Case Studies

Hannah Innes completed the Six Month Diploma at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School in 2014.

Since then she has been working hard in the kitchens of fine dining establishments in Edinburgh to hone the skills she learnt at the Cookery School. She now runs her own business and works as a freelance chef. Here she explains how she turned her hobby into her career.

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Rukmini Iyer, former student on Three Month Intermediate Certificate Course and MasterChef contestant 2013.

Originally from Cambridgeshire, Rukmini studied English Literature at Edinburgh University and went to law school in London.  After two years working as a trainee solicitor, she realised that cooking was her real passion and decided to pursue a career doing what she loved.

Rukmini explains:


After studying Developmental Biology at Edinburgh University and gaining a Masters and an MPhil, Daniela Gattegno spent three years as a research fellow at the Veterinary School at Edinburgh University.

She realised that while the people and projects were all great, she just wasn't happy in her day to day job.  A bold and brave decision and a delve into the unknown, Daniela left her research job to pursue her passion.

With a love of cooking that grew from a young age, she

Chloe Savage enrolled in the One Month Certificate course in 2012. Since then she has travelled the world, cooking for sailing crews aboard luxury yachts.

When I decided I wanted to make a career out of cooking I knew I had to expand my cookery skills. I looked at a lot of cookery schools across the country, but my fondness for Edinburgh led me to the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School. The structure of the course, being

Michelle Logan, one time ski instructor, now full time chef, enrolled in the One Month Certificate course in May 2010 and since then has worked in shooting lodges, restaurants and as a private chef before returning to Edinburgh New Town Cookery School as a teacher. She now runs her own business Umami Spice Girl selling street food around Edinburgh from her beautiful shiny silver van. She still sells her curry kits at Stockbridge