Summary Complete Cook

    £695.00

  • Sat 1 Jul - Sat 29 Jul 2017 Show session dates/times
    • Sat 1 Jul 2017
      10.00-14.30
    • Sat 8 Jul 2017
      10.00-14.30
    • Sat 15 Jul 2017
      10.00-14.30
    • Sat 22 Jul 2017
      10.00-14.30
    • Sat 29 Jul 2017
      10.00-14.30
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  • Sat 23 Sep - Sat 21 Oct 2017 Show session dates/times
    • Sat 23 Sep 2017
      10.00-14.30
    • Sat 30 Sep 2017
      10.00-14.30
    • Sat 7 Oct 2017
      10.00-14.30
    • Sat 14 Oct 2017
      10.00-14.30
    • Sat 21 Oct 2017
      10.00-14.30
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Equip yourself with an incredibly useful toolbox of kitchen skills as you become the Complete Cook!

Almost all recipes, whether they’re found online, in cookery magazines or in high-end restaurant cookery books, rely on a fundamental set of skills.

In this intensive five session course, which runs one day per week, we’ll teach you some of the most useful kitchen techniques around, giving you the confidence to successfully create a wide range of delicious dishes at home.

You'll learn good kitchen management, knife skills, and how to prepare, cook and present fresh produce to really bring out the flavours. 

This is a hands-on, practical cookery course, supported by demonstrations from our experienced teachers and with plenty of step-by-step tuition. 

On finishing the course, you'll feel more confident and relaxed in the kitchen, and you'll be able to feed family and friends a wealth of delicious, nutritious and luxurious dishes.

Typical skills covered:

• Kitchen management, including health and safety and time planning
• Choosing, storing and sharpening knives
• Knife skills: preparation of vegetables, fruit and herbs
• Making stock
• Spatchcocking poultry
• Roasting meat
• Cooking steak
• Pan sauces
• Filleting a flat fish
• Preparing squid 
• Preparing mussels
• Baking bread
• Baking cakes
• Making pastry
• Successful soufflés

Typical recipes:

• Simple vegetable soup 
• Caramelized pear, pecan and Roquefort salad with brioche croutons
• Citrus fruit salad in spiced caramel
• Moroccan Lamb tagine 
• Spatch cock poussin with warm fennel, potato and pancetta salad 
• Pan-fried steak
• Lemon sole with cauliflower puree, hazelnut and parsley butter 
• Seared squid and chorizo salad 
• Mussels with leeks and cider
• Sourdough bread
• Sugared buttermilk scones with Lexia raisins 
• Classic raspberry Victoria sandwich 
• Caramel panna cotta with chocolate Kalhua cream
• Hot berry soufflé
• Individual apple tarts

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Class structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too (foil containers and bags provided). 

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the chef who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs,  their  individual teaching style.

Unless otherwise stated, you will be eating the food that you have cooked for lunch, usually with wine or elderflower cordial around a communal table. If your class does not involve cooking lunch you will enjoy a delicious Leiths Ploughman’s. 


weekend

What you'll learn Complete Cook

Week 1 : The Building Blocks

Week 2 : Meat and sauces

Week 3: Fish and shellfish

Week 4: Baking

Week 5: Desserts

Practical info Complete Cook

What is included:

  • A Leiths apron
  • A Leiths How to Cook book
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable
  • A notebook and pencil

Allergies and Intolerances:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible.
Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different.
We need 10 days notice to be able to adjust the order accordingly. 

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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  • Mon 3 Jul - Fri 7 Jul 2017 Show session dates/times
    • Mon 3 Jul 2017
      09.45-17.00
    • Tue 4 Jul 2017
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    • Wed 5 Jul 2017
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