Leading UK cook school, Edinburgh New Town Cookery School (ENTCS), has launched its autumn programme of professional and leisure courses. Offering everything from a short Easy Entertaining course on a Saturday for time-stretched home cooks, to the Six Month Practical Cookery Diploma which will lead to a career in cookery, ENTCS brings the finest teaching standards to all students.
The cook school has seen many of its graduates join kitchens such as the Fat Duck at Bray, Ottolenghi and Chez Roux and learning to cook, at whatever level, brings a life change.
Within the Six Month Diploma, the first three months' training results in a Beginners' Certificate, which is also a qualification in itself for those who want a fast track into a professional cookery career – these both begin on 21 September. For the more leisurely cook or for those who just want to hone their skills, ENTCS has a One Week Intermediate Course from 7- 11 September.
Additional courses aimed at learning a new skill to take home, include: a series of Beginners' Evening Classes; Japanese, Vietnamese and French cooking; and those which bring a particular skill such as Gluten Free Cooking, Patisserie or Knife Skills & Cookery Techniques.
Principal, Fiona Burrell, comments: “Whether students want to learn knife skills or life skills, our courses bring the highest standard of teaching and can either lead to careers in some of the UK's top kitchens, or just bring a professional approach to your home cooking. We have a passion for food and a passion for teaching, and mixing them together makes for inspiring training.
“We bring a unique approach to our professional courses and offer a high pupil / teacher ratio, plus an approach that uses the best quality ingredients and top of the range equipment.”
ENTCS was founded by Fiona Burrell, formerly Principal of Leiths School of Food and Wine. She began her career in Edinburgh and has been teaching professional cookery courses for thirty years.
Fiona is 'hands-on' and is ably supported by a highly-motivated team. With enormous experience, she has a very clear vision of what the students need to learn and the best way to teach it.