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Cookery Classes

Cookery School

Established at our restaurant in 2007, we have since taught hundreds of students through group cookery classes, corporate functions, teambuilding events and private cookery classes. For the original Malaysian cooking experience, choose Ning!

See testimonials to see why people choose us time after again!

Malaysian Masterclass with Norman Musa

£145 per person or £260 for two people (save £30).

Street Food 1

Sat, 7th Oct 17

Street Food 2

Sat, 18th Nov 17
Sat, 2nd Dec 17

Amazing Seafood

Sat, 17th Jun 17
Sat, 9th July 17

Amazing Curries

Sat, 4th Nov 17

All masterclasses at 9.30am - 1pm at Ning.

Gift vouchers for Maseterclass are available. Call 0161 238 9088 or email to purchase.

What the Press Say: Ning cookery school* featured in BBC Good Food magazine February 2012 issue.

Originally the only restaurant in Manchester offering cookery classes, we continue to pride ourselves on being the only Malaysian cookery school in the North to this day. We attract budding cooks from not just the city and region but all over the UK, Ireland & even other parts of Europe.

Our cookery classes and events demonstrate our passion for Malaysian food and culture and, without exception, our 'students' have loved it.

"We had a brilliant time during our group cookery class and I would like to offer you a HUGE 'Thank You' for such an enjoyable day.My friends and I felt it was well organised and gave us enough time to cook and chat and the dishes were not too complicated. My fiance thoroughly enjoyed the leftovers I brought home too!" Joanne Chew

Our cookery events are ideal for corporate groups looking for a different approach to teambuilding or client hospitality, or for a group of friends for a hen/stag party or simply with an interest in cookery. Whatever your requirements we can organise a suitable, fun and informative event for you.

*Note that since the BBC article was written, we have discontinued introductory cookery classes in Manchester, where we now run masterclasses.

Team-building & Parties

Our team cookery experiences are great fun whether for team-building, a hen party or any other social occasion!

In Malaysia food brings people together, so how better way to bring your people together than cooking at Ning?

Whether you're looking to reward your staff, develop teams, impress your clients or simply have some fun with friends, our events hosted by our team are a fun and effective solution to your team building, networking and social needs.

At Ning we know that cooking is a rewarding and engaging activity, perfect for colleagues or clients looking for a bespoke approach to your teambuilding and staff event needs. Our cookery events will demonstrate the basics of Malaysian cooking in a way that will keep everyone entertained, whilst you learn how to cook and eat some fantastic Malaysian dishes.

We adapt our cookery events to meet the specific needs of your business. It might be that you want your event to be relaxed and informative or you may want to be a little more competitive and show off your skills with a Malaysian style Cook Off!

Recent events have been held for AstraZeneca, Balfour Beatty, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, Lifeline Project and Ignition NBS.

"The Ning experience for our team away day was fantastic! Hassle free from booking to delivery, catered for all our needs and provided us with a great all round experience. The team had fun together, learned a lot and got to do what we do best, eat good food! Thanks to all the Ning team for their hard work and patience, it's an experience that will stay with us for a long time. Thanks!" Rachel Connor - Branching Out Tameside

Prices* for a group or corporate cookery event start from £100* per person.

Prices* include the following:

  • Exclusive use of our restaurant for your event (outside of service hours; evenings POA)
  • Tuition of 2 to 4 classic Malaysian dishes (depending on price per person) of Starter, Main Course and Dessert followed by a sit down lunch or dinner of the dishes prepared.
  • Complimentary accompaniments with your meal.
  • Certificate to show you have completed our Malaysian cookery class.
  • Complimentary Malaysian goody bag (£100+ options only) which may include further information on Malaysian cooking, culture and travel, recipe cards from our Malaysian cookbook and sample spices (Connossieur option only) for you to use at home.

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*Note prices quoted exclude VAT at the current rate and are subject to current minimum charges which supersede those in the brochure.

Private Classes

Looking for the ultimate cookery experience?


We offer exclusive 1-2-1 cookery classes which give you the opportunity to experience the diversity of Malaysian cuisine hands on!

Each private class is tailored to meet your exact requirements, allowing you to learn about specific areas of the cuisine and also different techniques.


A typical private cookery class includes:

  • 2-3 hours expert tuition from our award-winning Executive Chef.
  • All ingredients and handouts.
  • Meal of the dishes prepared.
  • Tuition of 4 authentic Malaysian dishes.
  • The opportunity to learn about specific aspects of Malaysian cooking depending on what you are interested in.
  • A fascinating introduction on Malaysian food and culture.
  • Insight into where to buy the best ingredients to cook Malaysian dishes as well as recommended preparation techniques.
  • Complimentary recipe card from cookbook, Malaysian Food.

To Book onto the course or for further details on private cookery classes, click here.