Book Your Place at Leiths Diploma Open House – 12th March

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Welcome to Leiths

Industry respected cookery school, offering professional diplomas, short courses, home cook classes and cookery education for 10+ years in schools and the community.

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An Introduction to Patisserie

Gain a thorough skillset in the fundamentals of patisserie on this 6 week course

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Discover Ottolenghi Test Kitchen with Verena Lochmuller

Development Chef Verena Lochmuller will teach you the flavours and textures Ottolenghi dishes are renowned for

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The Sri Lankan Kitchen with Hoppers and Karan Gokani

Experience Sri Lankan cuisine from the founder of the iconic London restaurant Hoppers

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Regional Indian Cookery with Atul Kochhar

Experience the regional cooking of India with Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar

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Key Cooking Skills - Part 2 (1 Week)

Gain a varied range of fundamental skills in cookery on this weeklong, full-time cooking course

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Intermediate Cooking Skills - Part 2 (1 Week)

Further develop your home-cooking on this weeklong skills class at Leiths for confident cooks

Choose Learning to Suit You

For anyone with career aspirations in food, our professional courses provide all the skills you need for success, with fulltime and parttime short course options, available in-person or online.  

Our home cook courses and classes cover every level, including teens, beginners, intermediate and advanced. From one evening to three months, in school or online, there is an option for everyone.  

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Explore the World of Leiths

Discover learning options at our London cookery school and online, explore our recruitment agency Leiths List, review our private and corporate event packages, or learn about our Academy cookery tuition scheme in schools for pupils aged 10-18 years.


Leiths School of Food and Wine

In London, the Leiths school is the beating heart of Leiths where professional students and home cooks alike come to discover their culinary potential. 


Leiths Online

Leiths Online Cookery School enables learning in any kitchen around the world. It’s practically like coming to the school, with one-to-one mentoring, virtual cohorts and Leiths teachers.  


Leiths Academy

Leiths Academy provides cookery education for pupils aged 10 to 18 for delivery at school, home or in the community, with or without cookery rooms or trained cookery teachers, via online learning.  


Leiths List Recruitment

Leiths List is our very own in-house recruitment agency and careers service. Its objective is simple: to place cooks in work. If you want to hire a cook or find a job, turn to Leiths List.  

Private Hire, Events, Bespoke Events, Corporates & Filming

From team building, special occasion events and parties, to private hire, corporate activity, food sector business training and filming needs with hire of our studio or kitchens. We provide both bespoke and ready-made experiences 


Shop Products & Gifts

Shop our range of vouchers, gift packages and Leiths merchandise and give the gift of cooking. 

About Us

At Leiths, our teaching combines classical culinary training with modern, progressive techniques following a continuously evolving curriculum that reflects the changing tastes and trends in industry.

Leiths is where professionals in the making, home cooks and young people discover their culinary potential, through Leiths expert teachers across the London school, online learning and teaching in UK secondary schools and communities.  

Blog & How-To

For all the skills how-tos, recipes, news and cookery tips you will ever need.. Browse our extensive library of resources to help you develop as a cook at home.  


Ching He Huang’s Everything Chop Suey

This is the epitome of chop suey – everything that you need for a refrigerator clear out! The combination of chicken, prawns and bacon make this a moreish delight, and you could throw in cooked egg noodles at the end, before seasoning with oyster sauce, for the ultimate finale. Add whatever fresh ingredients you have and it will be a winner.

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Leiths Diploma Open House

Discover Leiths Diploma in Food & Wine. Book your place to find out about our teaching, our bespoke work experience, careers service, speak to current students, see the facilities and get a taste for life at Leiths.

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Alumni Stories: Sandy Jarvis and Bavette

Leiths graduate Sandy Jarvis (ex Culpeper, Terroirs, Racine) and his sommelier husband Clément Cousin (Brawn, the Buxton) open their neighbourhood bistro Bavette in Horsforth, Leeds in February 2024. Here, Sandy tells us how an encounter with fellow Leiths alumnus Henry Harris decided the course of his career.

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“Everybody looks up to Leiths to produce the best graduates.”

– Yotam Ottolenghi

“If ever anybody comes to me for a job and I hear they’ve trained at Leiths, I want them.”

– Rick Stein

“Whether you want to learn how to make artisan pasta, learn the art of Malaysian street food or how to bring Persian recipes to life – this is your place.”
– The Evening Standard

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