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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

Midsummer supper with the chef at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One (21st June 2018)
An fun and interactive 3-course supper with our head chef who will talk you through what’s in season and what produce you can use from your own garden and how best to use it. You'll challenge your palate and even help make your own dishes.

Summer salad making masterclass at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One (19th July 2018) - SOLD OUT
Following on from our sold out spring salad masterclass, we invite you to learn how to make a summer salad that will combine interesting flavours, offer options to include your favourite ingredients and even match summer fruits to give an edge to your dish.

Salad & chutney masterclass at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (End September 2018)
We're prepping for Christmas and learning how to make a delicious warm salad!  You'll learn how to combine our much loved salad flavours with warmed ingredients to make the perfect autumnal dish.  We'll also be creating a chutney which when has been left to rest will be perfect for Chistmas!

Christmas cocktail masterclass at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One (November 2018)
Learn from our company mixologist how to make a perfect festive Christmas cocktails to impress your guests over the festive period.

Wreath-making class with Planet Flowers at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Our trusted supplier, Planet Flowers, will teach you how to make the perfect Christmas wreath, which you can take home and hang proudly on your door.

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.