Cooking Weekends – for Foodies

‘Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilised pleasures.’ Michael Broadbent British Wine Critic.

If like many your holiday plans are somewhat different this year – join us for a weekend of cooking and dining.  We have pulled together 2 weekends where there is a blend of skills classes and international cuisines to keep you as busy or relaxed as you like.  Pick the classes you fancy , let us know if you need accommodation and we will book it for you.

We are adjacent to the Waterside Hotel which has a gym, pool and hydrotherapy area (please note we can’t yet confirm all amenities available)

Cost: 2 classes, save 10%, 3 classes save 15%, 4 classes save 17.5% and 5 classes, save 20%.  Hotel rooms – single occupancy, twin, double and kings available – with or without breakfast

Early August – Fish, Japanese, BBQ and Healthy Asian  – we can arrange a skill class Monday daytime if demand exists

End August – Pasta, Middle Eastern, Introduction to Bread, Thai and Perfect Picnics

Choose to attend as many or as few classes as you’d like, we have classes during the day and each evening.

The weekend will follow all current guidelines, taking into consideration all social distancing rules – our cleaning schedule has been increased and of course washing hands, as ever, is key to cooking! 

Contact or call 0161 706 0505 to discuss your requirements.


sun19jul10:30 am2:30 pmIntroduction to Bread Making£95 Introduction to Making Bread 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


sat01aug11:00 am3:00 pmFish Preparation & Cooking Workshop£110 prep, cook & eat11:00 am - 3:00 pm

sat01aug5:00 pm9:00 pmJapanese Cookery - Learn, Cook, Dine£95 Cookery Class & Meal5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sun02aug12:00 pm4:00 pmOutdoor BBQ Class - Build, Manage, Cook4 hours - BBQ Expertise12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

sun02aug5:00 pm8:00 pmFit Food - Asian Flavours£85 - Cook & Eat or Takeaway5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

fri28aug7:45 pm11:00 pmCooking Together - Dine with a Difference£140 for Two People - Class & sociable meal7:45 pm - 11:00 pm

sat29aug11:00 am3:00 pmPasta Making & Lunch£85 welcome drink, meal at the end of the class11:00 am - 3:00 pm

sat29aug5:00 pm9:00 pmMiddle Eastern Cookery Class & Meal£95- arrival drink, class and meal5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sun30aug11:00 am3:00 pmIntroduction to Bread Making£95 Introduction to Making Bread 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

sun30aug5:00 pm9:00 pmThai Cookery Class & Meal - Streetfood£95 drink on arrival, enjoy your meal at the end of the class5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

mon31aug10:00 am1:00 pmPerfect Picnic Class & Takeaway£80 Perfect Picnic - Takeaway food for 210:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get in touch with any questions

Large & Airy Event Space

Our location in South Manchester has easy access from motorway networks and the City Centre, plenty of free car parking and there is a Hotel & Leisure Club onsite. The room is naturally lit, has 3 distinct areas making it incredibly versatile for any event. We have a team of highly professional Chefs, Baristas, and Mixologists to assist as required.

  • The Bar – Choose from our amazing wine list or let us create a bespoke list for you and your guests.
  • The Kitchen – Give your guests a learning experience or let us do all the cooking.
  • Private Dining – flexible seating and table arrangements, with easy access to the balcony overlooking the River Mersey and Didsbury’s only flock of sheep!