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Cooking with Confidence Evening Course – Part 2

Grow your kitchen skills and recipe repertoire on this 6-week cooking class for home-cooks

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


Best suited for people with moderate culinary experience



‘Cooking with Confidence’ is a three-part cooking course series that takes place one evening a week for 6 weeks, helping you go from beginner to confident in the kitchen. Through exploring a range of exciting and versatile recipes, you’ll build up a rounded cooking skillset, focusing on a new skill each week from baking and breadmaking, to meat and fish cookery and knife skills. Each part of the series may be taken in succession to obtain a complete kitchen skillset or take courses individually in any order.

Part 2 builds on a basic cookery knowledge, that you may have picked up in Cooking with Confidence Part 1, and explores more skills and recipes, helping you become more adventurous with your cooking. The evening format also gives you freedom to learn on your terms around your 9-5 commitments.

Skills covered:

  • Knife skills
  • Choux Pastry
  • Rice cooking
  • Sugar syrups
  • Bread-making
  • Shellfish preparation and cooking
  • Meat and fish cooking
  • Fish filleting
  • Emulsion sauces
  • Baking

Example recipes:

  • Pork pot stickers with dipping sauce
  • Salt and pepper squid
  • Red onion tatin
  • Wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil and toasted hazelnuts
  • Chicken and mushroom gougère
  • Gnocchi with pesto Siciliano
  • Chocolate fondants with salted caramel sauce
  • Sea bream with fennel puree, samphire, confit potatoes & hazelnut dressing
  • Sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce
  • Thai beef salad
  • Clementine and almond cake with scorched clementines and lemon curd

Sample recipes may be subject to change

Course Structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently. Whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food to go around, and often food to take home too. 

Your evening session will comprise of a mixture of practical cookery and demonstrations performed by the teacher who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.  


What’s included:  

  • A Leiths apron 
  • Refreshments on arrival 
  • A recipe booklet 
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance 
  • We do the washing up 


What to bring: 

  • Flat soled shoes 
  • Long trousers and a long-sleeved top are advisable 
  • A notebook and pencil 


Allergies and dietary restrictions 

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. However, some classes are unsuitable for people with particular intolerances as the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days’ notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.