Leeds Cookery School Set to Reopen

A West Yorkshire cookery school whose entire profits go towards supporting a local charity will reopen its doors again in July.

Leeds Cookery School made the announcement following the governments relaxing of the lockdown restrictions and have been putting measures in place to be able to resume their programme of classes from Saturday 4th.

100% of the School’s profit are donated to Zest, a local Leeds charity supporting people living in disadvantaged areas of the city. In partnership with Jamie’s Ministry of Food and Zest’s Community Development Team, the Cookery School includes in their varied programme, a number of affordable community cooking activities throughout the year with the aim of enabling low income families and vulnerable people to learn basic cookery skills and address social isolation.

With a focus of seasonality and locally sourced ingredients, the LCS team run classes throughout the year covering over 30 topics, including breadmaking, tapas and pasta and are popular with both individuals and corporate groups. 

Manager Simon Chappelow said: “We’re really looking forward to getting the Cookery School back up and running shortly and have spent the last few weeks making some changes that will enable us to keep both our staff and customers safe.

“These will include running classes with reduced numbers to allow social distancing, implementing a one-way system and marking off individual cooking areas.  We are already five-star food hygiene rated by the Food Standards Agency, but have increased the frequency of our cleaning schedule for everyone’s peace of mind.

“Our team have been working hard to rearrange bookings that were missed due to the lockdown and our gift vouchers are now available to buy online which make great presents.  Each cookery class booked helps to fund Zest projects across the City which are more important now than ever.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back very soon”

For more information and to book a class online visit their website www.leedscookeryschool.org.uk