Some of the top culinary arts schools in the UK include:

Thames Valley University (TVU) - The highly successful Junior Chef's Academy is sponsored by Compass UK, Whitbread Plc, and The East India club, and is supported by the Academy of Culinary Arts and the Craft Guild of Chefs of Great Britain. Courses cover basic culinary, garnishing and presentation skills; Hygiene; Basic nutrition; etc. TVU is ranked as the No. 1 modern university in London (The Guardian University Guide 2010).

Leiths School of Food and Wine in London - The School has an international reputation as a first class culinary institute for chefs. Leiths School has close links with some of the UK’s top restaurants. The teaching staff are trained professional chefs with working experience in restaurants and commercial catering.

Edinburgh School of Food & Wine - Accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education, ESFW offers a wide variety of full time and part time cookery courses.

The Gables School of Cookery - The cookery school is a registered examination centre for the Royal Institute of Public Health. The Gables School of Cookery has an excellent teacher/student ratio, with one to one help for students experiencing difficulty.

Tante Marie School of Cookery - Tante Marie is a large cordon bleu cookery school in the UK. It has become one of the world's most renowned training academies for young chefs. The Tante Marie School of Cookery is accredited by The British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education.

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