Cookery School

The Essential Veggie (two days)

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From: £300.00

— 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:  25-26 May, 22-23 June, 20-21 July, 24-25 August,21-22 Sep, 12-13 Oct, 16-17 Nov, 2019, 25-26 Jan, 22-23 Feb 2020

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 – 10.00am – 4.00pm. Including lunch and refreshment breaks.
Day 2 – 10.00am – 4.00pm. 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.

80 reviews for The Essential Veggie (two days)

  1. 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!

  2. Jill G

    Great course. Alex very professional and relaxed attitude. Thanks

  3. Julian C

    I really enjoyed the course. The staff were excellent.

  4. Cathy W

    Very enjoyable, thank you!

  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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. Le L

    Far exceeded my expectations. Lots of info and useful tips

  9. 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

  10. Chris R

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

  11. Lisa M

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Michael

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

  16. Frank

    Try it- you won’t be disappointed.

  17. Janet W

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

  18. Miriam

    I came knowing nothing and left feeling inspired and enthusiastic!

  19. Mary P

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

  20. Kerry T

    A great couple of days.

  21. Nicolas

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

  22. Ben

    Highly recommended.

  23. Lucy & Peter

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

  24. J Clews

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

  25. Christine

    Recommend it ‘big style’!!

  26. Michael

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

  27. Angela W

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

  28. David B

    This was a most enjoyable weekend!

  29. Chris P

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

  30. Nici

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

  31. Isabel

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

  32. Val

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

  33. Ellie

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

  34. Lucy

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

  35. M Morris

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

  36. Andrew M

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

  37. Holly

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

  38. David F

    Definitely go for it. Excellent tuition, great facilities.

  39. Jackie

    Would recommend

  40. Mike

    Try it!

  41. Sheryl


  42. Jane

    Highly recommended for anyone trying to eat more plant based foods

  43. Kim

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

  44. Michelle


  45. Louise

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

  46. Rosemary

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

  47. Alex

    Do it!

  48. Patricia

    Brilliant day

  49. Samantha

    I learned lots of new skills

  50. Laura

    Fabulous day will definitely be booking some more

  51. Janet

    Fabulous day, will be definitely booking some more.

  52. Bronwen

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

  53. Frazer

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

  54. Guy

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

  55. Marion

    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!

  56. Karen

    Very practical, great atmosphere and good tutor.

  57. Ursula

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

  58. Debbie J

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

  59. Tracy

    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.

  60. Jackie

    Informative and varied.

  61. Patrina

    Brilliant day. Super presentation

  62. Sheryl

    Excellent Course

  63. Alex

    Everything was excellent. Varied recipes and fantastic tutor.

  64. Amanda

    Lots of great ideas
    Learnt more vegan cooking tips.

  65. Samantha

    I have learned lots and really enjoyed the relaxed friendly atmosphere

  66. The Healthy Eater

    I now have enthusiasm to cook more vegan dishes

  67. Laura

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

  68. George

    Its fun and relaxed – all set up for you and good for novice and every day cooks

  69. Chloé

    Gained knowledge of new ingredients and how to use them

  70. Ronnie

    I would encourage everyone to attend

  71. Maria

    Be open to different food combinations you might not make at home

  72. Lily

    Do the course. It is really beneficial especially for new vegetarians

  73. Dave

    Absolutely come and attend the course its excellent and provides the opportunity to develop new skills and to meet new people

  74. Joseph

    Gained an understanding of different veggie ingredients

  75. Denise

    Exceptional value for money and you will leave with everything you need to get started as a vegetarian. Exceeded expectations in every way.

  76. Matthew

    I enjoyed the course and the food was delicious.

  77. Paul

    Do it! Its a great stress buster as it takes your mind away from the world as you are focused on just cooking.

  78. Antonio

    Good environment. Tasty food.

  79. Lucy

    Definitely come!

  80. Saskia

    Be prepared to have lots of new cooking ideas when you leave

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