Weekday Classes

Short, practical cookery courses, designed for enthusiastic amateur cooks. These classes can be purchased as gift vouchers.

 

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5:2 for Foodies

Considering or following the 5:2 diet? Learn to make tasty low fat meals for the family with Mark Baines, Head Chef of popular Chiswick restaurant Sam’s Brasserie. With fast day recipes such as Sha...

Upcoming date(s):

14th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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A Taste of Thailand with Rosa's Thai Cafe

Offering delicious, authentic Thai food, Saiphin Moore has a devoted army of fans at her popular London restaurants Rosa’s Thai Cafe. Learn to cook some of Saiphin’s stunning signature dishes such...

Upcoming date(s):

26th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

22nd Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Aubergines

A Vegetarian Taste of the Spice Route

Experiment with the sensational flavourings of the Spice Route to create aromatic and inspired vegetarian dishes at home. Featuring heady spices and kaleidoscopic colours, Jane Nermazee will teach del...

Upcoming date(s):

10th Sep 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Artisan Italian Breads with Hilary Cacchio

Join master baker Hilary Cacchio here at Leiths for this Italian bread special. Drawing on her wealth of knowledge on all matters bread related, this hands on workshop will focus on mastering two It...

Upcoming date(s):

4th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Banana and date pudding

Autumn Entertaining

Learn to cook a seasonal entertaining menu of Pan-fried butternut squash gnocchi with toasted hazelnuts and rocket salad, Seabass en Papiolotte with herb butter, lemon roasted Jerusalem artichokes and...

Upcoming date(s):

14th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Best of British

Join us to celebrate some of the best British ingredients in season in this fun and informal  class. Enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch – you will cook the starter and main course in pairs with lots ...

Upcoming date(s):

19th Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

14th Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Bread Masterclass

Discover the satisfaction that baking your own bread can bring. Once you have mastered the basics, you can experiment endlessly to create the perfect loaf. Join us for a day of intensive hands-on baki...

Upcoming date(s):

17th Dec 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Cheese Making Class - Artisan Christmas Cheese

Delight friends and family with a unique gift or surprise guests by presenting a cheeseboard of delectable cheeses created by your own hands. Louise Talbot of Cutting the Curd will teach you how to pr...

Upcoming date(s):

20th Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Chef Skills - Creativity

Learn essential technical chef skills to create a Michelin worthy three course menu. Based around core ingredients, techniques and recipes, students will learn a series of key skills to experiment wit...

Upcoming date(s):

9th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

29th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Chef Skills - Focus on Creativity

Learn essential technical chef skills to create a Michelin worthy three course menu. Based around core ingredients, techniques and recipes, students will learn a series of key skills to experiment wit...

Upcoming date(s):

29th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Chef Skills - Focus on Poultry and Game

Expand your repertoire of poultry and game dishes and refine your presentation as you learn advanced techniques as you prepare Pheasant (pan fried breast and confit leg) with celeriac puree, Swiss ch...

Upcoming date(s):

28th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Chef Skills - Poultry and Game

Expand your repertoire of poultry and game dishes and refine your presentation as you learn advanced techniques as you prepare Pheasant (pan fried breast and confit leg) with celeriac puree, Swiss ch...

Upcoming date(s):

28th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Chef Skills - Preserves and Terrines

The art of preserving has seen a welcome resurgence. Be bang on trend as you develop your skills, making recipes including Terrine of smoked mackerel and trout with saffron potatoes, Terrine de cam...

Upcoming date(s):

27th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Chinese Dim Sum with Ching-He Huang

Explore an appetizing array of delicious dumplings and soft steamed buns with Ching-He Huang, as you learn about the techniques and ingredients used to make show-stopping dim sum such as Steamed pork ...

Upcoming date(s):

17th Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Christmas Cake Decorating

Impress with the perfect centrepiece for your festive table as you learn top tips on how to create a professional finish to your Christmas cake. Leiths chefs will demonstrate how to cover a cake in ma...

Upcoming date(s):

6th Dec 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Christmas Canapes with Jennifer Joyce

Wow your party guests with miniature morsels of perfection taught to you by revered food writer stylist Jennifer Joyce,  including Feta, date, and onion filo triangles; Corn tortilla cups with avoca...

Upcoming date(s):

4th Dec 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Everyday Vegetarian with Hilary Cacchio

Ring in the new year with this delicious vegetarian workshop devised by Hilary Cacchio. With an emphasis on wholesome everyday meat-free fare, Hilary’s hearty and nutritious dishes promise to ap...

