An evening of Food Sorcery

Christmas already seems a lifetime away. But we thought we’d kick off the New Year with our last favourite memory of 2022…

It’s always hard com­ing up with ideas for Christ­mas par­ties that don’t involve spend­ing all day in the pub. Thank­ful­ly, Food Sor­cery gave us the per­fect excuse to do some­thing more cre­ative. It was time to put on our aprons and do our best Jamie Oliv­er impres­sions to cel­e­brate the end of a crack­ing year. 

Food Sor­cery is a pur­pose-built cook­ery school and event space, found­ed in Dids­bury, that spe­cialis­es in team build­ing events and culi­nary mas­ter class­es. We were invit­ed to roll up our sleeves at their Deans­gate Square site in Man­ches­ter for a hands-on les­son in cook­ing con­tem­po­rary fes­tive fayre.

The chal­lenge was to cre­ate our own starter of Turkey and Sprout Gyozas and a main course of Pork Welling­ton with all the trim­mings. Luck­i­ly, our great chef, Rick, was on hand to make us a lemon pos­set for dessert, so we knew we’d at least have one course in the bag.

Putting aside some cook­ing issues with the Welling­tons (oven tech­ni­cal issues not chef issues) turns out, under the watch­ful eyes of the pro­fes­sion­als, we can crimp a mean gyoza and roll a ten­der Welling­ton using all pro­duce local­ly sourced. 

After tuck­ing into the starter and main — both deli­cious — it was our turn to hand over to the pro­fes­sion­als, sit back, relax and enjoy a few more drinks over a deli­cious dessert. What a great night!

Food Sor­cery has their own unique twist on going out for din­ner where learn­ing and eat­ing out blend into an excit­ing and unique­ly socia­ble evening. We had such a good time cook­ing up a storm in the kitchen with the team and we high­ly rec­om­mend giv­ing them a vis­it. As they say on all the best real­i­ty TV pro­grammes, here’s a look at our best bits…