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

Selena Afnan-Holmes

Previous role: University graduate
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2009
New career: Restaurant Assistant Manager, The Test Kitchen, Cape Town
Career earnings: £365,000

Graduated from university, struggled to find work, loves cooking, enrolled at Tante Marie, Restaurant Assistant Manager at one of the worlds’ top restaurants: The Test Kitchen in Cape Town - currently ranked at no. 28 in the San Pellegrino World's top 50. It has all worked out nicely…

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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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