So we’re at the end of another busy year at Ashburton Cookery School. In the run up to Christmas we’ve held two graduations for diploma students studying at our acclaimed Chefs Academy, as well as a brilliant response from those attending our festive courses.
Our Charity Afternoon Teas have raised £500 for local charity Balloons, who provide bereavement support for young people. We have also held a number of well-received dining events, including the first of our new monthly Demo and Dine evenings. Each with a delicious new menu for our guests to savour.
We were also honoured to hold the finals for the Junior and Home Cook categories at this year’s South West Chef of the Year competition. This prestigious event brings together some of the finest talent the country has to offer. I’m sure we will be hearing the names of many of these competitors again in the future.
In the new year we look forward to welcoming a new batch of chefs in waiting to the academy. Not to mention a whole host of new courses for food enthusiasts and home cooks to sink their teeth into.
With our Food Food Photography and Cocktail Masterclass courses soon to be going live, it’s great to be branching out into new exciting areas. For lovers of Indian, Thai and Italian food, we will be introducing our Cook To Go evening classes as well. Those taking part will prepare a delicious takeaway meal for two to take home with them.
We have also teamed up with Glen Bird, a Falklands veteran and former Junior NCO in HM Royal Marines, who will be debuting The Bootneck Baker with us this April. This course ran specifically for veterans will teach valuable life skills and aims to serve as a practical therapy for those who may be suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
We have also listened to the many of you who have requested that we offer a course directed at a younger audience. Teen Cuisine is precisely that. Designed specifically for 13-17 year olds, the course will provide a great basis for enthusiastic young people with an interest in quality cooking.
You can read more about these courses by following the links provided.
2017 is already shaping up to be a very interesting time for us indeed. However, we are always listening to what you have to say. So if you have a comment or suggestion for us, please feel free to get in touch with us via our social media pages.
You can contact us on facebook here, and our twitter account here.
Lastly, for those of you who may be considering turning a passion for good food into a career, we will be opening our doors on 30th January 7-9, and again on 27th March and 29th May.
Our Chefs Academy has provided a great start for many rewarding careers. Why not pop along and check out what we have to offer. Spaces are limited however, so please register online if you wish to attend.
Happy New Year all…