Summary Let's Cook! Japanese Cookery for Teenagers

Get to grips with one of the world's most popular cuisines at this action-packed hands-on cookery class. Guided by the Leiths chefs, you will learn the foundations of Japanese cooking. From making noodles from scratch to curing eggs, you'll learn all about cooking with Japanese ingredients, and after being introduced to the base recipes, will learn to fresh and nutritious dishes and most importantly how to season them. In this class students will experience every dish on the menu through demonstrations, tasting sessions or practical cooking.

Soon you will be cooking Instagram-worthy dishes with confidence, and can practice your new-found skills to impress friends and family. During the class you will get to explore the cuisine, making a snack, main and dessert. As well as enjoying what you've made on the day, there will be plenty to take home and share.

This class is suitable for young people aged 11 – 17 years old (11 year olds must already be in school year seven).

The Menu:


  • Cucumber and avocado California rolls


  • Udon noodles
  • Poached chicken ramen
  • Sushi
  • Japanese miso and chocolate cookies

Menu subject to change.

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Class structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too (foil containers and bags provided).

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the chef who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.

Unless otherwise stated, you will be eating the food that you have cooked during your class for lunch, usually with elderflower cordial around a communal table. If your class does not involve cooking lunch you will enjoy delicious sharing platters prepared by the school.

Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

What you'll learn Let's Cook! Japanese Cookery for Teenagers

  • Making noodles from scratch
  • Sushi making
  • Meat prep
  • Meat cooking

    Practical info Let's Cook! Japanese Cookery for Teenagers

    What is included:

    • Refreshments on arrival
    • A recipe booklet
    • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
    • Lunch of your own making or sharing platters prepared by the school
    • We do the washing up!

    What you need to bring:

    • Flat soled shoes
    • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable

    Allergies and dietary restrictions:

    We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

    * All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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