Tante Marie: Ships Cook Certificate and Other Training Opportunities

Kelly and Nicola recently travelled to Tante Marie Culinary Academy in Woking to meet with Ally Molyneaux the Academy Head Teacher and Debbie Volans the Director of Administrations to check out their superb facilities and talk to them about the courses they have on offer.

Not only do Tante Marie offer the Assessment in Marine Cookery as part of their Professional Cookery Courses but they also offer a range of other courses from a Four Week Essential Skills Course or a Five Day Food Camp. Courses are mostly practical and consist of demonstrations from Academy Chefs in the well-equipped Demonstration Theatre before heading into the training kitchens and theory classroom.

For established Chefs with a seafaring or shore-based background, the Assessment in Marine Cookery will provide them with their Ships Cook Certificate; it comprises of a full four-day assessment which includes the food hygiene level two for £1,000. Here you are able to take individual modules or the full course depending on your background and experience – course dates can be seen below.

For those new to the kitchen but interested in securing a position as a Stewardess/Cook or similar the Four Week Essential Skills Course is ideal and costs £2,750. It offers an introduction to working in a professional kitchen environment, incorporating practical skill development such as knife skills, before moving on to the foundations of basic cookery – for information on course dates see below.

Course Dates:
Assessment in Marine Cookery
10th – 13th September 2018
1st – 4th October 2018
12th – 15th November 2018
3rd – 6th December 2018

4-week Essential Skills
7th January – 1st February 2019
24th April – 23rd May 2019

For more information on the courses on offer visit the Tante Marie website.

Whether you are an established yacht Chef looking for your next challenge or a shore-based Chef looking to take your first step into the industry please do get in touch with Kelly, our Chef Recruitment Consultant, on kelly@wilsonhalligan.com