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From Manchester Piccadilly or Stockport take the train or metro to East Didsbury

7 min walk from East Didsbury Metro link. Exit the metro link car park onto Didsbury Rd. Walk past the Parrs Wood entertainment complex, turn left onto Wilmslow Rd towards Cheadle. After 200 yards you will see a sign for Waterside Hotel turn right onto Morningside Drive and immediately left onto the driveway, Food Sorcery is immediately ahead of you.

7 min walk from East Didsbury Train station. Exit the train station onto Wilmslow Rd, turn right and walk to Kingsway – cross the dual carriageway and go past the Parrs Wood entertainment complex towards Cheadle. Follow Wilmslow Road for 200 yards you will see a sign for Waterside Hotel turn right onto Morningside Drive and immediately left onto the driveway, Food Sorcery is in immediately in front of you.

Plenty of onsite parking right outside the door. Buzz the buzzer and we’ll let you in.

Travelling via the M60?

M60 to Junction 3, take the A34 exit to Didsbury. Continue on the A34, at the footbridge turn right onto Wilmslow Road towards Cheadle. After 200 yards you will see a sign for Waterside Hotel turn right onto Morningside Drive and immediately left onto the driveway, Food Sorcery is in the first car park straight ahead of you.

Travelling via the M6 South?

M6 to Junction 20A and use the left lane to take the M56 exit to North Wales/Manchester. Continue staying in the left hand lane and follow the signs for Manchester Airport.

Follow M56 past the airport take the exit towards the A34 signposted Didsbury. Continue on the M56 to junction 1 for Kingsway/A34, Didsbury, city centre, join the A34 and at the footbridge turn right onto Wilmslow Road, towards Cheadle. After 200 yards you will see a sign for Waterside Hotel turn right onto Morningside Drive and immediately left onto the driveway, Food Sorcery is in the first car park straight ahead of you.

Travelling from the South?

Join M6 northbound to Junction19, take the A556 exit to Manchester Airport then onto the M56.

Follow M56 past the airport take the exit towards the A34 signposted Didsbury. Continue on the M56 to junction 1 for Kingsway/A34, Didsbury, city centre, join the A34 and at the footbridge turn right onto Wilmslow Road, towards Cheadle. After 200 yards you will see a sign for Waterside Hotel turn right onto Morningside Drive and immediately left onto the driveway, Food Sorcery is in the first car park straight ahead of you.

Use postcode M20 5WZ and ask the driver to drop you in the first car park down the Waterside Hotel drive.

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Deansgate Train or Deansgate Castlefield Metro – 3 mins walk. From the metro station, follow the signs to Deansgate train station – across the footbridge. Turn left past the bike sculpture towards Deansgate Square towers, turn left up the steps and then turn right at Salvi’s, we are on the far corner of west tower.

Postcode M15 4YB 1 Owen Street, West Tower, Deansgate Square.

Street Parking – £1.30 an hour, free after 8pm. PaybyPhone app

Car Parks –  Download PaybyPhone or CitiPark app

CitiPark £5 for 6 hrs – use code NJMAN50 to pre book using citipark app 2 mins walk M15 4ZB

Chester St  £9.50 24 hrs. Usually spaces, open uneven ground opposite Food Sorcery M15 4AX

Alpha Place  £8.30 24 hrs. 14 spaces, open ground, 2 mins walk M15 4JQ

Bridgewater £13.50 24 hrs, always spaces, open carpark M15 4JQ

Postcode M15 4YB  1 Owen Street – there is a lay-by outside for drop off. We are opposite Salvi’s.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to wear/bring/Take Home

It’s really up to you!  But be comfortable and practical… there is food preparation with the potential for spillages, slippery floors and even dropped knives. You will be standing while you cook, seated while dining.

We provide all the ingredients and equipment you need for the class.

If you have an apron, bring it to helps us reduce our impact on the environment, if you forget you can borrow one of ours.

If on a class, it’s likely there will be leftovers – bring suitable containers to take home.

We will email you the recipes on the Monday after the class.

If someone else booked you on the class, please make sure you update your email address when you are at the school.

We don’t give the recipes out during the class as we find people work at different paces and ignore the chef!

Generally, yes on a Cookery Class you make enough food to both eat and take any leftovers home.  Bring suitable containers and remember to refrigerate as soon as you get home.

For a Cooking Together event you will eat your meal on the night.

Food Preferences and Allergies

You will have told us about allergies and food preferences in your booking notes. It is very difficult to make changes on the night so email us to let us check we have a record. lovetocook@foodsorcery.co.uk

Food Sorcery is a fully operational kitchen used on both supervised and unsupervised occasions resulting in an identified risk of cross contamination from all food allergens. We ask all guests to highlight any allergies to us in advance and the kitchen also has signage requesting this information.

We don’t always publish the menu in advance – we like to shop with our eyes and buy fresh, seasonal ingredients. Plus we look at any food requests on the night. 

Trust us, it will be lovely!

Food Sorcery cannot be made responsible for any food taken away from the premises.

You should ensure that food is taken home in clean suitable containers and put into the fridge as soon as possible.

Please bring your own containers or you can use our simple ones – please note our containers are not airtight and spillage is possible.

All our hobs are induction. If you have a pacemaker, let us know in the booking notes and we will have a gas stove ready for you.

Booking changes

If your circumstances change and you are no longer able to attend the course you booked on, please let us know as soon as possible, via email lovetocook@foodsorcery.co.uk

The booking is similar to a theatre ticket or sporting event so non-refundable but we can offer you a few options:

  • 1/ At any time, you can transfer your booking to a friend or family member, we just need to know any changes to food preferences or allergies.
  • 2/ If you give us at least 2 weeks notice before the class starts, we can send you a voucher to rebook when you are ready.
  • 3/ If it is 7 to 14 days before the class starts, we can send you a voucher to rebook onto another class – we will charge £25 per person admin fee to rebook.  Please note a cooking together event (2 people on the ticket will be charged at £50)
  • 4/ If there is less than 7 days notice, and we can resell the ticket we can follow the same process as step 3. If we can’t sell the ticket, sadly the ticket will expire and be un-used.  Ideally you find someone to use the ticket as per step 1

It’s always upsetting to be ill when you’ve booked a ticket in advance. We will have planned your workstation and purchased ingredients for you to cook.

Please ask around – can anyone use your ticket, giving you the money to rebook. If you have booked multiple tickets or a cooking together class – can your friend(s) who you were coming with, find a replacement to come along – it doesn’t mean they like you any less, but it makes sure the ticket and ingredients aren’t wasted.

Please treat us like a sporting event or theatre as we struggle to resell spaces with no notice.

In some circumstances we will be able to utilise a waiting list or can charge an admin fee to rebook which is £45 per person.

If you didn’t let us know and therefore didn’t attend the class there is nothing we can do, the booking is non refundable.

We reserve the right to cancel a class if the numbers booked on the class are too low, making the class nonviable to run. In the unlikely event of a course being cancelled by Food Sorcery you will be offered a refund or a space on another course.

In the unlikely event of extreme conditions preventing a cookery class from running, we will reschedule your class at a mutually convenient date within 12 months.

Chef changes – where possible classes will be hosted by the chef identified on the event.  At times it may be necessary to change the chef and it is at Food Sorcery’s discretion whether attendees need to be notified of the change. At times when an alternative class needs to be delivered due to lack of availability of a specialist, the option to rebook will be given.

Class types

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Cooking Together

Blend of cookery class & meal out. 1 ticket for 2 people. Work as a pair

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Cookery Class

Book and work individually - a more immersive cooking experience, you'll eat your dishes during the class.

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