Upcoming date(s):

12th Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Fabulous Festive Desserts

The festive season is a time for treats and entertaining and Leiths chef Max Clark has just the desserts to help you celebrate. Learn to bake luxurious Turkish fig cake with pomegranate molasses syrup...

Upcoming date(s):

22nd Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Cerviche

Flavours of Latin America

Discover the zingy flavours of Latin America as you learn to cook Ceviche, Guacamole, Chicken tostada, Wheat flour tortillas, Palm heart salad and Churros with hot rich chocolate sauce before sitting ...

Upcoming date(s):

30th Sep 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Fig and Gorgonzola salad

Flavours of Sicily with Ursula Ferrigno

Join celebrated author and much loved teacher of Italian cookery, Ursula Ferrigno, for some Sicilian inspiration. Characterised by the Mediterranean flavours of capers, artichokes, abundant herbs, rip...

Upcoming date(s):

24th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

22nd Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

2nd Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Flavours of the Far East with Jennifer Joyce

Jennifer will share dishes packed with umami flavours that will expand your culinary knowledge of the Far East. Enjoy learning to cook an array of dishes including Tuna sashimi with avocado, yuzu dres...

Upcoming date(s):

12th Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Flavours of the Middle East

Explore Persian, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine as you produce an array of dishes using signature ingredients such as sumac, pistachios, pomegranate molasses and rose water. Under the guidance of Leiths...

Upcoming date(s):

9th Dec 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

9th Sep 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Teryiaki Beef Noodles

Flavours of the Pacific Rim

The food of the Pacific Rim brings together the varied cuisines of Asia and the Mediterranean, incorporating seasonal vegetables, aromatics such as lemongrass and ginger, abundant herbs and exotic fru...

Upcoming date(s):

5th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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French Bistro Classics

No need to cross the Channel, join us at Leiths to sooth your inner Francophile and enjoy a menu of classic bistro fare. With plenty of help from the Leiths chefs you will learn to cook Goats cheese a...

Upcoming date(s):

19th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Fresh Flavours of the Mediterranean with Jennifer Joyce

Join us for a Mediterranean special here at Leiths with renowned food writer and stylist, Jennifer Joyce. Create a relaxed Summer menu of Grilled bavette steak with pistachio vinaigrette and black bel...

Upcoming date(s):

17th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Gluten Free Bread

Achieve fantastic results in this gluten free bread class with Adriana Rabinovich. Including demonstrations on the principles of making gluten free bread and lots of tips and techniques to inspire you...

Upcoming date(s):

11th Sep 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Gluten Free Pastry

Those on a gluten free diet need not miss out on the delights of pastry. Adriana Rabinovich will teach you to make the perfect gluten free short crust pastry, choux pastry, pâte sucrée, chocolate pa...

Upcoming date(s):

12th Sep 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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How to Cook - Bread

Discover the satisfaction that baking your own bread can bring. Once you have mastered the basics, you can experiment endlessly to create the perfect loaf. Join us for an intensive hands-on baking cla...

Upcoming date(s):

13th Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

15th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

29th Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Scone baking course

How to Cook - Cakes and Baking

Learn the essential methods of cake making as you master Leiths brownies, Pistachio cakes with lemon drizzle, Raspberry sponge cake with elderflower mascarpone cream and Sticky gingerbread. Once you h...

Upcoming date(s):

6th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

5th Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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How to Cook - Macaroons

Home bakers seeking more technical challenges are well catered for in this creative afternoon, in which, guided by the Leiths chefs, you will learn tips and tricks for successfully baking crack-fr...

Upcoming date(s):

9th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Steak

How to Cook - The Perfect Steak

Sourcing best quality meat is half the challenge, but once you have found the best beef how do you turn it into the perfect steak?  Focusing on  a variety of cuts; sirloin, rib-eye and fillet, you w...

Upcoming date(s):

15th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

8th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

31st Jul 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Indian Cooking with Angela Malik

Join Leiths alumnus and Asian cuisine specialist Angela Malik on a culinary tour of the ingredients and techniques at the heart of Indian cookery. You will explore ingredients and techniques and p...

Upcoming date(s):

11th Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Innovative Entertaining for Gluten Free Food Lovers

Are you looking for exciting and innovative entertaining ideas that just so happen to be gluten free? Tom Thexton, award winning chef and owner of Wild Thexton artisan gluten free bakery will share th...

Upcoming date(s):

10th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Japanese Home Cooking with Jennifer Joyce

There is far more to Japanese cuisine than sushi and sashimi. Join Jennifer Joyce to learn some fresh, delicious and nutritious Japanese home classics such as Leeks and asparagus with miso yuzu must...

