Official Partners & Services

The many corners of Tante Marie Culinary Academy require a number of resources and services to run efficiently, not to mention the wide range of versatile kitchen equipment that our students learn to cook with every day.

There are many things that we just could not do without and these include some very important partnerships that we have built over the past 60 years.

We are very grateful to the following companies for their generous and longstanding support.

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Sustainable Restaurant Association

The Sustainable Restaurant Association was founded as a not-for-profit organisation to create a unique framework that simplifies the complexity of sustainability for the food and drink industry. This framework consists of 14 key areas based around sourcing, society and the environment helping businesses to achieve their sustainability goals.
We are hugely proud to have achieved accreditation from the Sustainable Restaurant Association for Tante Marie Culinary Academy. To find out more about this accreditation and our sourcing policy, visit our Sourcing & Sustainability page.

Absolute Taste

Absolute Taste

Absolute Taste is one of London's leading events design and catering companies and recipient of ‘Events Caterer of the Year’. The company was founded by Tante Marie graduate Lyndy Redding in 1997 and offers exciting roles to many of our current graduates. Lyndy is now also one of Tante Marie's owners and a Director of the Academy.

Absolute Taste has a small army of Tante Marie alumni working across its various businesses.

John Downes Master of Wines

John Downes

John Downes is one of only 325 Masters of Wine in the world with over 20 years' experience in the wine business.
John runs the wine course component of our acclaimed Cordon Bleu Diploma as well as a number of inspirational daytime and evening wine courses and corporate and team building events at Tante Marie.

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Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality

The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality is an international qualifications awarding body specialising in the hospitality sector.
In 2010 Tante Marie Culinary Academy teamed up with CTH to create the Level 4 Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts - a qualification which is now being awarded by a number of the world's leading independent cookery schools.

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With up to 80 full-time students using our state-of-the-art premises, we get through a lot of cloths... and we have lots of very smart and shiny new kit and we like to keep it all looking lovely.

e-cloths are the only ones which actually keep Tante Marie looking shiny and new and stand up to the hard work of our students.

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Neff

Tante Marie and Neff have a relationship stretching back many decades and we are delighted to strengthen this relationship in our new, state-of-the-art premises. Students at Tante Marie are exposed to a wide range of Neff appliances - induction and gas hobs, down-draft and conventional extraction systems, steam and microwave combination ovens... some of the most advanced oven technology available today.

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Poggenpohl

Luxury Poggenpohl kitchens are the centrepiece of any home: beautiful, relaxed surroundings for cooking and living, blending work with pleasure and style with perfect function. An unrivalled reputation for quality, exclusivity and innovation has brought Poggenpohl international renown, and established the brand as the yardstick against which all premium kitchens are measured.
Today, Poggenpohl stands for modern, stylish and luxurious kitchens, where fabulous design comes with the solid reassurance of reliability, consistency and lasting value.

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Thermomix

A Thermomix is a common site in professional kitchens. For chefs, Thermomix is a reliable extra pair of hands and an opportunity to raise menu quality to another level; for the home cook, Thermomix is an opportunity to discover and develop the art of cooking and to make difficult recipes successful every time. Thermomix is a power blender and processor that also weighs, cooks and steams. It is a vital tool in modern cooking techniques and one which students at Tante Marie must become familiar with as part of their all-round training.

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Magimix

In 2008 we had to return one of our Magimix's for repair. It had stopped working for the first time since it was given to us in 1983 - 25 years previously. Unsurprisingly, Magimix simply replaced it, but the kept the old one and have it on display in their head office.

If a piece of cooking equipment can be broken, our students (through sheer hard work), will find a way. Magimix food processors are unbreakable. Trust us - we've really tried!

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Kenwood

We never offer exclusivity to suppliers at Tante Marie - our students need to learn how to cook on a broad range of kit. But just sometimes we come across something we really love and wouldn't be without. Kenwood's famous 'Chef' food mixers are an all round essential and are robust enough to stand up to the tough environment that is Tante Marie Culinary Academy, and the advanced cookery training we provide.

Headline Design and Print

Headline Design and Print are a local printers based just a short walk from the Academy.
Often helping us at the last minute with our printing emergencies, Headline are local, independent and work hard to meet the needs of their clients - exactly the type of company we are proud to support.