Finding the perfect gift for the foodie in your life can be difficult. They've already been to the 'must-visit' restaurants, they've got all of the latest kitchen gadgets and their store cupboard is brimful of the trendiest ingredients. How on earth do you surprise this all-knowing food-lover?  

Leiths is here to help! Whether you choose to treat them to a class with Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar, a butchery workshop or even a professional wine course accredited by WSET; the gift of a cookery class is sure to be a luxury for any keen cook.  

You can either browse through all classes and courses, or have a look at the Leiths staff's ideal gifts below to help you with your choice. Alternatively, you can purchase a gift voucher so that your loved one can choose a class or course for themselves - click here to purchase a voucher

Gyoza: Japanese Street Food with Yuki Gomi

“I can’t wait for the Gyoza masterclass with Yuki Gomi,” says Jo, Operations Manager. “You see Gyoza being sold at festivals and street food stalls all over the country, so it will be brilliant to learn how to make them using the authentic Japanese technique.”

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Wines from around the World with Amelia Singer

For others, it’s all about the wine. “I’d love to be bought a place on Wines from around the World with Amelia Singer,” says Jen in the marketing team. “The food always looks incredible and Amelia’s got an amazing knack for discovering interesting wines that go perfectly with the dishes.” 

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Home Smoking and Preserving with Steven Lamb

The chefs are tempted by some of the specialist classes, like Home Smoking and Preserving with Steven Lamb. “Being taught how to prepare and salt a whole leg of pork for prosciutto-style, air-dried ham? That’s the class for me!” says Nick, who prepares produce in the School’s storeroom. “I’d love to learn how to do that at home.” 

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Recipe Writing with Jennifer Joyce

Other picks include the brand new three-part Recipe Writing course with Jennifer Joyce. In this evening course, students will learn how to write recipes with perfect clarity and creative aplomb. Who knows, your gift might encourage someone to pen 2018’s bestselling cookbook… look out for it in your stocking next year!

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For Cheese Lovers

Cheese expert and enthusiast Tom Badcock is returning to Leiths with his popular tasting sessions! He'll take students on a journey through the history of British cheese covering what the Romans did for us, what Miss Muffet taught us, and the cost (and perhaps the benefit) of losing to those Normans. With plenty of cheeses to try along the way and much entertainment, this is a wonderful Christmas present for cheese fanatics. 

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Preparing for Christmas

We also offer classes in the run up to Christmas, to help you learn essential festive cookery skills. From Christmas Canapés with Jennifer Joyce, to Gluten Free Christmas Baking and How to Cook The Perfect Christmas Dinner, there’s a class to help you feed everyone delicious treats without losing your kitchen cool.

You can browse all of our Christmas and winter themed classes here

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