Learn cookery skills that will set you up for life.

Learn all the essential skills and techniques you need for a lifetime of independent cooking with Leiths’ 6-week Online Cookery Toolbox Course and Certificate for Teenagers. Exclusively for young adults aged 13-18.

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The ultimate after school club, where you learn at home around your schedule.

Food-loving teenagers - are you looking for a fun, relaxing, after-school activity that gives you the chance to learn new skills, master cookery techniques, and eat delicious food? Teen Cookery Toolbox: Online Course is the after-school club that works around all of the other commitments in your busy life.

Would you love to know how to make a light, crispy Italian pizza base from scratch, bubbling with melted cheese and covered with your own creative toppings? How about expertly chopping vegetables like a pro, mastering a chicken and chorizo tray bake or baking brownies that might just win a Paul Hollywood handshake?

Our practical, fun-packed online course for teens is a great way to unwind when you get home from school. It’ll give your family a little more time to manage their own evening workloads and activities, and you’ll get the chance to take the reins in the kitchen and cook up an impressive feast to share.

You’ll whip up pavlovas and blueberry crumble cakes, a Mexican chilli with spicy guacamole, a classic fish pie topped with crispy filo pastry, and many more feasting dishes, including the ultimate brunch.

Each recipe is packed with lots of top cookery tips, which will leave you inspired to keep on cooking with confidence and creativity.

It’s a great way to learn skills you’ll use for life, getting ready to leave home. Cooking is a great way to bond with new people; it’s comforting to know that when that day comes, you'll be able to feed yourself and your friends really well. You’ll be amazed how much you learn on this tailor made course.

“Developing confidence in the kitchen is essential, particularly as the moment to leave home approaches. Our online courses effectively deliver the teacher to your home kitchen, so teens can get to work in a familiar environment and learn skills to last a lifetime.”

– Camilla Schneideman, Managing Director at Leiths

Learn from Leiths expert teachers in your own home

Earn a Leiths-approved certificate of completion, acknowledging your growth as a young chef, giving you the confidence to continue developing your skills.

Take the course from your home kitchen. Access your step-by-step, video guided cooking sessions anywhere on mobile, tablet or on the web.

Learn alongside likeminded teens. With everything broken down into bitesize steps, your Leiths mentor will explain techniques and demonstrate every step.

Course Summary

This 6-week course will guide teenage cooks through kitchen safety, knife skills, and an essential toolkit of cookery skills, empowering them to cook healthy, delicious meals for life. The course is taught by our expert, world-class cookery teachers via beautifully produced videos on the Workshop app.

The app pauses automatically when you need to complete a step, at which point you can share pictures of your cooking with your classmates and mentor, and send everyone messages of support.

Each week, you will unlock a new batch of video-based sessions that take you step-by-step through the process of cooking a variety of recipes. You can choose to cook these all at once, creating a feast with pudding too, or to spread them out over the week.

By joining the course, you will have access to the following through the Workshop app:

· Six units, unlocked weekly, guiding you through 2-3 hours of cooking time each week

· More than 12 individual cooking sessions

- Expert guidance and one-to-one support from your class mentor

· Collaborative chat with your own private class and mentor

· Feedback on your dishes from your class and mentor via a private in-app feed of photo uploads

· A Certificate of Completion after you complete everything on the course

In addition to the core aspects of the course, you will also get:

· Downloadable Leiths recipes and additional resources for you to keep

· Access to your course dashboard for a total of 12 months after your start date

A 'kit list' of ingredients will be made available to you at the beginning of each session so that you and your parent or guardian can plan ahead. If you're unable to find specific ingredients, advice on alternatives can be provided on request.

You will need access to a well-stocked kitchen, including at least a double hob (two rings) and an oven, preferably with a grill. In order to access the course content, you will need a smartphone or tablet and the Workshop app. Other equipment such as a food processor and electric hand whisk are recommended but not essential. A comprehensive list of everything you will need for the course will be sent to you ahead of the start date.

Learning online with Leiths couldn’t be more straightforward. All you need to do is log into the Workshop learning app on your phone or tablet, follow our expert tutors’ step by step instructions, and get cooking.

You’ll work alongside up to nine other teens, who will soon become a helpful support group through the app, and you’ll be guided by a friendly Leiths mentor, who will be on hand to help you cook an impressive range of tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take and upload pictures of your finished dish so that your tutor can comment and offer tips for next time, and your cohort can be inspired by your progress.

When you sign up to the Teen Cookery Toolbox, you’ll unlock a new unit every week, for six weeks, which you follow at your own pace. This includes an introductory unit covering knife skills and kitchen safety.

Don’t worry if you have too much homework, or need to skip a week during the holidays. The Teen Cookery Toolbox is totally flexible, so you can take a session at the weekend or whenever you like. Your access to the course lasts for 12 months, so don’t feel pressurised if homework has to take priority for a while.

It’s a great way to learn skills you’ll use for life, getting ready to leave home. Cooking is a great way to bond with new people; it’s comforting to know that when that day comes, you'll be able to feed yourself and your friends really well. You’ll be amazed how much you learn on this tailor made course.

