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

Ruth Dodwell

Previous role: School student
Course attended: 3 term Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2012
New career: Head Pastry Chef, The Square (2 Michelin Stars)
Career earnings: £35,000 per annum

After leaving school and coming to Tante Marie as an alternative to university, Ruth graduated in 2013 after just one year of full time training. Within 1 year of leaving Tante Marie she was appointed Head Pastry Chef at the Michelin starred Royal Oak, aged just 18. She now works at the 2 Michelin starred The Square…

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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

Student Journeys: Life after Tante Marie

20 July 2018

Lyndy Redding Graduated 1987 Managing Director – Absolute Taste, Catering & Events Design Lyndy joined Tante Marie as a student

The Allotment in July

13 July 2018

A very hot start to sunny July means that things are growing with vigour and vibrancy and the garden is

Tante Marie Teachers: Meet the Chef

10 July 2018

Liam Linehan            Teacher My Favourite…Ingredient: Liam Says: Chorizo! I love the flavour and the combinations you can use it

Sustainability Series Part 4: Supporting the Community

6 July 2018

Engaging with our local community to help charities which need our support Part 4 of our Sustainability Series This article

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