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Alumni

Alumni Stories: Katja Tausig

Leiths graduate Katja Tausig must have one of the most coveted jobs in the business – that of recipe developer at Ottolenghi Test Kitchen. We spoke to Katja about her unusual career path and how it helped her get her dream job.

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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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Alumni Stories: Grace Truelove

Grace Truelove, 22, started her Leiths journey as a sixth-former, doing a cookery option with Leiths Academy alongside her A Levels. She went on to do the Three Term Diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine, graduating in 2023 as ‘Student of the Year’.

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Seat at the Table: Jodienne Ball of Bake Yard

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.

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