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 […]

Foragers Apprentice: Wild Garlic

In Season Wild Garlic As spring arrives so do the first shoots of Wild Garlic, often found growing in woodland near clumps of bluebells or along the roadside. It has distinctive long leaves and is easily identified by the sweet aroma they give off. As an ingredient it is the leaves, rather than the bulbs, that are […]

A Taste Buds Treat

Demo & Dine Event When: Sat 25th March, 2017 Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm Where: Ashburton Cookery School Price: £39 per person Booking: Tel: 01364 652784 or Click Here to Book Online Our Demo and Dine Evenings have been very well received since their introduction just before the Christmas break. This monthly event features a new […]

Course Review: Introduction to Food Photography

Our first Intoduction to Food Photography Course has just recently debuted under the stewardship of professional photographer Jon Mackenzie.  This foundation course is perfect for anyone looking to get more out of their camera.  Capturing the essence of a dish in a picture is not an easy task, as anyone who has tried to do so […]

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 […]

Recipe: Roast Duck Breast with Layered Braised Leg Pomme Anna.

Here at Ashburton Cookery School, we are always updating our courses.  Whilst it’s great to keep the dishes fresh and interesting, it does invariably mean that wonderful recipes fall into the archives, not to be seen again. So in the interest of keeping them alive, we will from time to time share an old favourite with […]