Passionate would-be chefs looking for a career change this year will find it at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School (ENTCS). The school trains aspiring, employable professional cooks with courses ranging between one, three and six months throughout the year.
ENTCS is set in the heart of the Scottish capital, and has gone from strength to strength since opening in 2009. The school offers a One Month Course, Three Month Beginners or Intermediate Certificate and Six Month Practical Cookery Diploma that equips students with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the food industry.
The school was founded by published author and former principal of world renowned Leith’s School of Food and Wine, Fiona Burrell, who began her career in Edinburgh and has been teaching professional cookery courses for thirty years. Burrell’s team is highly qualified, experienced and passionate about teaching life cookery as a life skill.
In August 2017, the award-winning school was announced as Cookery School of the Year at the Food Awards Scotland, held in Glasgow, beating off competition from five other Scottish cookery schools.
ENTCS continues to produce successful diploma graduates who go on to a wide range of careers in food, from chefs in restaurants, private catering companies, food stylists and writers, to simply earning a living during gap years or university breaks.