Cooking School at Le Manoir – Cavendish Hospitality

Lilley & Gillie Cooking School at Le Manoir – Cavendish Hospitality

Lilley & Gillie

Cooking School at Le Manoir

Information and prices

An event at Le Manoir is a unique experience and one unlikely to
be forgotten. Raymond Blanc has created a haven where food, comfort
and service combined with attention to detail provides an
environment that is both warm, friendly and informal. Raymond
Blanc’s success at Le Manoir is unique, combining the
achievement of two Michelin stars for his cuisine, with top ratings
in all the international hotel guides. Le Manoir has achieved the
highest awards and accolades of any restaurant and country house
hotel in Great Britain and is regarded as one of the very best in

The cookery days take place in the specially designed
cookery school kitchen, using domestic equipment. Guests arrive for
coffee and biscuits and are then welcomed by Nurdin
Topham, the Cookery School Head Tutor, or by his colleague,
Vladimir Niza. Chef’s jackets are handed out to everyone and
they are put in to pairs for the day.  During the morning,
guests both watch demonstrations and cook, usually students will
cook their lunch during the morning and in the afternoon cook
desserts. The day will end with tea and lemon cake, when all guests
receive a certificate.  


Package Cost per person
Hands on Activity Day £450 + VAT


N.B. Prices are subject to availability and number of guests

Package options

A hands on activity day

Starting at 9:00am and finishing at approximately 4:30pm. Both
men and woman enjoy the day and ability in the kitchen is not
necessary. There is a maximum of 10 guests in the cookery school as
the equipment in the kitchen has been set up for this number.

The course content varies with each corporate day, for a one-day
course a mix of starters, main courses and desserts would
normally be incorporated. Various ingredients to learn about
quality would be tasted and in addition a tour of the main kitchens
could be arranged.

Package contents

Hands on activity day

  • Tea and coffee on arrival
  • All equipment and food required
  • Lunch (usually the food that the guests have prepared
    during the morning)
  • A glass of wine with lunch
  • Tea and coffee in the afternoon
  • A Raymond Blanc cookery book to take away
  • A glass of Champagne at the end of the day with the certificate
  • Lilley & Gillie event manager in attendance throughout

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