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 […]

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 […]

Graduate Stories – Clare’s Preserves

Many of the students that pass through our doors go on to lead exciting and lucrative careers within the industry.  It’s always great to hear back from ex-pupils and to learn about their successes and to think how we may have helped play a part in the new direction their lives have taken since they […]

The Competition is Hotting Up.

Next week we are delighted to be hosting South West Chef of the Year Junior and Home Cook finals. Staged by Michael Caines and Taste of the West, this prestigious event has been held since 2004 and has provided a career springboard for many in the industry. Even those who do not get crowned winner of […]