Social Enterprise Cook School Launches Crowdfunding Campaign


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The Larder Cook School in West Lothian is a social enterprise that trains young people for a career in the food business. Recently, the school has launched a crowdfunder to help it teach another 80 students a year.

The crowdfunder aims to raise £20,000 to help fund a second training kitchen, costing a total of £75,000, at its head office in Brucefield Industrial Estate.

Founded by former community development manager Angela Moohan, she says that The Larder Cook School's key focus is ensuring every young person gets the chance to enjoy a positive education experience in a setting that meets their learning needs through cooking, which helps them to build confidence and learn new skills.

The crowdfunder seeks to accommodate the training of 80 more young people a year, provide more SQA qualifications and employ two new staff.

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