Life Skills Cookery Courses
Leiths Confident Cookery
An immersive and modern cookery course for travel, work and independent life.
A flexible and modern cookery course designed to turn students into confident cooks. Our ‘confident cookery’ series is designed for students who want to learn a wide range of ‘go to’ recipes and menus for a lifetime of cooking, part time work, gap year travel and Duke of Edinburgh Skills.
This bespoke suite of courses has been designed around menus rather than skills, and the course is taught through a broad range of menus for different customers and occasions. The lessons are designed to build confidence in preparing and cooking a wide range of recipes – students master recipes from the everyday to special occasions; from breakfasts and casual brunches to afternoon tea, sharing plates and celebratory dinners.
Leiths Confident Cookery 30 and 40 week courses can be delivered in a variety of ways. They require the equivalent of a single demonstration lesson and a double practical lesson each week, but delivery can be tailored to suit your individual requirements. Leiths teachers will visit regularly to support staff and students alike and the Academy team are on hand to provide general support and guidance. Each menu is tasted, marked and photographed and evidence is collated via our interactive online portal. The course culminates in a graded final practical assessment where students cook a given menu for a visiting Leiths teacher. It also includes a Level 2 online food hygiene and allergens assessment – invaluable for future employment.
Our Introduction to Confident Cookery course has been designed for commercial delivery on evenings, weekends and during school holidays. It can be offered in a variety of ways from an intensive 5-day course, perfect for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential, to a relaxed general interest course at evenings or weekends. Suitable for students of all ages, this course does not include support visits or formal assessments.
Example dishes include duck breasts with teriyaki and plum sauce, pulled chicken and red pepper fajitas and Prosecco peaches with honey mascarpone.
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