Summary Key Cooking Skills - Part 2

    £820.00

  • Mon 19 Mar - Fri 23 Mar 2018 Show session dates/times
    • Mon 19 Mar 2018
      09.45-17.00
    • Tue 20 Mar 2018
      09.45-17.00
    • Wed 21 Mar 2018
      09.45-17.00
    • Thu 22 Mar 2018
      09.45-17.00
    • Fri 23 Mar 2018
      09.45-17.00
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This five day Key Cooking skills course is ideal for beginners as well as cooks with some knowledge who want to build confidence in the kitchen.

Armed with some essential skills, anyone can become a great home cook. This course is designed to help you build a repertoire of everyday dishes as well giving you the confidence to entertain family and friends.

Your days will be split between the demonstration room and the bright and spacious kitchens, as you put your new found skills into practice.  Taught by the same excellent tutors that teach our professional Diploma course, your days will be busy as you explore new recipes and skills with classmates who are at a similar cooking level. The food that you have cooked is eaten for lunch if you are cooking in the mornings, or taken home to share if you are cooking in the afternoon. By the end of the week you will be amazed by how much you have achieved.

Click on the ‘What you will learn’ tab above to learn more about the contents of this course.

Suitable for

  • Adults who are new to cooking.
  • Adults with some cooking experience but who wish to learn proper cooking methods in order to become a better and more confident cook.

Key Cooking Skills Part 1 covers an introduction to the kitchen and some kitchen fundamentals that are not covered by part 2. It is therefore recommended that, if you are complete beginner, it may be best to begin with part 1. However, these courses do cover different skills and recipes, and can be taken in any order or as a two week course.

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What you'll learn Key Cooking Skills - Part 2

You will develop important kitchen skills such as:

  • Knife skills
  • Browning meat and stewing
  • Making bread
  • Sugar syrups and caramel
  • Cake making
  • Choux pastry
  • Short crust pastry
  • Meat preparation & pan sauces
  • Jointing and cooking chicken
  • Fish and Shellfish preparation
  • Filleting flat fish
  • Emulsion sauces (e.g. mayonnaise)
  • Planning and cooking for simple dinner parties

Sample recipes:

  • Soda Bread
  • Beef and Guinness casserole
  • Shepherd’s pie
  • Lamb with prunes, chilli, coriander & spices and basmati rice
  • Plaited white loaf
  • Blue cheese & fig walnut tart
  • Sea bass en papillote with slow-cooked tomato and fennel
  • Smoked Mackerel pate
  • Prawns baked with tomatoes, oregano and olives
  • Za’atar crusted prawns with a bulghar wheat and herb salad
  • Seared tuna with a pickled vegetable salad
  • Goujons of sole with tartare sauce
  • Prawn laksa
  • Ginger and star anise poached chicken breast with rice and bok choi
  • Pork Marsala
  • Duck breast with sour cherry sauce
  • Chocolate profiteroles
  • Rhubarb fool
  • Citrus fruit salad in spiced caramel
  • Victoria sandwich with lemon curd
  • Swiss roll
  • Ginger parkin

Practical info Key Cooking Skills - Part 2

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
  • A notebook

Please note: Most students like to eat the food they have cooked in the mornings for lunch. However, throughout the week you will alternate between cooking in the mornings and afternoons. On days when there is a demonstration in the morning, you will have tasters of all of the demonstration dishes but no additional lunch is provided - you may, therefore, wish to bring something from home or visit the cafes and supermarkets nearby on these days. Food cooked in the afternoon sessions can be taken home to share with friends and family for dinner. You may bring your own tupperware or use the foil containers provided by Leiths.

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 properly check the class, adjust order/write/adjust recipes

* 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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