Gordon Ramsay Academy set to launch in the new year

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 16th September 2020

Celebrity chef and holder of seven Michelin stars Gordon Ramsay is set to launch a cookery school in Woking, Surrey.

The Gordon Ramsay Academy, a source told The Sun, "will be an industry-leading facility, to give ­people of all ages and cooking abilities the chance to have relaxed and fun cookery classes."

Originally due to open this year, the project was postponed due to the pandemic, and is expected to reach completion in the early months of 2021. We have contacted the Gordon Ramsay Group for details on course content and costs. 

The chef is reportedly hoping the academy will draw new people into the hospitality industry as “he can’t wait to ­ see those same chefs in his own restaurants in the future," and will be offering students work experience at his restaurants. 

The Gordon Ramsay Academy trademark, which he registered last year, also covers online cookery courses and a logo for linen, clothing, pots and pans.

The cookery school will be the Gordon Ramsay Group's second foray into the world of education, as it already partners with the University of West London to offer a 3 year chef apprentice programme, which provides certification up to NVQ Level 3 in professional cookery, patisserie and confectionery. 

In other news

The chef recently announced plans to open another 50 restaurants across the UK - having largely been spared of the nefarious effects the pandemic has had on the industry. 

Announcing the news, the chef said: "We have seen the mistakes others have made by not being focused, we do not intend to make the same mistakes.

"We have big dreams, big plans and a global strategy so ambitious it takes my breath away.

"We continue to be optimistic and ambitious, knowing it is more important than ever before to invest in our industry, to support suppliers and to create jobs."

 

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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 16th September 2020

Gordon Ramsay Academy set to launch in the new year