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Choosing Your Accredited Cookery School

Since the COVID pandemic, many of us fell back in love with home cookery, seeking methods to improve cookery skills firstly on-line via YouTube lessons, and more recently in person across the UK's cookery schools.…

Sustainability

Sustainability is a multi-layered opportunity for meaningful change. It can be personal, local, national, multi-national and global, says Stella West-Harling MBE, president of Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA). For ICSA cookery school members, signing up…

ICSA Supports #CookForUkraine

SUPPORT #COOKFORUKRAINE WITH ICSA COOKERY SCHOOLS As Russia invaded Ukraine, the world watched on with, initially, horror. Devastation that this could be happening, pain at the horrific imagery rolling in and deep, distressing empathy for…

Gourmet Britain Consumer Survey Results

GOURMET BRITAIN | POST-PANDEMIC DINING AND LEISURE TRENDS 2021 A recent industry annual Gourmet Britain Food & Lifestyle Survey, which asked over 1000 consumer members of a dining club and the wider public to share…

British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight British Food Fortnight was launched on 18th September and will run until 3rd October. It’s a chance to celebrate everything that’s wonderful about British-grown produce, from fruit and veg to artisan cheese, wine and everything in…

ICSA Expands In Scotland

New ICSA Member In Scotland: Station House Cookery School Scotland's 'Station House Cookery School' Awarded Kite-mark of Quality by  ‘ICSA’ The Station House Cookery School has been awarded a prestigious kite-mark of quality and accreditation…

Organic September

The Health Benefits of Eating Organic Eating healthily isn’t a new concept, but it’s only really been in the last decade that we’ve become conscious about the relationship between our diet and our wellbeing. ICSA…

ICSA Associate

New Entry Level Category for New Members

COOKERY SCHOOL ‘ASSOCIATE’ This year ICSA has launched a new level of membership for cookery schools who aspire to accreditation, but are perhaps not quiet ready and may need a little more support and guidance…

CTH Academic courses provided by ICSA Cookery Schools

ICSA Partnernship with CTH

The Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH). ICSA is the only independent, not-for-profit, regulatory body for cookery schools in the UK,…

ICSA PPE Assurance

All ICSA Accredited cookery Schools who display our ‘ICSA Assurance’ Kite Mark have agreed to adhere to the below minimum standards. Support All PPE will be Hospital Grade All member schools have the option to…

ICSA Assessment Process

Accreditation Assessment Process and Procedures By Andrew Maxwell, ICSA Founder Member and Accreditation Inspector ICSA was founded in 2014 by industry leaders, on a platform to support the best of the UK’s independent cookery school…

Plant Based Cooking

Plant based diets are becoming popular as we choose to eat less meat and more vegetables. Food and issues surrounding sustainability are irrefutably linked. Rachel Demuth of Plant Based Cookery School, Demuths, in Bath explains more. From production methods, water use,…

Seasonality

ICSA member schools focus on sourcing not only regionally where possible but also seasonally; ingredients are chosen to reflect the seasons, to ensure relevance. Buying seasonally is also far better value for money, as regional, seasonal ingredients are…

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