Next we spoke to Russell who came to the Vegetarian Society Cookery School to develop his cookery skills in vegetarian and vegan cuisine ahead of starting up his own business. Russell told us he came away with new cooking skills, and an awareness of ingredients, techniques and options in preparing veg dishes. He also told us he gained an insight into workings of a professional kitchen – which should stand him in good stead in his future career. Russell said he can’t wait to get home and knead some fresh bread and pastry. When we asked what he might say to others considering the foundation course, Russell said: “Try it! You’ll love it!”
For a vegan business
Christie, a 27-year-old from London, chose to do our Foundation Certificate in order to become more confident in vegan cooking with a view to eventually starting a business. Admitting she was “useless before” Christie said she now feels “confident and excited to get in the kitchen.” We asked her what aspect of the course she was most excited about trying out at home – to which Christie said: “Literally everything!”
From Belgium with love
Nikoletta, 38, visited all the way from Brussels for the five-day Foundation Certificate course. When asked why she chose the course, she said she was looking to expand her knowledge and skills in veggie cooking, learn tips, pick up new recipes, and one day “possibly engage myself professionally into cooking.” When describing the experience, Nikoletta happily told us: “It definitely met my expectations; it is a very complete course. It’s an excellent introduction to veggie and vegan cooking, including a wide range of recipes and the nutritional side of cooking.” Nikoletta told us she was leaving with an “enthusiasm for good food and new ingredients” and that she is very much looking forward to making tofu again!
Carmel from Southport said she wanted to “gain more knowledge of vegan cooking and confidence”. She told us that having taken the course she felt she had gained an improvement in her overall cooking skills. In terms of what she’s looking forward to cooking again at home, she said: “The course has given me the confidence to venture out, so will make something I haven’t yet cooked!”
Here at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School, we’re happy to see so many inspired people ready to turn their kitchens into a haven of incredible food. If you have been looking to master the basics and create dishes you’ve always wanted to, our five-day Foundation Certificate in Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking is for you. Judging by all this humbling feedback, it’s exactly what all of these students have been looking for too.
So, what are you waiting for? If you’d like to find out more about exactly what happens during the week, check out our in-depth guide here. Remember, places fill up quick, so grab your spot today and learn to chop, slice, sauté, season, sizzle, bake (and everything else), just like a chef!
Foundation Certificate in Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking (5 Days)