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.


Graduate success story

Tante Marie graduate Glen Sharman

Glen Sharman

Previous role: School student
Course attended: 3 term Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2006
New career: Le Manior, Private Chef to Richard Branson and award winning Chocolatier
Career earnings: £600,000+

Glen’s career: 2006 leaves school and enrols at Tante Marie. 2007, junior pastry chef at Pennyhill Park. 2009 Chocolatier at Pennyhill Park. 2011 winner: Academy of Culinary Arts Award of Excellence. 2012 Pastry Chef at Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons (2 Michelin Star). 2014 Head Pastry Chef at Richard Branson’s Necker Island. Quite a career for the young lad who came to Tante Marie fresh out of school…

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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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