The Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA) will hold its inaugural conference today (Monday October 31) at Westminster College in London.
For the first time ever, ICSA is bringing together its members from the whole of the UK.
Attendees will include Squires Kitchen in Surrey (whose team won the BBC2 ‘Bake Off: Crème de la Crème’ earlier this year), Leiths School of Food and Wine, the WI cookery school, vocational teaching schools such as Tante Marie and Ashburton Cookery School, Novelli Academy and Demuths Vegetarian Cookery School.
Michelin-starred chef tutors from locations nationwide such as the Lucknam Park and Swinton Park Cookery schools will share their experiences.
Celebrity members Rick Stein, Rosemary Shrager, Michel Roux Jnr, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Nick Nairn’s schools will also bring their expertise to the table.
The key speaker David Miller, ex-Saatchi & Saatchi, who is now head of marketing at Exeter University.
The occasion will be catered by the students of Westminster College, while a panel of experts will discuss issues concerning this sector.