News from Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

Game for a Change

August sees the start of grouse shooting which heralds a series of wild game seasons from now until February that will give us a more varied selection of meats to set our culinary juices running.

Not only are grouse, venison, hare, partridge and pheasant tasty cuts, but they have the added advantage that they are low in cholesterol and saturated fats, making them a healthier option.  The wild game seasons are short, resulting in a glut which can make these meats a reasonable price.

Mixing cuisine with culture during the Edinburgh Festival

When the Festivals arrive in August the city turns upside-down, as tourists from all over the globe descend on Edinburgh for the largest arts festival in the world. It is a force of nature, passing through every corner of the city, and at ENTCS we get to be right in the middle of it. Literally!

Autumn Courses 2015

Summer has finally arrived and I am sure that, like me, everyone is enjoying the warmer weather and loving the long, light evenings when there’s no better time to be out and about in the sunshine.

However, my thoughts are already some months ahead with the launch of our autumn programme which is an exciting mix of professional and leisure courses.  Each year, as autumn approaches, we see people starting to think about learning new skills or even considering changing their career, and learning to cook, at whatever level, can be a life-changing experience.

One Month Certificate Course

Leaving school is an exciting time for young people.  I know many who have their heart set on university and a few years studying and enjoying student life.  For others, it is the chance to start a dream career.

Given the constraints on student loans (and parents’ wallets!), earning money through holidays or while studying is essential.  And finding summer employment easily can be helped by having a marketable skill up your sleeve.  As big group holidays become more and more popular, being a cook is a terrific way to secure a summer job – and often one in a glamorous location!

A Student's View from the Kitchen at ENTCS - Part 2

Sally Gardner recently completed the Three Month Intermediate/Advanced Course at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School which she passed with Distinction. We wish Sally well at the start of her new career and present the second half of her blog - A Student's View from the Kitchen at ENTCS.

Part 2: Reflections on the Final Half Term

By Sally Gardner (April 2015)