Edinburgh New Town Cookery School celebrates ten years with ten new courses


Trainer of professional chefs, Edinburgh New Town Cookery School is marking ten years in business with the launch of ten new courses.

Since opening, the School has run over 2,500 courses, teaching more than 12,000 professionals, beginners and keen amateurs to cook who between them they have enough cracked eggs to make sufficient mayonnaise to paint the White House 32 times.

The new courses, which include: a Middle East Workshop; evening Techniques Tuesdays teaching core skills such a how to cook the perfect steak; demonstrations; supper clubs and Fringe events, will add new flavour to the already popular calendar of courses at the School.

With students who have appeared on Masterchef, opened their own restaurants, written best-selling cookery books, or worked in the food industry, ENTCS has established itself as the finest cookery school in Scotland.  It has also become renowned as a venue for high end private cookery experiences and corporate events.

Principal, Fiona Burrell, comments: “The last ten years have been hugely rewarding for us.  We have seen many successful chefs graduate from our three and six month courses, as well as helped many keen cooks find a love of the kitchen.

“To mark our birthday we are launching a series of ten events and new courses, many due to popular demand.  We hope to open the doors to our kitchen to many new cooks this year and for many more.”

ENTCS is a professional cookery school based in Edinburgh’s New Town.  The school was founded by Fiona Burrell, formerly Principal of Leith’s School of Food and Wine. She began her career in Edinburgh and has been teaching professional cookery courses for thirty years.  With courses on offer from one day tasters for amateurs, to six month professional courses, many graduates have gone on to work in some the UK’s top kitchens. 

SPRING DEMO & DINE – 12th March, 6pm – 9pm, £55
In this first of a series of four pop-up suppers for 2020, we are travelling to the Middle East to explore and taste a range of delicious recipes. On arrival there will be a welcome drink of wine, beer or a soft drink and an amuse bouche. Each of the three courses will be demonstrated and then served. Extra wine and beer will be available for sale.

THE LAUNCH OF TECHNIQUES TUESDAYS – 14th April, 6.30 – 8.30pm, £55
In a series of evening classes, we will be concentrating on cooking techniques. The first one is how to cook The Perfect Steak. We will look at different cuts of beef steak (Ribeye, Rump, Sirloin, Fillet, Bavette) and learn what to look out for when choosing a steak. We will demonstrate how best to cook each steak. Each person will cook their own sirloin steak to serve with a sauce of their choice and accompaniments. This will be served with a glass of wine. Subsequent sessions will be covering sauces, pasta making and fermentation.

We are often asked for advice on what to cook and how to prepare for a Summer buffet andin this 1 ½ hour demonstration we will show how to make the most of seasonal produce,how much can be made in advance and what needs to be done at the last minute. This will be followed by lunch in the dining room with wine.

 SUMMER DEMO & DINE –  25th June, 6pm – 9pm, £55
Another pop-up supper which will follow a different theme to the first Spring eventbut will concentrate on summer seasonal produce

We will be cooking recipes Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Iran amongst others.

SCOTTISH BAKING FESTIVAL EVENTS – 8th, 15th and 22nd August, price & timings to be confirmed
During the festival in August we want to celebrate and showcase Scottish Baking. We will bring this up to date with a demonstration of baking and preserves to be followed by afternoon tea.

AUTUMN DEMO & DINE – 10th September, 6pm – 9pm, £55
This Pop Up Supper will be based around the amazing harvest of seasonal foods available in Autumn.

WINE MATCHING DINNER WITH RICHARD BOUGLET – 22nd October, price & format to be confimed
Richard Bouglet, a director and co-founder of L’Art du Vin, will select wines to pair with our menu and will explain during the evening how best to pair wines with food.

A TASTE OF ITALY NEW WORKSHOP LAUNCH – 14th November, 9.45am – 4pm, £160
On this one day workshop ,we will be cooking dishes from different regions of Italy which will include making pasta.

WINTER DEMO & DINE – 3rd December, 6pm – 9pm, £55
In the run up to Christmas we will cook a menu that can be repeated over the Christmas holidays but there will not be a turkey in sight!

For details of professional graduates: https://entcs.co.uk/case-studies/




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