The Teaching Team
Our team has a wide range of experience and a rounded knowledge of all areas of cookery. They all teach the Diploma certificate as well as teaching the enthusiast classes.
Claire Macdonald - Principal
Claire graduate of Leiths School of Food and Wine, Claire is responsible for the day to day administration in the kitchen and for the welfare of the students.
Heli Miles - Class Teacher
Heli is responsible for the day-to-day welfare of the students in her class. She is a Leiths graduate.
Michael Cropp- Class Teacher
Michael is responsible for the day-to-day welfare of students in his class. He completed the Leiths Diploma and won the Leiths Laurent Perrier Award for Best Overall Student. Michael went on to work a variety of restaurants before returning to Leiths to become a teacher.
Phil Elliott - Class Teacher
Phil trained at Leiths and worked as a chef for private clients before returning to Leiths to become a teacher. He is responsible for the welfare of the students in his class on a day-to-day basis. Phil also devised our Saturday morning roast classes and hosts the evening carving demonstrations.
Hélène Robinson-Moltke - Teacher
Hélène is a Leiths graduate. Her background is in catering and food photography.
Sue Nixon - Teacher
Ansobe Smal - Teacher
Belinda Spinney - Teacher
Louisa Bradford - Teacher
Rupert Holden- Teacher
Andrea Hamilton - Teacher
Andrea, a former Leiths graduate, teaches our enthusiast courses and private classes for corporate events.