News: A New Devon Cookery School, Built From The Ground Up – Plus 20% Discount Offer


During a night of great food, wonderful company (…and a little alcohol) an exciting plan was hatched; just over a year later, Colin and Tasha are opening a purpose built cookery school with a difference – The Ground Up Cookery School.

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Approximately 12 miles west of Exeter, and the top of Dartmoor, The Ground Up Cookery School will focus on seasonal, sustainable and foraged ingredients. Their aim is to help you to reduce your impact on the environment, without having to make sacrifices. In Devon, we are surrounded by delicious ingredients that are overlooked, so join them in learning to make the most of what Devon has to offer in a fun and relaxed environment.

Come and learn about foraging, fermentation and seasonal ingredients or ask them to design a unique course especially for you and your friends or colleagues.

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Image courtesy of The Ground Up Cookery School Website/FreePiks

Who Is behind The Ground Up Cookery School?

Having grown up in a fishing and farming community on the Isle of Coll in the Inner Hebrides, Colin has always been surrounded by the finest seasonal ingredients and driven by the necessity to make the most of them. Over 30 years as a professional chef has seen Colin work in a variety of different roles from charter yachts and boutique hotels to leading catering companies. This has given him the opportunity to showcase his skills to the most discerning of guests. Having received many accreditations and awards he feels that now is the time to share his extensive knowledge and passion for a career that chose him. Colin moved to Devon about 30 years ago and has loved the county ever since.

Tasha is a very competent home cook…most of the time. Before having a family she loved to travel. One of her few hobbies is definitely eating delicious food, with a fascination for trying new dishes and ingredients from around the world. Tasha move to Devon from London about 15 years ago having fallen in love with the South West. Professionally her career is from a more administrative/managerial background. As a couple they have always worked well together in every venture followed,.  It is also their aim to bring their children up close to nature, enjoying everything that Devon, Dartmoor and rural life has to offer.

Find out more about the courses available including ‘Introduction to Fermented Food and Drinks’ and ‘Wild Food Foraging & Cookery’ on their website or follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

To celebrate their opening middle of April, Dining Devon readers can enjoy 20% off The Ground Up Cookery School’s course on 27th April click on the following link – Introduction to Fermented Food and Drinks and simply add to basket, on checkout your discount should be applied. (if you visit the site separately, you can simply add the course to your basket and enter Ferment20 on the checkout page. Discount is only valid for the 27th April 2pm course).

Colin, Tasha and The Ground Up Cookery School look forward to welcoming you!

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