Professional Manchester chefs to share tricks of the trade at behind-the-scenes dinners

Many of the world’s top restaurants offer a ‘chef’s table’ experience, giving passionate foodies the chance to spy behind the scenes, see their often-elusive chefs in action and even get a sneak peek at new dishes before they make it onto the menu.

It’s not for everyone, but if you love your food and love to cook too – you can’t beat it.

Inspired by the phenomenon, Didsbury-based cookery school Food Sorcery has organised a series of chef’s table pop-up experiences to offer their own unique take on the concept – giving you a front row seat to the cooking process and an opportunity to ask questions and learn new skills, as well as a wonderful dining experience.

Focusing on different cuisines from around the globe, the first event will see them bring professional chef Chorchaba to the school to host an experience focused on Thai cuisine.

Chorchaba grew up in Bangkok with her aunt, who was employed by the Thai Royal Family as a cook for a number of years and from whom she learnt many tips and tricks – which she will be sharing with guests over the course of the evening.

All about combining bold flavours to experience sour, sweet, salty, bitter or spicy tastes in a meal, this evening will give you a unique insight into Chorchaba‘s heritage and the food she has grown up cooking since the tender age of seven. Offering a sociable dining experience with the chance to ask plenty of questions – if you love Thai food and want to know more about it, it’s not to be missed. 

The second event will put the focus closer to home with a menu based around local produce sourced right here in Manchester. Working in partnership with Didsbury Arts Festival, the evening will feature locally cultivated and foraged ingredients, some taken right from the banks of the river outside the school.

From Didsbury wasabi to wild garlic dessert, the event promises an afternoon of adventurous eating as well as an opportunity to go out and forage yourself, time permitting.

Both events will follow the same format, with guests able to watch Food Sorcery’s professional chefs in action as they prepare a fabulous banquet as well as giving you the chance to ask their chefs about where food is sourced and the origins and history of the flavours they are using.

Once the food has been prepared, their staff will serve you a three-course dinner in their private dining room and will be on hand to suggest a wine to complement your meal.

For those with special dietary requirements, Food Sorcery are always happy to make adjustments – simply let them know when you buy your tickets so they can arrange this for you.

Tickets have just been released for their first two events. Hugely popular last year, we’d recommend acting swiftly to ensure you don’t miss out on a space.



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