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

Tante Marie graduate Kim Somauroo

Kim Somauroo

After leaving Tante Marie in 2007, Kim began his career as a freelance chef. He is now one of the UK's leading Home Economists, working with Jamie Oliver running his Supper Clubs for the Fifteen Foundation.

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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

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

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Recipe

16 October 2017

Rich, decadent and luscious… perfectly nutty for the loved one in your life Sometimes it’s good to make a baked

The Allotment in October

12 October 2017

The late summer harvest is finally here and our newest Gardening Club members have joined us just at the right

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