Explore Leiths Diploma Open House – 5th June 2024


Pickles and Kimchi

Embrace fermentation and learn to make tasty and probiotic-rich pickles and kimchi


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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Step into the world of fermentation on this one-day class at Leiths dedicated purely to pickling and kimchi. Having grown in popularity amongst the food community in recent years, pickling and fermenting vegetables is a great way of preserving and adding nutrient-rich probiotics and flavour dimension to any dish.   

This class will take you through each recipe from start to finish, exploring the science behind the fermentation process to assist you in perfecting your pickling and fermentation, as well as some classic recipes. At the end of this session, you’ll take all your creations with you, prepped and ready to be left to ferment for a few days or weeks at home, before being enjoyed.  



  • Pickled vegetables 
  • Pickled pink onions 
  • Pickled cucumber 
  • Quick carrot pickle 



  • Pickled vegetables 
  • Sweet beer pickles 
  • Kimchi 


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 evening 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:  

  • 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 


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.