Leiths School of Food and Wine

Introduction

Leiths School of Food and Wine has an international reputation as a first class cookery school and has trained TV chefs including Lorraine Pascale, Gizzi Erskine and Matt Tebutt, produced Michelin-star chefs including Joe Mercer-Nairn (Medlar) and Matt Christmas (Chez Bruce), well known food writers including Diana Henry, Xanthe Clay and Lulu Grimes and food producers such as Alan Rosenthal, owner of stewed! and Camilla Stephens of Higgidy Pies.

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7 Reasons To Learn At Leiths School of Food and Wine

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Reason one

Our courses are never dumbed down. Here at Leiths we have a strong belief in the importance of solid cooking skills. We will help you master techniques you will use for a lifetime.

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Reason two

On the other hand, we are the opposite of stuffy. From Street Food to Peruvian cuisine, we’re continually out and about, exploring new food trends and incorporating them into our course programme.

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Reason three

Our kitchens are the business. Enjoy the experience of learning in professional style kitchens with top-of-the-range equipment, from Proware copper pans to Magimix blenders.

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Reason four

Our ingredients are fresh, thoughtfully sourced and the very best quality.

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We teach the individual. On our diploma course, there will be no chef shouting at the class, you will follow an individual learning plan. This philosophy extends to our enthusiast classes, where we take pleasure in meeting individuals and solving their conundrums!

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Our teachers are wonderful. People write this on our feedback forms time and time again. Whether you experience Nathan Outlaw’s expert knowledge or Angela Malik’s unbridled enthusiasm, you will be entertained, challenged and supported.

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We’re known as the best and you’ll find our graduates in the top position rights across the food industry. They write for food magazines, contribute to cookery shows, lead restaurant teams and launch food companies. We’re incredibly proud of them – and they often offer great opportunities to our students.

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Courses

Boot Camp Course, Over 16’s - Part 1

Campus Full time 5 days July 2017 United Kingdom London

This fun packed, one week introduction to cooking is perfect for those with a passion for food and entertaining and ideal for those heading to sixth form or into the working world. Filled with practical tips and techniques for the budding chef and ending with a fun and creative cook off as students put their new found skills to the test. [+]

This fun packed, one week introduction to cooking is perfect for those with a passion for food and entertaining and ideal for those heading to sixth form or into the working world. Filled with practical tips and techniques for the budding chef and ending with a fun and creative cook off as students put their new found skills to the test Sample recipes: Salmon baked with a rocket pesto crust Lamb wraps with harissa dressing and tzatziki Chocolate roulade What is included: A Leiths apron A Leiths How to Cook book A recipe booklet All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance Lunch of your own making What you need to bring: Flat soled shoes Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable A pad and pencil Allergies and Intolerances: We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days notice to be able to properly check the class, adjust order/write/adjust recipes. [-]

Boot Camp Course, Over 18’s – Part 1

Campus 5 days December 2016 United Kingdom London

This fun packed, one week introduction to cooking is perfect for those with a passion for food and entertaining and ideal for those heading to university or into the working world. Filled with practical tips and techniques for the budding chef and ending with a fun and creative cook off as students put their new found skills to the test. [+]

This fun packed, one week introduction to cooking is perfect for those with a passion for food and entertaining and ideal for those heading to university or into the working world. Filled with practical tips and techniques for the budding chef and ending with a fun and creative cook off as students put their new found skills to the test. Sample recipes: Salmon baked with a rocket pesto crust Lamb wraps with harissa dressing and tzatziki Chocolate roulade What is included: A Leiths apron A Leiths How to Cook book A recipe booklet All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance Lunch of your own making What you need to bring: Flat soled shoes Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable A pad and pencil Allergies and Intolerances: We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days notice to be able to properly check the class, adjust order/write/adjust recipes. [-]

Key Cooking Skills Course – Part 1

Campus Full time 5 days December 2016 United Kingdom London

Our five day Key Cooking skills course is ideal for those who are new to cooking or have limited experience and want learn the fundamental skills for cooking success. [+]

