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 Lyndy Redding

Lyndy Redding

Previous role: School student
Course attended: 3 term Cordon Bleu Diploma, 1987
New career: Managing Director of the UK’s leading events design company
Career earnings: In the millions!

After leaving school Lyndy's 3 terms at Tante Marie in 1987 have turned into a dazzling career running the UK's leading events design and caterer, Absolute Taste, with a £50m+ turnover, contracts with the likes of McLaren and Jaguar, private aviation, world renowned sporting events within motorsport, sailing, tennis, golf, cricket and rugby, restaurants and cafés, high end fixed venues, events such as Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday party in Hyde Park and clients including David Beckham and Gordon Ramsay...

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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

Tante Marie Chalet Cook’s Academy

11 June 2018

School is coming to an end and summer holidays are just around the corner – so it will not be

Sustainability Series Part 1: Waste No Food

6 June 2018

Waste Not Want Not: Reducing Food Waste with Olio Welcome to the first in our Sustainability Series of blog posts.

Tante Marie Open Evening

9 May 2018

Join us on 31st May for our Open Evening! Our doors will be open from 6:30pm to 8.30pm, welcoming visitors

The Allotment in May

1 May 2018

Thank goodness for May! As the asparagus tips peek through the soil in the warmth of the sun, the garden

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