Tante Marie Culinary Academy – A rich heritage training the world’s top chefs

Professional chef courses, Gap Year cookery courses and Lifestyle cookery classes

In 1954 Tante Marie School of Cookery opened its doors, laying foundations as one of the U.K’s most acclaimed culinary training institutions.

Now, Tante Marie Culinary Academy remains the UK’s longest established cookery school with a rich heritage which sets the standards in professional chef training.  Over 60 years we have developed our cookery courses to the highest levels, earning us an international reputation for excellence.

We are focused entirely on teaching practical cooking skills in our supportive and fun, state-of-the-art cookery school, whilst ensuring our students develop the high levels of skill and discipline required to cook beautiful food to the highest standards.

Graduates leave us with a complete range of culinary skills, enabling them to adapt to any environment where food really matters, as professional and inspirational cooks with exciting career prospects ahead of them.

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Graduate success story

Sarah Akhurst

Previous role: Magazine publishing manager
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma
New career: Head of Recipe Development and Food Stylist Manager, Seven Publishing
Career earnings: £52,000 per annum

Sarah had a successful career in the world of magazine publishing, in which she used to jealously watch the team of food stylists working on photoshoots and developing recipes. She eventually decided this was for her, so she enrolled onto the Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma at Tante Marie. Six months later she graduated and now heads up the Food Team at Seven Publishing, for such publications as Weight Watchers magazine. The very people she used to watch longingly!

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Assessment in Marine Cookery

Tante Marie Culinary Academy is now delivering the MCA Assessment in Marine Cookery.

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News and Updates

Tante Marie Showcase Evening at The Sun Inn

9 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with The Sun Inn in Chobham for a Tante Marie

A Perfect Mother’s Day Recipe – Simnel Cake

8 March 2018

The tradition of making and baking a Simnel cake is ingrained in British food history and symbolism and probably dates

Win 2 spaces on our Chalet Cooks Academy Course

28 February 2018

Ski Chalet Cookery Course Competition We are giving away 2 spaces on our Chalet Cooks Academy course for you and

Student Journeys: Life after Tante Marie

23 February 2018

Glen Sharman Graduated 2008 Head Pastry Chef, award winning chocolatier, private pastry chef at Richard Branson’s Necker Island… and still

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