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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Our hands on cooking courses encourage healthier eating and show people how to buy and prepare food on a low budget. Participants learn about food hygiene and food safety, and grow their confidence in the kitchen whilst sharing their enjoyment of cooking a meal in a positive social setting.

Gorgie Community Cook Club

At Community Cook Clubs everyone enjoys the opportunity to have something to eat and someone to eat with. Cyrenians provide nutritious meals whilst building community – we create new friendships that build self-esteem and reduce loneliness.

As well as eating in the groups, members are given recipes, extra ingredients and additional prepared meals to take home or to give to a friend. The clubs can hold themed events like film and games nights or talks, and an array of advice and support services are available.

You can join in the cooking or simply come along for the community meal and enjoy the chat. Community Cook Clubs can take place in any venue with space to cook and eat.

Groups can access the very low cost ingredients through FareShare, making them inexpensive to run and Cyrenians Community Cook Clubs are free to attend and open to all.

If you’d like to get more information about the service or our clubs, please get in touch.
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Tuesday Fortnightly 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Edinburgh Gorgie Salvation Army
429 - 431 Gorgie Road, Gorgie
EH11 2RT

South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 554 3900
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 13 November 2019