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Ashburton Cookery School, Devon


One of the UK’s leading independent culinary schools, the Ashburton Cookery School based in Devon, is bringing its award-winning cookery training to the north of the country this winter with the opening of the Ashburton Chefs Academy at Dean Clough Mills, a renowned centre for business and the arts in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

“Over the years we have been asked many times if we would open another training centre outside of Devon”, says the school’s founder and CEO, Stella West-Harling, “and so we are really excited to be bringing our courses to Dean Clough, which has fantastic kitchen facilities and is in a great location for so many people in the Leeds and Manchester areas.

Ashburton’s Chefs Academy courses are intensive, highly practical chef training programmes designed to fast-track the careers of aspiring chefs. Courses range from a chef foundation courses to full culinary diploma’s in cuisine and patisserie.

“We are really excited to be bringing our courses to West Yorkshire”
“Our Chefs Academy courses are so popular because they allow amateur cooks to learn the fundamentals of professional cookery in a short amount of time and prepare them for a career in a really exciting industry where there are great employment opportunities both in the UK and abroad”, says Chef Director, Darrin Hosegrove.

Such is the demand for Ashburton’s courses the school is already enrolling students at the Halifax Campus for their 4 week Certificate in Professional Cookery which will be running from January 2016.

Ashburton also plan to offer some of their 40 leisure cookery courses at the new Halifax Campus which are aimed at home cooks and cover a range of cuisines and skill levels.

“I’m delighted that Dean Clough has been chosen as a location for [Ashburton’s] new North of England base”
Dean Clough’s Managing Director, Jeremy Hall, said “Ashburton Cookery School has an excellent reputation, so I’m delighted that Dean Clough has been chosen as a location for its new North of England base. Up until recently we had our own cookery school on site, so it’s great that Ashburton has seen the potential of the facilities here. It’s very good news for us, for Halifax, and also for anyone interested in learning or perfecting their culinary skills.”

For more information about the Ashburton Chefs Academy and the full range of courses available at Ashburton Cookery School then please visit:

Further details on Dean Clough Mills can be found at:

Note To Editors

Regularly voted one of the leading independent cookery schools in the UK, the Ashburton Cookery School offers more than 40 leisure cookery courses aimed at enthusiastic home cooks, and professional chef qualifications through its prestigious Chefs’ Academy.

The courses are delivered by a team of experienced professional chef tutors in state of the art kitchens at a purpose built facility in Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, and from November 2015 at Dean Clough Mills in Halifax.

For further press information please contact:
Anicca O’Nions 01364 652 784

August 2015

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