Become a Patisserie Pro at Home (Launching Soon)

Learn to create perfect pastries, beautiful baked goods and show-stopping sweet treats with Leiths’ 12-week Introduction to Patisserie online course & certificate.

Bring Patisserie Prowess to your Kitchen

About the Leiths Introduction to Patisserie course:

Let one of Britain’s most reputable cooking schools into your kitchen and learn professional patisserie skills that will last a lifetime.

You’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to create adventurous dishes with personal flair, exploring an exciting range of pastries, cakes and confectionery with our expert chef mentors and Workshop’s unique hands-on learning app.

From fundamental skills and theory to professional techniques and classic recipes, the course will teach you:

  • Sweet and savoury pastries, meringues and cakes
  • Baking techniques and cooking with chocolate and caramel
  • Fillings, icings, creams, piping, and glazing
  • Time planning and presentation skills

Is this course for me?

Introduction to Patisserie is ideal for ambitious home cooks and keen bakers who can nail a banana bread but now wish to up their abilities and repertoire.

It will also suit previous students of our Essential Cooking or Chef Skills courses who are now ready to advance and refine their patisserie proficiency.


  • 12-week, hands-on course
  • Flexibility to learn when you want
  • Learn new recipes & techniques every week
  • Mentored throughout by expert Leiths chefs
  • Industry-leading Workshop learning app
  • Learn alongside a community of fellow students

(Launching late Spring 2021)

Class sizes are limited and they fill up fast.
Spaces are offered to our waiting list first, so don’t miss out on your preferred dates!

The cost for this course will be confirmed nearer to launch. Please join the waiting list to receive course updates.

Learn Patisserie from the Experts

You’ll learn a wide range of professional patisserie techniques and skills from Leiths’ expert chefs, including pastry work – choux, shortcrust and pâte sucrée – cake preparation and decoration techniques.

Throughout the course, you’ll be creating show-stopping desserts, marvellous meringues, tantalising tarts and petits fours to impress.  You will conquer macarons with passion fruit ganache, individual tartes au citron and a classic brownie with a salted caramel twist. 

By mastering timeless methods, you will be armed with the confidence to adapt and add your own personal style to bold recipes and be able to identify and navigate your way through any problems which may occur during patisserie preparation.

To cover all the skills and recipes in 12 weeks, the course will run at a professional pace with 4-6hrs of cooking each week. You’ll be making a large quantity of treats – so be ready to share your creations with your friends and neighbours!

Earn a Leiths-approved Certificate of Completion

Get your Leiths-approved Certificate of Completion.

Learning Patisserie the Workshop Way

The Workshop app is based on some simple science; by making learning an enjoyable experience, you’ll actually learn better.

With step-by-step video-guided lessons, an expert mentor giving real feedback and a small class of fellow students to learn alongside, the Workshop method is proven to help you get the most out of each course (whilst also being fun!).

Learn a vast variety of professional cooking skills, techniques and practices from the world-renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine

Access your step-by-step, video guided cooking sessions anywhere on mobile, tablet or on the web

Learn alongside a class of likeminded aspiring cooks and receive real feedback on your cooking sessions from your dedicated class mentor

Introduction to Patisserie
Course Summary:

  • 12-week, hands-on course
  • Flexibility to learn when you want
  • Learn new recipes & techniques every week
  • Mentored throughout by expert Leiths chefs
  • Industry-leading Workshop learning app
  • Learn alongside a community of fellow students

 (Launching Spring/Summer 2021)

Don’t miss out on course dates this spring or summer.

Join the waiting list to hear about new dates as soon as they are released, before anyone else:

If you have any questions, please call (+44) 208 749 6400 or email [email protected]

Leiths School of Food and Wine, on Workshop

Leiths School of Food and Wine is unquestionably the top cookery school in Britain. Hundreds of career cooks have trained in Leiths’ renowned kitchens in West London since 1975, and they’re now transforming your home into their classroom.

With a philosophy grounded in teaching the individual within a close and collaborative community, they have put immense efforts into ensuring that their online course reflects their core values.

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

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