A career as a professional chef is challenging but also immensely rewarding.
Professional cookery, as many celebrity chefs have shown, is a highly creative activity and one that demands dedication, imagination and flair.
West Coast Chef School is a small intimate culinary school that is a City and Guilds & CTH/ITHSA International approved and accredited centre.
In January 2014 the West Coast Chef School changed ownership. Owned & run by Fransa & her husband Heinrich Mouton, they plan to train chefs to the highest standard of either basic cooking or skills needed to work in the finest restaurants in the world.
Our school offers a variety of accredited courses as well as non accredited short courses.
West Coast Chef School is the school for you if you want to be part of an intimate culinary family with lots of personal attention to guide you towards your culinary dreams.
Our average class size is 6-8 students. Our experienced chef tutors know that not everyone learns at the same pace, or in the same way, and so whilst you will work together as a group and in pairs, you will also receive plenty of individual attention from your chef tutors.
When you choose a cookery school you need to be sure that the training you are going to receive is to the highest standard. At the Ashburton Cookery School, all of our chef tutors are professional chefs with extensive experience in catering, working as head chefs in highly rated restaurants.
At theWest Coast Chef School we believe the best way to learn to cook is by actually cooking not watching. Our courses are geared to maximising the amount of practical you will perform during each course.