Learn Professional Cooking Skills In 4 Weeks At Leiths



World renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine have brought their Essential Cooking Certificate  bang up to date with contemporary recipes and top tips. This hands-on fast paced 4 week course is ideal for those wishing to learn the maximum number of cookery skills for a professional environment in the shortest period of time.

Whether considering a new career or fending for yourself after leaving home, the revamped Leiths Essential Cooking Certificate teaches all of the essential skills required for a lifetime of confident cooking.  From comforting classics to cutting edge creations, the course covers skills taught during the first term of the renowned Leiths Diploma and is a unique opportunity to master the building blocks of cooking in just four weeks.

With demonstrations and hands-on cooking under the guidance of Leiths expert teachers, the course focuses on cooking seasonally, entertaining on a budget, kitchen management and simple but effective presentation. Students will gain an impressive repertoire of recipes including Za’atar prawns with bulghar wheat salad, Brazilian skirt steak with golden garlic butter, and Blood orange jellies with spiced shortbread. They will also master the Sunday roast, perfect pastry and learn to whip up a delicious tea time cake. The final week takes students to a professional level resulting in an industry recognized qualification in practical cooking skills, kitchen theory and professional hygiene.

Past students have gone on to set up their own food businesses including food stalls at farmers markets, setting up B&B’s, and working as private chefs. Also popular with school leavers learning to cook for themselves, students are equipped with the skills to undertake cooking jobs which fit around their studies. Susan Montgomery hired a recent graduate through Leiths List, the school’s chef agency, to cook for a party of ten. “It was an excellent experience. Our chef was very organized, efficient and friendly and cooked the most delicious meals for us. We were very impressed with her attention to detail and will certainly be asking her to cater for us again."


For those with professional culinary ambitions the year-long Leiths Diploma with its international reputation as a first class training school for chefs continues to produce accomplished chefs and well-known names including Lorraine Pascale, Gizzi Erskine and Matt Tebutt. Whether your desire is to start your own food business, work in food media, run a catering company or become a private cook, a professional Leiths course provides all the skills to get started.

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