Upcoming date(s):

5th Sep 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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John Whaite's Perfect Afternoon Tea

Join Great British Bake off winner and trained pastry chef John Whaite to create an elaborate afternoon tea of Passion fruit meringue tartlettes, Chocolate orange éclairs and Manchego and chorizo sco...

Upcoming date(s):

31st Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Knife Skills - Butchery

Master which knife to use and how to use it as you learn to bone, stuff and roll a shoulder of lamb; bone and stuff a ballotine of chicken and prepare a rack of lamb.You’ll go home with a new set of...

Upcoming date(s):

14th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

24th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Mackeral

Knife Skills - Chicken and Fish

Learn to chop, slice and dice like a pro in this knife skills masterclass. Focusing on chicken jointing and fish preparation you will learn to use the correct knife with confidence to undertake kitche...

Upcoming date(s):

13th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Trimming a lamb rack

Knife Skills Masterclass - Butchery

Master which knife to use and how to use it as you learn to bone, stuff and roll a shoulder of lamb; bone and stuff a ballotine of chicken and prepare a rack of lamb.You’ll go home with a new set of...

Upcoming date(s):

23rd Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

12th Sep 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Mackeral

Knife Skills Masterclass - Chicken and Fish

Learn to chop, slice and dice like a pro in this knife skills masterclass. Focusing on chicken jointing and fish preparation you will learn to use the correct knife with confidence to undertake kitche...

Upcoming date(s):

26th Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

1st Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Knife Skills Masterclass - Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

Learn to chop, slice and dice like a pro in this knife skills workshop. Focusing on vegetable and fruit preparation you will learn to use the correct knife with confidence. So, if you want to save tim...

Upcoming date(s):

23rd Sep 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

30th Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Knife Skills Masterclass – Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

Learn to chop, slice and dice like a pro in this knife skills workshop. Focusing on vegetable and fruit preparation you will learn to use the correct knife with confidence. So, if you want to save tim...

Upcoming date(s):

18th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Chopping parsley

Knife Skills – Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

Learn to chop, slice and dice like a pro in this knife skills workshop. Focusing on vegetable and fruit preparation you will learn to use the correct knife with confidence. So, if you want to save tim...

Upcoming date(s):

6th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

3rd Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

10th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

13th Dec 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

18th Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Indian Dishes

Let's Cook! Curries from around the World for Teenagers

Do you love curries? Learn to make them from scratch on this culinary journey around some of the best curry hot-spots. Including a Thai green chicken curry, a Gujarati chicken dhal and a Persian rogan...

Upcoming date(s):

28th Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Let's Cook! Macaroons for Teenagers AM

Macaroons not only look great, they taste delicious too. Learn to make them yourself in a number of exciting flavours and colours. After baking, filling and assembling your creations you’ll have ple...

Upcoming date(s):

27th Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Let's Cook! Macaroons for Teenagers PM

Macaroons not only look great, they taste delicious too. Learn to make them yourself in a number of exciting flavours and colours. After baking, filling and assembling your creations you’ll have ple...

Upcoming date(s):

27th Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Malaysian Street Food with Norman Musa

Visit the wonderfully eclectic, taste bud tingling world of Malaysian cuisine with chef and writer Norman Musa as he gives a special insight into the country’s vibrant street food. Featuring a demon...

Upcoming date(s):

13th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

7th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Tomatoes and Aubergine

Moroccan Cooking

Abdesslem Khalil was born and brought up in Casablanca and learnt the art of Moroccan cooking from his mother. His infectious enthusiasm and inexhaustible knowledge of his native cuisine makes this a ...

Upcoming date(s):

30th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Moroccan Mezze

Join Abdesslem Khalil at Leiths for a hands-on workshop dedicated to understanding the secrets of Moroccan cooking, with a focus on mezze. Abdesslem Khalil was born and brought up in Casablanca and le...

Upcoming date(s):

8th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Nathan Outlaw's Fish Masterclass

We are pleased to welcome Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw to Leiths. Featuring recipes from his latest book out in 2014, will teach a series of fish focused dishes including Scallops Poached in ...

Upcoming date(s):

28th Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Alan Rosenthal

One Pot Cooking

Leiths trained Alan Rosenthal runs the highly successful one pot meal company, stewed! Alan will share culinary secrets and delicious recipes for inspirational one pot meals such as Persian chicken, C...

Upcoming date(s):

26th Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Courgette Pasta

Pasta Pasta Pasta

Learn how to make your own pasta with and without a pasta machine in this hands-on class. After mastering the basics you will branch out into more adventurous but achievable dishes such as Open la...

Upcoming date(s):

20th Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

19th Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

24th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Courgette Pasta

Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

Learn how to make your own pasta with and without a pasta machine in this hands-on class. After mastering the basics you will branch out into more adventurous but achievable dishes such as Open lasagn...

