The Essential Veggie (two days)

Rated 4.99 out of 5 based on 67 customer ratings
(67 customer reviews)

From: £300.00

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

This is a two day course and the price covers both days.

Dates:   16-17 February, 23-24 March, 27-28 April, 25-26 May, 22-23 June, 20/21 July, 24-25 August 2019

This exciting two-day workshop will give you the foundation techniques, skills and knowledge you need for modern vegetarian cooking.

We will show you how to build your own collection of innovative recipes and increase your understanding of vegetarian food and nutrition so you can return to the kitchen confident and full of new ideas.

Recipes we are likely to make include:

  • Sushi
  • Butterbean Pate
  • Teriyaki Bread Tofu
  • Potato and Spinach Gnocchi with Moroccan Tomato and Red Lentil Sauce
  • West African Peanut Butter Stew
  • Ginger Crumbed Chocolate Berry Cheesecake
  • Mushroom and Quinoa Soup

Above recipes are subject to availability of ingredients.

Additional information

Time and dietary info

This course can be adapted for those on vegan and gluten-free diets. Just let us know when booking.

Day 1 – 9.30am-5pm. Including lunch and refreshment breaks.
Day 2 – 9.30am-4pm. Including lunch and refreshment breaks.

Discover how to structure dishes nutritionally and for flavour. Covering essential skills with tofu and other plant proteins, as well as soups, salads, main courses and desserts.

After the course you will be able to plan your own veggie menu and know how to make balanced meals every time. You’ll meet other aspiring veggie cooks and enjoy a delicious lunch together, before taking home each meal you make in the afternoon.

67 reviews for The Essential Veggie (two days)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    So much fun and knowledge packed into one day! Tutor Fiona was fab too

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Healthy Eater

    I now have enthusiasm to cook more vegan dishes

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have learned lots and really enjoyed the relaxed friendly atmosphere

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Lots of great ideas
    Learnt more vegan cooking tips.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5


    Everything was excellent. Varied recipes and fantastic tutor.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent Course

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Brilliant day. Super presentation

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Informative and varied.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do it! It is amazing , so exciting. Lyn was excellent, very supportive, knowledgeable and friendly. She created a relaxed environment and made us all feel welcome. Her knowledge of vegetarian food and recipes was amazing.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debbie J

    Worth every penny. Informative, friendly and relaxed. Tutor great (Lyn).

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    Would strongly recommend. Well planned and prepared. Very good guidance from Lyn.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very practical, great atmosphere and good tutor.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    Lyn is a superb tutor calm and able to relax an anxious non-cook! Excellent introduction to turning veggie, Lyn is an inspiration to someone starting cooking again after many years of ready meals for one!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    SO GOOD! Extended range of techniques, philosophy of vegetarians and some great recipes.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    Would recommend. Interesting new ideas combining flavours and learning new ingredients.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great group, good fun, great tutor. Very good course, learnt loads.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fabulous day, will be definitely booking some more.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fabulous day will definitely be booking some more

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    I learned lots of new skills

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    Brilliant day

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do it!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    DEFINITELY GO! Great teaching and a real great group to be with, well organised.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    DO IT! Thoroughly enjoyed myself and Lyn was so informative.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5



  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    Go for it, you will have a really enjoyable day.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5


    Highly recommended for anyone trying to eat more plant based foods

  27. Rated 5 out of 5



  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    Try it!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    Would recommend

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    David F

    Definitely go for it. Excellent tuition, great facilities.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5


    Really good intro to vegetarian cooking. The teacher is very knowledgeable and very helpful; good range of dishes.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew M

    Good for exploring a broader range of ingredients and learning new skills. Approachable and plenty to learn.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    M Morris

    Extremely good course, I felt I learnt quite a lot.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5


    A brilliant course. Lyn is a fantastic tutor- you will learn so much!

  35. Rated 5 out of 5


    Lyn was lovely and very helpful. The recipes are great and everything you need is provided.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great tutor! This course was well paced and truly embraced all aspects of veg cooking.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do it even if you are advance. There was a wide variety of dishes, it was awesome.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5


    Come and try, you may surprise yourself in how good you are and what flavours you like!

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris P

    Nothing was a bother for the tutor and her able assistant! Jump in, you’ll not regret it!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    David B

    This was a most enjoyable weekend!

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela W

    It was good to cook food then eat together and share what we cooked. I got some fabulous dinner party ideas!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5


    I would encourage people to do this course, I have learnt lots of new skills.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5


    Recommend it ‘big style’!!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    J Clews

    Busy course but relaxed. Professional skills but not intimidating. Very sociable.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucy & Peter

    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! It’s definitely worth coming and exceeded our expectations!

  46. Rated 5 out of 5


    Highly recommended.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do it! It’s fun and you’ll learn too- Alex and Lynn are great teachers!

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kerry T

    A great couple of days.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary P

    Please do come, it is fun and there is so much learning!

  50. Rated 5 out of 5


    I came knowing nothing and left feeling inspired and enthusiastic!

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janet W

    Do come! It’s fun, lots of lovely food and good company.

  52. Rated 5 out of 5


    Try it- you won’t be disappointed.

  53. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very valuable, informative and enjoyable- there was such a range of items across the weekend.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patricia G

    Great fun. Try everything. Choose out of your comfort zone. Don’t eat for 2 days beforehand! Didn’t know what to expect. Felt very comfortable and welcome. Great instruction.

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex M

    Do it! It’s great, definitely worth the money. Alex is great. Also great if you don’t know that much about cooking

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex F

    It is a lot of fun, very practical and down-to-earth, and it is a source of inspiration to cook at lots of levels. A huge library of delicious recipes that are very makeable in real life

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa M

    Excellent trainer! Enjoyable 2 days. Learnt a lot, in a good pace. Don’t miss it and definitely go for it!

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris R

    Definitely consider this if you want a step up from ready meals or pasta every night.

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue D

    I am a vegetarian and wanted to learn about techniques and recipes as I looked to increase vegetarian recipes in my diet. Be prepared to work hard and eat a lot! Well worth the investment

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Le L

    Far exceeded my expectations. Lots of info and useful tips

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicholas J

    Having completed the regional Indian course I wanted to expand my skills and knowledge. A comprehensive introduction to baking, salads and popular savoury dishes

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenda M

    Wanted to extend my repertoire of meals – Yes, it was brilliant. More confidence, and understanding of vegan alternatives. I can’t believe how many diverse + delicious things we made in 2 days. It made me feel that the world is a good place!

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    Catherine H

    The course was brilliant! I really enjoyed all the sessions and I thought the tuition was really friendly, helpful and informative. I would definitely come back to do another course.

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cathy W

    Very enjoyable, thank you!

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julian C

    I really enjoyed the course. The staff were excellent.

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jill G

    Great course. Alex very professional and relaxed attitude. Thanks

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harriet B

    Really enjoyed the whole weekend. Great to meet other people and to work together. Alex was great, very informative and helpful. The rest of the team who helped out were super helpful too. Big thank you!

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