Christmas Cookery Courses

Whilst it seems a tad too early to mention Christmas before summer has officially finished in this case we think we will be forgiven as these courses tend to book out once we launch them. That’s right, it’s our Christmas 1 Day Cookery Courses. Our Christmas cookery courses run throughout December and are designed to […]

Things You Can Do When You’re 25

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 […]

25 Years of Inspirational Cookery

Cast your minds back to the summer of 1992.  John Major was Prime Minister, Right Said Fred were in the charts, and Home Alone 2 was the box-office smash.  Meanwhile, in the picturesque Georgian market town of Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor, the Ashburton Cookery School was born. On the premises of what was […]

Graduate Stories – The Cook of Champions

  On Saturday 27th May, our local team, Exeter Chiefs lifted their maiden Premiership title.  Twenty years ago, Exeter would be found in Rugby Union’s fourth tier.  Their rise to champions has been nothing short of miraculous and celebrations no doubt ran long into the night. Amongst those celebrating, would have been an ex-pupil of […]

Meet The Chef

Alan Stannard Chef Tutor Born and raised in Devon, Alan joined Ashburton Cookery School in 2012, having began his career at The White Hart in stunning Dartington, at the time home to the world-famous Dartington Arts College.  Under the guidance of chef David Beasley, who teaches our Academy students in the science of foraging, he […]

Ashburton at the Exeter Food Festival

The Exeter Food and Drink Festival begins this Saturday (29th April), running until Monday.  The Festival is an annual event held in the courtyard of Exeter Castle and the surrounding Northernhay Gardens, right in the centre of Exeter. Last year, the festival attracted over 20,000 people, and this year is shaping up to be the […]

Meet The Chef

Lee Austin Chef Tutor Prior to joining Ashburton Cookery School in February 2016, Lee was the head chef at the popular Monty’s on the Barbican in his hometown of Plymouth.  Beginning his career during his last year of school, Lee won the SWEB Trainee Catering Student of the Year Award, whilst doing his apprenticeship under […]