Teacher Stories: Ally Molyneaux – Head Teacher

Tante Marie Head Teacher

Ally began her career in food right here at Tante Marie. Realising at a young age that cooking was her passion, she worked hard to save and enrolled as a student of our Cordon Bleu Diploma in 2005.

Ally is truly passionate about the culinary world and her hardworking enthusiasm and determination reflected this as she graduated top of her class. Proving that hard work pays off, her first role as a newly qualified chef was the very impressive position of private chef to the Royal family at Kensington Palace. Here she gained valuable experience of catering for both private fine dining and everyday menus, honing her perfectionist menu planning and culinary skills.

A culinary qualification opens you to a world of options and Ally soon realised that she wanted to share her infinite knowledge in all things food with others, so she decided to return to Tante Marie as an Academy teacher.

Over the years, Ally’s role within the Academy has gone from strength to strength and she is now very proudly, Head Teacher. Her responsibilities reach far and wide from creating and maintaining a very high standard of sourcing and sustainability across the entire Academy, to planning and constantly refining our syllabus to ensure our students are always achieving the best. Of course mixed in with these challenging jobs, she also manages to squeeze in her main pleasure of teaching, holding advanced cooking demonstrations and practical lessons as often as she can.

To find out how you can achieve great things with a culinary qualification, take a look at what some of our graduates are doing now.