Ashburton wins Best English Cookery School & Best Large Cookery School Awards

The team from Devon has added two more trophies to its bulging awards cabinet at the British Cookery School Awards.

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British Cookery School Awards

Ashburton Cookery School directors collect the Best English Cookery School Award from Nigel Barden.

The judging criteria for both the Best English and Best Large categories were incredibly tough. We were up against the best of Britain’s cookery schools, so to win both awards is absolutely brilliant!

Ashburton, Devon, UK (PRWEB UK) 19 November 2012

Ashburton beat hundreds of other cookery schools from across the country to win the titles of Best English Cookery School and Best Large Cookery School which were announced at the British Cookery School Awards ceremony held at the Vintners’ Company in the heart of the City of London. The event was hosted by head judge and BBC Radio 2’s food and drink presenter Nigel Barden.

Nigel said: “Ashburton Cookery School are a passionate team that thinks big but delivers on the detail. They have been bold and built a truly world class cookery school. They remain true to their ideals, never cutting corners or compromising on the quality of their ingredients, and they recognise the success of their business is dependent on the health of their community and work hard to strengthen these bonds.

“We felt achieving revenue growth of 30% in the current climate was a major achievement and their sustained growth allows them to be ambitious and make a real difference. Becoming an accredited centre of the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, enabling them to incorporate the highest-level culinary qualification into their courses was another highlight that made them a double award winner.”

Dominic O’Nions, managing director of Ashburton Cookery School added: “The judging criteria for both the Best English and Best Large categories were incredibly tough. We were up against the best of Britain’s cookery schools, so to win both awards is absolutely brilliant! 2012 has been an amazing year for everyone on the team and these British Cookery School Award honours really are the icing on the cake.”

With more than 250 cookery schools now operating in the UK, The British Cookery School Awards– sponsored by Kenwood – were set up this year to honour all those excellent cookery schools that go above and beyond to deliver a first class cookery school experience. The awards aim to celebrate the important role that cookery schools play in driving Britain’s passion for cooking good, homemade food.

The judging panel consisted of Nigel, Michelin-star chef Martin Blunos, the Centre of Hospitality and Retailing at Leeds Metropolitan University and Kenwood’s development chef Martin Johns.

For further information on the British Cookery School Awards telephone 0800 076 3850 or info(at)britishcookeryschoolawards.co(dot)uk

For more information about the Ashburton Cookery School, please visit: http://www.ashburtoncookeryschool.co.uk.

Note to Editors:
Recently voted 'Cookery School of the Year 2012' by Food & Travel Magazine, the Ashburton Cookery School offers more than 40 cookery courses aimed at enthusiastic home cooks from beginners to advanced levels. The courses are delivered by a team of 7 accomplished chefs from their world-class culinary academy in Devon, England.


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