Peter Gayford attended the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School (ENTCS) for the Three-Month Beginners Certificate Course between September and December 2020. Since leaving, Pete has set up a successful catering business FieldFireFork where he uses amazing Scottish produce and a very special barbecue.
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.
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
Nigel Stewart attended our Three Month Intermediate Certificate Course in January 2014. Since graduating from the course Nigel has been busy as a freelance private chef based mainly in Suffolk and Essex but also travelling further afield to cook for clients. We asked Nigel some questions about his decision to change his career and how he has found life and work since he left ENTCS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.