Well, the day has arrived. 25 Years ago today, Ashburton Cookery School was founded on the premises of the old Ashburton Hotel. Since then, we have welcomed over a hundred thousand students through our doors.
A quick Google search tells us that Ashburton Cookery School is now officially old enough to buy an alcoholic beverage in Delhi, hire a car abroad, volunteer for the UN, and join both the Indian Merchant Navy and The Pony Club.
Before we rush off to do all of those things, we want to take a moment to thank you all for your continued support over the years.
On the 24th of August 1992, when we started life with a mission to educate and inspire in the kitchen, we could never have imagined that 25 years later, we would be attracting students from all over the world to our little town of Ashburton.
It’s been an absolute privilege to serve the local community in this time, and a honour that we have grown into the institution that you see today.
None of this would have been possible for without the support and encouragement of all of you. Thank you for being part of the journey. Here’s to the next 25 years!
All the best, the Ashburton Team.