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Tante Marie Culinary Academy - Cookery School

Food and Travel Review

Tante Marie Culinary Academy is the UK’s oldest independent cookery school and is the only school in the UK which is able to award its Cordon Bleu Diploma as well as the acclaimed CTH Level 4 Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts – a qualification that was created by Tante Marie together with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. In addition to its acclaimed professional qualifications, Tante Marie offers an impressive range of 1 and 2 day ‘Lifestyle Courses’ and Gap Year programmes.Since 1954 Tante Marie has been setting standards that other cookery schools aspire to and in 2008 the school became part of Gordon Ramsay Holdings – an impressive link to the industry, meaning its courses are always up to date and as well as learning impressive and relevant industry skills and techniques, Tante Marie graduates have launched successful careers around the world.Food and Travel Review February 2010Walk up the leafy path to this Victoria mansion in Woking and you might think you've arrived at a therapeutic retreat. Step inside to find a bustling cooking school; Tante Marie has schooled both students eager to embark on culinary careers and home cooks honing their skills for over 50 years. The same bubbly and inspiring teachers teach more leisurely day classes, so you get all of their knowledge but with none of the pressure. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast wishing to perfect an impossibly fluffy souffle or an absolute beginner, the range of classes caters to anyone keen to learn along with a scattering of laughter. Try your hand at the treasury of recipes that has made Tante Marie famous, and you'll have the chance to devour your creations too - be it crispy shrimps with sweet-chilli sauce or steak with brandy cream. Opt for a week-long course and you'll be cooking like Gordon Ramsay, who, incidentally, is a co-owner. One-day classes from £170.

Our Specialities

What you can learn at our cookery school

  • Cookery Schools
  • Accredited Qualifications
  • Advanced Chef Skills
  • Diploma
  • Global Cuisines
  • Knife Skills


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