Introduction to Vegetarian CookingIntroduction to Vegetarian Cooking

If you’re learning vegetarian cooking from scratch this is the course that will give you the foundation techniques, skills and knowledge to adopt and maintain a healthy vegetarian diet. You’ll begin with some basic techniques that underpin all cookery such as knife skills. Do you know how to chop and onion efficiently and expertly without tears? Ever perfectly segmented an orange leaving no pith and peel? Can you make perfect pastry?

You’ll be introduced to a variety of ingredients for flavouring, thickening and gelling by tackling more than 20 dishes over the weekend including soups, sauces, salads and salad dressings main courses and desserts. Moreover there’ll be tips that will help you develop confidence in the kitchen to adapt recipes to your own taste.

After the course you will be able to plan a vegetarian menu, know what constitutes a wholesome vegetarian diet and be able to confidently execute a number of dishes.

You’ll meet other aspiring veggie cooks and enjoy convivial company over lunch and dinner.

Skill level: Beginner

9.15am - Registration and coffee:
9.30 am - Courses commences with demonstrations
11.00am - Coffee break
11.30am - Practical workshop commences
2.00pm - Buffet lunch
3.30pm - Break
3.30pm - Second workshop
6.00pm - Evening meal
7.00pm - Course closure for day 1

9.00am - Refreshments on arrival
9.30 am - Courses commences with demonstrations
11.00am - Coffee break
11.30am - Practical workshop commences
2.00pm - Buffet lunch
3.00pm - Certificates and course closure

Please note accommodation is not provided as part of this course. A list of nearby hotels you can stay at is available here.

Some Comments from Our Previous Students:
Pat from Wellesbourne, "I was lucky to be part of such a super group. Our tutor was wonderful. Thanks you to all the rest of the hardworking staff too."

Susan from Macclesfield, "I spent a fab day yesterday cooking at the school. Lovely group of people and our tutor made it an informative and relaxed experience. I loved every minute of it and we got to eat everything we made!

Jano from Ludlow, "This has been a brilliant weekend. I've really enjoyed myself. The variety of dishes has been inspiring and the tutor's willingness to answer our variety of questions has been very helpful."

Julie from Widnes, "A brilliant 2 days, excellently delivered. Now, can't wait to come to some more courses. Very good value for money too."

Jacquie from Jersey, "Lovely course, thoroughly enjoyed it. Jane, our tutor, was friendly and helpful and a mine of information. Would love to do more courses."
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DISCLAIMER – Please note that due to student numbers, seasonal availability of ingredients or other factors outside of our control some dishes mentioned in our course descriptions may not be made on the day.

PLEASE NOTE: The Vegetarian Society does not process payments by email. Please do NOT send your credit or debit card details in an email; secure online payment may be made online via this website.

For vegetarian/vegan students under the age of 25 bursaries towards the costs of our courses may be available. Follow this link for more details.
The Cordon Vert Vegetarian Cookery School
The Vegetarian Society
Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altrincham WA14 4QG
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