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Brit Cookery School’s Lockdown Course for Teens

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A London, England, cookery school has launched a new digital cookery course for teenagers.

It’s the first digital course for under 18’s to be launched by Leiths School of Food and Wine, the cookery school founded by the Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith.

This innovative six-week course, which will see students cooking a full menu each week, has been specially created to help teenagers learn a new skill during and after lockdown.

As well as learning knife skills and all-important kitchen hygiene, students will whip up pavlovas and blueberry crumble cakes, a Mexican chili with spicy guacamole, classic English fish pie topped with crispy filo pastry, and many more family-friendly dishes, including the ultimate brunch.

Leiths Managing Director Camilla Schneideman said: “We’re known for running courses to build confidence in the kitchen for students young and old at Leiths, so when my son’s school got in touch asking if we had anything in our online armory for young people looking to build cooking skills during lockdown, we leaped at the challenge. And the course isn’t just suited to the current situation.

“Many schools struggle to bring good quality cooking courses to their students because of lack of space and qualified teachers. Our online courses effectively deliver the teacher to your home kitchen, so teens can get to work in a familiar environment, and have the satisfaction of cooking proper meals for the family.

“Building confidence in the kitchen is essential, particularly as the moment to leave home approaches. Learning fundamental knife skills: how to make a white sauce, throwing together a tray-bake to please a crowd, or a delicious healthy brunch; these are all skills that will last a lifetime.

“Cooking also builds on creativity, time management and planning skills. And of course, during the current crisis, it can also bring families together and ease tension, which is especially important right now.”

Created in partnership with tech pioneers Workshop, who have built a slick, user-friendly learning app, the course utilizes the latest scientific research on how we learn. The platform is a wonderful way to access the world-class cookery Leiths have perfected over 45 years.

The course is flexible (there’s about three hours of cooking each week, which teens can schedule around other commitments), and sociable (students can upload pictures of their cooking so their classmates can see what they’ve made, and send messages of encouragement and support).

Throughout the process, students will be guided by a Leiths mentor – one of the professional chefs who teach on the School’s prestigious professional culinary diploma – who will be on hand to answer all their questions.

Leiths’ Teen Cookery Toolbox: Online Course costs £195 (reduced from £295 in recognition of the current situation). The first cohort starts Monday (May 4, 2020) with new students being added weekly. For more information and to book your teen’s place, visit Leiths.com.

(Photo courtesy of Leiths)

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