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Let’s Cook! Mexican Cookery for Teenagers

Cook up a full Mexican feast to share on this one-day class for young cooks


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


Best suited for people with little or no culinary experience


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Bursting with freshness, spice and colour, Mexican food is a fiesta of flavour. Join us at Leiths for a fun-filled introduction to Mexican cooking and learn to make authentic chicken or veggie tacos, guacamole, freshly baked cornbread and warm churros with cinnamon and chocolate sauce.  

As well as cooking up a full sharing feast, you’ll also pick up a load of useful skills giving you the confidence to make it all again at home, including making spice rubs from scratch, meat and veg cookery, pickling, batter and breadmaking. Be prepared: you’ll be the go-to cook for taco night with friends for years to come! 

This class is suitable for young people aged 11 – 17. 


  • Pulled chicken or smoked aubergine (V) tacos 
  • Frijoles with feta 
  • Guacamole 
  • Pickled red onion 
  • Maple cornbread 
  • Churros and chocolate sauce 

Menu 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 day 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.  

Around 1pm, you will break for lunch and enjoy the dishes you have cooked with the rest of your class, accompanied by refreshments. In some classes, such as skills classes, where dishes may not be appropriate for lunch, a mezze lunch will be provided.  


What’s included:  

  • Refreshments on arrival 
  • A recipe booklet 
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance 
  • Lunch of your own making or sharing platters prepared by the school
  • We do the washing up 


What to bring: 

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


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.