Chefs’ Academy Charity Afternoon Tea is a hit

Photos © David Caunter 2015

Ashburton Chefs’ Academy Patisserie students showed off their impressive culinary skills this week when they served up a traditional Afternoon Tea to paying customers.

The charity event took place over two afternoons on Weds 3rd and Thurs 4th June at the renowned private culinary school, the Ashburton Cookery School in Devon.

Over sixty paying guests were served a mouth-watering array of delicious finger-sandwiches, delicate patisserie and scones on 3-tiered serving plates with all of the components, from jam to tarts being made by the students.

The students are in their final term of study for a Diploma in Professional Patisserie, a 6-month intensive course designed to launch the careers of aspiring chefs and one of the highest-level qualifications for Pastry Chefs available in the UK.

“Our Patisserie students have excelled themselves and shown just how skilled they are after 5 months of intensive training”, says Pastry Chef Manager Colin Bennett.

Proceeds from the event have been donated to the H.I.T.S. Food Bank Charity which provides vital support to vulnerable people and families in the Teignbridge area, and a cheque for £500 was presented to Bob Newton at the end of the event.

“It was indeed an absolute privilege to be able to participate and enjoy the superb high tea that had been so expertly and professionally created by the students, and the generous donation of £500 from the school completed a perfect end to this wonderful event.”, says Bob Newton, Vice Chair of H.I.T.S.

Another event is planned in November following with a new intake of Patisserie Diploma students.

For more details and to book a place call the Ashburton Cookery School on 01364 652784.

Further details of HITS Food Bank can be found at

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