Cooking classes in East Sussex, suitable for all levels of culinary skills


Bloom Stays has partnered with Ashdown Manna Cookery School to offer our guests inspirational cooking classes run by professional chefs. Enjoy a cookery course with a small group or opt for exclusive hire of Ashdown Manna Cookery School in Blackham, East Sussex. If you’re staying at Dairy Barn or Cart Lodge this cookery school is quite literally on your doorstep!

Private Cookery Courses

Ashdown Manna Cookery School

Ashdown Manna Cookery School is a small independent cookery school, offering inspirational half and full day courses from their converted barn in Blackham, East Sussex, on the edge of the beautiful Ashdown Forest. If you are looking to learn new recipes and techniques, or just brush up on your existing culinary skills, they offer over 30 different courses, suitable for all levels of ability.

All of the courses are taught by experienced professional chefs who will ensure your day is both fun and informal. With a maximum group size of 8-10 students per course, individual attention is always assured. They supply recipe cards, ingredients, aprons and even a kitchen assistant to wash up for you!

Explore the range of courses

No matter what your foodie passion is, whether it is Bread Baking, Sushi Rolling or classic French Cookery, they’ll have a course that will fit your needs and take your cookery skills to the next level. Their professional chefs are able to provide plenty of individual attention on our hands-on courses and we take care of everything, including pre-weighing ingredients and washing and clearing up, so you can concentrate on what matters most – cooking!

They are also an authorised Dealer for Big Green Egg and during the Summer months, offer hands on courses for this popular Kamado style of outdoor cooking. These courses are great for anyone with a Kamado style BBQs and are interested in the wide variety of dishes you can cook over coals, from slow cooked pieces of meat, to pizzas, charred veggies and even desserts.

Ashdown Manna Cookery School

To book a course or to get more information contact Ashdown Manna directly via phone 01825 712434 email or their website.

Or if you’re looking for nearby accommodation then we are always on hand to chat, on the phone 01227 903404, on email or WhatsApp  07361584861.