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 […]

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 […]

Warm, Dark Chocolate Mousse. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

If you’re cooking for someone special this Valentine’s Day, we have the perfect indulgence for you. This easy to follow recipe is certain to gain you some culinary kudos. We use Valrhona Dark Chocolate in our ingredients, and this recipe will make ten servings.   You will need… • 300g Dark Chocolate • 75g Butter […]

Food Magazine Reader Awards 2017- Best Cookery School.

On Monday night we gathered in the lavish headquarters of Yeo Valley for the Food Magazine Reader Awards 2017.  Over 100,000 votes had been counted from more than eight thousand of their readers.  The public had been asked to vote for their top picks of culinary heroes in categories such as Best Chef, Best Restaurant […]

Beginners Cookery Weekend Review

The following is a review of our Beginners Cookery Weekend from Muddy Stilettos: The Urban Guide to the Countryside. Visit “I’m just back from a weekend course at Ashburton Cookery School in south Devon and had to jump straight onto the blogeroo while I’m still on a massive freaking high.  It turns out I can cook! […]