Words by Ray King
Food Sorcery has teamed up with The Waterside in Didsbury to bring you a cookery school with a difference. Founded by avowed food lovers Mark Seymour Mead, Helen Jack and passionate baker Joanne Goddard, the cookery school also calls upon the expertise and knowledge of resident nutritionist Debbie Gallimore, and a trio of highly-experienced professional chefs – Jason Palin, Jan Cron and Maz Linford.
EVERYONE CAN COOK
Food Sorcery’s philosophy is a simple one – they believe that everyone can cook for health, for life and for the sheer enjoyment of it, but it’s not always easy to know how. So, the team is on a mission to help and inspire good home cooking and support those seeking a qualification.
Food Sorcery’s 60 Minute Cook & Eat sessions – priced at a modest £25 – will demonstrate that fast food can be good food:
“Our chefs each have their own twist on an hour-long session to create an inspired lunch or evening meal,” says Helen Jack.
COOK UP A GREAT NIGHT
The school’s Cooking Together events are being pitched at couples or groups who, instead of eating out, are seeking a fun way to learn how to cook their own dinners. Tickets are sold in pairs for £95, and the price includes guidance from a professional chef’s demonstration of menu favourites.
Helen explains further: “If there are more than ten in a group, they can make it an exclusive event, with control of the menu. It’s a great night out with a partner or friends, and a great way of team-building for business colleagues.”
Cookery classes are conducted in the school’s beautifully-designed first floor kitchen. The kitchen was crafted by truKitchen of Wilmslow and overlooks the River Mersey. The hands-on classes cover everything from healthy eating to gourmet, and welcome novices and experienced chefs alike. They’re designed to leave students smiling, confident and proud of their new skills.
Food Sorcery can be found at
Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club,
Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 5WZ
t: 0161 706 0505