macaroonsWelcome to Ashdown Manna, a small independent cookery school, offering inspirational half and full
day courses from our newly converted barn in Blackham, East Sussex, on the edge of the beautiful Ashdown Forest.

Looking to learn new recipes and techniques, or just brush up on your existing culinary skills? We offer over 30
different courses, suitable for all levels of ability. All of our courses are taught by experienced professional chefs who ensure your day is both fun and informal. With a group
size of 8-10 students per course, individual attention is always assured.

We believe the best way to learn to cook is by actually getting ‘stuck in’. So to maximise your ‘hands on’ time,
we make sure all your ingredients are ready for you and
you have all the right equipment to hand. We also take care
0f the washing up for you and a kitchen assistant works to assist our chef and students throughout the day.

The Ashdown Manna Recipe

  • Tutoring from an experienced professional chef
  • Beautiful rural location in Sussex with stunning views
  • Small group sizes
  • Ample free parking
  • All ingredients
  • Recipe Cards

Our full day courses, such as Italian, Fish & Seafood and Game, run from 10.00am until 4.00pm during which time you will prepare a variety of dishes. Some of these you will sit down and enjoy for lunch with a complimentary glass of wine. In the afternoon you will prepare a delicious dish for two to take home.

We also offer a wide range of half day courses (3 hours), including Bread, Patisserie, Thai Street Food, Macaroons, Knife Skills and Tapas. Again all hands on with plenty of delicious food to take home to impress your family and friends.

We can also organise corporate events and private parties and tailor a course to suit you and your friends or colleagues. If you’re an avid ‘foodie’, but would prefer to sit back and relax, we also offer demonstration only sessions, including our new monthly Chef’s Table, an opportunity to meet and dine with some of our local hottest chefs.

Want to buy a course for someone as a present, but not sure which one? Our Gift Vouchers are the perfect solution, available for half of full day courses and valid for 12 months. Or if you have a particular course in mind we can provide a personalised Gift Certificate. Please contact us for further details. Ashdown Manna Cookery School – Tel: 01825 712434 – Email us

To reserve a place on one of our courses, please give us a call on 01825 712434 or email us at info@ashdowncookeryschool.co.uk Once we have confirmed availability for your selected course, either print and return our downloadable booking form (PDF file) or complete our digital online booking form.

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The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by Defra and the EU. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): Europe investing in rural areas