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Chef Skills Course: Online

Elevate your cooking skills and develop complex culinary technique with the part-time, accredited Chef Skills course


Elevate your skills to new heights in this professional course


Best suited for people with moderate culinary experience


Earn a certificate of completion and the opportunity for full accreditation


Chef Skills is an online professional course designed for competent and knowledgeable home cooks, chefs and food professionals. Students may have already completed the Essential Online Certificate with the aim to now progress in their chefs training and build upon the foundation skills they have learnt.

The progressive techniques you’ll learn on this unique course will refine, enhance and elevate your cooking. Building on your foundation knowledge, you’ll develop as a cook and learn skills to drive your career forwards in the food industry, take those first important steps towards a potential career change, or become a masterful home cook. Deepen your understanding, extend your repertoire of skills, and take on new challenges as you take your culinary abilities to the next level.

Our teachers will train you to take your culinary ability to the next level and expand your repertoire of complex skills and recipes. You’ll learn to create contemporary dishes, with interesting flavour combinations and learn impressive techniques from global cuisines. You’ll also cover elevated food presentation, canapés, meat and fish techniques and gain endless recipe inspiration. The course celebrates and embraces emerging food trends, so you will be well positioned to offer the food that people love to eat today.


Chef Skills is suitable for advanced home-cooks who have an existing well-rounded culinary skillset, perhaps having completed the Essential Cooking Certificate. As well as working food professionals wanting to gain accredited training in more complex cookery.

Course Structure

This 24-week course will guide professional cooks and passionate home chefs through the skills, techniques and practices that they need to refine and enhance their cooking.

Each week, you will unlock a new batch of video-based sessions that take you step-by-step through the process of cooking a variety of recipes. With Workshop’s unique hands-on method of learning, you’ll be cooking from day one with no need to read pages of theory in advance.

By joining the course, you will have access to the following through the Workshop app:

  • 24 units, unlocked weekly, guiding you through ~3 hours of cooking time each week
  • 56 individual cooking sessions
  • Collaborative group chat with your own private class and mentor
  • Feedback on your dishes from your class and mentor via a private in-app feed of photo uploads
  • A Certificate of Completion after you complete everything on the course

In addition to the core aspects of the course, you will also get:

  • Downloadable Leiths recipes and additional notes for you to keep
  • Access to your course dashboard for a total of 12 months after your start date
  • The opportunity to earn a full Leiths-accredited Cooking Certificate at an additional two-day practical assessment in London


You can attain the industry respected full Leiths Chef Skills Certificate through this course, your mentor will review your progress to determine whether you’re ready for the practical two-day exam which takes place at the school in London. The assessment details can be viewed here: Online Chef Skills Two Day Assessment.

Career Support

Leiths has an unrivalled reputation in the food industry for producing highly-skilled, innovative graduates that go on to be the next leaders of the food world.

The past decade has seen an explosion in the varied career opportunities available within food, from private cheffing and hospitality, to recipe developing, media and food start-ups and entrepreneurship. Whatever your aspirations, the Leiths’ professional courses equip you with the lifetime skills, resources, network and solutions needed to kickstart your career.

Leiths List

Our professional students all benefit from our bespoke careers and recruitment agency Leiths List, drawing on Leiths network of alumni and industry connections to provide work experience, job placements and advice from some of the UK’s leading food businesses. Students have access to this support from the point that they begin their course well into their professional careers.

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