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Leiths School
of Food & Wine, London

The industry renowned cookery school offering professional diplomas, part-time accredited courses, and home-cook courses and classes

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Christmas Classes at Leiths

Celebrate the festive season, from homemade gifting to an instant Christmas canape party

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Key Cooking Skills - Part 1 (1 Week)

Master fundamental cooking skills needed for kitchen success in this weeklong, day course

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Intermediate Cooking Skills - Part 1 (1 Week)

Expand your cooking skills and recipe repertoire in just one week on this weeklong course for intermediate home-cooks

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Let's Cook! The 2 Day Cookery Toolbox for Teens

The ultimate fun-filled, two-day course for teens to build a thorough cooking skillset and gain confidence in the kitchen

Our Ethos

The art of cooking is ever-evolving. That’s why at Leiths, the classic techniques at the bedrock of our teaching are enhanced by the changing flavours of world cuisine.

We share our enthusiasm for teaching the skills to build confidence the kitchen, and the inspiration to cook the food that today’s global citizens want to eat. We believe in gaining a rounded set of skills, so that you can approach any culinary challenge, and in so-doing, become a creative and independent cook.

Our Cookery Courses

Whether you join a Leiths course for a day or a year, you can expect our courses to deliver new skills and culinary inspiration in equal measure. Taught in our professional kitchens, and with the same core teaching team across Home Cook and Professional courses, every student will experience the quality of teaching and ingredients that makes Leiths the leading culinary school, where the movers and shakers of the food world are created.

Explore The Leiths Diploma in Food & Wine

Explore our full-time accredited professional courses for aspiring chefs and food professionals.

Explore Short Professional Courses

Explore our accredited short professional courses designed for aspiring professionals and enthusiasts, with flexible learning options.

Explore Home-Cook Courses

Explore our home-cook courses suitable for all levels of culinary enthusiasts.

Featured at Leiths

At Leiths School of Food & Wine, we believe that exceptional culinary experiences begin with the finest ingredients. That’s why we are proud to partner with a carefully selected network of trusted food suppliers who share our commitment to quality, sustainability, and ethical sourcing.

“If ever anybody comes to me for a job and I hear they’ve trained at Leiths, I want them.”

– Rick Stein

Hear From Leiths Alumni

Don’t just take our word for it – hear from a collection of our esteemed previous students and alumni below.


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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Alumni Stories: Ayesha Kalaji

Leiths graduate Ayesha Kalaji is executive chef and co-founder of Queen of Cups, a 17th Century coaching inn turned modern Middle Eastern restaurant in Glastonbury. Ayesha draws influences from her Jordanian roots to create food that saw Queen of Cups awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide within one year of opening.

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Alumni Stories: Helena Busiakiewicz

Leiths Diploma graduate Helena Busiakiewicz is food content creator for BBC Good Food, an action-packed role that involves recipe development and content creation for BBC Good Food’s website, TikTok, Instagram, print magazine, and sister title Olive.

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