Our Alumni

We are very proud of the many successes achieved by the graduates of Tante Marie Culinary Academy. From working in Michelin star restaurants to owning their own successful businesses all around the world, our alumni cover a vast number of exciting, challenging and rewarding careers within the food and drink industry.

There is no better way for us to tell you how Tante Marie can help launch a thriving career in food than by showing you examples of what some of our alumni are doing now. Below is just a small selection of the exciting careers they are now pursuing.



Lyndy Redding

Managing Director - Absolute Taste Catering & Events Design

Kim Somauroo

Leading UK Home Economist

Neil Rankin

Chef Director - Temper

Jorge Rausch

Executive Chef & Owner - Criterion

Oliver Boon

Head Chef & Masterchef Finalist

Jeremy Cuevas

Head Chef - Bistro Union

Paul Frangie

Journalist and TV Presenter

Gee Charman

Journalist and TV Presenter

Bradley Van Rooyen

Bradley van Rooyen

Head Chef - The Wellesley Yacht

Ruth Dodwell

Pastry Chef - Michelin starred Royal Oak

Paul Whitbread

Managing Director - Award winning pub The Royal Oak

Richard Lee


Stephen Glenister

Head Chocolatier - MARC Ltd

Madeline Burkitt

Journalist - Good House Keeping

James Middlehurst

Managing Director - Kalm Kitchen Catering & Events Design

Jessica Bock

Managing Director - Bear Claw Catering

Jamie Landale

Managing Director - Wilde Thyme Catering & Events

Holly Fisher

Managing Director - Ski Fish & Pips Chalet Company

Ellie Gerrish

Managing Director - Designer Wedding Cakes

Jennifer Smith

Guest House & Cookery Class Owner

Neil Lach-Szyrma

Recipe Developer - Thermomix

Simon Chabowski

Managing Director - Chabowski Trading

Jacqueline Naish

Private Chef

Ryan Stafford

Head Chef & Masterchef Finalist

Debbie Beharrell

Head Chef - Sugar & Spice

Dan Davies

Sous Chef - Café Murano

Steve Mattox

Head Chef - Jamie's Italian

Selena Afnan-Holmes

Chef - Test Kitchen

Glen Sharman

Pastry Chef - Necker Island

Tantri Suryaningrum

Sous Chef - El Kabron - Bali

Harry Eastwood

Journalist and TV Presenter

Laura Field

Food Stylist and Photographer

Sarah Akhurst


Past Student’s Companies