Upcoming date(s):

11th Sep 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Pastry Masterclass

If you find making pastry a challenge, this is the class for you. Join us for a day of pastry enlightenment, when the secrets of making first class pastry are revealed. Once you have learned to make t...

Upcoming date(s):

18th Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Pizza Making with Pizza Pilgrims

Following a pizza pilgrimage through Italy, brothers James and Thom founded the award winning pizzeria Pizza Pilgrims. They will show you to make, stretch and shape your own traditional Neapolitan dou...

Upcoming date(s):

14th Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

9th Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Recipes from Racine with Henry Harris

Leiths alumnus and chef of Knightsbridge’s Racine, Henry Harris uncovers some of the secrets to his best loved Racine dishes, showing home cooks how to recreate delicious French food at home such as...

Upcoming date(s):

27th Feb 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

21st Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

16th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Sauces Masterclass

Join us for this essential master class in the fundamentals of sauce making. Learning to make key sauces will improve your cooking and instantly expand your repertoire.  From mastering the humble sto...

Upcoming date(s):

16th Dec 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Lemon Tart

Seasonal French Entertaining

Flavia Rowse joins us at Leiths to unravel the secrets of a delicious and refined French menu, ideal for entertaining. In this hands-on class, you will learn to cook an array of dishes such as Salmon ...

Upcoming date(s):

6th Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Secrets of a Punjabi Kitchen with Dipna Anand

Co-owner of renowned Brilliant Restaurant, Dipna Anand joins us to teach the secrets of Punjabi cuisine with a mouth watering menu of tender Tandoori lamb chops marinated in nutmeg, garlic and card...

Upcoming date(s):

21st Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Street Food from around the World with Jennifer Joyce

Street food is all the rage and deservedly so! Learn to make tasty dishes from around the world including Vietnamese crispy chicken spring rolls with mint and lettuce wraps and lime dipping sauce; Ind...

Upcoming date(s):

31st Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Summer Jams, Pickles and Preserves

Learn how to preserve the summer’s bounty in this essential master class. In this introduction to the basic principles of jam, jelly and chutney making, you will learn about selecting produce, s...

Upcoming date(s):

6th Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Summer Vegetarian with Hilary Cacchio

Join Hilary Cacchio to make the most of summer’s plentiful harvest as you learn to cook an abundance of inspirational vegetarian dishes including a deliciously rich and satisfying treat of Courgette...

Upcoming date(s):

8th Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Sushi and Japanese Cooking with Sachiko Saeki

We are delighted to welcome Sachiko Saeki to Leiths for this hands-on Japanese workshop. Sachiko learnt to cook in her parent’s sushi restaurant in Japan, before becoming a professional chef and mor...

Upcoming date(s):

20th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

7th Nov 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Tapas Revolution with Omar Allibhoy

Join dynamic ‘rising star’ Omar Allibhoy for an innovative take on traditional tapas. This young Spanish chef will startle you with the simplicity of creating an inventive tapas menu, packed with ...

Upcoming date(s):

11th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

9th Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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The Persian Kitchen with Sabrina Ghayour

Sabrina delivers Eastern promise in gastronomic form in this enchanting class exploring the scents and spices of Persian cuisine. Learn to cook a feast of Persian lamb, dried lime and yellow split p...

Upcoming date(s):

3rd Oct 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Ursula Ferrigno's Italian Christmas

Celebrate Christmas Italian style with much loved Italian cookery teacher Ursula Ferrigno. With a traditional menu of Carpaccio of beef with walnuts and Gorgonzola, Tortellini in guinea fowl broth, Ro...

Upcoming date(s):

11th Dec 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Valentine Warner

Valentine Warner's Fish Masterclass

Spend an inspirational day with celebrated chef Valentine Warner as he unravels the secrets of the sea. Valentine will share his invaluable knowledge and ignite your culinary imagination with an a...

Upcoming date(s):

27th Mar 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

1st Aug 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

Tomato and Mozarella Tarts

Vegetarian Christmas with Hilary Cacchio

If you are vegetarian or cooking for vegetarian guests this Christmas, Hilary Cacchio’s deliciously creative menu is sure to delight everyone around the table. Learn to cook dishes such as Avocado, ...

Upcoming date(s):

3rd Dec 2014 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

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Winter Entertaining

Solve your seasonal entertaining dilemmas in this fun, informal practical class. Under the guidance of the Leiths team, you will spend the morning cooking in pairs to create a delicious three course l...

Upcoming date(s):

21st Jan 2015 - Click for full course info - Checking availabilty...

 

 
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