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 Paul Whitbread

Paul Whitbread

Previous role: Accountant
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2008
New career: Owner, The Royal Oak in The Cotswolds
Career earnings: £48,000 per annum in my ‘retirement’

Paul left the city in 2008 after a career as an accountant. He secretly always loved food and dreamt of running his own pub in the Cotswolds, so he took the leap and after training at Tante Marie, bought a pub in the Cotswolds which he and his wife converted and run...

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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

Kid’s Cookery Masterclasses at Woking Food and Drink Festival

15 August 2018

We are working alongside two local charities, to bring the aspiring young chefs of Woking some cooking masterclasses. Working from

Exam Results Week Special: What you can achieve with a professional qualification from Tante Marie

15 August 2018

Student Journeys: Life after Tante Marie Sarah Akhurst Graduated 2010 Journalist Coming from a background in journalism, Sarah made the

Tante Marie Food Stall

30 July 2018

There’s something new and delicious on the menu at this year’s Woking Food & Drink festival, with Tante Marie Culinary

Tante Marie sponsors Woking Food and Drink Festival for a sixth year

25 July 2018

Our students may have left for the summer, but here at the Academy we are still bustling away in preparation

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