Essentially Manna From Devon This Christmas

Stuck for ideas for gifts to give this Christmas?  The highly regarded Manna from Devon Cooking School has just the answer. Buy a personalised gift voucher and treat your friend or loved one to a gift they will never forget.

There's no need to worry about which course or date to choose, the gift voucher offers total flexibility.  Vouchers can be purchased for a specified amount or a specific course and are valid for up to twelve months. For those of you who leave your shopping until the last minute, there's still no need to panic, gift vouchers can even be bought as late as Christmas Eve from

Manna from Devon Cooking School has just introduced a series of new 'Essentials' classes.  Each of these half day (10.00am - 13:30pm, £75.00 per person per class) sociable and fun courses focus on a particular skill or subject. These affordable classes, or voucher for the equivalent amount, will be hugely well received.  

There are nine different classes to choose from including; 'Essential Devon', 'Soups', 'Sauces - The Classics', 'Sauces - Spice up your Cooking'; 'Pastry - Sweet and Savoury', 'A World of Curry',  'Knife Skills -  Basic', 'Knife Skills - Advanced' and 'Pizza and Flatbreads'. The courses finish with a fantastic meal of all the delicious goodies you've cooked served with a glass of wine. The 'Essentials' courses can be booked by individuals and also for private groups of friends, family or work colleagues.

David and Holly Jones, co-owners of Manna from Devon, run small classes of no more than eight students at their beautiful home in Kingswear which overlooks the River Dart. Experts and specialists in bread and baking, cooking in a Bushman wood-fired oven and 'Fabulous Fish' courses, there will definitely be at least one course (if not six!) which appeals.

In addition to these fore mentioned courses, David and Holly also host Mediterranean cooking days, family days and children's pizza parties. For a full list of courses and prices, which range from £75.00 upwards, visit the diary page on For a real treat, why not book a course or two combined with a stay in the delightful B&B at Manna from Devon Cooking School.

Established in 2005, Manna from Devon Cooking School is run by Holly and David Jones who teach cooking skills to small groups in the relaxed environment of their Victorian home overlooking the beautiful River Dart in South Devon. The name Manna from Devon refers to the biblical Manna from Heaven, the miraculous food which God caused to appear in the desert in order to sustain the Israelites on their flight from Egypt. The food made at Manna from Devon is indisputably 'heavenly'.

Manna from Devon Cooking School is positioned in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Kingswear.  The stylishly decorated, homely kitchen and the outdoors' decking overlook simply stunning views across the Dart estuary to Dartmouth.  In addition to the main kitchen there is a second kitchen which is in the style of a bakery.   One thing is guaranteed, the minute you walk through the door of the cooking school David and Holly will make you feel very much at home.


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