Launched from humble beginnings in 2010 from two disused horticultural buildings, one of which was an old bakery.  Now a leading UK Chef Academy with a truly international appeal, attracting students from around the globe.

WhitePepper continues to break new ground – it’s ingenuity and adaptability has made it a driving force within its independent sector for culinary arts education and contributed to the shape and growth of the industry. Country Calling in their review of South West Cookery Schools described WhitePepper as ‘…a new generation cookery school…’

We are a springboard to develop future culinary talent with our blended training formats of in-person qualifications and online in-house accreditation. The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality’s Academic Council have awarded WhitePepper Chef Academy with “Gold Centre Status”, recognising the highest standard of culinary qualifications which in turn are regulated by the UK Government regulator, Ofqual.

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Luke Stuart the Founder commented:

“We genuinely transform people’s lives and enable positive change. We’re grateful and proud that we can empower individuals and provide a real platform for them to develop quickly both professionally and personally. Students can expect an inspirational experience upon each visit, an immediate increase in kitchen confidence and a rapid development of classic and contemporary cookery skills and techniques, regardless of their cookery focus; lifestyle or professional.

For real foodies and home cooks of all levels are WhitePepper’s Recreational Courses which run twice a week throughout the year and are enduringly popular. Our Professional training consists of a 3-step Bronze, Silver and Gold training ladder preparing students for the commercial kitchen, assisting foodpreneurs realise their dreams and/or providing exceptional life skills to those on a Gap Year. All of which are underpinned with internationally recognised culinary qualifications. For those who can’t find a way to the physical school there is always WhitePepper Online . Feel free to get in touch, we would love to hear from you whatever your enquiry”