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White Pepper

Bere Farm, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6ER

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Launched from humble beginnings in 2010 from two disused horticultural buildings, one of which was an old bakery. Now a leading UK Chef Academy with a truly international appeal, attracting approximately 35% of students from overseas.

WhitePepper continues to break new ground – it’s ingenuity and adaptability has made it a driving force within its independant sector for culinary arts education and contributed to the shape and growth of the industry. Country Calling in their review of South West Cookery Schools described WhitePepper as ‘…a new generation cookery school…’

Recent highlights include being crowned UK Cookery School of the Year 2018 by the readers of the prestigious Food and Travel Magazine (shortlisted again in 2019), scooping The 2018 BAPTA Education Award for the Bournemouth/Poole district (+ 50 miles radius), appointing Michelin Mark as Chef Director from 2017, invited to join the Independent Cookery School Association’s top 30 UK Cookery Schools in 2016 and voted Britain’s Favourite Small Cookery School in 2015 British Cookery School Awards by the general public.

Luke Stuart, Founder commented:

“We genuinely transform people’s lives and enable positive change. We’re grateful and proud that we can empower individuals and provide a real platform for them to develop quickly. Students can expect an inspirational experience upon each visit, an immediate increase in kitchen confidence and a rapid development of classic and contemporary cookery skills and techniques, regardless of their cookery focus; lifestyle or professional.

For real foodies and home cooks of all levels are WhitePepper’s Recreational Courses which run twice a week throughout the year and are enduringly popular.

Our Professional training consists of a 3-step Bronze, Silver and Gold training ladder preparing students for the commercial kitchen, assisting foodpreneurs realise their dreams and/or providing exceptional life skills to those on a Gap Year. All of which are accredited with internationally recognised culinary qualifications by The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (Level 2 Awards, Level 3 Certificates and Level 4 Diplomas).

Feel free to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.”

Luke & the WhitePepper team


White Pepper

Bere Farm, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6ER