Earn a Leiths-approved certificate of completion

When you finish the course, you’ll be awarded a Leiths-approved Certificate of Completion, acknowledging your growth as a young chef, and giving you the confidence to continue developing your skills in the future.

Learn by cooking

You‘ll take the whole course from your family kitchen, making it a great after school activity. You’ll learn a wide range of key cooking skills by cooking along with teachers from the world famous Leiths School of Food and Wine.

Easy to use

The Workshop learning app is easy and fun to use, with everything broken down into bitesize steps. On screen, our teachers will explain each technique and demonstrate every step, so you’ll really understand what you’re doing.

Expert guidance

You’ll be taught by the same teachers who lead our world-famous culinary diploma, so you’ll be in very good hands. You can message your Leiths mentor whenever you need guidance.

Class rules

This course is exclusively for students aged 13-18. By booking a place, you agree that the student who will be taking this course is aged 13-18, has their parent or guardian’s consent to sign up to Workshop and will have adult supervision throughout the duration of the course. Any students breaking these rules risk being removed from the course without refund.

Average cooking time: 2-3 hours per week

1 At the start of each week, we’ll remind you to schedule your practical sessions and to gather all the kit you’ll need to start cooking.

2 In every session, you will follow a Leiths teacher through a series of step-by-step videos in your own kitchen, learning directly through your experience.

3 After each session, you will be asked to upload photos of your creations for discussion and feedback from your classmates and mentor.

4 Once you have completed all sessions on the course, you will earn your Certificate of Completion.

In this course, you will learn:

· Kitchen Intro: Health and Safety

· Kitchen Intro: Knife Skills

· Caramelised onion hummus and crudités

· Filo fish pie

· Minty peas and greens

· Blueberry, lemon and almond crumble cake

· Pan pizza and sauce pizzaiola

· Vanilla panna cotta, steeped berries and crumble

· Spanish chicken, chorizo and red pepper tray bake

· Pavlovas with lemon curd cream and raspberries

· Roasted sweet potatoes

· Chilli con carne

· Delicious chocolate brownies

· Weekend Brunch: Granola, American style pancakes, Smoothies, Frittata muffins

Leiths on Workshop

Leiths School of Food and Wine has been equipping aspiring cooks with the skills to flourish in the food world since 1975.

With a philosophy grounded in teaching the individual within a close and collaborative community, we have put immense efforts into ensuring that our online courses reflect our core values.

With Workshop’s unique learning experience, we are now able to pass on culinary expertise and teach hands-on cooking skills to people in their own homes, providing in-depth feedback and a close community network just as we do at our London school.


Do I need to complete sessions at specific times?

Your class will move forward at a pace of one unit per week, however after each unit is unlocked you will have the freedom to complete each session entirely at your own pace. If you have a lot of homework one week, you can take your Leiths sessions at the weekend instead of after school, for example. The sessions are also a great way to make the most of school holidays.

What if I miss a week?

There’s no need to worry if you have a family holiday booked or have to miss a week or two during the course. You’ll have access to your course dashboard, and the ability to contact your Leiths mentor, for 12 months from your course start date. This means you’ll have plenty of time to catch up if you need to.

How will I interact with my class?

Shortly before your course start date, you will be invited to introduce yourself to the rest of your class via messaging on the Workshop app.

Each week, your class will unlock a new unit encouraging you all to cook the same dishes within the same week. At the end of every session, you will be asked to upload a photo of your dish, which your class and mentor will be able to view, like and provide feedback on.

How much contact will I get with my mentor?

You can contact your mentor through the group chat on the app at any time, and will receive a response within 48 hours. Your mentor will also be able to grade and comment on your photo uploads with any feedback they may have.

Will I get a list of all the cooking equipment I’ll need for the course ahead of time?

Yes, we’ll send you a full equipment list before the course starts. Make sure to ask your parent or guardian to keep an eye on their emails (including the spam folder) for this!

What is your cancellation policy?

If you book your place over 30 days before your course start date, you can cancel your booking and claim a full refund within 30 days of your purchase. If you book your place within 30 days of the course start date, you can claim a full refund within 14 days of your purchase.

How long will I have access to the course?

You’ll have access to your course dashboard for a total time of 12 months after your start date.

Units (including video sessions and supporting materials) will become available week-by-week as your class progresses through the course.

What is the typical workload per week of the course?

You can typically expect to be cooking for a combined total of about 2-3 hours a week.

Do you offer discounts for large groups of students?

Yes, we offer group discounts, so if you’re a teacher, or part of a parents’ group, email bookings@leiths.com to enquire.

Upcoming classes

1 Apr 2021 - class full

4 Jun 2021 - 8 spaces available

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One-Time Payment £195 30-day free cancellation
up to 30 days before your start date

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For full accreditation, you can attend an optional two-day assessment in London for an additional £695. If you have any questions, please call (+44) 208 749 6400 or email info@leiths.com.

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