THE SCHOOL

Since opening its doors in December 2009, the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School has been teaching classic and creative cookery in a professional but informal atmosphere.

Situated in the heart of the Scottish Capital’s city centre, Edinburgh New Town Cookery School offers courses, designed to put every student on the right path to becoming a successful cook.

The diverse range of courses offer something for every level of ability, from chefs to homemakers and students to food enthusiasts. A practical, professional approach will give students the skills to cook with confidence and develop the essential skills necessary to be a success in the culinary world.

The school spans five floors and offers panoramic views across the Firth of Forth. The venue has been renovated to provide a fully equipped teaching kitchen alongside a demonstration theatre, with capacity for 50 and a function room, which presents the ideal dining setting for corporate entertainment or team building. The building is also suitable for PR events and product launches. The range of facilities on offer allows the school to host a broad spectrum of cookery courses and activities.

Our teachers and staff are highly qualified and bring many years of experience to the school.

“Fiona Burrell was a brilliant teacher at Leith’s with a flock of ex-students now successfully working in the restaurant and catering worlds. She’s good fun too, and her own Edinburgh New Town Cookery School has a great atmosphere, part dedication to technique, part love of good food.”

Prue Leith


“Fiona Burrell was my main teacher when I did the year long diploma course at Leith’s School of Food and Wine. I wouldn’t be the cook I am without having been taught by her. The time under her tutelage left a lasting impression on me and had far reaching results. It was also one of the happiest and richest periods of my life.”

Diana Henry,
award winning food writer with The Sunday Telegraph
and writer of many brilliant cookbooks.

Pasta making

MEET THE TEAM

Fiona Burrell


FIONA BURRELL
PRINCIPAL

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Annette Sprague


ANNETTE SPRAGUE
Vice Principal

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Colette Sheridan


COLETTE SHERIDAN
SENIOR TEACHER

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SUSIE HENDERSON
Teacher & Buyer

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SUE MCCRACKEN
TEACHER & Supply chain management

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Joanne Ballingal


JOANNE BALLINGALL
TEACHER AND CHEF

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Dawn Allison


DAWN ALLISON
teaching assistant

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KERI PALLISTER
Teaching assistant
AND RECEPTION

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HILLARY WRIGHT
REGISTRAR

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Nicky Buchanan


NICKY BUCHANAN
RECEPTION

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