Due to the coronavirus outbreak Leiths has made the difficult decision to cancel all planned courses (except the Intermediate Certificate Assessments and our online courses) until the 14th April. In these exceptional circumstances all students who have booked places on our courses will be offered the opportunity to cancel or reschedule their course. If you are currently in the process of taking a multi-part course, you will be offered new dates to complete the course later in the year. Of course we will be dealing with a high volume of calls and emails and we thank you for your understanding and patience during this unsettling time. We look forward to cooking with you at Leiths in the near future.


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A Class of its Own: Behind the scenes at Leiths

Beverley D'Silva

“A typical day at the school could see staff planning courses, interviewing future students, setting up placements, and dealing with queries for corporate events and meetings with external partners. ”
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Accounting and Business

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What's cooking? Interview with Anita Kerai

Peter Williams

“The journey toward being a celebrity chef started with a six-week intensive course on How to be a Food Presenter at Leiths School of Food and Wine. ”
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The Evening Standard

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Spring's 27-year-old head chef makes CODE 30 Under 30 list

Lizzie Edmonds

“Rose Ashby runs Spring – Skye Gyngell’s Somerset House venue serving a menu of seasonal British food that changes daily. The Londoner trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine then joined Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries, where she was tutored by Gyngell. ”
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A recipe for success

Sophie Morris

“The new year brings a new course to renowned London cookery institution Leiths School of Food and Wine, on recipe writing. ”
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Top Santé

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Refresh your nutrition

Editorial recommendation

“Make quick, delicious, protein-packed veggie dishes on The Flexible Vegetarian course at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London. ”
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Leiths launches vegan class

Miranda Larbi

“Leiths School of Food and Wine – one of the most famous cookery schools in the land – is launching its first ever 100% vegan class this autumn. And, surprise surprise, it’s sold out in record time!”
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The Sunday Times (The Dish)

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Editor in Chef

Lisa Markwell

“What happens when you swap headlines for hot pans? Former national newspaper executive Lisa Markwell toughs it out at cookery school with the Leiths Diploma. ”
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BBC Good Food

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Modern Comforts

Cassie Best

“Cassie Best, our Senior Food Editor, trained as a chef at Leiths School of Food and Wine. These decadent recipes are perfect for whiling away rainy days in the kitchen and cosy evenings on the sofa.”
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Birmingham Mail

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Jimi cooks up a storm

Roz Laws

“Who's this learning to cook in Michelin-starred Grynn Purnell's kitchen? Jimi Mistry was last seen dying in a fire on Coronation Street, but when he left he embarked on a new career as a chef. He's spent the past year training at the prestigious Leiths School of Food and Wine.”
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The Guardian

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Kitchen Encounters: Rosie Reynolds

Rosie Reynolds

“There's a mock-up cover of Observer Food Monthly my sister made for me when I graduated from Leiths Cookery School - I'm dressed up as a hotdog. ”
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This industry is suffering from a shortage of women at the top

Lucy Vincent

“"People now know a bit more about the fact there are different jobs" says Jenny Stringer [Deputy MD at Leiths Cookery School]. "So a lot of our students will go on to have a mixed freelance life. They'll do some cooking, a farmer's market, a pop-up, food writing, styling and just have different projects." ”
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Daily Telegraph

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How to make the ultimate... chocolate orange cookies

Leiths School of Food and Wine

“You can vary the flavour and texture of these orange and chocolate cookies by using different types of marmalade, or by adding a tablespoon of chopped nuts. (Recipe from Leiths How to Cook Cakes)”
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Saga Magazine

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Corking second careers

Jonathan Goodall

“Courses that lead to opportunities in Britain's burgeoning winemaking trade are proving popular with 50-somethings in search of a grape escape. Leiths is listed as one of the best schools to attend for keen cooks who are looking to turn their hobby into a new later-life career.”
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Evening Standard

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Why I swapped the corporate world for a life in London kitchens...

Laoise Casey

“I completed a professional diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine and worked part-time in a pub kitchen at the same time... For me the ultimate reward about this career change is that every day I get to spend the whole day cooking. I’m happiest when I’m in the kitchen and for this I am very grateful. ”
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The Observer

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Cookery classes are booming - thanks to men in their 60s

Donna Ferguson

“At Leiths School of Food and Wine in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, increasing numbers of retired men are attending day-long knife skills, pastry and sauces workshops, while a new “How to cook the perfect steak” course is proving “extremely popular” with older men at the Seasoned cookery school in Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire.”
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Independent on Sunday

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How We Met: Caroline Waldegrave and Prue Leith

Kate Youde

“(Prue) Leith...founded Leiths School of Food and Wine in 1975, before selling it in 1993. As a founding principal and former MD, (Caroline) Waldegrave co-owned Leiths from 1994-2009 with Sir Christopher Bland.”
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The Times

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What every cook should have in their kitchen: A knife Like Marcos

Lydia Slater

“"without a good knife, you can't have culinary finesse," says Camilla Schneideman, Managing Director of Leiths School of Food and Wine, "You can't cook with precision or make vegetables look nice. A good knife can change your life".”
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Independent School Parent Magazine

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Ready, Steady, Sushi!

Claudia Dudman

“Twins Henry and Anna Hastie, 13, tried their hand at making sushi on a one-day course at Leiths School of Food and Wine”
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Daily Telegrah

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Activities that can help young people climb to the top

Norman Miller

“Sherborne students can take the prestigious Leiths Basic Certificate in Food and Wine, equipping them with both gourmet nous and highly marketable skills.”
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Daily Telegraph

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Top 10 Cookery Schools

Ellicia Pendle

“After the news that the Duchess of Cambridge secretly attended a two-week course at Leiths cookery school in London, we reveal the best schools for budding chefs”
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Daily Mail

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Deliciously Indulgent, ice creams, jellies and sorbets

Recipes from Leiths 'How to Cook Desserts' Book

“ the concluding part of our Leiths School of Food and Wine Series we show you how to create some very grown-up desserts with ice cream, jelly and sorbet.”
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Observer Food Magazine

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East, West Home is Best. Born in Ukrain, settled in London, Olia Hercules is bringing the food of her Soviet childhood to a wider audience

Sophie Missing

“She worked as a reporter at Screen International before deciding to retrain at Leiths School of Food and Wine.”
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Absolutely Richmond Magazine

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East Meets West - Leiths Students are taking over the Shoreditch eatery Boundary

Gemma Billington

“Though east London is the breeding ground of new culinary trends, the Boundary called on the services of a very west London institution when they wanted to embark on a new partnership. ”
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The Times

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Florence Knight's Hare Paparadelle


“The young British chef Florence Knight has been described as 'cooking's new golden girl' she graduated from Leiths before working for Raymond Blanc at the Diamond Club. She is now head chef at Polpetto in Soho where she wows with her Venitian-style tapas dishes.”
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