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.


Graduate success story

Alumni_Rich Lee

Richard Lee

Previous role: University graduate
Course attended: Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma, 2010
New career: Food Writer, The Guide to Surrey
Career earnings: £36,000 per annum

Richard left university without really knowing what he wanted to do next, joining the thousands of graduates all searching for jobs. He enrolled at Tante Marie and within a few weeks of graduating, secured a role as the head restaurant reviewer and food writer for The Guide to Surrey.

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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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