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Leiths School of Food and Wine

At Leiths, our teaching combines classical culinary training with modern, progressive techniques following a continuously evolving curriculum that reflects the changing tastes and trends in the industry.

Why Leiths

Leiths is where professionals in the making, home cooks and young people discover their culinary potential, with the help of Leiths expert teachers at the London school, online learning and teaching in UK secondary schools and communities.

Diploma Students

Diploma Students undergo 32 weeks of intensive skills training under continual assessment and with practical and theory exams. As graduates they are suitable to work in private client catering and as senior commis/Chef de Partie/junior Sous Chef roles in a commercial kitchen depending on the size of the brigade or the number of covers.

Foundation Term Students

Foundation Term Students undergo a 12 week basic skills course under continual assessment and with practical and theory exams. As graduates they are suitable for roles working as a family cook, as a commis chef in a commercial kitchen, as a chalet cook or host or as a preparation chef for event catering.

Essential Course Students

Essential Course Students complete a four week course undergoing continual assessment, practical exams and a final cooking test. As graduates they are suitable for roles cooking for a family, chalet work as an assistant cook for larger chalets or solo cooking for 6-8 guests, preparation work in a small commercial kitchen working with guidance.

Nutrition in Culinary Practice

Nutrition in Culinary Practice: The Accreditation is ideal for anyone with professional culinary ambitions as well as professional and private chefs wishing to develop a healthier style of cooking, keen and confident home cooks who want to develop a repertoire of nutritionally balanced dishes for themselves or their families

Chef Skills

Chef Skills is a 10-week, part-time professional course designed for proficient and knowledgeable home cooks, chefs and food professionals with the ambition to boost kitchen competence and develop new fundamental skills. The progressive techniques taught on this unique course will both refine and enhance their cooking.

Leiths Academy

Leiths Academy provides cookery education for pupils aged 10 to 18 for delivery at school, home or in the community, with or without cookery rooms or trained cookery teachers, via online learning. Graduates of the certified courses will be suitable for family/chalet cooking with guidance and shared responsibility with their client/employer.

Leiths List

Leiths List is our in-house recruitment agency and careers service. Its objective is simple: to place cooks in work. If you want to hire a cook or find a job, turn to Leiths List.  With relationships nurtured over many years, we are proud to maintain a very personal level of service 

About Leiths

Leiths School of Food and Wine is one of the most respected culinary institutions in the United Kingdom. Established in 1975 by Prue Leith, a renowned chef and food writer, the school has been providing high-quality culinary education for over four decades. Located in West London, Leiths offers a wide range of courses for aspiring chefs, home cooks, and culinary professionals. The school’s comprehensive curriculum covers everything from basic cooking techniques to advanced culinary skills, and it has a strong emphasis on using high-quality, seasonal ingredients and sustainable cooking practices.