Chef Academy

Eckington Manor has announced the launch of The Chefs Academy, a unique cookery school series offering an exceptional chance to learn how to cook like a professional chef. With the all-new course being introduced in January 2017, this leading culinary destination invites emerging food talent to receive guidance from the hotel’s renowned head chef and MasterChef: The Professionals 2015 winner, Mark Stinchcombe.

Owner and Founder of Eckington Manor, Judy Gardner said: "Eckington Manor is an inspiring place for learning and our cookery school is the ideal environment to develop your skills. We couldn’t be more proud of the success Mark has had and were inspired to offer this course to teach people how to elevate their dishes to the next level. Our all-new academy provides the perfect opportunity for junior chefs and foodies alike to learn just how to recreate those works of art in their own kitchens with easy to follow tips and tricks of the trade. We’re so keen to support emerging talent that we’re offering a discount to those already in the industry."

The half-day courses are hosted throughout the year in Eckington Manor’s state of the art cookery school will be led by Mark Stinchcombe, together with his wife and fellow head chef, Sue Stinchcombe. The culinary couple will demonstrate a selection of top kitchen skills including preparation, knife skills, presentation and how to cook dishes as featured on Mark’s time on the hit BBC series.


  • You will learn to prepare a selection of experimental dishes such as buttermilk snow. Following time in the kitchen, the half-day course will include lunch as prepared during the session, when the master chefs in the making will get to sample their very own handiwork.
  • Eckington Manor is passionate about supporting rising stars of the food world and engaging the next generation in the breadth of opportunity cheffing has to offer. Those working within the hospitality industry will benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Eckington Manor’s Chefs Academy launches in January 2017, with sessions taking place on 18 January, 6 April, 13 July and 9 November 2017, running from 10am – 2pm.
  • Places are priced at £175 per person and £150 per person for those working in the hospitality industry.
  • The Chef’s Academy can be booked together with accommodation, priced at £69 per person, per night including breakfast the following morning.