The Professional Chefs’ Diploma

Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)

From: £1,850.00

— This course is adaptable for vegans; just let us know when booking —

Please note: The price shown includes all five days.

Next dates: 28 January-1 February; 18-22 March, 22-26 July, 9-13 September, 21-25 October 2019

The Vegetarian Society Cookery School has trained hundreds of professional chefs and caterers. Our graduates go on to improve and develop their vegetarian and vegan menu offering in their businesses, ensuring they keep a competitive edge. Based in Greater Manchester, the school attracts people from all over the world.

The five-day intensive Professional Chefs’ Diploma includes workshops, information about nutrition, discovering new flavours, menu planning and practical cooking sessions. The course introduces vegetarian and vegan ingredients you’ll be able to use every day. You’ll learn how to maximise flavours and adapt your menus to keep them on trend.

*NEW FOR 2018*

We’ve refreshed and improved the Professional Chefs’ Diploma for 2018, adding in a full day on vegan patisserie!

The intensive five-day training now includes incredible vegan desserts suitable for the most impressive of menus, giving you lots of dairy-free and egg-free options.

Sam Platt, Cookery School Manager, said: “The day will include plated desserts, afternoon tea and buffets, to really tempt in those vegan and veggie customers. Learn skills to give you a unique selling point and get ahead of your competitors with amazing free-from desserts.”

For further information on course outlines, please email or call 0161 925 2000.

Additional information

Time and dietary info

Please see above link for full information

Day 1
9.00am – Arrival and registration
9.30am – Tutor Introduction and course outline
10.30am – Practical workshop begins and continues through to 4.30pm with a break for lunch

Day 2 to Day 4
9:00am – Coffee/Registration
9:30am – 4.30pm Workshops. You will be advised of break times each day

Day 5
The final day runs from 9am to 3pm approx

13 reviews for The Professional Chefs’ Diploma

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I learnt lots, and the course will really help me in my future career

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    This course gives knowledge without undermining your own ability. Delivered calmly and easily understood.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael D

    I would definitely recommend it, a valuable experience. Excellent staff and excellent facilities to give you all the support you need.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane S

    I have loved cooking and food prep for 55+ years and this course fired me up to make meals I have tended to ignore. Your hospitality made me feel included and changed my cooker skills- the team at the cookery school are great people!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very engaging and fun. I gained a lot of skills, knowledge and confidence.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    100% recommend this course to those in love with cooking. I had the best schooling days of my life in this cookery school!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Na Young S

    I learn many ways of cooking style from starter to dessert – and learn more professional vegetarian and vegan cooking. Highly recommend, great experience.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt M

    Endless ideas and new techniques. More than met my expectations of improving veggie options at work.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marlie P

    Looking to extend myself to vegetarian/cooked options from raw vegan. I can include more cooked options and i feel more confident about using new ingredients, spices, etc. Better than expected. I was able to learn more in a relaxed setting, with a small group of chefs and a considerable personal instruction from head tutor.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Hubert H

    Join. It’s good fun, informal, but very informative. It’s a good training with many different recipes and different cuisines.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Murray S

    Get here and be open to ideas. You will have fun and learn loads. It’s a very small and interactive learning course, very positive. A very in depth look at vegetarian cooking with accents on vegan and dietary restrictions. Informative 2 way flow of ideas with tutor and participants.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fiona R

    The week flew by and I had a great time. It was a revelation and our tutor Alex was the best.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    F Carter

    It really pushed me and I feel such a sense of achievement. The amount of food I have cooked is incredible and the range of recipes is amazing. I chose this course as I am looking to change my career and wanted the experience to see if it was feasible. It blew my expectations out the water! I loved it

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