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    Culinary Academy

    Full-time Courses Leading To Professional Qualifications

    Culinary Academy

    Full-time Courses Leading To Professional Qualifications

    Professional Qualifications

    Established in 1986, The Edinburgh School of Food & Wine is Scotland's oldest independent and award-winning coolery school.

    Learn to cook to a professional standard on our 4 week Intensive Certificate in Professional Cookery or become a fully qualified Chef in just 6 months on our comprehensive Diploma in Food & Wine. You can even specialise as a Pastry Chef on our Diploma in Professional Patisserie. Residential options are available and affordable course finance is also available.

    The school is fully accredited by ICSA and we are working toward full SQA accreditation as well. We work with a range of business partners and organisations to provide you with the best experience. In February 2013 we became a Zero waste to landfill organisation.

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    Short Courses

    For those leaving school or attending university, as well as those looking to learn a broad range of essential recipes, tips and techniques.


    Foundation in Practical Cookery

    Offers students the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of ingredients, cooking techniques and a range of recipes.

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    Diploma in Food and Wine

    Our 6-month, flagship course equips students with valuable qualifications in cookery, wine, food hygiene and business.

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    Diploma in Professional Patisserie

    Open to students of all ages and abilities, from aspiring chefs to those who simply have a passion for pastry.

    We help aspiring chefs to achieve qualifications
    and the right skills for a successful career

    Contact us at or +44 (0)131 333 5001

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