Explore Leiths Diploma Open House – 5th June 2024


Sophie Wyburd

Food Writer & Presenter

London, United Kingdom


Graduate of:
Leiths Three Term Diploma in Food and Wine


Sophie is a freelance recipe writer, supper club host, podcaster and content creator, with a focus on simple comfort food. She formerly headed up the food team at Mob, developing recipes for a large social media audience, and now does the same on her own platforms. Sophie also hosts regular sell-out supper clubs around London, and writes for her fortnightly newsletter Feeder, as well as co-presenting the A Bit of a Mouthful and I’ll Have What She’s Having podcasts. Her debut cookbook Tucking In is coming out in June 2024.

Life before Leiths:

Sophie was working as a chef at Quo Vadis, but was really keen to segue more into recipe writing. 

What inspired you to enrol at Leiths?: 

I wanted to develop a really well rounded knowledge of the “how’s” and the “why’s” of cooking to help me become a better recipe developer. Lots of people who’s careers I admired had been to Leiths, so I knew this would be a good place for me to cut my teeth.

Life after graduation: 

I did a bit of food styling assisting on editorial and advertising shoots before launching into the world of online recipe development. I worked at Twisted and Mob for several years before launching my own ventures.

Any wise words for future grads?: 

Take advantage of all the amazing opportunities you have to do work experience in different environments to get a feel for what is right for you. It was a stint with a food stylist and a day assisting on Saturday Kitchen, secured through Leiths List, that got me really excited about cookbook production and presenting work, and gave me connections to help launch into those spaces.

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