidy there and suddenly our designs looked a whole lot better.
Poppy charmed everyone as she worked her way round the group,
so much, so that she has been invited back next month.
She's really going to spice things up - she'll be cooking and presenting some Chinese food, to be eaten with chopsticks, although alternative 'eating irons' will be available for those with stiff fingers.
Once Poppy gets cooking, and the aroma of her authentic Chinese food wafts around the village, I reckon we'll probably have a few extra mouths to feed.