World-class tuition and a lengthy syllabus of classes are mainstays of this Devonshire stalwart. Idyllically set on the edge of Dartmoor, it’s an excellent option for both novices and experienced cooks looking for a dedicated, professional cookery school. The school champions only the best seasonal, local and ethically produced ingredients and teaches the importance of seasonality when packing your shopping basket. Courses range from half- and full-day to weekend and week-long courses to really get to grips with a subject. The majority are themed around cuisine type (try Indian, Italian, Greek Meze, Modern British or Tapas), or focused on a specific ingredient, entertaining and even cocktail-making. Comfortable accommodation is also available on site, while a chef’s academy of training programs takes it one step further with internationally recognised qualifications set to bring the future generation of top chefs to the next level.