Explore Leiths Diploma Open House – 5th June 2024


Marcia Barrington

Marcia Barrington is an experienced chef, food writer and creative with a long-standing career in food. She was one of the original directors of the Divertimenti Cookery School, a consultant to big business advising how to nourish a healthy workforce and latterly – as catering boss, where she set up and ran a sustainable, high-end catering company for ten years.

Marcia has been writing recipes and teaching people how to cook throughout her career. She’s had recipes appear in The Independent, The Times and The Sunday Times; she’s a regular contributor to The Mediterranean Lifestyle Magazine, FareShare UK and Sustainable Food Trust; and has worked with many well-known chefs, food writers and brands.

Marcia is a fluent Spanish speaker, an advocate for sustainable food systems, seasonal ingredients and the Mediterranean way to eat. As well as teaching cookery classes in the UK, Marcia splits her time between her homes in London and rural Spain where she hosts  A Cook’s Food Tour of the Central Market in Valencia.

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