Starting off as a chalet chef, Diana climbed the rungs to founding her own specialist food ventures. This included a catering company and a refined delicatessen in Chelsea. She infamously taught at The Grange Cookery School in Somerset for seven years and has been with The Avenue for over ten years. This Mother Duck engages and educates her students with undying character and warmth.
With a knack for trailblazing twists on classical dishes, Diana simply loves food and is identified for her delectable culinary creations that will amuse and delight your palette. She does not do boring!
Her previous experience in corporate entertainment means she can identify exactly what people want, down to the finest detail. Sophie is on a constant culinary journey of discovering new exciting recipes and restaurants – and she’s always up for releasing the fridge to create magic out of nothing. Good food leaves her absolutely spellbound.
Having travelled extensively, this gypsy has cooked her way through the most exotic of lands – one local course at a time. She really has acquired a great knowledge of international cuisines and cultures (don’t get her started on Sai Ua – Chiang Mai sausages!).
If you have any queries about anything and everything, Sophie’s your girl.
Richard is a self-confessed Foodie, with an interest in modern cooking techniques. His flair for experimental cookery will certainly broaden your culinary horizons. Working extremely hard to share his enthusiasm with the students and push out the traditional boundaries, he is the youth and energy in the Kitchen.
As well as teaching Becky also works with food on TV, assists on the creation of books & works as a private chef.
Since joining The Avenue, with her great enthusiasm and knowledge of food, she has slipped into the family well!
Alice’s passion for food and creativity shines through in her work and it is through the love of cookery that she is able to connect with people through marketing and advertising.
Claire says “you don’t need to stand on your head, be able to touch your toes or chant (unless you want to chant!) to practice yoga. But be prepared – Yoga changes things!”