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 Neil Rankin

Neil Rankin

Previous role: A career in the city
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2009
New career: Head Chef, Smokehouse, Pitt Cue and Temper Restaurants
Career earnings: in the millions!

Neil is the Executive Chef for Noble Inns which owns the acclaimed Smokehouse in Islington. In 2014 he represented Scotland on The Great British Menu. Neil’s restaurant empire now includes: Pitt Cue, Smokehouse and a network of Temper restaurants…

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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

Teacher Stories: Ally Molyneaux – Head Teacher

16 April 2018

Ally began her career in food right here at Tante Marie. Realising at a young age that cooking was her

Easter Recipe – Pecan Buns

30 March 2018

All over the world, in just about every country where Christians celebrate Easter, seemingly there is a tradition of making,

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

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