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

Dan Davies

Previous role: University graduate
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2009
New career: Head Chef, Angela Hartnett’s Café Murano
Career earnings: £45,000 per annum

On graduating from university, Dan found himself among the many hundreds of other graduates vying for jobs. Knowing that what he really wanted was a career in food, he decided to enrol on the Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma at Tante Marie. Six months later, he graduated and Dan is now living his dream as Sous Chef at Angela Hartnett's latest offering - Café Murano which opened in November 2013 in London...

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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

Sustainability Series Part 3: Value Natural Resources

19 June 2018

Applying good cookery discipline to minimise energy consumption Part 2 of our Sustainability Series This article is part of our

Tante Marie Chalet Cook’s Academy

11 June 2018

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Sustainability Series Part 2: 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.

Sustainability Series Part 1: Introduction

5 June 2018

Sustainability at Tante Marie Culinary Academy With ever increasing awareness of the impact humans are having on our natural resources,

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