Jenny Haigh

Jenny Haigh

Jenny Haigh attended our Six-Month Diploma Course in 2014. Since she graduated, Jenny has been working as a freelance chef. She is very busy and always travelling but she managed to find time to answer some questions about her time at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

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Rukmini Iyer, MasterChef contestant 2013

Rukmini Iyer, MasterChef contestant 2013

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

Whilst working as a trainee solicitor, she realised cooking was her real passion & decided to change to do what she loved.

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Michelle Logan

Michelle Logan, one-time ski instructor, now a 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 us as a teacher. She runs her own business Umami Spice Girl selling street food around Edinburgh.

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Michelle Logan

Lucy Harding

Lucy Harding attended our Six Month Practical Cookery Diploma in September 2013. She’s been very busy since she left us and has formed a fascinating and exciting career. We asked Lucy to tell us why she decided to leave university and start a career in food and where this decision has taken her.

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Lucy Harding
Hannah Innes

Hannah Innes

Hannah Innes completed the Six Month Diploma 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.

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Pippa Denton

Pippa Denton

Pippa Denton was a student on our One Month Practical Cookery Certificate Course in May 2012. She wanted to be able to earn money in her university holidays but it led to her deciding that cooking is what she wanted to do full time and she is now working in a game lodge in Zambia.

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Isla Cruickshank

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.

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Isla Cruickshank

Roly Simpson

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.

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Roly Simpson
Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

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.

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Maria Lima

Maria Lima

Maria Lima, from Portugal, took the Six Month Practical Cookery Diploma in April 2015. She worked in Edinburgh for over a year before returning to Portugal. Her career is going from strength to strength. Maria told us why she chose the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School.

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Leila Van Nieuwenhuyse

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.

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Leila Van Nieuwenhuyse

Kelley Terlip

Kelley Terlip came from the United States of America to attend our Three Month Beginners Certificate Course in September 2012. Since she left us she has been very busy building a successful career in food. We asked Kelley to tell us about her time at ENTCS and what she has done since.

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Kelley Terlip
Emma Louise McGettrick

Emma Louise McGettrick

Emma Louise McGettrick attended the Six Month Practical Cookery Diploma in September 2012. Since then she worked in an Edinburgh restaurant as their baker and then moved to a position with Edinburgh Chef Mark Greenaway. Emma Louise recently moved to London and is now working for chef Robin Gill.

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Daisy Neale

Daisy Neale

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.

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Daniela Gattegno

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

She realised that she just wasn’t happy with her job. A bold and brave decision, Daniela left her research job to pursue her passion.

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Chloe Savage

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.

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