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Edinburgh Cookery School of Food and Wine. Scotland.

Edinburgh School of Food & Wine (ESFW)

As well as having the distinction of being the oldest cookery school in Scotland, Edinburgh School of Food & Wine (ESFW) is one of the most highly acclaimed schools in the UK, accredited by ICSA.

The Location

Edinburgh School of Food & Wine is set on the stunning Newliston Estate, just outside Kirkliston near the city of Edinburgh. Surrounded by a patchwork of open countryside, the estate is located just off the M9, making it easily accessible from all major cities across Scotland. Specialising in both short cookery classes and a full-time culinary academy, where many of the region’s top chefs have trained.

The School

The school is housed in a large former Coach House, providing budding chefs plenty of space to get to grips with culinary favourites. Diners can also enjoy lunches and tasting menus in The Bell Tower, prepared with seasonal local produce. They are also proud to be a zero waste-to-landfill school, making use of every part of the produce they cook with, one of ICSA core values, to reduce food waste.

Set on the stunning Newliston Estate, just outside Kirkliston near the city of Edinburgh. Surrounded by a patchwork of open countryside, the estate is located just off the M9, making it easily accessible from all major cities across Scotland. Specialising in both short cookery classes and a full-time culinary academy, where many of the region’s top chefs have trained. They have made a habit of exceeding expectations at every level since they were establishment in 1986. Not only are they the oldest cookery school in Scotland, they we are regularly voted as the best. Also one of only three Cookery Schools in Scotland which is Accredited by ‘ICSA’ (the Independent Cookery Schools Association) for their teaching standards.

Edinburgh School of Food & Wine

The team at ESFW work tirelessly to ensure that every student leaves both confident and inspired, with a passion for the food and drink that we love, whether you are with them for one day or six months.

How to Book

Booking a course at Edinburgh Cookery School of Food & wine is easy. Contact them direct, and mention your interest in ICSA, Here

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The Team

Owned by Nyssa Barron, who brings a vast amount of hospitality experience and business acumen, Courses at Edinburgh School of Food & Wine are led by an expert team of highly experienced and innovative chefs, each with specialist skills in different types of cookery. Every member of the team is passionate about giving people of all ages and cooking abilities the knowledge, skills and inspiration to create dishes they’ll truly love.

Ash Macmillan, Head Chef & Tutor
Ash has extensive chef experience whilst working in the restaurant industry and he also regularly appears on TV for live cookery demonstrations.
Aneta Broncel, Operations Manager
Aneta is a great cook who joined ESFW in 2008 and she keeps the school running smoothly. In addition she oversees the school’s outside catering business.

The Courses

There’s a very comprehensive range of course on offer, from three-hour evening workshops right up to full-time culinary courses. In between, there are day, weekend and five-day cookery courses which give you the chance to really perfect your skills. Current courses include:

  • Skills Based Courses | The school’s regular programme of skills-based courses lets you hone your skills with everything from gluten-free cooking, bread-making and chocolate to vegan cookery, fish and shellfish and the art of the perfect Christmas dinner.
  • Intensive Courses | Delve more deeply into learning new skills on these weekend and five-day courses, covering everything from patisserie to butchery.
  • International Cuisine | Whether you’ve always wanted to try Thai or you’re tickled by tapas, this is the place to learn regional cooking. Current courses include Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, French, Indian, Modern Asian and, of course, Seasonal Scottish.
  • BBQ Cooking | As the exclusive Scottish home to the Weber Grill Academy, the school’s chefs will equip you with some of the most comprehensive barbecue skills in Europe.
  • Champagne & Whisky | Choose either a Champagne or Whisky Day, and as well as enjoying tastings, you’ll discover how to serve and pair these much-loved drinks with different dishes.
  • Drinks Masterclass | Let the experts take you on an enchanting journey to explore some of the world’s finest wines and spirits. Perfect for your next dinner party!
  • Workshops | From sushi to canapes, master specific dishes or build your kitchen skills with these short evening workshops, which run from 6pm to 9pm.
  • Kids Courses | Children aged 8 to 17 can join the school’s ‘future foodies’ in learning how to cook delicious and nutritionally balanced meals to delight friends and family.More courses being added monthly. Contact them direct for the most up to date range of cookery courses
ESFW Owner Nyssa Barron with Head Chef Tutor Ashely Macmillan being awarded their ICSA accredited cookery school certificate

Edinburgh School Of Food & Wine has been awarded a prestigious kitemark of quality and accreditation from leading regulatory body, the Independent Cookery School Association (ICSA), qualifying as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Food & Wine in Scotland.

The school, which  runs a variety of culinary courses to train both novice cooks and aspiring chefs in a broad range of skills and cuisines.

ICSA schools undergo rigorous assessments to ensure consistent delivery of excellence in cookery skills and training, as well as other criteria such as adhering to strict standards of environmental sustainability and continued support for British farmers and seasonal produce.

Accreditation from a recognised industry body such as ICSA is also vital for aspiring chefs to be able to further their professional careers within the hospitality industry and other related culinary professions. Aspiring domestic chefs can also gain new transferrable skills to improve their culinary knowledge and applications in their home kitchens including knife skills, world food courses and nutritional understandings for both young and old.

James Day, Director of Operations at ICSA, said: “We’re thrilled to have awarded ESFW with the ICSA kitemark and accreditation. It’s a mark of trust and quality which gives people complete assurance that the cookery school is operating to the highest standards of training.”

“As well as being sustainable, seasonable and regionally sourced where possible, all our ICSA accredited cookery schools aim to teach zero waste principles in foods and packaging. Through ICSA, we aim to help shape Britain’s culinary landscape by championing chefs and schools who work to the highest standards, sharing professionally trained transferrable skills to a wider market of food consumers.”

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The Edinburgh Cookery School of Food & Wine
The Coach House
Newliston Estate
Edinburgh EH29 9EB

www.esfw.com | 0131 333 5001

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