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.


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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.

 

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Heli Miles - Class Teacher

Heli is responsible for the day-to-day welfare of the students in her class.  She is a Leiths graduate.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Hélène Robinson-Moltke - Teacher

Hélène is a Leiths graduate. Her background is in catering and food photography.

 

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Sue Nixon - Teacher

 

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Ansobe Smal - Teacher

 

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Belinda Spinney - Teacher

 

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Louisa Bradford - Teacher

 

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Rupert Holden- Teacher

 

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Andrea Hamilton - Teacher

Andrea, a former Leiths graduate, teaches our enthusiast courses and private classes for corporate events.