Can you stand heat of kitchen?

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home chefs and city foodies with a burning desire to optimise their cooking skills can go back to the classroom with the launch of an unusual new cooking school.

Based at the The Old Fire Station in Gipton, Leeds Cookery School will have you out of the frying pan and into the fire as a team of resident expert chefs host a diverse programme of classes.

They are aimed at groups and individuals and will have you firing on all cylinders and performing like professionals in a high spec kitchen which retains some of the fire station’s original features.

Leeds Cookery School is a social enterprise and trading subsidiary of Zest-Health for Life, a charity that intends to donate all of the profit to projects that help vulnerable people and those living in disadvantaged areas of Leeds.

Susie Brown, chief executive said: “Our aim is to provide a range of premium speciality classes and affordable beginners classes as the cookery school evolves over the next few months, whilst at the same time generating income to support our community work across East Leeds.”

The classes, which will have television chefs popping up alongside the resident chefs too, start this month.