Tante Marie sponsors Woking Food and Drink Festival for a sixth year

Woking Food and Drink Festival

Our students may have left for the summer, but here at the Academy we are still bustling away in preparation for this year’s Woking Food and Drink Festival – of which we are proud to be sponsors for the 6th year running in September 2018.

From Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September the free to attend festival will be taking over Woking town centre and Tante Marie will be very much a part of the festivities with a number of exciting new attractions planned.

Adult cooking Masterclasses

We will be holding hour long cookery sessions for the public to come to the Academy and learn how to create the delicious food that we are serving on our stall! Our fudgy brownies start with the classic base recipe the “Tante Marie triple chocolate brownie”, and can be embellished with optional banoffee flavours or sour cherries and stout if that takes your fancy. Alternatively you can make our mouth-watering sausage rolls, “The Tante Marie classic”, the “Thurston’s ale and mustard” and the “Properly tasty veggie one”.

These classes will run on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. Booking in advance is essential and tickets are £15 with all proceeds going to our local charity, Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. Click here to find out more.

Kids cooking Masterclasses

We are working alongside two local charities, to offer cooking masterclasses to the aspiring young chefs of Woking. Working from our state of the art kitchens in the Academy, our teachers will be taking children aged 7-13 years through how to make their very own healthy “scrumbles”.  No hot ovens are involved, so kids can really get involved, blending different combinations of dried fruits, nuts and chocolate to create scrummy little nutritious energy balls, all in manageable 30 minute sessions.

Our Kid’s Cookery Sessions will run across the whole of Woking Food & Drink Festival on 31st August – 2nd September 2018 between 11.00am – 3.30pm. Booking in advance is essential and tickets are £10 per child, with all proceeds going to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

Tante Marie Food Stall

This year, as well as our residency in the festival demonstration theatre, our hugely talented teachers will be manning their very own food stall. We will be serving a delicious selection of sausage rolls and yummy brownies served with ice cream, which you also have the chance to make at the Academy on one of our masterclasses.

We are collaborating with two local Horsell based businesses, Prince & Sons Butchers and Thurstons Brewery, this year to create some great community spirit and of course to support these fantastic local producers.

And last but not least, Tante Marie Demonstrations!

As regular attendees to Woking Food and Drink Festival will know, the super talented senior teachers of Tante Marie Culinary Academy take up residency in the festival demonstration theatre at various times during the 3 day weekend.

Each day Claire, Ally and Al will be demonstrating lots of beautiful dishes to the public, there may even be some yummy tasters to tickle your taste buds after each demonstration.

A full programme of the demonstrations can be found on the festival website

Find out more about Woking Food and Drink Festival here, and book your tickets with the Academy here or by calling us on  01483 726957.