In honour of National Vegetarian Week

This is one of our favourite, go-to, midweek Vegetarian dishes.  Enjoy! Butternut Squash, Pear, Wild Mushroom & Sage Risotto (serves 2) Ingredients 50g unsalted butter 1 clove chopped garlic 50g chopped onion 75g cleaned prepared wild mushrooms 100g small diced butternut squash (skin removed) 2 crushed amaretti biscuits crushed 100g carnaroli rice 1 ripe conference […]

Charity Dining Club

The Ashburton Chefs Academy Dining Club Week returns in May for another week of excellent cuisine that has been designed, prepared and cooked by our trainee chefs from our Professional Culinary Diploma programme. On each of four nights guests will join us from 7pm at the Cookery School for a glass of fizz and canapés before being seated at banquet tables […]


Tiramisu Ingredients 300ml strong coffee 80ml Frangelico 2 tbsp. caster sugar 150g mascarpone 400ml double cream 2 tspn. vanilla extract 16 Savoiardi biscuits Cocoa powder Grated chocolate Method Whisk together the sugar, mascarpone and vanilla extract. Add the double cream and then whisk into the mascarpone mix. Whip the mix to thicken so that it […]

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 […]

Husbandry School Visit October ’16

This week our level 5 diploma students attended The Husbandry School, Ashburton for one of their many enrichment days.  We sent along one of our office staff, armed with a notebook and camera.  This is what he reported… By the look of the long, steep country lane that our bus driver Ian had to navigate […]

Meet the Graduate : Tanya

Name: Tanya Young Course Taken: Professional Culinary Diploma Graduated: June 2014 1. Can you describe the kind of cook you were before taking the course? I was a good amateur cook but I was aged 46 when I took the course so I had been practising for quite a few years! I think friends and family would […]