Welcome to the Larder Cook School




Welcome, come and join us change lives through food; whether you want to work with food, or just learn how to cook and eat it.
We opened our bespoke cook school at The Larder in October 2014 and now deliver a range of cookery activities for adults, children and corporate customers. If you want to cook then you have come to the right place, browse our website, book your classes, dining event or party online today.
Business customers can book our range of team building exercises and events; learn how we can help you reward your business successes, whether with staff or customers incentives and prizes.
Schools and communities can book the use of our cook school or we can come to you with our back pack cook school. Working in partnership with schools, Skills and Employability courses are delivered across our venues through our Training Academy.
No matter what age or where you are if you want to cook we can help you.

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We endeavour to change lives through food.

Registered as a Charity and Company Ltd by guarantee under the name of The Larder West Lothian, we aim to relieve poverty and re-engage individuals and communities with food.
We have a passion for food and cooking and want to see an end to food poverty in West Lothian and beyond.

We also believe that everyone has the right to reach their full potential and recognise that some people need a bit more time and support to do that; food is a great tool to help achieve change in your life.

We operate The Larder Cook School as a social enterprise. This means that we run as a business but all profits made are re-invested into our training and employability programmes; helping the most disadvantaged young people move in to work in the hospitality sector. Download Training Academy details here.

We seek to ensure that people are treated equitably, regardless of age, disability, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation or personal circumstances.