Returning to their roots in Notting Hill where they first opened in 1975, Leiths Portobello is a pop-up cookery school located within easy walking distance of vibrant Portobello Road. Little sister of the highly acclaimed Leiths School of Food and Wine, a first-class training school for chefs and keen cooks, the school is fully equipped to teach a brand new range of courses. Matching the foodie and globetrotting residents of London’s most colourful area, the programme of classes launches with the Global Gourmet, an exclusive culinary tour, taught in intimate groups by Leiths experts.
Camilla Schneideman, Managing Director of Leiths says “Leiths Portobello was acquired to run commercial cooking projects but it quickly became clear to us that it would be a wonderful environment to teach an intimate cookery class. We’ve enjoyed creating a programme of courses to suit both the urban space and the inquisitive, food loving people of the area”.
The Global Gourmet is an evening cookery course like no other. Leiths have pulled out all the stops to create the ultimate culinary experience as you travel across continents to create show stopping dishes. Aimed at enthusiastic cooks who love entertaining and already have some experience cooking at home, this exciting and inspiring evening course will teach authentic recipes and techniques from the culinary hotspots of the world. With three five-part evening courses to choose from, sign up for one of the courses or complete all three to achieve the full 3 stars to become a Leiths certified global gourmet. From the exotic flavours of Southern and Central Asia to the heady scents and spices of North Africa and the Middle East, cross continents to sample the cures and preserves of Northern Europe, and travel south to enjoy zingy Latin flavours. By the end of the course you will be a global aficionado.
Bring in the New Year with a new you. In Cook Yourself Young – The Power of Food you will develop the nutritional acumen and culinary skills to boost your health, looks and wellbeing with naturopath, food and health expert Elizabeth Peyton-Jones. Clients including Hollywood actress Thandie Newton, have benefited from Elizabeth’s guidance in making dietary and lifestyle changes that rejuvenate their health, looks and wellbeing. Elizabeth will teach you how to create everyday delicious meat-sugar-wheat and dairy-free dishes that are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, alkalising and help balance weight, blood sugar levels, and hormones.
Take your culinary prowess to the next level with The Complete Cook. This five part course, which takes place one day per week, will give you the skills to be successful in the kitchen as you learn to slice and dice like a pro; perfect meat, fish and shellfish preparation and cooking; turn out delicious cakes and bakes, and finish of any meal with a delectable dessert. Taught in groups of no more than 10, there will be plenty of guidance from Leiths experts. By the end of the course students will have an inspiring new repertoire and the confidence to tackle any recipe.