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

Alumni_Ellie Gerrish

Ellie Gerrish

Previous role: Hotel and Catering Management
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2011
New career: Designer Cakes
Career earnings: In excess of £1,500 per cake!

Ellie did a Batchelor’s Degree in Hotel Management, but actually just always loved cooking. After a number of years working in front-of-house management, she came to Tante Marie because she wanted to get into the kitchen. She now has her own award-winning designer cakes business, creating stunning and elegant cakes...

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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 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

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,

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