This Mother Duck engages and educates her students with undying energy, character and warmth, welcoming everyone into The, now extensive, Avenue family.
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 in order to keep our classes refreshing and innovative. Having travelled extensively, this gypsy has tasted her way through the most exotic of lands. Good food and wine leaves her absolutely smitten.
With her culinary knowledge, obscene organisation skills and energetic drive she really is the backbone of the business.
A multi-talent, he started out as a builder (his fathers profession) and moved onto a cookery teacher (his mothers profession). His previous experience has included Chalet Hosting, prestigious Corporate Events and working as a private chef in the South of France.
Richard is a self-confessed Foodie, with an interest in modern cooking techniques. His knowledge and flair for experimental cookery will certainly broaden your culinary horizons. He effortlessly shares his enthusiasm with the students and pushes out the traditional boundaries, he is the youth and energy in our kitchens.
Niv has experience in the finance world as well as a degree in economics and management and is now officially Sophie’s right hand man helping manage the running of the business from behind the scenes.
Since Niv has joined the family he has flourished into an excellent sous-chef and washer upper, in a family of chefs – priceless!
Since finishing her Film Making and Creative Media degree with 1st class honours from UWE, Bristol in 2017; Lydia has lived and worked in France and Austria as a Chalet Host and around the UK as a private residential chef. Having always had a passion for food and the media, this job seemed like the dream combination of both being creative digitally and in the kitchen!
You will either find Lydia behind her laptop, writing our cracking social media content or answering our Avenue phone.
She is fuelled by indefatigable energy and boundless creativity. An acclaimed artist and graphic designer Nikola is a creative genius and has joined us at The Avenue to share her undeniable cake making talent.
Becky soon realised that food reminded her of her glorious childhood growing up on a fish farm in Kent, having worked at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant her love for lobsters continues and she joins us at The Avenue with her great enthusiasm and knowledge.
As well as teaching Becky also works with food on TV, assists on the creation of books & as a private chef. We are happy to have her work with us!
Close links with the Ski Travel Industry
We have close links with a number of ski companies to help with placing you as a Chalet Host or assistant chef positions.