Job: Cleaner

Employment Opportunity Please note: We are unable to accept phone calls or direct enquiries about this role. Online applications only. Job Description Kitchen Porter Job Title: Cleaner Job Status: Part-time Applications Close: Ongoing Job Department: Accommodation Job Ref: HK01 Reporting to: Operations Manager Location: Ashburton, Devon Job Summary: We are looking for a part time cleaner for […]

Job: Kitchen Porter

Employment Opportunity Please note: We are unable to accept phone calls or direct enquiries about this role. Online applications only. Job Description Kitchen Porter Job Title: Kitchen Porter Job Status: Full-time & Part-time Applications Close: Ongoing Job Department: Kitchen Job Ref: KP06 Reporting to: Chef Manager Location: Ashburton, Devon Job Summary: You will be required to keep up […]

25 Years of Inspirational Cookery

Cast your minds back to the summer of 1992.  John Major was Prime Minister, Right Said Fred were in the charts, and Home Alone 2 was the box-office smash.  Meanwhile, in the picturesque Georgian market town of Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor, the Ashburton Cookery School was born. On the premises of what was […]

A Big Thank You

June’s Charity Afternoon Teas raised £400 for Exeter based charity Balloons. Balloons do amazing work in the community, helping children overcome the tragedy of bereavement.  They recently wrote to us to tell us how the money raised will be put to use. “The Balloons Team would like to say a huge thank you to you for […]

Graduate Stories – The Cook of Champions

  On Saturday 27th May, our local team, Exeter Chiefs lifted their maiden Premiership title.  Twenty years ago, Exeter would be found in Rugby Union’s fourth tier.  Their rise to champions has been nothing short of miraculous and celebrations no doubt ran long into the night. Amongst those celebrating, would have been an ex-pupil of […]

Charity Dining Club – Review

Held over four evenings, Charity Dining Club is an opportunity for our aspiring chefs to showcase their skills, whilst getting experience in catering for large groups in a fine-dining environment.  All proceeds for this  bi-annual event go to local charity, Bank Youth Project, who do fantastic work in the community. We’ve had some wonderful feedback […]

Meet The Chef

Alan Stannard Chef Tutor Born and raised in Devon, Alan joined Ashburton Cookery School in 2012, having began his career at The White Hart in stunning Dartington, at the time home to the world-famous Dartington Arts College.  Under the guidance of chef David Beasley, who teaches our Academy students in the science of foraging, he […]