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    Learn to Cook with Us

    Whether you want to enhance your career, improve your home cooking skills, or just impress your friends, we have the course for you...


    Established in 1986, The Edinburgh School of Food & Wine (ESFW) is Scotland's oldest independent, award winning cookery school.

    We welcome all levels of ability, from novice to aspiring professional.

    Our experienced team of chefs will teach you the skills and techniques that will enable you to be prepared to 'fix' the situation.

    We offer internationally acclaimed full-time diploma courses as well as one-day basic and master classes and our highly popular food & wine evenings including Champagne Whisky tasting events.

    The school is full accredited by ICSA and we are working towards full SQA accreditation.

    The Edinburgh School of Food & Wine
    The Coach House
    Newliston Estate
    Edinburgh EH29 9EB | 0131 333 5001

    portrait of Ian Pirrie
    Ian PirrieOwner
    Ian took over the running of ESFW in 2008, after a successful career in the finance sector. He brings extensive knowledge of business, education of the food and wine industry. Ian regularly consults on the issues facing the industry today.
    Ash MacmillanHead 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 BroncelOperations 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.

    We teach new skills and techniques & Let's have
    some fun while we learn together.