Dive into the mind of our former student’s and her experience at Leiths Cookery School #MadeAtLeiths
Fonio is a West African ‘superfood’. It’s cultivated from two species of grass with small grains. It’s extremely nutritious with a very favourable taste. It’s gluten free and high in dietary fibre.
Leiths Diploma graduate Joshua Hunter has had a varied career working at such restaurants as Murano, Kitchen W8, and La Trompette and as a private chef for Tom Cruise and the Beckhams. He now runs Joshua Hunter at Holland & Holland shooting grounds and is the chef patron of new restaurant Hawthorn. We spoke to Joshua about his latest project.
Teresa Mueller is enrolled on the Essential Cooking Certificate at Leiths. She’s taking the courses as a part-time ten-week evening course; others choose to do it online or during the day. Here’s what Teresa has to say about her experience.
Jodienne Ball is the founder of Bake Yard, a social enterprise in south east London, established to meet the ‘kneads’ of young people through cooking, baking, and community building. Last year, she was one of the first cohort of Black hospitality workers to be awared a study scholarship on the Ben’s Original™ Seat at the Table™ programme in partnership with Be Inclusive Hospitality.
Leiths graduate Ayesha Kalaji is executive chef and co-founder of Queen of Cups, a 17th Century coaching inn turned modern Middle Eastern restaurant in Glastonbury. Ayesha draws influences from her Jordanian roots to create food that saw Queen of Cups awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide within one year of opening.