Courses & cookery clubs

 

"Manor Farm Cookery School ticks all the boxes.  The prettiest location, superbly equipped kitchen and excellent value for money.  Diana Thompson is a marvellous course planner and host.  The School can cater for any occasion, with a number of specialists to fulfil any food request.  Learning kitchen confidence is the focus." LH

 

COURSES

These Courses are a short demonstration followed by "hands on" cookery, with tutoring to your own specific requirement.  Recipes and ingredients are provided and you will eat some of what you cook, with complimentary drinks, and have something to take home to show off and share - don't forget to bring some containers!

SUMMER TO WINTER 2019

Saturday 10th August | 11:30 to 16:30 | £85 | GUEST EVENT: Artisan Bread Making Workshop (information and tickets)

FULL *** Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th August | 10:00 to 16:00 | £280 | Basic Learn to Cook Course *** FULL

 Saturday 21st September | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Easy Entertaining

 Wednesday 9th October | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Fish

Wednesday 23rd October | 10:00 to 13:00 | £45 | Children & Teens

Monday 28th October | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Autumn Entertaining

 Saturday 30th November | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Game

Wednesday 11th December | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Getting Ahead for Christmas

 Friday 3rd January 2020 | 10:00 to 13:00 | £45 | Children & Teens

Please contact us if there's anything you would like to learn.

"Feeling I was an adequate if a rather repetitive cook, I enrolled on a cookery course with Manor Farm cookery course, this was by far one of my best decisions, it gave me confidence to try new and exciting dishes along with some very useful tips on old favourites.  The chef Robert and Diana made me feel so comfortable and welcomed, I have joined again this year for more ideas and fun." AB

"Absolutely love this cookery school.  We have attended three times - brilliant.  Learnt so much and it is a lovely atmosphere, too.  Highly recommend." LH

"The day we had at your school lives on in the memory!" John CR

 

GUEST CHEF EVENTS and DEMONSTRATIONS

Saturday 10th August | 11:30 to 16:30 | £85 | GUEST EVENT: Artisan Bread Making Workshop (information and tickets)

 

Cookery clubs

Enjoy a course of culinary inspiration with a group of like-minded individuals. Our cookery clubs are hosted over five Mondays mornings and are short demonstration of the recipes to be cooked, followed by a "hands on" cookery session.  Recipes and ingredients are provided and you will eat some of what you cook for lunch, with complimentary drinks, and have something to take home to show off and share - bring some containers!

These fun and interactive sessions each focus on a particular theme

"I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous evening that David and I had with you and Rob; I can't remember when we last had so much fun cooking.  It was great and I highly recommend you." Audrey

"Thanks for a great morning. REALLY enjoyed it. Am eating my oil free bread as I speak!! Husband suitably impressed.", Mrs A

 

children's & TEENAGERS' cooking

Hands-on experience to introduce children and teenagers to healthy eating and the pleasures of making their own food, delivered in a fun and relaxed but informative way.  All courses take place during half terms, holidays or weekends and include recipes, a snack and something to take home - so bring some containers!

“Just a quick note to say A and S loved the cooking afternoon yesterday. They were very proud of what they had cooked and loved sharing their delicious food and how they cooked it with everyone. They both can't wait for the next one, I've told a few more friends so there might be a bigger gang of us again next time!  Thank you again for giving the kids the amazing opportunity and experience to cook and learn about food.” SW

Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 August 2019 | 10:00 to 16:00 | £280 | 2-day Students Basic Learn to Cook Course

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 | 10:00 to 13:00 | £45 | Children & Teens Cookery

Friday 3rd January 2020 | 10:00 to 13:00 | £45 | Children & Teens Cookery

“Thank you so much for last Wednesday - H absolutely loved it!  She has come home with such enthusiasm for cooking and wants me to buy her her own cook book!  She has asked when she can go again - she doesn’t want to go with me on the adult and child day! Also so impressed by everything, I was interested for myself in joining the cooking club on a Monday morning.” EB

"Fabulous morning spent at Manor Farm Cookery School.  Excellent facilities in a stunning location, with fabulous kitchens and 5* tuition.  My daughter and I are looking forward to practising our newly acquired skills and will be back for more in the future."  VM

"My daughter and I have had a wonderful morning with you guys.  It's been a fun, full packed morning and we have learnt so much.  Look forward to seeing you soon."  RC

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students BASIC LEARN TO COOK COURSE

Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 August | 2-day Students Basic Learn to Cook Course | 10:00 to 16:00 | £280

including start-up cookery bag and use of additional facilities

This new course is designed for students who are about to go to college or university - or leaving halls of residence and having to fend for themselves.  They will learn how to cook delicious, nutritious food on a university budget, as well as how to choose healthy ingredients and how to make the most of leftovers.  They will leave with a Start-up Bag of basic equipment needed to follow the recipes they will be given - and an enthusiasm for cooking! 

After a day of learning, students will have access to the outdoor heated swimming pool and the croquet lawn - as well as the beautiful countryside which surrounds the School.  This may be fun for a group of friends. 

This may be a residential course, by arrangement. 

Corporate

 

Are you looking to organise a cookery team building event or Christmas party? We can help you create the perfect corporate cookery event in our secluded countryside cookery school.

"I have never had so much fun in a kitchen! Rob was inspirational. The school is stunning  and in just a few hours I had a three course dinner party nailed!", Mr SM

“We all can’t thank you enough for giving us such a fabulous day cooking.  Such incredibly good fun whilst also introducing us to some invaluable new life skills. All four of us sitting on the train back to London do so with a very full tummy, relaxed, happy and rather wishing we were not returning to the City.” AS

Enquire about corporate cookery events and courses >>

 

 

An unforgettable hen or stag weekend! 

 

Escape to this peaceful part of Leicestershire for the perfect weekend away with your hen or stag party.  We offer a range of cookery courses from butchery to bakery, followed by relaxing activities such as swimming, croquet, or more energetic walking/cycling. 

Local outside activities can be arranged, varying from watching rugby, football, cricket or racing at nearby Nottingham and Leicester. 

Enquire about hen & stag cookery weekends >>

"We went to the cookery school for a hen weekend in a small group and we were very well looked after by Rob. He was helpful and patient in explaining the dishes, the food was all measured out which saved time and we all had a lot of fun. There was one member of our group who does not cook and even they enjoyed it and learnt something! The layout of the school is brilliant and it was really nice to sit and enjoy the food we cooked. I would definitely recommend going and I have already booked to return to make a gingerbread house at Christmas! Thank you to all involved." EH, June 2016