The Edinburgh School of Food & Wine (ESFW) is Scotland’s oldest independent and award-winning cookery school, established in 1986. ESFW is situated in The Coach House of the Newliston Estate, EH29 9EB.

Where we are:

  • Only 25 minutes from the city centre
  • 5 minutes from Edinburgh Airport
  • Access to all main transport routes. (M8, M9, B800)

Courses

Educational, Diploma, One Day Cookery Classes, Food & Wine Evenings, Masterclasses.

Outside Catering

The school also provides a large selection of catering services for corporate events, weddings and special occasions.

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The Edinburgh School of Food & Wine is Scotland’s oldest independent and respected cookery school, established in 1986.

Our experienced team of chef’s teach students a broad range of abilities, techniques and skills, for the complete novice to the aspiring professional.

Situated in The Coach House of the Newliston Estate, the school provides a perfect setting for our wide range of Educational Courses, One Day Cookery Classes, Food & Wine Evenings, Masterclasses, Leisure Activities and Corporate Events.

The school also provides a large selection of catering services include a regular event at Newliston Estate in Kirkliston, Dundas Castle in South Queensferry and also in residence at Bute House the home of the First Minister of Scotland.

We attend many local community events and as well as our regular road shows at John Lewis and The Gyle shopping centre in Edinburgh, so you there is always an opportunity to meet the team and get a feel for life at the school.

The school is fully accredited by the ‘British Accreditation Council’ and we are working toward full SQA accreditation as well. We work with a range of business partners and organisations to provide educational students, one-day cooking enthusiasts and event goers the best experience and knowledge while they are at the school.

We strive to adhere to all Scottish, British, European and International laws, and as such as of February 2013 we are proud to say we are a Zero waste to landfill organisation. Click here to find out more.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Certificate

Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (ESFW)

Our Intensive Certificate Course is one of our most popular courses, giving a solid introduction to the main areas of the kitchen, in addition to wine studies. ... [+]

Intensive Certificate Course 4 Weeks, Full-Time

Our Intensive Certificate Course is one of our most popular courses, giving a solid introduction to the main areas of the kitchen, in addition to wine studies.

Who is the course for?

Our Intensive Certificate Course is open to students of all ages and abilities. The Intensive Certificate can be used as a valuable gateway into the private cooking world, such as ski-lodges and chalets. In addition, the course equips students with an incredibly rewarding life skill for either school-leavers or gap-year students.

Career Opportunities

Students that have completed our Intensive Certificate Course often use their qualification as a ticket to travel the world. Whether this is a ski season in Mirabelle or a Summer on board a yacht, the Intensive Certificate Course will give you the skills and the knowledge that agencies require. As a life skill, the course will give students tips and techniques that will remain with them throughout the years, whether this is university, cooking for family or entertaining.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Full-time
4 weeks
Campus

Diploma

Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (ESFW)

The Diploma in Food & Wine is our flagship course and has broad appeal. As well as a comprehensive understanding of cooking methods and techniques, the Diploma in Foo ... [+]

Diploma in Food and Wine 6 Months, Full-Time

The Diploma in Food & Wine is our flagship course and has broad appeal. As well as a comprehensive understanding of cooking methods and techniques, the Diploma in Food & Wine equips students with valuable qualifications in wine, food hygiene and business.

Who is the course for?

Our Diploma in Food & Wine is open to students of all ages and abilities. Edinburgh School of Food & Wine accepts students from around the world including gap-year students, school-leavers, and career changers. The cross-section of students that the Diploma attracts helps create a diverse group in which the focus lies firmly on gaining an invaluable introduction to food and wine.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
August 2020
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (ESFW)

Patisserie is a culinary skill that requires a course that stands alone. It is a skill and technique based course and is designed to give you the platform required by the ... [+]

Diploma in Professional Patisserie

Patisserie is a culinary skill that requires a course that stands alone. It is a skill and technique based course and is designed to give you the platform required by the modern pastry chef.

The Diploma is intensive and at a professional level which supports all the techniques you will require to succeed. There is a current demand for the pastry chef with the catering world looking for us to train in the high standards required and set by professional cookery schools. The course is designed for a wide range of individuals, from those looking to launch a career, wishing to set up their own business, career changers and those wishing to complement their current levels. Includes your uniform, personal knife kit and all recipes.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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3 months
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Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (ESFW)

Our Foundation Diploma in Food & Wine forms a part of our flagship 6 Month Diploma and is a new addition to our educational prospectus, offering students the opportun ... [+]

Foundation in Practical Cookery 3 Months, Full-Time

Our Foundation Diploma in Food & Wine forms a part of our flagship 6 Month Diploma and is a new addition to our educational prospectus, offering students the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of ingredients, cooking techniques and a range of recipes. In addition, the Foundation Diploma in Food & Wine equips students with valuable qualifications in food hygiene.

Who is the course for?

The Foundation Diploma is open to all ages and abilities. Edinburgh School of Food & Wine accepts students from around the world including gap-year students, school-leavers, and career changers. The Foundation Diploma offers a wonderful insight into the world of food and gives students a valuable life skill, as well as a good base knowledge to pursue a career in the food and drink sector.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
August 2020
Full-time
3 months
Campus