Good Food Guide Success for Graduate Tanya

We were thrilled to hear some recent news from Chefs Academy graduate, Tanya Young who for the last 3 years has been running Knife & Fork, her ‘pop-up’ home restaurant that has developed quite a following. “I am thrilled & delighted to find out that Knife & Fork is a new entry in the 2018 Good Food […]

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 […]

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 […]

Graduate Stories – The Supper Table

Not every student that joins the Ashburton Chefs Academy intends to launch a career as a chef in professional restaurant kitchens. Student ambitions are varied, from developing their own artisan products, working as personal chefs, or in the case of Clare Fenwick-Hyde (pictured below), launching their own business to suit their passion and life goals. Clare is the proprietor of […]

Meet The Chef

Stuart Brown Chef Tutor Stuart has been a member of our team since October 2015.  Beginning his professional journey in France, Stuart’s career has taken him to Holland, and back here to Devon, which he now calls home.  With twenty years experience in the industry, beginning straight from school, and having worked in two Michelin […]

Graduate Stories – Clare’s Preserves

Many of the students that pass through our doors go on to lead exciting and lucrative careers within the industry.  It’s always great to hear back from ex-pupils and to learn about their successes and to think how we may have helped play a part in the new direction their lives have taken since they […]

Meet The Chef

Callum Tasker – Chef Tutor. Joining us this year, Callum is the newest member of our team.  He is the proud father to five boys. Noah (10), George (6), Seth (almost 5) and twins Harry and Oliver (3).  So when Callum isn’t with us, he moonlights in crowd control.  We caught up with him for […]