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

Jorge Rausch

Previous role: Engineer
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 1999
New career: Head Chef/Owner, Criterion (San Pelligrino Worlds’ Top 50 ranked at #19)
Career earnings: In the millions!

Jorge left a career as an engineer to pursue his first love of food. He crossed the Atlantic from his native Columbia to complete our fast-track Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma and is now living his dream. Jorge is the Executive Chef and Owner of Criterion - ranked No. 19 in the San Pellegrino top 50 Restaurants in Latin America, and ranked No. 1 in Columbia…

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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

Decadent flaky pastry fig, ginger and chocolate mince pies

8 December 2017

Herewith, a divinely indulgent and delicious version of that traditional favourite, which is as synonymous with the Christmas season as

Lavender Shortbread Recipe

27 November 2017

 St Andrew’s Day on November 30th is the traditional time to celebrate Scotland’s cultural, musical and culinary heritage and you

Tante Marie Showcase Evening at The Sun Inn

17 November 2017

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

Halloween Pumpkin Pie Recipe

27 October 2017

Nothing spooky or scary in this delicious seasonal pumpkin pie! Pumpkins, or squashes, are grown all over the world and

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