The Professional Chefs’ Diploma

Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

From: £1,678.70

Please note: The price shown includes all five days.

Next dates: 23rd-27th July 2018;  8th-12th October 2018; 19th-23rd November 2018, 28 January-1 February 2019

For further information, see the Professional Chefs’ Diploma Schedule

Restaurants and enterprises are responding to the growing trend of customers reducing their meat consumption and seeking out vegetarian and vegan options.

Many cafés and well-known smaller chains have also looked to increase profit margins, offering more inclusive menus, with one large UK-based Italian chain reporting a 150% rise in sales of vegan dishes since modifying their menu in 2017 alone. Provision of vegetarian and vegan options will often be the deciding factor on where parties of people eat, and good vegetarian and vegan provision will immediately deliver an advantage over competitors.

Our blend of expert tutoring, knowledge and solution-led focus on helping you to create innovative offerings with minimal investment makes us the perfect choice to maximise your potential and meet the increasing demand  for great vegetarian and vegan food across all sectors of catering.

“Vegetarian cuisine is changing and customers are becoming more sophisticated. If you don’t catch up you will be left behind.”

– Paul Gayner, co-founder of the Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park

How the Diploma works

Our intensive Vegetarian Society Cookery School 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.

A practical exam is held on the final day of the course before students are presented with their well earned Vegetarian Society Cookery School Professional Chefs’ Diploma.

For further information, see the Professional Chefs’ Diploma Schedule

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

8 reviews for The Professional Chefs’ Diploma

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt M

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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