Chef Academy by Steve Martin, illustrated by Hannah Bone


Want to become a world-class chef? With sections on food skills, being a sous chef or head chef and a chef’s kit to end, Chef Academy is the ultimate guide for any budding master chef, but it’s most definitely not a recipe book. Chef Academy gives you the knowledge you need to set up and run a successful kitchen.

Food skills takes us through nutrition, food groups and how to follow a recipe, while Sous Chef introduces us to kitchen equipment, food hygiene, preparation and storage. Head Chef deals with menu planning and costing, as well as what you’ll need to do to get an elusive Michelin Star. The final section, Chef’s Kit is packed with stickers and games to put everything you’ve learned into practice.


Brilliantly informative, this is a great book to explore with friends and family. You can even cook up a couple of tasty dishes following the recipes inside. My copy has already been stolen by one of our class teachers for his next topic.

What’s even better is that it’s one of a series of including Scientist Academy which was shortlisted for The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize this year.

Huge thanks to The Federation Of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) for inviting me to take part in their National Non-Fiction November Blog Tour, and Quarto for producing quality non-fiction to inspire children. Check out the hashtags, #GNNFN and #NNFN for more fabulous books to engage curious minds.172937C8-5A1A-4424-A65E-5FB5CFB7EA9B


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