With an ever increasing demand for meat-free, healthy meals, professional caterers and chefs are discovering that vegetarian options can no longer be a last minute thought.

The Cordon Vert Diploma Week
Our intensive Cordon Vert Professional Chef's Diploma programme aims to train participants in all aspect of vegetarian catering over one week.

This course is ideal for chefs or managers already working in the industry who wish to gain a better understanding of vegetarian food, or for those interested in gaining more experience to possibly enter the catering trade.


If you would like a printed copy of one of our latest colour brochures please phone us on 0161 925 2015 or email the team. We will post this out to you free of charge.

Alternatively, you may download them via our web links below. Please note that the downloaded PDF brochures do not come with the current price list, dates, local accommodation details or details about our London courses. Please refer to the website for this information.

Leisure Courses Brochure [download]
This brochure contains details of our full range of leisure courses.

Professional Training Brochure [download]
This contains details of our Cordon Vert Professional Diploma week, Chef Inspiration Days and Open Days for caterers.

Booking Form
If you would like to book a place on one of our courses you can download a booking form here.


If you love to learn how to cook by practical methods, then these one day workshops are just for you. We have a vast range of courses for you to choose from. Also check our FAQ for more information.

General Workshops
These courses offer a wide variety of different themes.

Two Day Workshops
These intensive two day courses will teach you the fundamentals of great cooking.

"Flavours of.." Series
These courses teach you the best of national and regional dishes.

Evening Classes
Evening classes are a good way for you to build your skills over a five week period, with one workshop each week evening.

Master Classes
Hosted by tutors with a wealth of specialist knowledge in their culinary field these courses take your cookery skills to the next level.

Courses for Young People
We have designed a number of workshops specifically with young people in mind.

Watch & Learn Days (no workshop)
Don’t fancy cooking? We run leisure courses for people who prefer to have a more relaxing day out.

Courses at our London Venue
For students in the South, we offer courses at our Tower Bridge venue in London.
New courses
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: 14 Mar 15, 03 May 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: 25 Apr 15, 18 Jun 15, 19 Sep 15, 18 Nov 15, 21 Jan 16
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Flavours of America
There’s more to American cuisine than fast-food allows. Come and try out dishes with their roots in Creole, Indigenous American people, Spanish/French fusion alongside some more recent creations.
Dates: 24 Mar 15, 27 May 15, 29 Sep 15
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Flavours of North Africa
Influenced by trade routes and the movement of people the cuisine of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia share a common core with local variations. Understand the ingredients that form the basis of North African Cuisine.
Dates: 16 May 15, 11 Aug 15, 11 Nov 15, 21 Feb 16
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Regional Indian Cuisine
India encompasses many regions, diverse ingredients, traditions and styles of cooking. Here we focus on dishes and techniques from a selection of regions.
Dates: 21 Mar 15, 18 Apr 15, 05 Sep 15
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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: 14 May 15, 29 Jul 15, 18 Oct 15
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