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 […]

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 […]

Charity Afternoon Tea in Support of a Great Cause.

Our patisserie students are just coming to the end of their intensive 20 week course.  They will soon receive their well-earnt diplomas, and head off back into the real world, fully armed with the knowledge and skills to forge interesting and exciting careers for themselves, wherever they choose to ply their trade.  Before they do […]

For Fans of Authentic Indian Cookery

Now available to buy from our shop, the brand new cookery book from our regular guest tutor Monisha Bharadwaj. We are so lucky to have Monisha on board with us. A regular contributor on television and in newspapers, the expert guidance she offers to those passionate about authentic Indian cookery really is second to none. […]

The Competition is Hotting Up.

Next week we are delighted to be hosting South West Chef of the Year Junior and Home Cook finals. Staged by Michael Caines and Taste of the West, this prestigious event has been held since 2004 and has provided a career springboard for many in the industry. Even those who do not get crowned winner of […]

Congratulations to our Latest Academy Graduates

A huge congratulations to our latest group of talented (and now fully qualified) chef graduates who graduated this week. After 6 months hard work on the Professional Culinary Diploma they now leave us to take on the world of hospitality and show just well they can perform as professional chefs.  We wish them all the very best.