In recent years there has been an ever increasing demand for healthy, meat-free meals. Chefs, professional caterers and menu planners are discovering that vegetarian options can no longer be a last minute thought.
The Cookery School is the home of vegetarian cuisine and, since its inception in 1982, has trained hundreds of chefs through its Diploma programme. Participants have learned how to create truly spectacular vegetarian food that their customers will want time and time again.
The Vegetarian Society Cookery School remains at the forefront of promoting innovative vegetarian cuisine and has trained a diverse mixture of people ranging from pub cooks and school cooks to university chefs and 5 star executive head chefs.
Our intensive Cordon Vert Professional Chefs' Diploma programme aims to train participants in all aspect of vegetarian catering over just a few days.
We start off with practical workshops aiming to give our students a foundation base in vegetarian cuisine, techniques and food flavouring. Although the course is mainly practical it also includes a mixture of tutor talks and group projects.
Topics cover understanding vegetarian diets and nutrition, looking at suitable ingredients, how to avoid common pitfalls and providing solutions to unfortunately recurring problems. The course steadily progresses to cover advanced menu planning, dietary restrictions and fine dining.
A practical exam is held on the final day of the course before students are presented with their well earned Cordon Vert Diploma.
For groups of three or more people discounts are available with a choice of dates to suit our schedule.