News from Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

Easy Entertaining

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy throwing dinner parties for your friends and family. It’s a great way to spend time together in relaxed surroundings.  However, I’m sure most hosts will agree that with the joy of entertaining comes a certain element of pressure. Of course your loved ones wouldn’t dare criticise or complain, but you always want to make sure everything is just right.

ENTCS aiming for the top of the class!

When opening a cook school in Edinburgh, I always felt that we were combining the best location with the finest teaching, so to see this recognised in the Food and Travel Magazine awards is terrific.  Food and Travel is a lovely glossy magazine that focuses on most people’s two favourite things and is packed with good writing and interesting features as well as the inevitable wonderful photography.

Summer Strawberries

We all think of strawberries and cream at this time of year.  Not only are the strawberries in season, of course, but they are also very much part of Wimbledon fever. This year the strawberries are better than ever. My Grandmother always served strawberries with a twist of black pepper which really brings out their flavour and reminds me of her summer kitchen.  It got me to thinking about adding black pepper to shortbread and pairing with strawberries.

Cookery to conveyor belt – everyone’s a winner

It’s far from all work and no play within our walls. In fact, we actively encourage people to have fun while they work – particularly companies who come to us for teambuilding ideas with a difference. One financial services firm that visited us was looking for something that everyone could participate in, that had an element of competitiveness and that delivered outcomes – as you might expect from a firm concerned with the bottom line!

Kitchen novice to employable cook in a month!

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.