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Summary Key Cooking Skills - Part 2


  • Mon 18 Jul - Fri 22 Jul 2022 Show session dates/times
    • Mon 18 Jul 2022
    • Tue 19 Jul 2022
    • Wed 20 Jul 2022
    • Thu 21 Jul 2022
    • Fri 22 Jul 2022

This five day Key Cooking skills course is ideal for beginners as well as cooks with some knowledge who want to build confidence in the kitchen.

Armed with some essential skills, anyone can become a great home cook. This course is designed to help you build a repertoire of everyday dishes as well giving you the confidence to entertain family and friends.

Your days will be split between a combination of short in-class demonstrations and hands-on practical cooking. All taking place in our bright and spacious kitchens. You will be taught by the same excellent tutors that teach our professional Diploma course, your days will be busy as you explore new recipes and skills with classmates who are at a similar cooking level. The food that you have cooked is eaten for lunch, and often dishes to take home to share with your friends and family. By the end of the week you will be amazed by how much you have achieved, and will have a new repertoire of go-to dishes for cooking every day.

Click on the ‘What you will learn’ tab above to learn more about the contents of this course.

Suitable for

  • Adults who are new to cooking.
  • Adults with some cooking experience but who wish to learn proper cooking methods in order to become a better and more confident cook.

Key Cooking Skills Part 1 covers an introduction to the kitchen and some kitchen fundamentals that are not covered by part 2. It is therefore recommended that, if you are complete beginner, it may be best to begin with part 1. However, these courses do cover different skills and recipes, and can be taken in any order or as a two week course.

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What you'll learn Key Cooking Skills - Part 2

You will develop important kitchen skills such as:

  • Knife skills and kitchen organisation
  • Jointing a chicken
  • Cooking tough cuts of meat
  • Bread
  • Choux pastry
  • Shellfish prep
  • Mayonnaise and emulsion sauce
  • Creamed cakes
  • Rubbing in method
  • Duck prep and cook
  • Pan sauces

Sample recipes:

  • Sesame and soy glazed chicken with carrot and cucumber salad with chilli and coriander
  • Chilli con carne with spiced butter and guacamole and rice
  • Chocolate profiteroles
  • Prawns alla busara with fennel and orange salad and garlic aioli
  • Lemon and poppy seed cake
  • Gateaux Breton
  • Hake on lentils with yoghurt and Zhoug
  • Roast duck breast with dauphinoise and green beans with almonds
  • Apple cobbler with oat and hazelnut crumble

Practical info Key Cooking Skills - Part 2

What is included:

  • A Leiths apron
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • We do the washing up!

    What you need to bring:

    • Close-toed flat soled shoes
    • Long loose trousers and a long sleeved top
    • A notebook

    Please note: The food you have cooked in the morning sessions are for you to enjoy as lunch; lunch takes place around our communal table, in our dedicated dining room. Dishes cooked in the afternoon sessions are for you to take home to share with friends and family for dinner. You may bring your own tupperware or use the containers provided by Leiths.

    Allergies and Intolerances:

    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, adjust order/write/adjust recipes

    * 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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