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Aficionado: A person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a subject, pastime or activity

That really sums up the team at Heritage Portfolio – Aficionados about food!

We love what we do.  Our chefs are chefs, our directors were chefs, our café managers are chefs and a vast majority of our team think we’re chefs!  It’s in our blood and it’s something that we love to share with our clients and friends.

Aficionados is a series of events that run throughout the year where we share our skills, knowledge and passion for all things food.  It could be a Champagne and canapé matching class, a hands-on salad making or baking class, a supper club or even a wreath making class… while eating good food!

We have a team of experts from every area of hospitality from chefs and bakers to event designers.  And like all professionals we surround ourselves with likeminded suppliers who we think are the best in the business.  We’ll be inviting them along to some of our Aficionados events so that they can educate, thrill, enliven a hidden passion or awaken an enthusiasm you didn’t yet know you had. Leave it to us to bring the excitement, all you have to do is arrive open to learning and having fun.

The two things that are guaranteed are that you will learn something new and you will have some fun!


See below for our upcoming foodie masterclasses

Salad & chutney masterclass at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (27th September 2018 6pm - 8pm)
It's definitely heading away from summer and marching towards autumn but that doesn't mean we have to say "cheerio" to delicious salads.  Quite the opposite! We just warm them up!  In this class we'll be teaching you how to make a spectacular salad complete with warmed ingredient options to make it feel seasonal and give it that extra kick of excitement.

*Added bonus* for this class we are also going to be creating a fantastic chutney.  We'll talk you through which ingredients work and then you can create it yourself.  Once cooked off it will rest and be perfectly ready for Christmas!  And what's more, you'll create a jar for yourself and a jar that will make the most amazing festive gift for a lucky friend!


We have you covered this Christmas.  Learn how to create a festive party like no other! at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (late November 2018)
At this class our head chefs will be passing on some of their tricks of the trade to enable you to be the perfect host this Christmas.  From delicious, on trend light bites to festive drinks, you’ll be the envy of all of your friends when you create the perfect party.  Whether it’s a lunch with a friend or a soiree for 20 we’ll give you some easy ‘go to’ tips for creating an event that they’ll never forget.  

To book your tickets, click here!


Are you a foodie or do you enjoy hosting friends and family and putting on a bit of a show? Then a membership is a great way to live your hobby or buy a foodie friend an annual membership so that they can enjoy learning about what they love.  

We are currently running an introductionary price for our new membership at £50 per person.

What’s included:

  • Advance booking of event tickets
  • Members only apron
  • Priority seating or stations at our events (where possible)
  • 15% off ticket sales for many events
  • Members only equipment available for purchase
  • Dedicated enewsletter with hints and tips from the professionals and information on upcoming events
  • Exclusive offers in all cafés by Heritage Portfolio outlets

Click here for more information or to purchase a membership.