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Edinburgh New Town Cookery School. Scotland.

Tucked away in the heart of Scotland’s capital, is the multi-award-winning Edinburgh New Town Cookery School. This city-side gem, founded by acclaimed cookery tutor Fiona Burrell, has trained some of the best chefs in the business – but its comprehensive range of classes and courses provides something for everyone, whatever their skill level.

The Location

Edinburgh New Town Cookery School (ENTCS) is located on Queen Street, in the bustling heart of the city. Overlooking the landscaped grounds of Queen Street Gardens, the school is a just short walking distance from excellent hotels – making it the perfect place to spend a long weekend.

The School

Classes take place within a charming Georgian townhouse, where you’ll find light, bright and spacious teaching kitchens equipped with every modern cooking convenience. The school is set over five floors, boasting panoramic views across the famous Firth of Forth estuary in the distance.

Three and Six Month Professional Cookery Diploma

These courses equip students with the knowledge and skills for a career in the food industry as a professional cook.  Many of their students have progressed to work in top kitchens as career cooks, high profile chefs or food writers. See further course details below.

How to Book

To book a cookery course at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, contact them direct, and mention your interest in ICSA accredited cookery schools, Here


The Courses

Whether you’re a dab hand or a complete beginner, you’ll find the perfect course for you. From macarons and focaccia to curries and world food, Edinburgh New Town Cookery School will give you the skills and inspiration you need. Current courses include:

• Day and Half-Day Courses | The school’s regular programme of short courses offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking to learn artisan breadmaking, make entertaining easy, get creative with chocolate or discover dishes from around the world.

• 3 Day Essentials | Learn what the chefs know and hone every basic cookery skill you’ll need to be kitchen-competent for life. Set over three days, you’ll cook a variety of dishes to eat and enjoy – just save some to take home!

• One and Two-Week Courses | These intensive courses give budding chefs the chance to deep-dive into a new set of skills, whether at a beginner or intermediate level.

• Three and Six Month Professional Cookery Diploma | These courses equip students with the knowledge and skills for a career in the food industry as a professional cook. The first term covers basic cooking techniques and later terms develop skills and more advanced techniques. They also teach about budgeting, menu planning, food hygiene and business skills and give support on moving on into a job after the courses.

• Evening Classes | For one night a week over five nights, use your evenings to brush up on key skills, whether you’re just starting out or looking to fine-tune your existing knowledge.

• Online Academy | Learn to create mouth-watering meals from the comfort of your own home. The ENTCS have a comprehensive online teaching schedule, hosting live classes for up to eight participants.

• Preparing for University | On this pioneering course, future university students will learn all the basic cooking techniques they need to create affordable, nourishing and delicious meals.

• Children & Teenagers | ENTCS runs a range of courses for children and teenagers, with the aim of not only teaching children how to cook nutritional meals – but making it fun, too.

The Team

Led by Fiona Burrell, formerly of Leith’s School of Food and Wine, classes and courses at ENTCS are taught by a dedicated team of professional and highly skilled chefs. Their many years of experience, combined with a deep love of good food, is what makes the atmosphere at the school so special.

Edinburgh New Town cookery School has been awarded a prestigious kite-mark of quality and accreditation from leading regulatory body, the Independent Cookery School Association (ICSA).

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 from day courses to Diploma’s.

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 owner Fiona Burrell and team at ENTCS with the ICSA kite-mark 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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Edinburgh New Town Cookery School LTD
7 Queen Street,
EH2 1JE.

Telephone: 0131 226 4314


Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

Celebrating 25 years if inspirational cookery courses, Ashburton in the heart of Devon is one of the UK’s top, private cookery schools.

Offering more than 40 different cookery courses, lessons are taught by professional chef tutors who have worked in some of the UK’s most prestigious kitchens. Courses are aimed at home cooks of all standards, with a Chef’s Academy for the career cooks.

Whether your aim is to take your cookery skills to the next level, to cook for family and friends, or you want to learn to cook as a professional, Ashburton has a cookery course for you. The school also offers offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation to students in historic houses in central Ashburton. For more serious cooks, the school is currently enrolling for its 20-week Professional Culinary Diploma and new 20-week Patisserie Diploma, both commencing in January.

Stella West-Harling MBE founded the cookery school in 1992 choosing Ashburton for its beautiful location and local organic food producers. She was an early pioneer of organic restaurants in the country.

Ashburton Cookery School, Devon

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