Edinburgh Food Social makes local food more accessible by working with schools and communities to develop practical cookery skills as well as an understanding of where our food comes from.

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Edinburgh Food Social

Edinburgh Food Social

Since 2015, we have shared our passion for local, sustainable and seasonal food through hands-on cookery classes, workshops, school projects and community meals, affecting well over 1000 people living in the top 10% of Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

We believe that everyone in Scotland deserves to have access to the great produce we have on our doorstep and the means to cook with it if they want to.

Our social enterprise is supported by our cookery classes, dinners and events as well as profits from our range of small-batch gins.

Our goals are to:

  • Enhance lives and improve health through learning about food.
  • Build confidence by giving people the skills and resources to provide for themselves and their families.
  • Provide safe places for community meals and food events.
  • Nourish people by providing easier access to sources of good food.
  • Inspire young people and offer a supported and respected career path into the hospitality industry.
  • Create a food culture that supports the people who live in Scotland.

We are also reliant on funding, donations and volunteers so please support us in any way you feel able.

Cookery Classes
& Events


A great way of supporting our social enterprise
is to have us cater for you.

Spring Gin

Made using hand-foraged, seasonal botanicals meaning that each edition is unique and as nature intended.