Courses for Cooks is owned and run by Jenny Thomson. A cook and chef for over 20 years, Jenny trained at the Leiths School of Food and Wine, London. She  worked as a private cook in Scotland, France, Canada and the United States before coming back to Scotland to work as a chef in St Andrews. Jenny is passionate about good, seasonal home cooking produced with the minimum of fuss and maximum flavour using the fresh bountiful produce of Scotland.

All of the courses are held in Jenny’s kitchen and are designed to be fun, informative and inspiring whether you are a beginner or competent cook, male or female. Courses are held over either a half or full day for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people at any one time. With a mixture of demonstrations and practical cooking, there are plenty of breaks for tasting and a light lunch. Attendees will usually cook a three course meal with accompaniments so there is plenty to take home to share with friends and family.

All ingredients, utensils, aprons and recipe sheets are provided and courses can be tailor made to specific days and requirements. Gift certificates are available.

Courses for Cooks is based at Old Perth Road, Cowdenbeath. You can get in touch on 01383 512025 or by email to