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

Jeremy Cuevas

Previous role: University graduate
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2012
New career: Head Chef, Bistro Union
Career earnings: £35,000 per annum

On graduating from university, Jeremy found himself among the many hundreds of other graduates vying for jobs. His real passion was food so he enrolled at Tante Marie. While doing his Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, Jeremy saw Michelin Starred chef Adam Byatt demonstrate at Tante Marie and was inspired to approach him and ask for a job. 4 years later Jeremy was appointed Head Chef at Adam Byatt's acclaimed Bistro Union…

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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

Student Journeys: Life after Tante Marie

23 February 2018

Glen Sharman Graduated 2008 Head Pastry Chef, award winning chocolatier, private pastry chef at Richard Branson’s Necker Island… and still

Tante Marie Teachers: Meet the Chef

19 February 2018

Oliver Caswell Teacher My Favourite…Ingredient: Ollie Says: Peanut Butter, it makes the world a better place! Ollie’s Tip: When cooking

Crêpes Suzette – the flamboyant flambé to celebrate Shrove Tuesday in style!

6 February 2018

At Tante Marie Culinary Academy, we are constantly devising, testing and refining new recipes to add to our – and

Valentine’s Day Dessert – Chocolate, Chocolate Sandwich

5 February 2018

Roses are red, violets are blue, Tante Marie loves chocolate, and so will you…Well, you would have to if you

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