The Good Food Apprenticeship is Edinburgh Food Social’s flagship project, offering those on special timetables and school leavers an incredible programme of seasonal food inspiration; farm visits, practical cookery skills, chef masterclasses and work placements.
After 3 months of foundation skills with Steve and the EFS team, each student chooses 4 local businesses to experience the world of work including restaurants, events companies, bakers and cafes. These businesses have been hand-picked by the team at Edinburgh Food Social as they represent the highest standards of food production, sourcing and care for their teams.
The final 3 months of the apprenticeship sees each student choose the business that they feel most aligned with, working towards full time employment.
The Good Food Apprenticeship is an invaluable tool in teaching young people about local, sustainable food and the results that we have seen from our initial projects have been wonderful, taking young people with complex back stories and giving them the confidence and practical skills to succeed in the food industry.