Graduate Story – Sara

Sara Felix graduated from our Diploma in Professional Patisserie, and has just opened her very own Patisserie in Topsham, Exeter, called Sara’s Petite Cuisine, and we wish her all the very best. 1. Can You Describe The Kind Of Cook You Were Before Taking The Course? Before taking the course I considered myself a self […]

Student Story: Cat in the Kitchen

We love it when our past students drop us a line to tell us that they have gone on to realise their dreams, and so we were delighted to hear from Cat Dutton who studied with us all the way back in 2006 on a 5 day More Intermediate course.  Cat is now Chef Patron […]

Good Food Guide Success for Graduate Tanya

We were thrilled to hear some recent news from Chefs Academy graduate, Tanya Young who for the last 3 years has been running Knife & Fork, her ‘pop-up’ home restaurant that has developed quite a following. “I am thrilled & delighted to find out that Knife & Fork is a new entry in the 2018 Good Food […]

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 […]

Charity Dining Club – Review

Held over four evenings, Charity Dining Club is an opportunity for our aspiring chefs to showcase their skills, whilst getting experience in catering for large groups in a fine-dining environment.  All proceeds for this  bi-annual event go to local charity, Bank Youth Project, who do fantastic work in the community. We’ve had some wonderful feedback […]

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 […]