Winner of Best Learning Experience 2018Nov 2018
A Gold Award for the Best Learning Experience from South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Read More
Relaunch of Chefs Academy CoursesMar 2018
We relaunch our Chefs Academy accredited courses to make them even better value.
Winner of Best Tourism Experience 2017Nov 2017
We are thrilled to win the Gold Award for the Best Tourism Experience at the Herald Express Business awards.
Award Winning start to 2017Feb 2017
Awarded Best Cookery School 2017 by readers of Food Magazine.
We redesign many popular courses and launch Cook To Go courses and Demo & Dine events.
New 4 Week Chef Foundation CourseMar 2015
We launch a new 4 week Certificate in Professional Cookery.
Course FinanceFeb 2015
We become the first independent cookery school to offer finance on our cookery courses.
Patisserie Diploma LaunchedJan 2015
Our 20 Week Diploma in Patisserie is launched. One of the highest practical qualifications available.
Founder Stella receives M.B.e.July 2014
Founder Stella West-Harling receives an M.B.E. for services to hospitality. Her book 'A Cooks Book' is also published.
Academy Campus ExpandedJune 2014
After 6 months construction, new dining rooms are added to the training kitchens at the cookery school to enhance the learning experience.
Chefs Academy Patisserie Department LaunchedNov 2013
We add a new dimension to the Chefs Academy with exciting new Patisserie Certificates and Diploma.
Winner of Small Business of the Year 2013Oct 2013
We are proud to be named winner of the Western Morning News Small Business of the Year 2013.
Buckland Kitchen RelaunchedSep 2013
We relaunch our Buckland Kitchen at our East Street Campus for our 1 day and new half-day courses, with smaller group sizes of 8 students. Total capacity is now 60 students per day over 5 kitchens.
Award Winning end to 2013Sep 2013
Named People's Choice Best Cookery School at the British Cookery School Awards 2013 and winner of Cookery School of the Year for the second year in a row at the prestigious Food & Travel Reader Awards.
Accredited by British AccreditatIon CouncilAug 2013
The cookery school is accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a Short-Course Provider reporting that we 'provide an excellent professional environment
for course participants and staff'.
Best English Cookery School AwardAug 2012
Named Best English Cookery School and Best Large Cookery School Winner at the 2012 British Cookery School Awards and Cookery School of the Year at the Food & Travel Magazine Awards.
Ashburton Chefs Academy LaunchedJan 2012
We launch our Chefs Academy with our flagship 6 month Professional Culinary Diploma.
Accredited by Confederation of Tourism & HospitalityMar 2011
Named Best English Cookery School and Best Large Cookery School Winner at the 2012 British Cookery School Awards.
New Cookery School OpensOct 2009
Our purpose built facilty at Old Exeter Road opens with world-class training kitchens and facilities.
Kitchen 2 Opened at 79 East StreetAug 2012
We open a new kitchen at 79 East Street for 8 students.
GArden Kitchen OpensWe open Our first dedicated training kitchen built at 76 East Street, the Garden Kitchen is a wonderful retreat for up to 10 cookery students.
New Chef Director
Chef Darrin Hosegrove is appointed Chef Director, responsible for course and teaching development.
Ashburton Cookery school Founded
Stella-West Harling launches the Ashburton Cookery School running organic, vegetarian cookery courses to small groups.