Explore Leiths Diploma Open House – 5th June 2024


Cooking with Confidence Course: Online

Go from beginner to confident in the kitchen with this online course.


Elevate your skills to new heights in this home-cook course


Best suited for people with little or no culinary experience


Cooking with Confidence is an 8-part cooking course for those of you who have got the basics, but are looking to take it up a notch and are eager to learn more. We’ll take you from near newcomer to new found talent. Every week we will focus on a particular technique, with recipes chosen to build your learning and elevate your skills, ensuring you gain a solid culinary foundation. You’ll learn essential knife skills, become a pro with vegetables and make a selection of achievable desserts.

Our recipes use affordable, store cupboard ingredients, most of which are easy to source from your local supermarket. All the recipes are easy to weave into your weekly shop for you to create special dinners.

You’ll master dozens of delicious recipes; Sea Bass en Papillote & Hasselback Potatoes, Ginger & Orange Tiramisu and Miso Aubergine & Rice Noodles. We’ll show you how to whip up impressive one pot dishes, the importance of mise en place, how to prepare and cook shellfish and all the skills you need to entertain effortlessly.

As always, our Leiths mentors will be on hand to give you one to one feedback as well as help you personalise this course to your lifestyle and dietary needs with ingredient swaps and changes.

With Cooking with Confidence you don’t just learn recipes; you learn the skills to convert dishes to other recipes. With your Leiths mentor on hand, you can ask questions, receive feedback on your cooking and learn how to work around pitfalls.

Course Structure

Each week, you unlock a new video-based lessons with your class that take you step-by-step through the process of cooking a variety of recipes. Our unique hands-on method of learning means 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:

  • 8 units, unlocked weekly, guiding you through ~3 to 4 hours of cooking time each week
  • Over 15 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 9 months after your start date

A ‘kit list’ of ingredients will be made available to you at the beginning of each session so that you can plan ahead. If you’re unable to find specific ingredients, advice on alternatives can be provided on request.