Leiths School of Food and Wine

Leiths School of Food and Wine

Description

Welcome to Leiths School of Food and Wine, where we teach classic and creative cookery in a professional but informal atmosphere.Leiths excels on both the theoretical and the practical sides of cookery, benefiting from over 30 years’ experience, whilst remaining fully abreast of contemporary techniques, styles and methodsStudents leave Leiths with all the essential skills and confidence necessary to be a success. A leading London cookery school for professional and amateur cooks.

Top courses

  • Course
  • London
  • 10 Weeks

...Seared rib eye steak with rosemary cubed roast potatoes and chimichurri; Asian steamed sea bass with garlic, ginger and soy; Charred broccoli with chilli... Learn about: Cooking Classes, Food Preparation... More


£ 480
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Food and Wine course in London
Leiths School of Food and Wine
  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 3 Months

...suitable for experienced cooks without formal training who wish to learn classical methods and modern styles. The cookery course is full... Learn about: Kitchen Skills, Food Preparation, Professional Cookery... More


£ 7,500
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  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 6 Months

...such as Doc Martens, must be worn in the kitchens. Exams: Students will be continually assessed during the practical sessions . They must also pass... Learn about: Food Service, Professional Cookery... More


£ 13,030
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Key Cooking Skills Course - Blue in London
Leiths School of Food and Wine
  • Course
  • London
  • 1 Week

...cooking and entertaining at home. Beginners courses are designed for home cooks who want to learn practical skills to give them confidence in the kitchen... Learn about: Food Preparation, Kitchen Skills... More


£ 745
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Key Cooking Skills Course - White in London
Leiths School of Food and Wine
  • Course
  • London
  • 1 Week

...home cooks who want to learn practical skills and gain confidence in the kitchen. This cookery course is designed for home cooks who want to learn practical... Learn about: Food Service, Kitchen Skills, How to Cook... More


£ 745
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Intermediate Course - White in London
Leiths School of Food and Wine
  • Course
  • London
  • 1 Week

...develop their skills and extend their repertoire of dish and learn to cook in a more organised and precise way. These classes are more practical... Learn about: Professional Cookery, Kitchen Skills... More


£ 760
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Cooking course in London
Leiths School of Food and Wine
  • Course
  • London
  • 1 Week

...skills and techniques covered include boning chickens, cooking offal, reduction sauces, shellfish preparation and cooking, soufflés, ice creams and pasta making... Learn about: Cooking Classes, Food Preparation... More


£ 760
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Intermediate Cooking Course in London
Leiths School of Food and Wine
  • Course
  • London
  • 2 Weeks

...This 2 week course combines the white and blue 1 week courses. In both courses we introduce skills and techniques with a greater degree of difficulty... Learn about: How to Cook... More


£ 1,490
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  • Course
  • London
  • 9 Months

...Students attend daily demonstrations and practical classes, they also study menu planning, budgeting and wine appreciation. The final project... Learn about: Professional Cookery, Kitchen Skills... More


£ 18,465
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  • Course
  • Inhouse in London
  • 3 Months

...Students will become proficient in family and party cooking, learn to understand recipes, plan time efficiently and cook with relaxed confidence. Leiths... Learn about: Professional Cookery, Kitchen Skills... More


£ 6,500
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Teachers and trainers (3)

Claire Macdonald
Claire Macdonald
Principal

Claire Macdonald is a graduate of Leiths School of Food and Wine. Claire worked at various restaurants before returning to Leiths to teach. She taught at the School for eight years before becoming Principal in 2007. Claire is responsible for the day to day administration in the kitchen and for the welfare of the students

Marise Maddison
Marise Maddison
Teacher at Cordon Vert

Home cooking has played a huge part in Marise’s love affair with food – from cooking with her parents, to her ‘baking from home’ business where she sold to health food shops and children’s nurseries. Marise has a background in adult training which goes hand in hand with her business experience to really add to the skills needed as a Cordon Vert tutor. These days she continues to run a flourishing catering business, which includes vegan and vegetarian cuisine as well as special diets.

Sarah Kearns
Sarah Kearns
Cookery Teacher at Cordon Vert

Sarah’s love of cooking began at a young age but after starting a diploma course with the Cordon Vert she was hooked! A huge career change followed, Sarah swapped a senior marketing position to open a café. Her experience in the catering sector continued with the opening of a restaurant which soon became a haven for those seeking veggie friendly cuisine. In the middle of 2000 Sarah decided to sell the businesses and returned to the Cordon Vert to take her finals. Sarah completed a BSc in Nutritional Medicine in spring 2009.

History

Leiths' reputation as a first-class training school for chefs attracts students of all ages from all over the world, with its dedicated teaching and friendly atmosphere. Established in 1975 by Prue Leith and Caroline Waldegrave, it is now owned jointly by Caroline Waldegrave and Christopher Bland. The Managing Director is Camilla Schneideman, the Principal is Claire Macdonald. The new premises has a purpose-built demonstration theatre, seating 40, and 4 fully-equipped teaching kitchens each accommodating 16 students there is also a restaurant kitchen to create a realistic work environment.

Advantages of studying here

Leiths’ guiding principle is to impart enthusiasm for the trade and instil a lasting love of good food and wine. This is not restricted to career cooks – many enthusiastic amateurs attend the varied programme of courses and diverse range of special events, from food and wine matching evenings to chocolate workshops and carving demonstrations.

Areas of specialisation

We have a number of courses to suit those looking for a career in the food industry. They are the Leiths Diploma in Food and Wine, the Basic Certificate and the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates. Our short courses cater for the enthusiastic home cook and those keen to learn how to cooking. They specialize in skills, techniques and cuisines at times to suit you. Classes include the Short Courses, Day and Half Day Classes, Saturday Classes, Specialist Classes, Evening Classes, and Wine, Champagne, Whisky and Beer Evening Classes.