Le Manoir, nestled in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, is renowned as one of Britain's finest gastronomic experiences. It is also one of the country's most intimate and original hotels, with 32 individually designed guest rooms. Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir has been delighting guests since 1984. A year later it was awarded two Michelin stars, which it has now held for a remarkable 30 years. Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards, Le Manoir enjoys an idyllic setting. But beyond the eye-catching displays are vegetable and herb gardens that provide the kitchen with ultra-fresh, and often exotic, produce that helps keep the kitchens at the cutting edge of taste. The Raymond Blanc Cookery School, opened in 1991, offering a choice of 1, 2 or 4 day courses, it attracts a constant stream of budding chefs.
When Chef Raymond Blanc and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons adopt a school, the children discover a surprising new world.
Under the program "Chefs Adopt a School", Raymond Blanc and his team are involved with two schools. Here he teaches young children the basics of nutrition and how to adopt a good, wholesome diet. They are given the opportunity to discuss subjects as diverse as nutrition, sustainable development, food transport, buying local and food waste. The pupils also visit the organic gardens of Le Manoir a sanctuary of biodiversity, where heritage seeds in danger of extinction are stored and grown. In the kitchen, where possible, produce is locally sourced and seafood comes from sustainable sources.