Master the Core Skills of a Young Aspiring Chef, At Home

Exclusively for students aged 13-18

Learn the essential skills and techniques that will lead to a lifetime of delicious cooking for young, developing chefs, with Leiths’ 6-week Cookery Toolbox for Teenagers Online Course and Certificate.


Leiths School of Food and Wine has “seen oodles of students start up their own businesses or work in Michelin-starred restaurants.”

– The Independent

A Complete Cookery Toolbox For Young Chefs

If you have a passion for delicious food and are a young, developing cook, this is the course for you.

Young students aged 13 – 18 years old will gain a range of key cooking skills on this practical, fun-packed course for budding chefs. With the help of an expert Leiths mentor, teenagers will learn to cook an array of tasty, family-friendly recipes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each recipe is packed with lots of top cookery tips, leaving young chefs inspired to keep on cooking with confidence and creativity.

Earn a Leiths-approved Certificate of Completion

Get your Leiths-approved Certificate of Completion, acknowledging your growth as a young chef, and giving you the confidence to continue developing your skills moving forward

Learn By Cooking!

Unlike your usual class, you can do this whole course from your own kitchen. You’ll learn a wide range of core cooking skills, techniques and practices by cooking along with teachers from the world-renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine.

Access Anywhere, Anytime

Access high-quality video classes as you learn from the world’s leading cooking instructors. Follow step-by-step video guided cooking sessions in the comfort of your own home, on mobile, tablet or on the web.

Show Off Your Skills

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

Cookery Toolbox for Teenagers: 6-Week Online Course

This 6-week course will guide young chefs through fundamental cooking skills, techniques and practices that they need to continue following their passion for delicious food. 

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. With Workshop’s unique hands-on method of learning, you’ll be cooking from day one with no need to read pages of theory in advance.

By joining the course, you will have access to the following through the Workshop app:

  • 6 units, unlocked weekly, guiding you through ~3 hours of cooking time each week
  • 13 individual cooking sessions
  • Collaborative group 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 notes for you to keep
  • Access to your course dashboard for a total of 12 months after your start date

Average cooking time: 3 hours per week

  1. At the start of each week, you will be prompted to schedule 1-4 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. 
  1. Kitchen Intro: Health & Safety, Knife Skills – Caramelised Onion Hummus and Crudites
  2. Filo Fish Pie, Minty Peas and Greens – Blueberry, Lemon and Almond Crumble Cake
  3. Pan Pizza and Sauce Pizzaiola – Vanilla Panna Cotta, Steeped Berries and Crumble
  4. Spanish Chicken, Chorizo and Red Pepper Tray Bake – Pavlovas with Lemon Curd Cream and Raspberries
  5. Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Chilli Con Carne – Delicious Chocolate Brownies
  6. Weekend Brunch: Granola, American Style Pancakes, Smoothies and Frittata Muffins

Brighten Up Lockdown

This brilliant new course is an ideal way to make the most of your time indoors. In recognition of the situation we all find ourselves in, we are offering a temporary discount of £100, leaving you a little more to spend on ingredients.

Leiths School of Food and Wine, on Workshop

Leiths School of Food and Wine has been equipping aspiring cooks with the skills to flourish in the food world since 1975.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete sessions at specific times?

Your class will be moving forward at a pace of 1 unit per week, however after each unit is unlocked you have the freedom to complete each session entirely at your own pace. You will also have the ability to schedule your sessions for times that suit your lifestyle.

This course has been carefully designed to make sure the advantages of real-world learning experiences are still embraced online. You will therefore be taken through the subject matter week-by-week to give you the chance to digest what you’ve learnt whilst progressing at a steady pace alongside your classmates. Unlike a real-world course though, you will also have the opportunity to revisit sessions and practice whenever and wherever you like!

What if I miss a week?

There’s no need to worry if you have a holiday booked or have to miss a week or two during the course. You’ll have access to your course dashboard for a total of 12 months from your start date, and so 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 mentors 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?
With 1-4 practical sessions to complete each week, you can typically expect to be cooking for a combined total of about 3 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 after you have purchased the course. Make sure to keep an eye on your emails (including your 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 12 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 [email protected] to enquire.

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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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We also offer group discounts, so if you’re a teacher, or part of a parents’ group, speak to a member of our team.