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

Jamie Landale

Previous role: Marketing contractor
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2002
New career: Set up his own catering and events design business, then sold it and retired.
Career earnings: In the millions.

Jamie had a successful career in Marketing, but ultimately didn’t love what he was doing, so went for a career change. After an intensive 6 months at Tante Marie, Jamie set up Wild Thyme - a multi-award winning events design and catering company in Scotland...

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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 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

CTH Qualifications

9 January 2018

In 2010 we teamed up with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality to create the CTH Level 4 Diploma in

New Year’s Eve Canapes Roast venison, cranberry & rosemary in a sweet potato cup

18 December 2017

What better way to impress your friends during your New Year’s Eve festivities, than with these unique Tante Marie canapes?

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