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Leiths School of Food and Wine is much loved UK cookery school offering a world class professional chef’s diploma alongside the widest selection of amateur cooking classes of any cookery school in the UK. 

From Peruvian cuisine to authentic Italian cookery, and from bread-making to smoking your own salmon, the school teaches classical cookery and much more besides, with a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.

The school was founded by Caroline Waldegrave OBE and Prue Leith CBE in 1975, and more than 4000 chefs have trained at Leiths over the past 40 years. 

With guest chefs including Ken Hom and Florence Knight, and with a range of Saturday and evening classes, the school welcomes students from around the world, who are united by their love of food.

“Everybody looks up to Leiths to produce the best graduates.” – Yotam Ottolenghi

“If ever anybody comes to me for a job and I hear they’ve trained at Leiths, I want them.” - Rick Stein

“Leiths is the Oxbridge of the Food World.” – Tim Hayward


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