Creative Summer Cookery Courses at Leiths
The summer holidays are a great chance to learn something new, and Leiths School of Food and Wine offer a wide range of inspiring courses for adults and teenagers alike.
Courses for Younger People
Kitchen Survival Kit (£705)
Ages and dates: 15 – 18 years: 23 – 27 July | 18 – 25 years: 30 July – 3 August
This fun-packed, one-week introduction is perfect for younger people with a passion for food and ideal for those heading to sixth form, university or into the working world.
Let’s Cook! The Cookery Toolbox For Teenagers (£615)
Ages and dates: 12 – 17 years: 24 – 27 July
Packed with top cooking tips, our Cookery Toolbox for Teenagers is a fast-paced, hands-on course for budding chefs: think of it as the culinary equivalent to summer camp!
Young Food Presenter: Cooking for the Camera (£390)
Ages and dates: 11 – 16 years: 23 – 25 July
Ideal for those bright young things dreaming of taking to tomorrow’s TV kitchens, live stages and YouTube channels. The techniques taught will also help students with their general confidence, presentation style and public speaking skills.
Summer school isn’t just for the kids. Choose from one of the following adult classes to enhance your culinary skills.
Essential Cooking Certificate (£3270)
When: 13 August – 7 September
Learn all of the essential skills you need for a lifetime of confident cooking in this full-time, four-week course. Gain an impressive repertoire of recipes and skills, as well as a renowned qualification which will open the door to plenty of cooking experiences, both professional and for leisure.
Nutrition in Culinary Practice (£3085)
Dates throughout the year
Our popular Nutrition in Culinary Practice course offers you the chance to gain a professional qualification in nutritious food, in a format that is easily combined with childcare commitments.
Each session involves a trained nutritionist offering a comprehensive understanding of the nutritional make-up and effects of various foods, presented in easy-to-follow sections with informative discussions.
You’ll cover portion control, food allergies, long-term menu-planning for dietary needs, the importance of blood sugar regulation in weight management and the food trends of the future.
You will then put this knowledge into practice!
Working in one of the Leiths professional kitchens, you’ll experiment with ingredients such as spirulina and seaweed spaghetti, techniques such as fermenting and sprouting, and equiment such as the Thermomix, dehydrator, and sous-vide.
As ever at Leiths, the food will be full of flavour and a pleasure to eat.
Run in partnership with the Pure Package and certified by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission, this course is ideal for trained chefs, private chefs, personal trainers, nannies and carers, as well as confident home cooks who want to be able to cook nutritionally balanced dishes for themselves or their families.
Advanced Skills Week – Save £100
Aimed at confident home cooks who wish to use more adventurous ingredients and techniques to produce fine-dining dishes, our Advanced Skills Week covers meat preparation, fine sauces, boning and rolling ballotines, puff pastry, advanced breads and shellfish. It starts on Monday 16th July and you can save £100 by using the codeLocal0718 when you’re checking out. This only applies to courses running in July 2018.