Leiths School of Food and Wine

Leiths School of Food and Wine was established by Prue Leith in 1975 and is the most prestigious and respected cookery school in the country. Leiths is also a founder member of ICSA, holding an ‘Academy Member’ rating as one of the select group of ICSA schools to run cookery courses leading to professional qualifications.

The Leiths Diploma has earned critical acclaim and an international reputation, with a global alumni network running successful food businesses on the back of their training at Leiths. Alongside the Diploma, Leiths School of Food and Wine offers the widest selection of amateur cooking classes of any cookery school in the UK. More than 4000 chefs have trained at Leiths over the past 40 years.

From Japanese and Brazilian cuisine to authentic Italian cookery, the school teaches world cuisine, classical cookery skills, food media and business, cookery for teenagers and much more besides.

Purchase Greatest British Cookery School Gift Vouchers redeemable at Leiths Cookery Schools and all ICSA members at the bottom of this page.


Leiths School of Food and Wine
16-20 Wendell Rd, White City, London W12 9RT

Tel:  020 8749 6400

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Win a place on one of Leiths Cookery School in-house one day cookery classes, RRP £155!
Plus runner up prizes.

Enjoy a day learning new, exciting skills from their top in-house Leiths chefs;

At Leiths they offer a diverse variety of one-day classes* where you can learn anything from how to cook the perfect steak, to essential vegan recipes, to advanced patisserie skills. We are giving you the chance to win a place on an in-house one-day class of your choice with a value of up to £155. By in-house, we refer to the classes taught by their top Leiths teachers, as opposed to classes run by guest chefs. *All Subject to availability.

Runner Up Prizes:
Each entry will also be entered to win a signed copy of their beautifully illustrated iconic ‘How to Cook’ book.

– A kitchen essential full of informative step-by-step guides and delicious Leiths recipes. Chef and food editor, Lisa Markwell, describes as a “constant companion” throughout her chef’s training.

“If I had to start anywhere, I’d start with Leiths’ book” – Yotam Ottolenghi.

TERMS: Competition Closes March 31st 2020. Winners will be informed via Email & promoted on our competition page in line with our terms. By entering you are agreeing to be added to our mailing list from ICSA and our partners. Your details will NOT be passed on to ANY third parties. Data is held securely on a  remote GDPR compliant server. You can opt out at ANY time. Read our on-line data privacy policies here



Leiths School of Food and Wine, London

Celebrating 25 years if inspirational cookery courses, Ashburton in the heart of Devon is one of the UK’s top, private cookery schools.

Offering more than 40 different cookery courses, lessons are taught by professional chef tutors who have worked in some of the UK’s most prestigious kitchens. Courses are aimed at home cooks of all standards, with a Chef’s Academy for the career cooks.

Whether your aim is to take your cookery skills to the next level, to cook for family and friends, or you want to learn to cook as a professional, Ashburton has a cookery course for you. The school also offers offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation to students in historic houses in central Ashburton. For more serious cooks, the school is currently enrolling for its 20-week Professional Culinary Diploma and new 20-week Patisserie Diploma, both commencing in January.

Stella West-Harling MBE founded the cookery school in 1992 choosing Ashburton for its beautiful location and local organic food producers. She was an early pioneer of organic restaurants in the country.

Ashburton Cookery School, Devon

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