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Richard Hughes is well-known not only in Norfolk and East Anglia, but across the UK – he is a member of the prestigious and exclusive Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, runs the regional centre for the Academy’s Adopt a School Trust and has trained chefs who now work across Britain, Europe and America.


Gary is an ambassador for Callebaut chocolate, a judge at the World Chocolate Masters and is head of the oldest, most prestigious cookery college in the UK, Westminster Kingsway.

An inspired and inspiring teacher, Gary's classes are filled with fun and offer students the chance to learn from an expert in the world's favourite sweet treat.


With a career which spans Swiss patisserie training, lengthy stints at The Connaught, Claridge’s and as Head Pastry Chef for the Mayfair Intercontinental, Mark Mitson has a CV that reflects his passion, dedication and skill and makes him one of the leading pastry chefs working in the UK today.

We are hugely proud to have Mark on the team here at The Assembly House and delighted that he has agreed to open up his recipe book to share some of his secrets with students.