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    SESSIONS AVAILABLE - Vegan Fine Dining | Alternative Christmas Menus (Vegan & Sustainable Meat sessions) | The Art of Tarts, Pastry & Pies | Thai & Vietnamese | Japanese | Artisan Breads | Pasta Making | Indian Cuisine | Chocolatier
    Bake, braise or roast - come & join us!

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    *NEW* Vegan Fine Dining Christmas Menu

    Join Michelin star & Rosette Chef Jan Cron in Didsbury & Chorlton this November and prepare to impress your guests this Christmas!

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Who we are

Cracking Good Food is a Manchester-based cookery school and community cooking network. We are a social enterprise that promotes cooking from scratch using sustainable and seasonal ingredients. We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Our full 2016 – 2016 Report is available to read online (and is also available to download in PDF or Word formats). You can also read out Social Audit

Our Social Audit

Read our Social Audit here.

How we do it

Our experienced cooks share their knowledge and skills with people who are keen to learn – whether you’re a novice looking to learn basic skills or a practised cook. They are supported by experienced assistants who can offer tips on how to adapt recipes through the seasons or where to source ingredients locally.

We keep our class sizes small so that everyone gets the opportunity to prepare, cook and then eat together. So as well as learning really practical skills and enjoying the cooking, we finish by enjoying a top quality meal together.

What we do

We deliver a range of cooking classes, training and courses for community groups and for the general public. We also deliver pop-up cooking demonstrations at festivals and outdoor events as well as bespoke events for organisations and conferences. Through our Cookery School we offer inspiring and exciting cookery classes in the Greater Manchester area. Our daytime classes range from Bread-making to Sushi, Nepalese to Punjabi and Wild Food Foraging.

Who we work with

As well as our open-to-all courses, we work with local organisations and community groups to deliver cooking sessions, courses or training geared towards their specific needs. In the last 6 years we have worked with nearly 100 different organisations and community groups.

We look forward to cooking cracking good food with you soon
– good food is not expensive if you know what to cook, and how 

Cracking Good Food was originally set up with funding from the Big Lottery’s Local Food Grant Programme

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Where we’ve cooked so far


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