Leiths Professional Courses Hub

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A Taste of the Diploma: Cooking Experience Day

Saturday 1st April OR Saturday 3rd June, 10:00-14:30

Thinking about doing the Leiths Diploma or other professional course? Roll up you sleeves, join us in our professional kitchens and do a trial day with us. Experience a tutored cooking session and demonstration led by our expert teachers as if you were a student on the Diploma course, to help you decide whether the style of teaching and content is right for you.

This experiences runs as a one-day class, priced at £175. To book, click below to be taken to the class booking page.

The cost of this class can be redeemed off of the full cost of your professional course booking if you do choose to book onto a course following this experience.

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Careers in Conversation: Breaking into Hospitality

31st January 2023, 18:30-19:30

Working in hospitality can be a dynamic and hugely rewarding career. In the first event of the Leiths Careers in Conversation series, we chat all things hospitality with:

Jeremy Lee of Quo Vadis

Aji Akokomi, founder of Akoko restaurant

Madeleine Haysey, head chef at Malibu Kitchen at the Ned

Max Coltart from Countertalk

Megan Coker, Leiths teacher and chef

Learn how to begin and thrive in your career, get advice from experts about how to secure placements and work, and gain industry insight on the current market and future of the business. You'll also have the opportunity to ask our panel your questions in live Q&A.

This is a virtual event, held remotely on Zoom.

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The Leiths Diploma: A Virtual Event

21st February 2023, 18:30-19:30

Considering the Leiths Diploma? Here’s your chance to explore the opportunity and find out all you need to know about our most prestigious chef qualification.

  • Receive an introduction by our Managing Director
  • Gain insight on course structure and content
  • Experience an exciting live cooking demonstration by the teachers that lead the Diploma course
  • Ask our staff any questions you may have in a live Q&A

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This is a virtual event, held remotely on Zoom.

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Careers in Conversation: Food Media

14th March 2023, 18:30-19:30

Looking to begin a career in food styling, food photography, food writing or recipe development? Attend our virtual event and find out how in a panel discussion with industry professionals:

Dominique Woolf, cookbook author, entrepreneur and winner of Channel 4's Great British Cookbook Challenge

Tassy Goodall, Development Chef at Sainsbury's

Jake Fenton, freelance food stylist and photographer

Ed Smith, food writer and editor of Rocket and Squash

Find out about an exciting range of food media careers, learn how to build skills and portfolios, gain contacts and book placements and jobs, and have the chance to ask our panel your questions in live Q&A.

This is a virtual event, held remotely on Zoom.

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Careers in Conversation: Catering, Private Cheffing, Pop ups and Supper Clubs

25th April 2023, 18:30-19:30

The last in the Leiths virtual series, this event will feature a panel talk covering food careers in catering, private cheffing, pop ups and supper clubs. Hear from working professionals and friends of Leiths:

Maria Bradford, founder of catering, supper club and pop up business Shwen Shwen

Caroline Hall, co-founder and Director of Rocket Food Catering

Helena Irvine, freelance private chef

Moni Nwinia, Leiths teacher and chef at the Occasional Dining Club

Learn about career opportunities from Leiths alumni, special guests and industry partners how to find work, network and set up successful business ventures.

This is a virtual event, held remotely on Zoom.

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Visit Leiths
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Tour, a taste of teaching and alumni experiences.

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Leiths teaching style and Leiths students

A taste of Leiths teaching

Alumni & guest chef Leiths experiences

Current Leiths students experiences

What is Leiths life like?

Leiths Alumni: Inspiring stories

Leith’s Camilla catches up with three of our alumni; author and chef, Olia Hercules, Sunday Times food editor, Lisa Markwell, and chef and restaurateur, Michael Lavery. Listen to the panel reminisce and reflect on their time at Leiths, their aspirations going into the diploma, and their inspirational industry achievements since graduating.

The Leiths effect: The food sector speaks

Filmed at the Leiths 40th anniversary celebration, hear from leading industry professionals and some of our most inspiring alumni, as they discuss what it means to be trained at Leiths.

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