Cooking Skills Courses

Our purpose-built community kitchen is home to a number of courses to help break down the barriers around creating good quality, nutritious meals.

At our community cook school, based on Jane Street in Leith, we are acutely aware of the power of food; from the nutritious elements of a balanced diet, to the joy and love shared over a hand-crafted meal. 

Our food education courses help take the mystery out of meal prepping, planning and budgeting, helping create lifelong skills and friends too. 

Food Preparation and Budgeting Skills – 6 weeks

We are currently running a 6-week course with reduced numbers (4 in each class) to aid social distancing. It is still a the great ‘foundation’ class for the cooking-beginner. It’s free to attend for those referred using the form below. In this class we’ll help to; 

  • Support healthier food choices
  • Increase skills and confidence buying ingredients on a limited budget
  • Increase confidence cooking from scratch
  • Build independent living skills
  • Understand food hygiene and safety
  • Learn essential food preparation and cooking techniques

Our 6 week course is a 3 hour class delivered 4 times a week, participants come once a week and choose the day they wish to attend. The next block of 6 weeks will start in September. For the most up-to-date course details visit our community events calendar. 

Alongside our free skills building courses we offer additional training through our Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) accredited courses. Whether you’re an individual looking to gain the right skills and qualifications to move into a professional role, or an organisation who would like to run their own cooking programmes we have the right course for you. 

View all

Services