#MadeAtLeiths: Meg Morrison on finding her calling

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#MadeAtLeiths: Meg Morrison on finding her calling

As part of our #MadeAtLeiths series, Meg Morrison, a hospitality consultant and former super-yacht Head Chef, shares her Leiths journey.

I finished school aged 16 with grades in Art and English and decided to travel to America.

Eventually, I landed a role as waitress in Florida, within a grand hotel and soon fell in love with the fire and creativity of the kitchen. I found my calling.

Leiths was the only one place I wanted to learn due to the curriculum, teacher calibre and practical training for professionally cooking. I proudly received my Advanced Diploma in 1998.

I was a young misfit and the discipline, care and expertise from the teachers not only gave me knowledge and skills to cook, but self-confidence and a career path forward.

I also learned about teamwork and made long-standing friendships at Leiths – bonding over stopping Sarah from tipping her soup down the sink by accident and in return her pointing out I had picked up the salt tub instead of sugar when making an apple tart together!

After cooking in kitchens in London and San Francisco, I become head chef on the world’s highest profile super-yachts for ten years, followed by gaining a First-Class Honours Degree in Hospitality that I would never have thought I could achieve when I was 16.

Now I live in Chelsea with my young family. I run Meg Morrison Hospitality Consultancy, investing and helping others develop successful restaurants, food products and pop-ups.

My culinary training has opened up doors to working with incredible people, all over the world.

If you are starting out, remember age is only a number. Educate yourself. Practice, collaborate, be brave, fail and get up and always believe in your special creativity.


If you dream of a career in food, explore our Virtual School Visit online and ready for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

At Leiths, there are dozens of routes to your dream career, from our The Art of Food Presentation to our A Masterclass at Leiths: Plant Based Foods, we even have a popular Assessment in Marine Cookery if like Meg you fancy cheffing on a super-yacht, as well as our Nutrition in Culinary Practice and our industry-leading, flagship Diploma in Food and Wine. Our selection of Online Courses are the perfect to fit around any busy lifestyle.

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