Baking Enlightenment: Mastering the Basics of Baking
Canadian patisserie chef Debs Thompson will enlighten you on techniques and know how to get the perfect result every time.
Dates: 03 Sep 15
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Best of British
In warm friendly atmosphere our Principal Tutor, Alex Connell will take you on a nostalgic culinary journey of Britain’s favourite comfort food. Old favourites will be reinstated as the classics they are!
Dates: 13 Jun 15, 08 Oct 15
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Dough: Contemporary Bread Workshop
Rediscover the lost art and science of real bread in this hands-on fun workshop.
Dates: 18 Jun 15, 19 Sep 15, 18 Nov 15, 21 Jan 16
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Edible Presents Workshop
This creative day workshop will show you not only how to make beautiful handmade edible gifts, but also how to package them beautifully too
Dates: 21 Nov 15
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Festive Feasts - Christmas
Don't serve up a turkey this Christmas. Impress your guests and push the boundaries of conventional Christmas veggie fayre.
Dates: 25 Nov 15, 02 Dec 15
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Light, Healthy & Easy
A workshop to inspire and motivate you to ditch the faddy diets and maintain a healthy vegetarian lifestyle.
Dates: 01 Jul 15, 12 Sep 15, 16 Jan 16
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Seasonal Cuisine - Autumn
Autumn offers possibly the widest range of fruits and vegetables available all year round. But don't be complacent, preserve and store some produce to cheer up your winter dining.
Dates: 20 Sep 15, 17 Oct 15
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Seasonal Cuisine - Spring
With the higher level of interest in eating seasonally and locally this workshop aims to help you develop a repertoire in tune with seasonal cycles. Reduce your carbon footprint, keep your cash circulating locally and get produce at it's best!
Dates: 17 Jun 15
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Seasonal Cuisine - Summer
Summer means that growing is now in full swing with early fruits and vegetables in abundance. So, if you want to get ideas to use homegrown British seasonal produce then this is the perfect course for you.
Dates: 22 Jul 15, 23 Aug 15
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Seasonal Cuisine - Winter
As the cold wind blows, nature closes down for Winter - but not quite altogether. Learn to make most of what is available in the UK to create delicious food and beat those winter blues.
Dates: 05 Dec 15, 05 Feb 16
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Table for Two Workshop
Learn to cook a gourmet 3-course dinner for two, and enjoy the fruits of your labour with your favourite person!
Dates: 17 Jul 15, 14 Feb 16
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The Gluten Free Vegan
After this course you will be able to prepare, cook and finish a range of gluten-free dishes including cakes, pastry, biscuits, bread and sauces.
Dates: 05 Nov 15, 05 Mar 16
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The Gluten-Free Veggie
Prepare, cook and finish and arrange of gluten-free dishes including cakes, pastry and bread. This course is useful for the gluten-free home cook and for those in commercial environments who want to learn the basics of catering for the gluten-free market.
Dates: 29 Jul 15, 18 Oct 15
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Truffle Making (daytime/2-hours)
A short daytime class on chocolate truffle making. The workshop starts with a fascinating facts about the history of chocolate, production process and other interesting chocolaty topics. You will then be shown how to create delicious chocolate truffles by hand from raw chocolate ingredients.
Dates: 28 Jun 15, 15 Nov 15
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Vegan Party Food
Delicious delights, from simple buffet ideas to gourmet dinner parties specifically with vegans in mind.
Dates: 22 Nov 15
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Vegan Toolkit Workshop
Essential kitchen know-how for new vegans and the vegan-curious! If you have considered going vegan but struggled with the idea of giving up some of your favourite dishes, this is the course for you.
Dates: 20 Jun 15, 01 Aug 15, 01 Nov 15, 15 Jan 16
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Vegetarian Party Food for Friends
Exciting veggie party food from cakes, buffet ideas to full on dinner parties.
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One day workshops

Our one day workshops are open to members of the public of any skill ability and are held at our Altrincham school in Cheshire. Our team of experienced tutors will demonstrate dishes on a particular theme and then help you recreate a selection which will be enjoyed by everyone as an informal buffet lunch.

Except where stated otherwise in the course description, registration is from 9.15am with the workshop starting at 9.30am and running to 3.00pm approx. If you love to learn how to cook by practical methods, then these one day workshops are ideal for you.

The price of the course includes:

  • All tuition and workshop ingredients
  • Coffee & refreshments on arrival
  • Cordon Vert recipe booklet
  • A signed certificate of attendance

Also see our FAQ page for more information.

The Cordon Vert Vegetarian Cookery School
The Vegetarian Society
Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altrincham WA14 4QG
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