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    We've successfully delivered 23 FREE cookery classes across 9 of the Greater Manchester borough's, leaving residents equipped and inspired to reduce food waste and tips to save money! The aim of the classes was to provide a hands-on practical experience to increase both cooking confidence and kitchen skills – whatever the budget!

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    Cookery Schools

    Sustainable Meats, Pies, Pastry & Tarts, Thai, Nepalese and Vietnamese Cuisines....Vegetarian Punjabi, Bread, Pasta and Japanese!
    Please check out the listings under ‘Cookery Schools’ for our new exciting programme for 2016 across our four Cookery Schools
    Chorlton | Didsbury | Prestwich | Flixton

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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.

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 wild-food foraging workshops as well as bespoke events for organisations and conferences.

Throughout the year we offer inspiring and exciting cookery classes in the Greater Manchester area. You can choose daytime and evening classes that range from Breadmaking to Sushi, Nepalese to Punjabi and Wild Food Foraging.

Who we work with

Please read our Community Cooking Summary Report from inception to 2014 – we will be updating the document shortly with the many projects we have delivered this year!

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 five years we have worked with over 60 different organisations and community groups.

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.

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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