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About Us

David & Sally opened Manna Kitchen (formerly Manna Organic) in 2004 after relocating their family from London to Dorset.


The initial business focussed on the production of their award winning frozen ready meals and desserts. The emphasis was on making great tasting dishes in small batches using quality local ingredients without the added sugar or excessive amounts of salt often found in the mass produced factory-made versions. Convenience without the compromise one might say!


Manna kitchen today is still all about simple food, quality ingredients and fantastic flavours. This good food philosophy has taken the business into lots of different catering avenues from cafes, to event & corporate catering, to contract catering and festival catering alongside the original ready-meal production. So whether you are enjoying one of their all day breakfast baps with a free-range egg and locally made butchers sausage from the take-away café in Crossways, or one of the Great Taste award winning tarts at Discovery Court Café in Poole, or a handmade quiche and salad box at a festival, or a freshly prepared business lunch delivered to your offices, or a Manna Kitchen shepherd’s pie in front of the TV – it will always taste decidedly delicious!

Manna Kitchen is an award winning multifaceted food business based in Dorset.

Production Kitchen

Our main kitchen is based in Crossways. Here we make our free-range frozen ready-meals & desserts in small batches using the finest local ingredients. You can buy these directly from us or through select local farm shops and delis in Dorset.

Hospitality Catering

If you want to create the right impression with your clients we can help with our top quality and great value business lunch delivery service. This is in operation from our Crossways and Poole site. Our menu includes hot and cold drinks, sandwich platters, homemade cakes, finger buffets, fork buffets and hot buffets. Our prices include the hire of cups, saucers, plates and cutlery which we will collect afterwards, you don’t even have to clean them.

Holiday Catering

We work with a number of luxury self-catering holiday retreats in Dorset ensuring visitors get a 5* catering service from the moment they arrive. From lunch & welcome hampers on arrival to meals in the freezer to reheat after a long day at the beach to private chef hire for that big birthday bash – we have got them all covered.

New projects on the horizon….

2020 saw the launch of our free home delivery service to Poundbury, Dorchester & Crossways for orders over £20. Time to stock up your freezer with our meals or get supper delivered from the comfort of  your armchair. The service is proving very popular indeed!

Contract Catering

We are proud to be working with BizSpace providing the catering services for the 1000 staff based at their Discovery Court Business Centre on Wallisdown Road in Poole. Headed by Alin, the team ensures the daily hot and cold lunches are all freshly prepared in the kitchen that day.


Our range is sold frozen and dishes can simply be popped into the oven or microwave straight from the freezer and desserts defrosted, ready to serve in a couple of hours.


You can find us in local independent farm shops or for the ultimate in convenience you can shop online through this website and have the meals delivered to your door.


Each of our dishes starts with the finest ingredients. We source directly from the local farmers who are passionate about what they do and this can be seen in the quality of their produce.

….without compromise

We use quality local ingredients where ever possible.


All our stocks are freshly made in the manna kitchen so there aren’t the excess salt levels or added sugar that can be found if stock powder is used.


The curry pastes are also made from scratch using freshly roasted spices to ensure we get the depth of flavour required.


Even in our dessert range we leave nothing to chance and bake our own biscuits for the cheesecake bases so we know they will be crunchy even after freezing.

We do not use any margarines or palm oil in our cooking and all our range is free from trans-fatty acids which have been clinically linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Being frozen means there is no need for any artificial additives or preservatives and because we use the best ingredients you won’t find any artificial colours or flavours. We simply let the natural flavours do all the work.