FOUR Top Culinary Schools

03 Apr 2014
2 min read
Don your aprons and head to these top FOUR culinary schools. After all “everything tastes better when cooked by someone else”, as author Marillyn Taylor Klam once said…

L’Andana is an idyllic Tuscan hideaway set in the Maremma region of Tuscany. The estate is huge and surrounded by green hills and olive groves. The property is a jointventure between illustrious Alain Ducasse and the Moretti Group. There are a whole host of recipesto learn during thecookingclasses at Trattoria Toscana held by Alain Ducasse’s team. The main chef in charge of the classes is Omar Agostini and he is able to teach traditional Tuscan cuisine and also recipes on request. An idyllic culinary escape…

Palazzo Seneca

A food lover’s haven, located in Norcia – an area eponymous with excellent butchery and pork products and the capital of the Italian black truffle. The school offers truffle hunting in the nearby Sibillini National Park, visits to the local cheese and salumi producers, the chance to learn how to make ricotta at the School of cheese and cookery classes at the hotel with the regions specialities. In October guests can visit Perugia’s famous Eurochocolate Festival and in November Norcia itself hosts ‘Prosciutti dal Mondo’ – a festival with hams from around the world..

The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

For budding chefs to learn the tricks of the trade from some of the world’s best culinary experts. As well as stimulating and exciting courses for adults, the school also offers courses for the younger members of the family. This year the school welcomes a morning or afternoon short course; Let’s Cook! and new four-stage evening course, as well as How To Cook and Eat Well following 2013’s successful BBC2 series.

Maille’s Gourmet Concierge

What would a fine-dining dinner be without the best hospitality? From Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows, Fred Sirieix will be on hand giving one-to-one advice on menu design, food & wine pairings, dish presentation and atmosphere design.

With over 20 years’ experience in hospitality, Sirieix is a master of the best service: “Fantastic food is just one element to making a dinner party unforgettable”, he says; “providing the perfect atmosphere so your guests feel relaxed and cared for is equally important”.

So pop into London’s La Maison Maille, Piccadilly Arcade from 10-18 April after booking your appointment or rest assured that the Gourmet Concierge is also available online.

Image 1© L’Andana

Image 2© Palazzo Seneca

Image 3© Fred Sirieix

Image 4© L’Andana