Edinburgh Food Social was set up as a social enterprise by a local restaurateur who wanted to bring the benefits of using local food into schools and communities across the capital.
Eleanor Cunningham, owner of the Edinburgh Larder, wanted to make healthy, local food more accessible by developing knowledge and cooking skills through a series of workshops and courses in the heart of local communities.
To do this, a £10k Kickstarter campaign was launched to enable EFS to purchase a food truck, fully equipped to host lessons which showcase what can be done with local food, all year round.
They hope to inspire children to cook with local produce and become involved in planning the menus in their schools – as well as helping people of all ages and backgrounds develop their cooking skills and create nutritionally balanced meals using local, seasonal food.
Eleanor Cunningham, owner of the Larder and founder of Edinburgh Food Social says using local produce “means there’s a real connection between the supplier and the food we serve. The producers in Scotland work incredibly hard to develop really fantastic ingredients which are at the core of everything we cook – we’d like more people to have the opportunity to use these ingredients.”
Edinburgh Food Social now run a monthly affordable food and craft market at the Biscuit Factory, which has been running since November 2016. The market offers local food producers and vendors the opportunity to exhibit their produce in a busy marketplace, with an average of over 4,000 visitors to try and tempt.
Anyone interested in taking up a stall should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact:
The Edinburgh Larder Cafe & Go Takeaway
15 Blackfriars Street
Cafe: 0131 556 6922
Takeaway: 0131 556 2350