Our five day Key Cooking skills course is ideal for those who are new to cooking or have limited experience and want learn the fundamental skills for cooking success. Learning with those of a similar skills level you will cook your way through a delicious selection of recipes designed to help you develop a broad range of skills. By the end of the week you will be amazed by how much you have achieved. Suitable for Adults who are new to cooking Adults with little experience or low confidence in the kitchen Those wishing to improve their kitchen skills Part 2 will takes place in April and July and covers further fundamental cooking skills and cooking for dinner parties. These courses can be taken in any order or as a two week course in July. What You'll Learn You will be introduced to kitchen basics including knife skills how to follow a recipe when to weigh ingredients Kitchen organisation Stocks and soups Egg cooking Shortcrust pastry Roasting meat Bread making Fish preparation and cooking Use of gelatine Baking Flour thickened sauces Simple buffet ideas Sample recipes Hummus and crudités Leek and gruyere tart BLT salad with soft boiled eggs Thai beef salad Rosemary focaccia Grilled lime and parsley lemon sole with crushed new potatoes Roast pork with apple sauce and roast potatoes Orange and passion fruit jelly Peach melba Chocolate brownie What is included: A Leiths apron A Leiths How to Cook book A recipe booklet All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance We do the washing up! What you need to bring: Flat soled shoes Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable A notebook and pencil Allergies and Intolerances: We are happy to make adjustments where possible Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different We need 10 days notice to be able to properly check the class, adjust order/write/adjust recipes [-]

Diploma

Three Term Diploma in Food and Wine

Campus 36 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Leiths Diploma is a renowned full time cookery course designed for those wishing to launch a career in food. It offers comprehensive professional training that will ensure a rounded knowledge of food and wine along with a clear sense of current industry trends and culinary styles, menu planning and budgeting. [+]

The Leiths Diploma is a renowned full time cookery course designed for those wishing to launch a career in food. It offers comprehensive professional training that will ensure a rounded knowledge of food and wine along with a clear sense of current industry trends and culinary styles, menu planning and budgeting. Suitable for: Anyone interested in a career in the food industry. This includes: Working as a professional or private chef Opening a cafe, pub, bistro or restaurant Launching a catering business Developing food products Food styling Food writing Food media, marketing and PR The Diploma can be achieved in two or three terms. The three term Diploma, starting in the Autumn, comprises of the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates. The Diploma can also be achieved in two terms, starting in January, if you have enough knowledge of cookery, previous culinary training, or sufficient practical experience to omit the Foundation Term. How to book: In the first instance please email us to arrange an interview or call 020 8749 6400. Following this, to secure a place, we will require a completed enrolment form and a deposit of £2,300. If you have any queries regarding how to book the course please telephone the school. Course Content You will be continually assessed during the practical sessions. You must also pass a theory and practical examination and complete the coursework to successfully graduate. A class teacher will give feedback and support throughout the course. Coursework You will be expected to study at home for about 4 to 5 hours a week. This will include writing time plans, menu planning and costing exercises. This will form a final portfolio to be assessed at the end of the academic year. Attendance You may be disqualified from taking examinations if you have not completed the required 80% of the course. Complaints Details of our Complaints Procedure can be found here. If you have any questions about this procedure, please email info@leiths.com. Qualifications By completing this course, you will gain the following qualifications: Leiths Diploma in Food and Wine CTH Level 4 Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts. Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Wines and Spirits Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace Control of Substances Hazardous to Health class First Aid training Awards Students completing the Leiths Diploma course are entered for the 'Best Overall Student Award' and the 'Best Wine Student Award', sponsored by Louis Latour. The prizes are generous, enjoyable and educational. Careers What you could do with a Leiths Diploma: Set up your own catering company or freelance for other caterers Become a food stylist and make food look beautiful for photography Develop dishes or products for a food producer or supermarket Teach others to cook Write recipe books Become a food writer Become a private chef for a family Work in food media, marketing or PR Become a chef and aim for a Michelin star or 3! Alumni Leiths graduates have gone on to become chefs in the country's finest restaurants, leaders of the London food scene, celebrated TV chefs, editors and stylists at top food publications or successful food entrepreneurs. Business advice For those considering setting up their own business, Leiths holds career seminars and offers talks on insurance, VAT, business plans, public relations, marketing, health and safety legislation and taxation. Finding work Leiths can arrange work experience placements in restaurants, magazines and other food companies for Diploma students. Leiths List, the school's agency for chefs, can also assist students and graduates in finding work. [-]