The Essential Vegan

Rated 4.95 out of 5 based on 80 customer ratings
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Get creative with our plant-based workshops to expand your vegan culinary horizons! The Essential Vegan focuses on making incredible dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner – so you can be plant-powered for every single meal.

Start your day off with a citrus and ginger power shot before mastering the art of the breakfast burrito and exploring quinoa porridge.

Lunchtime vegan meal plans include amazing buddha bowls which taste as amazing as they look, and then we will show you how to make dairy-free dinners and desserts. You will get to cook amazing dishes and also view demonstrations on vegan mayo, pesto, tofu and much more…

Recipes we are likely to make include:

  • Butternut Squash Lasagne
  • Buddha Bowls
  • Scrambled Tofu
  • Quinoa Porridge
  • Aquafaba Meringues
  • Vegan Mayo
  • Sweet Potato Falafels

Above recipes are subject to availability of ingredients.

We want you to truly love your cookery experience with us, so here is a little more information about how the day will run – that way the only thing you need to think about is having a great time!

What to expect… Read more

Additional information

Time and dietary info

Times: 9.15am – 3.30pm

80 reviews for The Essential Vegan

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I would encourage you to book – everything was good.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent course, covering many different recipes. Excellent tutor in a great setting

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent. Well run. Very enjoyable thank you

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan S

    Its a great course for all cookery levels

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    My favorite bits of the course were learning how to make mayo and meeting fellow lovely vegans

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Brilliant staff and location, great fun!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    This course is for you if you need a confidence boost and new ideas to make you meals taste better

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Well worth it it, I really enjoyed it and came away have learnt lots

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great course very well delivered

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do it, it’s great! you learn a lot, eat a lot and get food to take home

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    You’ll be amazed at how creative vegan food can be

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    Definitely, it’s an easy, brilliant atmosphere with an excellent tutor. I really enjoyed it

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    I enjoyed my day and have more confidence about preparing vegan food. Thank you!!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    An extremely well structured and well organised session with a very friendly, approachable tutor who makes it seem easy to incorporate veganism into your lifestyle and palette. Thank you!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Clare M

    Very inspirational- I feel I can leave here + start to change my diet for the better. Thanks Fiona.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Definitely come on this course if you want to learn more about vegan meals and are too scared to try alone. Our tutor Fiona had great knowledge and was very friendly!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is definitely worth it, I highly recommend it 🙂 I learnt a lot, nice relaxed atmosphere with a lovely group of people.

  18. Rated 4 out of 5


    I have an improved knowledge of vegan cooking. Do it- it’s well worth it and you’ll learn loads!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carrie V

    I’m trying to adopt a vegan diet and wanted new ideas, which I got. I’m especially excited about the vegan meringues.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve W

    Good food, great teachers.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carys B

    Fun, relaxed, friendly environment- good for people who want to learn more about vegan ingredients and non-dairy substitutes and have a chance to try out some delicious vegan recipes.

  22. Rated 4 out of 5


    I really enjoyed the day!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sally R

    Fiona was great and I discovered the wonders of tofu!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe S

    Friendly and helpful instructors, a fun activity to do and learn more about vegan cooking!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon W

    Fully enjoyed, thank you.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sian H

    Excellent day, Fiona is ace!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    This course has given me some inspiration to expand my cooking repertoire.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent tuition, lovely atmosphere, gorgeous food to taste for lunch!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary K

    The food tasted great and it was a fun way of cooking healthy meals.

  30. Rated 4 out of 5

    Edd P

    Well fed and everything tastes great! Lots of variety and a nice atmosphere.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Irene K

    I would highly recommend this course! Excellent tutor and plentiful equipment.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike S

    I really enjoyed the day and learnt something new.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Indra M

    Enjoyable day discovering how versatile vegan cooking can be.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed the content.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maria Z

    Busy, full, fun, informative day!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vicki S

    Very informative, great insight into dairy alternatives!

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charlotte M

    Do it, it’s great place to start! We covered so many recipes and varieties, and Fiona was fab and so knowledgeable!

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    S McHale

    This course was a good time as well as educational.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have been a (lazy) vegetarian for 35 years and eat too much diary and processed foods. I found this a really relaxed and enjoyable introductory course and it was surprisingly easy to make great tasting dishes, from a non cook perspective. I highly recommend this course and I plan to book further courses.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5


    Come on this course to kick-start your vegan journey, there is a great selection of recipes and a friendly, expert tutor.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5


    A super day! Fiona was an excellent teacher! If you weren’t so far away from London I’d be here all the time!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5


    The tutor was very knowledgeable and explained everything well, I can’t wait to try out the tofu scramble.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastically ran, learnt loads, very enjoyable.

  44. Rated 4 out of 5


    I have gained an understanding of substituting ingredients to accommodate vegans and plenty of good tips.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emma S

    Fab day and learnt loads of new skills. Fiona was great too!

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynn D

    This is well structured, great value for money and easy to follow.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5


    A really good and relaxed day.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anna & Kevin

    I now have an understanding of vegan ingredients, techniques and the processes involved with vegan baking.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5


    Varied + full day. The use of tofu in new ways is great.

  50. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent teaching, range of recipes and vegan tips. I’ve gained loads from this course. I especially value all the breakfast options. I’m also really grateful to be more confident in using tofu and milk + cream substitutes.

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine W

    This was great fun and it has given me a great start to my new life choice. I really loved the experience and good knowledge from Fiona!

  52. Rated 5 out of 5


    It’s an excellent course- just do it! Cannot fault the tutor or course, it exceed my expectations.

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan S

    Absolutely met my expectations!

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liz K

    Come along even if you aren’t vegan- there’s lots to learn.

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue H

    It’s well worth doing!

  56. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great, friendly, very knowledgeable with a wide repertoire of recipes!

  57. Rated 5 out of 5


    Try it- good fun.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    Holly H

    It’s amazing how much we covered in the day, with it being enjoyable and no pressure!

  59. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very good presentation, thoroughly enjoyed my day.

  60. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do not miss it!

  61. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do it!! It’s amazing.

  62. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was exactly what I expected: professional, but friendly and informal.

  63. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent! So much to learn but very easy to do and understand. Thank you, I’ll be back!

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt W

    This was a great course, very relaxed and informative.

  65. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fiona was brilliant!! Made it fun!!

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janet R

    Loads of ideas, techniques and enthusiasm!

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anne C

    This is lots of fun and very useful and informative.

  68. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do it! It’s really fun and you get lots of food afterwards!

  69. Rated 5 out of 5


    Superb all round. If you are currently becoming vegan, or already vegan, then you will find much to inspire in this course.

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    Len L

    Very enjoyable, interesting and laid-back!

  71. Rated 5 out of 5


    Really fun day!

  72. Rated 5 out of 5


    It lived up to my expectations, definitely go for it.

  73. Rated 5 out of 5


    Worth every penny, recommended.

  74. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynda I

    I highly recommend anyone who is considering to do this course, I have learnt so much and had a wonderful day.

  75. Rated 5 out of 5


    I received this course as a gift and it was excellent!

  76. Rated 5 out of 5


    I would thoroughly recommend it.

  77. Rated 5 out of 5


    Friendly staff, good nosh!

  78. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very good, added recipes to my repertoire.

  79. Rated 5 out of 5

    E Turnbull

    I have gained a comprehensive understanding of vegan foods and cooking methods! Very enjoyable, non-competitive and friendly with good teachers.

  80. Rated 5 out of 5

    D Ashton

    Don’t hesitate- you don’t need to be, or intend to become, a vegan to benefit from this course.

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