Case Studies

Daisy Neale attended our Six Month Practical Cookery Diploma Course in September 2011, a year after she left school. Since then she has been hard at work, which has taken her throughout the UK and to Europe. We asked Daisy to tell us what she has been up to so far and this is what she had to say.

Where did your passion for food start

My passion for food stemmed from my mother who is an

Peter Simpson attended the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School in September 2015 when he took the Six Month Practical Cookery Diploma. Peter owns and runs the Pennan Inn in Pennan, Aberdeenshire.This is what he said about his time at the cookery school and since he has left.

Where did your passion for food start?

My passion for food probably started on my first trip to Thailand. I was in my

Isla Cruickshank attended the Three Month Beginners Certificate at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School in September 2012. Since then she has used her qualification to find work during gap years and university holidays. We asked Isla to talk to us about herself, her training and what she has been doing since she left us.

What encouraged you to undertake a cookery course?

I grew up on a

Leila took our 6 Month Diploma Course and graduated in March 2014. Since leaving Leila has worked with various catering companies and is now based in Norfolk where she is freelancing for catering companies and cooking for her own private clients.

We asked Leila to talk about the time she spent with us at ENTCS and where her training has led her up to now.

“My passion for food started at a very young age. My mother

Roly had a 12 year career in estate agency prior to coming to Edinburgh New Town Cookery School to undertake our 6 Month Diploma Course.

He completed the course in early September 2016 and has been working in a central Edinburgh cafe since then. He has recently set up his own supper club and bespoke catering business called Toasted Radish and can be hired to