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Woodfired Oven Cooking

Wood-fired Ovens at Manna from Devon

Wood fired oven cooking is sweeping the nation. Excitingly we have become the industry experts in all things wood fired cooking  and teaching about them right here in south Devon.

We’ve worked with wood fired ovens for over 10 years and have been teaching wood fired cooking since 2008 to over a thousand students. Our “Wood Fired Oven Cook Book” is now in its 5th reprint, bringing regular wood fired queries from all over the world and we have a new series of e-books in the offing.

Our relaxed, informative courses are hugely popular, with students coming from all over the country as well as Europe. Indeed Xanthe Clay, food writer of the Daily Telegraph, says

“…without wishing to gush, if you are getting a wood burning oven you really should do the Manna from Devon course. In fact, I’d say it’s essential”

Restaurants are recognising our expertise too with chefs from all over the UK and Ireland receiving training and we’re very excited to be working with Danish company Morso as brand ambassadors for their stunning new range of wood fired ovens.

We love cooking on wood fired ovens for their utter flexibility – perfect for cooking seafood and meat at searingly high temperatures and for creating fabulous breads, gentle braises and even meringues; so much more than pizzas! We also love the connection to generations of cooks who’ve been before  – wood fired ovens are more than 6000 years old.

Our classes take place in our purpose built year-round wood fired kitchen where we’ll teach you everything you need to know about using your own wood fired ovens. Don’t worry if you haven’t got one yet – lots of our students come to see what they can do with one before investing in their own.

Our ‘Wood-Fired 1 Mastering Your Oven’ class will help you understand how the oven works and demonstrate it’s amazing versatility.  For those wishing to really make full use of their oven our ‘Wood Fired 2 – Baking and Slow Cooking’ class will teach you how to cook all manner of bread, cakes, braises and roasts using only the retained heat of the oven – exciting stuff!

We also run a series of wood-fired events at Deer Park Hotel near Honiton and at Humble By Nature near Monmouth.  We can run private classes and children’s pizza parties at the school or at your own premises.  Over the years we have worked with every kind of oven and all over the UK and abroad in restaurants and people’s back gardens.

To book any classes email us or call us on 01803 752943. Check the Main Diary.

Woodfired cookbook

Our book, published in 2012, will provide everything you need to use your oven to its full potential as well over 70 inspirational recipes.

You can order it from us or pick up a copy from the school priced just £9.99.

Alternatively get it online from Amazon.

Childrens pizza parties

Our children’s pizza parties are a very popular way to celebrate birthdays and other occasions. Suitable for up to 10 children the session lasts about 3 hours.

Everyone will make pizzas by hand, cooking them in the wood-fired ovens. Then we’ll make our sweet spiced apple pizza to eat with ice cream.

Pizza parties are by arrangement.

Call us on 01803 752943 to arrange a date.