Tante Marie Culinary Academy – the UK’s longest established cookery school

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

Over 60 years Tante Marie Culinary Academy has achieved an internationally acclaimed reputation for excellence in culinary training. 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 highly skilled and inspirational cooks, with exciting career prospects ahead of them.

Lifestyle Classes

Tante Marie Culinary Academy offers a broad portfolio of Lifestyle cooking classes. Browse through our upcoming classes below.

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Neil Lach-Szyrma

Neil works as a Recipe Developer for Thermomix, whose units are found in professional kitchens around the world, including at Tante Marie, of course!

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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

Brown sugar pavlova with roasted pineapple

16 May 2017

For the Pavlova: 175ml egg whites 225g light muscavado sugar 1tsp vanilla sugar 1tsp malt vinegar 1tsp cornflour   Method

Comté cheese fondue

16 May 2017

Claire says: “The words ‘fondue party’ can inspire dread into many people – (thoughts of the once-used wedding present, given

Roast bacon with colcannon sauce

16 May 2017

Claire says: “There are some meals that you want to eat, simply because they are delicious, comforting, and bring back

SRA Accreditation for Tante Marie

7 May 2017

We are hugely proud to announce that Tante Marie has earned not one but two accreditations from the internationally acclaimed

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