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Leiths School of Food and Wine is a London based cookery school, providing professional training for career cooks; short courses for amateurs; corporate team building evenings; recruits cooks for short or long-term appointments; and has produced a number of cookery books.

History Leiths School of Food and Wine was established in 1975 by Prue Leith and Caroline Waldegrave, as a training centre for chefs. In 1993, Prue Leith sold the School and catering business to Eurest, who were later bought by Compass Group PLC. In 1994 Caroline Waldegrave and Sir Christopher Bland bought Leiths School of Food and Wine back from Compass Group. Sir Christopher Bland now owns 100% of the company.

In January 2008 the School moved from St Albans Grove to 16-20 Wendell Road, London W12 9RT.

== Facilities ==

The School has a purpose-built demonstration theatre seating 49, three teaching kitchens and a fourth kitchen available for private hire. There is a Library for cookery books and food magazines and a student dining room.


Leiths List an agency for cooks [1]

Leiths Food Solutions Leiths Food Solutions an enterprise offering management advice for anyone setting up or wanting to improve a food business. [2]

Cooking Style[edit]

Leiths School of Food and Wine teaches classic and creative cookery skills and techniques. Lectures and exams on WSET Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate in Wines and Spirits are held during the Diploma in Food and Wine.

Leiths School of Food and Wine is often referred to as 'Leiths' or 'Leith's' cooking school.


The school featured in the Granada Series of Chef School in 1997 and BBC Working Lunch 8 May 2009


Sir Christopher Bland is Chairman and Director of Leiths School of Food and Wine Caroline Waldegrave is the non-executive Director Camilla Schneideman is the Managing Director is

Notable Former Teachers Marianne Lumb Masterchef the Professionals Finalist 2009, Sally Clarke owner of Clarkes restaurant, Lesley Waters - TV Chef for ready stead cook and runs Bettys cookery school, CJ Jackson - wrote Leiths Fish Bible and now runs Billingsgate Fish School, Susan Spaull

Notable Former Students Matt Tebbutt, Angela Malik Lorraine Pascal, Henry Harris, Gizzi Erskine, Denise Tang, Tom Kime, Alison Walker, Lulu Grimes, Xanthe Clay, Diana Henry, Roz Denny,


Leiths Bible ISBN 074756602X ISBN 978-0747566021 Leiths Techniques Bible ISBN 0747560463 ISBN 978-0747560463 Leiths Simple Bible ISBN 074759046X ISBN 978-0747590460 Leiths Baking Bible ISBN 0747581894 ISBN 978-0747581895 Leiths Fish Bible ISBN 0747571023 ISBN 978-0747571025 Leiths Vegetable Bible ISBN 0747597898 ISBN 978-0747597896 Leiths Vegetarian Bible ISBN 0747557160 ISBN 978-0747557166 Leiths Indian and Sri Lankan Cookery ISBN 0747541973 ISBN 978-0747541974

== References ==

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