Cookery Courses at Flavour Academy, N Ireland



Nestling deep in the heart of County Down, lies one of Northern Irelands best kept secrets. Flavour Academy School of Cooking, on the outskirts of Banbridge, surrounded by foliage and fauna, and gently kissed by the river Bann, is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque venues to study the pursuit of culinary excellence.

Gary Gamble

Gary Gamble

Hosted by multi award winning Chef Gary Gamble Flavour Academy offers a diverse range of cookery courses from the Beginners course for the petrified, to the fabulous Master Class for the more accomplished cook.

With over 30 years experience on the cutting edge of professional cooking, Gary will help you to learn and improve your culinary skills, in the relaxing atmosphere and comfort of his own home in your pursuit in the study and art of cooking.

Whilst many Chefs claim to be award winners Flavour Academy chef patron Gary Gamble really does have the credentials to back up the claim, and the medals are on his kitchen wall for all to see.

During his career, spanning more than 3 decades, Gary has been an iconic figure on the cutting edge of professional cooking, working in several of the provinces top hotels and restaurants, although he regards the training and experience he gained during his time in London, Italy and Thailand as his most valued.

Gary Gamble

Under pressure

In 1981 Gary entered the competition arena with the ‘Chef of the Year’, and has never looked back, winning gold medals at all Ireland, European and World Championship levels before managing the Northern Ireland culinary team for almost 5 years.

A master craftsman with the Cookery and Food Association UK. Flavour Academy has long been Garys ambition, he commented, “I have learned and enjoyed so much my time on cookings ‘front line’. Whilst it was stressful, the enjoyment and satisfaction I got was overwhelming, and I relish the opportunity to share my experiences with my Flavour Academy students.”

Flavour Academy, Banbridge - Gary Gamble School Of Cooking Tel: 028 406 27200


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