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Holly Jones

Award winning chef and co-owner of Manna From Devon Cooking School with husband, David, trained at Leith’s School of Food & Wine. Love British Food said, “Holly Jones is a hugely talented cook with a great sense of humour".

Softly spoken, she is immensely knowledgeable and passionate about local food and enjoys nothing more than sharing that passion with other people. 

After graduating at university, Holly went on to join the Army. Upon leaving the military Holly moved back to the UK and enrolled at Leith’s Cooking School, after which she worked as a chef, demonstrator, TV presenter and food writer for, among other things, the nascent BBC Good Food website.

She and David, gravitated to Kingswear in Devon to do the catering at the Royal Dart Yacht Club where they built up a network of local growers, suppliers and fishermen. It was also where the idea of producing their own food and creating a cookery school using the ingredients from these local suppliers took shape. Holly and David started Manna From Devon in 2006.