Cookery demonstration in progress


Welcome to Leeds Cookery School.

Aims and Ethos

Across our range of classes, courses and events at Leeds Cookery School our teachers promote and talk about seasonal ingredients, local sourcing and the importance of eating ethically and sustainably.


Leeds Cookery School donates 100% of its profit to Zest, a local Leeds charity supporting people living in disadvantaged areas of the city. Zest carry out a large number of projects including running social clubs, helping families to access food in the school holidays, developing cooking skills and lots more in between!
As well as donating profits to Zest, Leeds Cookery School has committed to running affordable cooking activity throughout the year, in partnership with Jamie’s Ministry of Food Leeds and Zest’s Community Development Team. These sessions enable low income families and vulnerable people to access basic cookery skills and cookery clubs which address social isolation.

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Our ingredients are sourced from Yorkshire and are sustainable wherever possible and we always use free range eggs. We order small quantities to minimise wastage and always consider the food miles travelled by our ingredients. We mention local food producers during our classes and where possible display where e.g. ‘today’s meat…’ is from. We endeavour to run seasonal classes based on maximum use of fresh local ingredients and discuss alternatives within class.

We endeavour to minimise plastic usage and source recycled sundry products where available.

Pasta cookery class in progress at Leeds Cookery School



Find out more about registered charity Zest and the great work they are doing in Leeds

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