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.

Lifestyle Classes

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

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Graduate success story

Bradley Van Rooyen

Bradley van Rooyen

Previous role: School student
Course attended: 3 term Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2012
New career: Head Chef, MY The Wellesley
Career earnings: £160,000 per annum

After graduating, Bradley did a couple of ski seasons, then decided to try his hand at working on yachts - a popular line of work for young Tante Marie graduates who want to travel! Bradley is now the Head Chef on a mega-yacht which spends the European summer in the Mediterranean and then crosses to the Caribbean in the winter. He is still only 24 years old and has a job most people could only dream of, just a few years after finishing school…

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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

Crêpes Suzette – the flamboyant flambé to celebrate Shrove Tuesday in style!

6 February 2018

At Tante Marie Culinary Academy, we are constantly devising, testing and refining new recipes to add to our – and

Valentine’s Day Dessert – Chocolate, Chocolate Sandwich

5 February 2018

Roses are red, violets are blue, Tante Marie loves chocolate, and so will you…Well, you would have to if you

Tante Marie Open Day

19 January 2018

Join us on 2nd February for our first Open Academy morning of 2018! Our doors will be open from 10am

Tante Marie Teachers: Meet the Chef

9 January 2018

Claire Alexander-Brown Principal My Favourite…Ingredient: Claire Says: Love! You can have the finest food in the world at your disposal

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