Lindsay Guidi - Home Cook School

Lindsay Guidi recently joined the What if…Girvan programme, looking to develop her social enterprise Home Cook School in the Girvan area.

Lindsay loves to cook and through Home Cook School she delivers one to one and group cooking sessions. With the support of What if…Girvan, Lindsay plans to expand her service into the area and pilot a ‘Survival Cookery Course’ for young people about to leave home.

She is also interested in developing her links with local community groups and schools, offering more demonstrations and lessons including running parent and child cooking workshops within the local primary schools which would benefit pupils, staff and parents.

Having piloted similar school projects and community demonstrations in Maybole, Minishant, and Kirkmichael, Lindsay recognises there is a want for it and is confident that the service will make a positive difference in South Carrick.

There are a number of published government statistics that indicate diet-related health issues in the area. A range of classes focussing on healthy cooking from scratch and avoiding food waste would benefit the wider community.

Lindsay commented:

I have worked in a community capacity in the area before and feel I have a handle on some of the issues it faces. The What if...Girvan project will offer me the support and guidance to help see my ideas come to fruition – I’m excited to get going!

The seed funding available through What if…Girvan, provided by the William Grant Foundation, will allow Lindsay to pay for essential start-up equipment and costs such as insurance.

The connections and specialist business support also on offer will be invaluable to helping Lindsay get her social enterprise off the ground in Girvan, helping with legal set up and marketing Home Cook School to the local community. 

Lindsay has seen great success in recent months, with her Home Cook School being listed as one of the top 10 cook schools in Scotland! You can read the full list on the Visit Scotland Website here