Welcome to the Private Chef Academy:
The Fastest Route To Sharp Skills in the Kitchen!
Murray Slinn - Head Tutor
Im looking for a profitable, flexible career path:
I love cooking and want to boost my skills at home:
Years in Catering Experience
Years as A Chef Trainer
Where would you like to start?
Private Chef Academy Courses and Products
Advanced Certificate In Private Catering
This is our advanced, 1:1 coaching program. Discover the essential foundations and shortcuts that propel aspiring chefs into the thriving world of private chefs, bypassing traditional culinary institutes.
Save yourself a fortune in training fees and get out of the door earning with your own freelance business, in record time.
Ultimate Home Cooking Upgrade
Elevate your culinary skills and confidence in your own kitchen.
Learn the foundation principles of cookery, impress your dinner guests with interesting new dishes, and diverse cuisines, and learn to organise yourself and your kitchen like a pro.
Finally, become the cook you've always wanted to be.
Professional Marketing for Private Chefs
Already a chef? Get noticed ahead of the pack and elevate your CV to the top of the pile.
Start growing a professional portfolio and get rehired so your diary fills itself on autopilot.
Let us build you a professional website and email solution for a fraction of what marketing agencies charge.
Duke of Edinburgh Skills for Young Chefs
Enhance your culinary skills on a weekly basis, with programs spanning three, six, or twelve months.
Build a strong kitchen foundation and earn your DoE certification at the bronze, silver, or gold level.
Available from November 2023!
Secure your spot at the introductory price of €297 now!
Keep Heading East
Global Food Series
Explore a 33-part video series that immerses you in global food cultures.
Download a FREE cookbook with recipes from each stop on this culinary tour.
Embark on a worldwide gastronomic adventure from home, perfect for food enthusiasts and aspiring chefs.
Five Days To Five-Star Knife Skills
30 minutes of practice per day over 5 days.
This entry-level course is perfect for anyone who wants to speed up their prep work and stop cutting themselves!
Prepare one dish from the cookbook each day to progressively hone your knife skills in just one week.
Elevate your culinary skills and confidence in your own kitchen:
Private Chef Academy's Cookbook Collection
#OUR COOKERY BIBLE
The YSE Cookery School Recipe Collection
Master the art of cooking like a professional chef from any kitchen.
This cookbook complements all Private Chef Academy courses.
Its 300-colour pages include over 100 QR codes linking you directly to the video recipe demonstrations we use to train our students.
Keep Heading East Video Series Cookbook
Explore a 33-part series that immerses you in global food cultures.
The accompanying book to our worldwide gastronomic adventure is available in the physical form.
Each stop on the tour has a recipe or two to get your adventurous juices flowing. QR code links take you to the lesson.
Private Chef's Little Black Book
Culinary success begins with smart planning.
This annual planner is the ultimate hack to ensure you stay on track and on time each and every time you enter the kitchen.
Manage your time and workflow like a pro.
Happy student testimonials:
See a Glimpse of What Our Students are Saying About Us
I've watched private chefs do really well for a really long time and decided that it was my turn to put my passion for food, my obsession with food into practice and
Murray's was the only course that I could find that was specific enough, with no faf, to get me where I wanted to be in a shockingly short period of time.
Claire Mc Guigan
My experiences have seen me travel throughout the UK and Europe, and as far afield as the Bahamas. The cooking gives you the flexibility to choose your own contracts, the money's great, and if you're lucky the tips are too!
I'm currently working on a 60-meter super yacht and we've travelled throughout the med this summer. Who knows what the next adventure is going to bring?
Kickstart Your Culinary Adventure With Our FREE Content
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The Kitchen Calling
Our Facebook group is specifically designed to help service industry professionals make the transfer into profitable careers as private chefs
Keep in touch with us on Instagram with our favourite shots from the week
Take a peek into our kitchen at the equipment we use and recommend.
Stop wasting money on gadgets! Pick up the gear you need, and leave the gimmicks on the shelf for someone else.
Head Tutor and Mentor:
With over 25 years of experience working with kitchens across six continents and teaching cookery for 15 years, Murray's CV is crammed full of cooking and travelling adventures.
Murray's culinary expertise has taken him from renowned restaurants to freelancing in various industry sectors, including small private cruise lines, private yachts, boutique hotels, private villas, and luxury chalets. His clientele has included supermodels, Hollywood actors, and celebrity chefs, further showcasing the calibre of his culinary skills.
As a seasoned culinary instructor, he has had the privilege of mentoring and guiding over 1000 students, helping them unlock their creative potential and develop a deep understanding of the culinary arts. His patient and inspiring approach in the classroom has left an indelible mark on the lives and careers of aspiring chefs.
During the winter months, Murray takes on the role of managing a prominent hotel for YSE Ski, overseeing a team of 20 exceptional chalet chefs. In this capacity, he is responsible for their training and performance evaluation, ensuring that the highest standards of culinary excellence are maintained.
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