Rebecca's Story

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Rebecca's Story

Rebecca Woollard, who studied English at Leeds University, realised she wanted a career in food after working the ski season in a chalet and discovering that her favourite aspect of the job was the cooking.

After taking the Two Term Diploma at Leiths, Rebecca won a coveted Leiths internship with BBC Good Food magazine before joining Woman & Home and then delicious. magazine, becoming food editor in 2014. 

Following the birth of her son last year, Rebecca became a freelancer, saying “it’s the best way to achieve the all-important balance between a career I love and being a mum.” 

She says her Leiths training still helps her to deliver work her clients love. 

“When you’re developing recipes for a food magazine you need to give your readers something new, but you also need to know how far you can push it before a cake won’t work or a dough won’t rise,” she says. 

 
“The great thing about going to Leiths is that you're taught the science behind all this, so you know how to prevent mistakes from happening.”

 

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Cheesecake - Eye to eye media. Image by Kate Whitaker

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