Teen's Kitchen: Cooking Up Confidence

Whip up impressive meals, indulgent desserts and become a boss in the kitchen with Leiths' 6-week online cookery course, Teen's Kitchen. Exclusively for young adults aged 13-18.

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Building kitchen confidence for young chefs

Are you an aspiring teen chef ready to roll up your sleeves and get cooking?

Teen’s Kitchen is a 6-week immersive and interactive online cookery course for young adults aged 13-18. You’ll master a host of tasty recipes that will be sure to inspire you and maximise your culinary creativity, as well as teach you to be an organised and efficient cook.

Teen’s Kitchen’ is ideal for enthusiastic teen cooks and is a great course for those who have completed Leiths Teen Cookery Toolbox as it introduces even more skills and new recipes. The exciting curriculum will take you from the basics of egg cookery through to mastering a roast chicken dinner with all the delicious trimmings. Whip up impressive meals and indulgent desserts - from a sizzling Pad Thai to the ultimate chewy chocolate cookie. You’ll gain cooking skills for life and in no time you’ll be the go-to family chef or uni kitchen gourmand - cooking up a storm - chopping, blending, baking and treating everyone to your culinary masterpieces.

The course structure is completely flexible meaning you can cook at your own pace and schedule cookery sessions to suit you and your busy summer plans. You’ll be guided through the course by our talented teachers, and have a mentor on hand to support you. Our mentors are all qualified Leiths teachers, they are friendly and approachable and always ready to help. They’ll comment on the food you cook providing expert feedback and useful suggestions, ensuring you get the maximum benefit from this course and take your cooking up a notch or two.

On completing Teen’s Kitchen you’ll get a digital certificate of completion. Not only that, you’ll be a boss in the kitchen having learnt how to effortlessly knock up a kicking curry, produce the perfect steak dinner, and make a mean mac and cheese.

Expert guidance

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

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.

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Earn a Leiths approved certificate

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

This course is taught by our talented, expert cookery teachers via beautifully produced videos on the Workshop app.

Teen’s Kitchen is a 6-week course that will guide enthusiastic teen cooks through a host of essential skills with recipes chosen to invest in essential cooking skills that will last a lifetime.

Units are packed full of popular dishes and recipes have been cleverly selected to cover a wide range of foundation cookery skills. At the beginning of the course, our teachers will instruct students on key kitchen organisation and hygiene practices delivered in an engaging, interactive format.

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 3-4 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 6 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 a 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.

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 accessible recipes. 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. The online community is a supportive, lively space where you’ll enjoy each other’s progress and build on each other’s culinary successes.

When you sign up to the Teen’s Kitchen, you’ll unlock a new unit every week, for six weeks, which you follow at your own pace. This includes introductory units covering key utensils and organisation and basic hygiene in the kitchen.

Don’t worry if you have too much homework, or need to skip a week during the holidays. Teen’s Kitchen is totally flexible, so you can take a session at the weekend or whenever you like. Your access to the course lasts for 6 months, so don’t feel pressured if your studies have to take priority for a while.

It’s a great way to learn skills and techniques that will boost your confidence as you get ready to leave home. Cooking is a great way to bond with new people; it’s inspiring to know that when that day comes, you’ll be able to feed yourself and your friends too. You’ll be amazed how much you learn on this tailor-made course.

Average cooking time: 3-4 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.

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.

Unit 1 - Let’s Get Cooking!

An introduction to the Kitchen, Egg Cookery, Soup Making, Simple Poached Fruit Pudding

Session 1: Kitchen Organisation & Mise en Place

Session 2: Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough with Smoked Salmon and Chives

Session 3: Tuscan White Bean Soup, with a Parmesan and Parsley Garnish

Session 4: Orange & Vanilla Poached Plums with Yoghurt & Toasted Pistachios

Unit 2 - Ultimate Comfort Food

Kitchen Hygiene, Batch Cooking - Mac & Cheese, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Session 1: Fridge Organisation & Hygiene in the Kitchen

Session 2: Macaroni & Cheese, Green Salad & French Dressing

Session 3: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Unit 3 - Sizzling Street Food

Prawn pad Thai & Sticky Soy Glaze Chicken

Session 1: Prawn Pad Thai

Session 2: Soy and Sesame Glazed Chicken with an Asian Slaw

Unit 4 - Steak Cooking Nailed!

How to cook perfect steak & a ready to go dessert

Session 1: Sirloin Steak, Baked Sweet Potatoes with a Chilli Butter

Session 2: Individual Ginger, Lemon & Raspberry Possets

Unit 5 - Spice it UP!

Indian Spices, Curry & Slow Cooking, Flatbread & Condiments

Session 1: Flatbreads, Raita Dip and Simple Roasted Tomatoes

Session 2: Lamb Balti, Basmati Rice and Quick Radish Pickle

Unit 6 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Roast Chicken with all the trimmings & Peach Cobbler

Session 1: Roast Chicken Dinner

Session 2: Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Some of the units on Teen’s Kitchen are inspired by our Absolute Beginners cookery course – an 8-week entry into the world of cooking. Once you are over 18, your next step on the culinary pathway will be the Essential Cooking course and certificate.

Flexible format for summer learning

This brilliant new course is an ideal way to make the most of your time over the holidays whilst staying flexible around your social commitments. Impress your friends with cookery skills that will stay with you forever, and who knows – this could be the first step on an exciting culinary journey!

Upcoming classes

15 Jan 2022 - class full

11 Feb 2022 - 8 spaces available

One-time payment

£210 14-day money-back guarantee*

This course is exclusively for students aged 13-18. By continuing, 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.

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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 6 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.

Can I try before I buy?

If you would like a taster of the step-by-step online video format, we recommend you try the Leiths workshop “Mastering Sauces: Hollandaise”, which you can accessfor £9.99 here.

This simple workshop is representative of the way in which you will complete cooking sessions on the course.

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.

When will I get to meet my class?

You’ll be able to log into the Workshop app and access your class group discussion shortly before your start date so that you can chat away and get acquainted!

What is the typical workload per week of the course?

You can typically expect to be cooking for a combined total of about 3-4 hours a week.

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 6 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.

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.

If you have any questions, please call (+44) 208 749 6400 or email onlinecourses@leiths.com.

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