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Private Woodfired Oven Classes

Sometimes only a private class will suit your needs:
If you want a special day for a group of friends, if you are setting up your own wood fired business or if you just want to learn on your own oven at home, we have the expertise and experience to help you.

Over the past 12 years we have run wood fired classes for businesses, families, social groups, corporate groups and individuals. Our private classes are totally flexible and we have worked with many brands, including Bushman, Stonebake, Le Panyol, Four Grand Mere, Alfa, Morso, Igneus and Forno Bravo.  We have also helped many people with the cob and brick ovens which they’ve built themselves or sometimes inherited as part of a house purchase. You can buy your day here or call us on 01803 752943 and we can sort it all out over the phone.

If you can’t get to us in the UK you can now join us for one of our Woodfired Cooking Consultations – you can chat through your challenges with your oven whever you are in the world.

Just book here to arrange your call and we will arrange a time for you to talk with David & really get to grips with what you’re doing. Do it by Whatsapp & you can see what’s going on via a video link so we can work on the wood fired oven with you, well virtually anyway! From £50.00/30 mins.

Here are just a few examples of private classes we have run:

Family Class Old Basing
A one day class for mum, dad and a very enthusiastic 11 year.  They wanted to learn all about their new Jamie Oliver Dome 60.

Family Class Suffolk
2 days covering every aspect of cooking using a brand new Valoriani oven.

Family Class Dorset
A Christmas present for mum and 4 sons learning to cook on their own homemade cob oven. What a great day!

We flew to Tresco for 3 days training the chefs at the Ruin Beach Café . They needed to know how to use the Le Panyol oven before the restaurant opened for the season.

We dropped in on some English expats who had just invested in a oven from a local dealer. They wanted a few insights into how to use the oven and knew we’d be in Spain for one of our regular group trips.

Mobile Pizza Business
Having had an oven installed in a horse box Emma needed to quickly learn how to use the oven, make pizzas and organise her operation ready for her first gig. We worked with her to develop her skills and confidence and she’s still going strong.

Friends’ Class Northumberland
With Flybe flying from Exeter to Newcastle it was easy to pop up to the Northeast for a day’s training. We had a great day with a family group and their new Stonebake Mezzo 76.

Takeaway Wood Fired Pizza Business
Two business partners flew in from Ireland for 2 days of non-stop pizza making and working with the wood fired ovens. They started off a bit tentative and at the end were producing fabulous pizzas confidently and quickly. This is what they had to say “Beautiful place, superb course, couldn’t have asked for more. We got a real insight into exactly what we needed to know in regards to our specific choice of cooking. Thanks guys, we will be back.”

Whether you’d like to learn here at the school or on your own oven, we can help you really get to grips with how it all works.  We’ve worked with many kinds of ovens, as well as the ones we use here at the school, from homemade to manufactured so we’ll understand how yours is going to work.

Fees for our private classes are as follows – 

  • £750/day for tuition for a group of up to 4 during the week
  • £1500/day for tuition for a group of up to 4 at the weekend
  • Additional students charged at £100 per person
  • Travel days are charged at 50% of the daily rate where lengthy travel is involved.
  • Travel expenses  – ie mileage at 45p/mile or flights plus hire car and fuel.
  • Overnight accommodation and subsistence where required
  • Ingredients if you don’t buy them yourselves – we can let you have a shopping list so you know what to get.
  • Wood (as for ingredients)

If you’d like to discuss your own private class or training, just call us on 01803 752943 or send us an email – info@mannafromdevon.com

Happy student with Foccaccia

Happy Student with Focaccia in Jamie Oven

Pompeii Oven Wales

Pompeii Oven, Wales

Alfa steel oven

Alfa 4 Pizze – Devon

Nerja Oven

Oven In Nerja

Morso Forno, France

Forno Bread

Morso Forno Bread – North London

Village oven in Samoens

Village oven in the French Alps