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

Previous role: Nomadic ski chalet cook and season worker
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2006
New career: The ‘go to’ home economist for celebrity chefs
Annual earning potential: £100,000 +

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, running the main event stages for Taste Festivals and 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

Confit pork belly with crispy crackling and black pudding

16 March 2018

‘Happy St Patrick’s Day’ – or Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh’! This is a fabulous pork belly dish, made using

Tante Marie Showcase Evening at The Sun Inn

9 March 2018

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

A Perfect Mother’s Day Recipe – Simnel Cake

8 March 2018

The tradition of making and baking a Simnel cake is ingrained in British food history and symbolism and probably dates

Win 2 spaces on our Chalet Cooks Academy Course

28 February 2018

Ski Chalet Cookery Course Competition We are giving away 2 spaces on our Chalet Cooks Academy course for you and

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