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    Culinary Academy

    Professional Cookery Courses at ESFW



    Our Foundation in Professional Cookery (6 weeks) and Diploma in Professional Cookery (12 weeks) offer students a comprehensive understanding of cooking methods and techniques, as well as valuable qualifications in food hygiene.

    Since our establishment in 1986, Edinburgh School of Food & Wine has created and nurtured strong relationship with industry professionals in the UK and around the world. We work closely with each student to create the right opportunity for the individual.

    Edinburgh School of Food & Wine alumni have gone on to pursue a range of careers in the professional world. These have included professional chefs, private cooks, caterers and food writers.

    Who are these courses suitable for?

    • Aspiring private chefs
    • Ski & yacht seasons
    • Career changers
    • School leavers
    • Gap years

    Skills you will learn on the Foundation in Professional Cookery;

    • Elementary Health & Hygiene
    • Knife skills
    • Basic and enriched doughs
    • Pastry (short & sweet)
    • Soups, stocks & sauces
    • Preparing and cooking fish
    • Meat cookery
    • 'Free from' cooking
    • Set desserts
    • World cuisines
    • Breakfast dishes
    • Supplier & farm visits
    • Menu planning
    • Dish presentation
    • CV building workshop

    Additional skills you will take from the Diploma in Professional Cookery

    • Advanced bread
    • Fresh pasta
    • Enriched doughs
    • Advanced pastry
    • Sauces & emulsions
    • Advanced fish preparation
    • Basic butchery
    • Modern technique
    • Frozen desserts
    • Guest chef demonstrations
    • Supplier & farm visits
    • Health & nutrition info
    • Work placement

    Why choose us?

    • Expert tuition by experienced chefs
    • A modular structure to help you find the right course(s) to fit your experience and budget
    • Excellent career prospects

    Certificates & Qualifications

    Edinburgh School of Food & Wine is fully accredited by ICSA and is continuously assessed and reviewed to ensure that we are reaching the standards that they set.

    Upon successful completion each student will receive:

    • Edinburgh School of Food & Wine Foundation in Professional Cookery / Diploma in Professional Cookery Certificate

    • REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate

    • Complete Portfolio of Work & Study




    Training:  Full time | Monday to Friday
    Hours: 30 hours a week
    Time: 10.00 am - 4 pm
    Duration: 6 weeks / 12 weeks


    Professional Cookery Courses at ESFW

    Foundation in Professional Cookery

    Foundation in Professional Cookery

    Our Foundation in Professional Cookery is perfect for those wishing to gain an entry-level qualification into the food business. Whether you are following a lifelong passion, aspiring to a job as a chef either in the UK or abroad or simply wish to gain an invaluable life skill, this course will give you the skills and training that you need.

    Course Date 21/08/2023 10:00 am
    Course End Date 29/09/2023 4:00 pm
    Individual Price £2,600.00

    Diploma in Professional Cookery

    Diploma in Professional Cookery

    Our Diploma in Professional Cookery is a great course either for those looking to work in a professional food environment such as a cafe, kitchen or catering business as well as an invaluable skill to use to earn money whilst travelling. The course goes into more depth than our Foundation Diploma, exploring each subject further as well as allowing for a greater deal of creativity and expression through food.

    Course Date 21/08/2023 10:00 am
    Course End Date 10/11/2023 4:00 pm
    Individual Price £5,995.00