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 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 […]

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. […]