Tante Marie Live

Tante Marie Live is a unique learning area based right next to The Academy’s professional teaching kitchens. Here our students develop their education even further with the opportunity to cook, serve and learn in an alternative culinary environment.

For Our Students

The unique design of Tante Marie Live includes a contemporary bar and dining area, a fully functioning open kitchen and a large commercial kitchen. For our students, this provides an area where they can experience working and cooking in an authentic commercial environment.

Lessons are held in Tante Marie Live daily, this varies from practical cooking lessons and demonstrations, to front of house training and theory lectures.

For Our Guests

The comfortable yet functional nature of Tante Marie Live offers guests to the Academy a fantastic platform in which to experience a little bit of Tante Marie for themselves.

Our bright and airy open kitchen is the setting for our popular Lifestyle Cookery Classes, where cooking enthusiasts can turn their hand to anything from making perfect pasta to learning how to master the perfect macaron. This versatile facility is also perfect for private events such as wine tasting evenings or corporate team building events.

Academy Lunches

Academy Lunches

Most excitingly, Tante Marie Live is the home to our very popular Academy Lunches. Each term the students and teachers of Tante Marie open the doors of Tante Marie Live to the community, offering a glimpse of what goes on in The Academy each day.

On these special dates, guests can try the fresh and delicious food that is produced at the Academy for themselves, with every single element skilfully prepared, cooked and served by our talented students, right before their eyes in our open kitchen.

The unique Pay What You Wish format, along with the customer feedback generated, gives our students not only important experience, but also valuable insight into the challenges of cooking in a live environment.

Summer Term Menus

Our summer term ends in June, with our students graduating or taking a break for the summer. During July our teachers are still here at the Academy working hard and this year they are opening the doors of Tante Marie Live and cooking up some delicious lunches just for you. Like our student Academy Lunches, these special sittings will be on a Pay What You Wish basis, although as you are now getting food cooked by highly experienced chefs, the suggested price for each 3 course lunch is £18pp.

Wednesday 5th July

Hors d’oeuvre varié – Pickled pink quails egg, cream cheese with salami & carrot salad

Sticky duck with celeriac remoulade and cucumber salad

Raspberry mousse with jelly and meringue tuiles

Wednesday 12th July

Gazpacho with cheese sablé

Buttered brill with roast carrot and tarragon, straw potatoes

Chocolate rum babas with chocolate snap

Wednesday 19th July

Fresh marinated salmon in baby gem cup

Parmesan gnocchi with wild mushroom and broad beans

Peach and almond tarte tatin with clotted cream ice-cream

Wednesday 26th July

Shallot custard, grissini with sea salt and thyme

Sirloin steak and kaleidoscope salad, crisp potato rosti

Baked cream cheese tart with blueberries and orange tuile

Enquire now

If you would like to enquire about Academy Lunches or find out more about Tante Marie Live please give us a call on 01483 726957 or email one of the team.