Ashburton Chefs Academy

Chef Training.

Fast-track your career
as a modern chef.

Graduate, Laurence Henry
Chef Patron, Cleaver & Wake.
Masterchef: The Professionals Champion 2018.
Chefs Academy

Patisserie &
Culinary Arts

Intensive format,
residential chef courses.

Graduate, Jane Dunn
Best Selling Author & TV Chef,
Jane's Patisserie.
Welcome to Ashburton

Your Culinary Career Starts Here.

Our mission, since 2011, has been to train the next generation of modern chefs, and we have inspired thousands of aspiring chefs from around the world to cook with skill, discipline and passion.

If you have the passion for cooking and food and are ready to fast-track your entry to the exciting world of professional cookery, then our chef tutors extend a warm invitation for you to start your journey in Ashburton.

Stunning Location, Wonderful Ingredients

Located in the picturesque Georgian town of Ashburton on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, we are surrounded by some of the finest small food producers in Europe. Discover the area.


Inspirational Chef Courses

The Ashburton Chefs Academy is one of the UK's leading private culinary schools, renowned for the quality of our training, small class sizes and great ingredients.


Accredited Qualifications

Graduate as a chef in less time on our intensive-format courses in the Culinary Arts and Patisserie earning internationally recognised qualifications.


Student Accommodation

Stay in our quality, shared student lodges with access to fantastic pool, gym and recreational facilities with free transport to the academy.

World-class training

Fast-track your career

Ashburton chef graduates can expect to be taken seriously for junior chef roles in quality restaurants. In this video we hear froom Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Chris Eden of Gidleigh Park Hotel in Dartmoor and some of the Ashburton Graduates currently employed there.

Chef Tutor
Learn from experts

Meet the Chefs.

From Michelin-starred chefs to award-winning Pastry Chefs, our team of full-time chef tutors will inspire you to be the best chef you can be.

Taste the Difference

Local, Sustainable, Ethically Produced Ingredients.

Located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon, Ashburton is surrounded by some of the best artisan producers in Europe.

With the Moor on one side, and the sea on the other, we can source our Fish, Meat, Poultry, Dairy and Game and our seasonal fruit and veg from within a 25 mile radius of the Academy.

Group of young students from around the world

International Students

Overseas students can study with us for up to 6 months, usually without a visa.

A luxury yacht on the water

The Yacht Chef Course

The essential 2 week course for those cooking for guests on luxury yachts.

Chef student chopping vegetables

Free Trial Cookery Class

Experience our world-class training for yourself on a one-day class.

Chefs Academy Courses

Female chef student making stir fry

Certificate in Culinary Arts

4 Weeks

A foundation course for new chefs. Gain the skills and confidence to start to cook professionally.

Student being awarded a diploma

Diploma in Culinary Arts

16 Weeks

One of the highest level culinary qualifications, our full-time diploma will launch your career as a skilled chef.

Smiling female student kneading dough

Diploma in Patisserie

14 Weeks

Specialise as a Pastry Chef learning the fine art of Patisserie from our expert Chef Tutors.

Group of chefs after graduating

Grand Diploma

30 Weeks

Our most advanced programme. Graduate as a qualified chef in both Culinary Arts & Patisserie.

Table setting on a yacht

Yacht Chef

2 Weeks

A specialist 2 week programme to inspire yahct chefs with new skill and ideas for the season ahead.

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Train Now, Pay Later

Course Finance

Spread the cost of your course
with our course finance option.