Curated by Chris Burt

One of the things you wanted most of all was more hands on cookery onsite. So we’ve worked with our sponsor, FBC Manby Bowdler, to create the best cookery school that Shropshire has ever seen. It’s being curated by Chris Burt, from The Peach Tree, Momo No Ki and Havana Republic. Burt is a force of nature, who is also the consultant development chef for Finnebrogue Artisan, the Northern Ireland food company that crafts artisan food on behalf of UK premium food retailers and chefs like Heston Blumenthal and Paul Rankin. That’s some pedigree. Chris will lead most of the workshops, unless otherwise stated. He’ll be helped by special guests along the way.

Burt will curate two days of exciting cookery school workshops and you’re welcome to book places in advance by visiting: or arrive early to try your luck on the day. We’re seeking a donation of £2 per place and every penny that receive will go to charity BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW!

We’re planning to build on our FBC Manby Bowdler Cookery School in coming years – and we’d be delighted to know what you think about the Class of 2016.

So what are you waiting for? Choose your place and book it now. Courses like this usually cost £50 – with us, it’s virtually free.

Saturday 25th June 


Breakfast crepes – Learn how to make the perfect crepe in Netherton Foundry pans. It’s all about having a hot pan.


Bread – Baking has never been so popular. Learn in this 40-minute speed demo-and-class. Shape your dough. Dom


Asian Masterclass – Momo No Ki is Shropshire’s premier Asian restaurant. Let’s get wokking.


Cook Pork – Smallholder Sam Gray will work with chef Josh Dunachie to show how to get the best from rare breed pork.


The Best Indian Food Of Your Life – Anand George will show you how to make visually-stunning Indian dishes that are packed with flavour, colour and texture. Learn, then dazzle your friends.


Just Desserts – Learn how to make perfect puds every night of the week with Chris and Momo No Ki head chef Matt parry. The FBC Manby Bowdler partners will be joining in.


Gluten Free – Another course that is tailored to those with special dietary requirements, we’ll be showing you how to create perfect gluten-free dishes.


Foraging – Chris Burt and his team will walk you through the fields of Shropshire, metaphorically speaking, to show you what to eat from the hedgerows.

Sunday 26th June


Full English Breakfast – Get restaurant-quality results every time – and a delicious breakfast into the bargain.


Middle Eastern Masterclass –


Venison Masterclass – In conjunction with Finnebrogue Artisan, we’ll be looking at ways to get the best from this delicious ingredient.

1.10 -1.50pm

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – The perfect lunchtime class will focus on classic chicken dishes.


Make Your Own Sushi – Who’ll make the best Californian Roll? The clock starts now. You have 30 minutes. The FBC Manby Bowdler partners will be joining in


Vegan Specialities – Diets free from meat and dairy have seldom been so popular, learn why.


Off The Cuff – Chef Chris Burt will bring the Cookery School to a climax with a signature demonstration and class.

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