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ICSA: Independent Cookery School Association

ICSA: Independent Cookery School Association

Independent Cookery School Association “ICSA” is the only independent, non-for-profit, regulatory body for cookery schools in the UK.

Celebrating five years in 2014 since it was founded by industry leaders, ICSA now accredits the Greatest British cookery schools for excellence in cookery skills and training.

Each member school is selected based on strict criteria following application. Assessment visits are made by qualified assessors based on the teaching standards of Chef Tutors across key performance indicators. The ICSA accreditation “Kite Mark” is only awarded if consistency is achieved, highlighting that they are recognised as a Greatest British Cookery School.

ICSA Cookery School members focus on teaching and practicing their core values:

  • Sustainability
  • Seasonality
  • Sourcing Regionally
  • Supporting British Producers, Suppliers & high standards of animal welfare.
  • Single use plastic-free kitchens.
  • Their mission to teach and aspire to, as manufacturers make eco-friendly products available to commercial and domestic kitchens.

    Look for the ICSA ‘Kite Mark’ as an assurance of teaching standards and ethics.

    Visit their website to search for accredited cookery schools, and join their ‘Foodies Club’ to hear more about the Greatest British ICSA Accredited Cookery Schools and courses:

    Twitter: @ICSAcookschools

    Instagram: @ICSAcookschools

    Facebook: @IndependentCookerySchoolsAssociation