These professionals make me look good!
— Jackie Cameron

pam alty

Cake Decoration

Cake decorating is often very challenging, it’s time consuming, and sometimes it’s frustrating, but when you finish a project/cake sit back and look at what you have achieved – you’ll find it hugely rewarding.
- Pam Alty

Elaine Boshoff

Elaine Boshoff 


Elaine is a brilliant chef who understands quality, precision, consistency, fairness, teamwork and multi-tasking. She has a business sense, handles criticism graciously and is super quick on her toes when making decisions.
- Jackie Cameron

Nicolette hohls


I look forward to sharing my own experiences of French cuisine and culture while teaching the students aspects of French gastronomy and culinary vocabulary, en français, of course!
- Nicolette Hohls

Graeme Taute

Bread Baking

I am besotted with the French artisan tradition of bread making,although it’s very time-consuming. Everything is done by hand, the mixing, the kneading, as well as the final shaping. I’m also fascinated by wild yeast. Today, there are only two bakeries in Paris making bread using predominantly wild yeast.
- Graeme Taute

 Laurie Smorthwaite

Laurie Smorthwaite


Laurie Smorthwaite is an Associate of the Institute of Wines & Spirits (AIWS) and winner of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Codorniu Raventos Scholarship.