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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


Cava tasting in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (24th May 2018)
Enjoy a delicious cava tasting in partnership with our dedicated wine specialists at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Midsummer supper at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One (21st June 2018)
Our head chef will talk you through what’s in season and will answer your foodie questions! You’ll then be treated to a delicious supper featuring produce from the garden.

Beer Tasting session at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (July 2018)
Enjoy a delicious paired beer tasting with tasty bites and a variety of lagers, ales and bitters.

Salad Masterclass at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (End September 2018)
Learn how to make delicious autumnal salads to impress your guests at home.

Christmas pudding making masterclass at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One (November 2018)
Learn from our bakers how to make a perfect festive Christmas pudding and how to ‘feed’ it.

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.