French brand de Buyer, manufacturer of pastry utensils and cookware, is one of the sponsor of the new Claire Clark Academy, a dedicated pastry school that opened on 18 May at Milton Keynes College.
De Buyer equipped all the cooking stations with a selection of pastry equipment from silicone moulds, perforated pastry rings, whisks, pastry mats and trays to some of their best cookware.
Buckingham-based distributor Inox Equip designed and outfitted the new facility.
Signature FSE, which supports de Buyer in the UK and is also a sponsor of the academy, was involved from the start.
MD Paula Sherlock said: “Claire Clark Academy will certainly inspire and train the future great British pastry chefs, that’s why we are thrilled that de Buyer and ourselves are involved in this initiative. Students, professional chefs and home bakers all deserve to learn and improve their skills using the best pastry and cooking equipment available on the market.”
Claire Clark is realising a lifelong dream with the opening of the centre of patisserie excellence. She has always believed passionately in nurturing the next generation of pastry chefs in the UK.
The Claire Clark Academy is operational now for part day, one day, evening and weekend courses for home bakers and professionals and will start its full-time programme for Milton Keynes College students in September 2017. As Clark herself stated: “Students will leave the college, not only with their professional qualification – but with the added accreditation from the Claire Clark Academy; something that we are working hard to ensure is highly recognised and respected, with chefs understanding the skills that the students will have acquired to achieve this.”