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Let’s Cook! More Italian for Teenagers

Experience the essentials of Italian cuisine and make some of the best Italy has to offer


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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Italian cooking is celebrated for its simplicity and making classic Italian ingredients sing, from citrusy lemons, rich olive oil, to vine-ripened tomatoes and abundant fresh herbs. You will experience the essentials of Italian cuisine as you learn to make some of the best Italy has to offer in this inspiring day of hands-on cooking.

From the basics to the classics, students will master the perfect tomato sauce, focaccia and Chicken Parmigiana. Our professional teachers will cover essential skills including bread making, pasta making, meat cooking and how to paner.

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


  • Focaccia 
  • Tomato sauce 
  • Chicken Parmigiana 
  • Gnocchi 
  • Italian Almond Biscuits 

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.