Our five day Key Cooking skills course is ideal for those who are new to cooking or have limited experience and want to 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


Session dates and times

Mon 4 Jul 2016 - Fri 8 Jul 2016

Mon 4 Jul 2016 09.30-16.30

Tue 5 Jul 2016 09.30-16.30
Wed 6 Jul 2016 09.30-16.30
Thu 7 Jul 2016 09.30-16.30
Fri 8 Jul 2016 09.30-16.30

Mon 5 Dec 2016 - Fri 9 Dec 2016
Mon 5 Dec 2016 09.30-16.30
Tue 6 Dec 2016 09.30-16.30
Wed 7 Dec 2016 09.30-16.30
Thu 8 Dec 2016 09.30-16.30
Fri 9 Dec 2016 09.30-16.30

Program taught in:
  • English

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