Cookery School

The Essential Vegan

From: £150.00

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: 10.00am – 4.00pm

146 reviews for The Essential Vegan

  1. D Ashton

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

  2. E Turnbull

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

  3. Madeleine

    Very good, added recipes to my repertoire.

  4. Alasdair

    Friendly staff, good nosh!

  5. Cindy

    I would thoroughly recommend it.

  6. Jane

    Very fun but informative day, recipes packed with flavour!

  7. Teresa

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

  8. Lynda I

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

  9. Pin-Tsen

    Worth every penny, recommended.

  10. Allison

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

  11. Frankie

    Really fun day!

  12. Len L

    Very enjoyable, interesting and laid-back!

  13. Amanda

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

  14. Abby

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

  15. Anne C

    This is lots of fun and very useful and informative.

  16. Janet R

    Loads of ideas, techniques and enthusiasm!

  17. Carol

    Fiona was brilliant!! Made it fun!!

  18. Matt W

    This was a great course, very relaxed and informative.

  19. Martine

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

  20. Ciska

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

  21. Helen

    Do it!! It’s amazing.

  22. Kalika

    Do not miss it!

  23. Hannah

    Very good presentation, thoroughly enjoyed my day.

  24. Holly H

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

  25. Tony

    Try it- good fun.

  26. Joanne

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

  27. Sue H

    It’s well worth doing!

  28. Liz K

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

  29. Alan S

    Absolutely met my expectations!

  30. Karen

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

  31. 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!

  32. Catherine

    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.

  33. Roz

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

  34. Anna & Kevin

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

  35. Nigel

    A really good and relaxed day.

  36. Lynn D

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

  37. Emma S

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

  38. Helen

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

  39. Jo

    Fantastically ran, learnt loads, very enjoyable.

  40. Rory

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

  41. Lizzy

    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. Steve

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

  43. Nigel

    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.

  44. S McHale

    This course was a good time as well as educational.

  45. Charlotte M

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

  46. Vicki S

    Very informative, great insight into dairy alternatives!

  47. Maria Z

    Busy, full, fun, informative day!

  48. Matthew

    I really enjoyed the content.

  49. Indra M

    Enjoyable day discovering how versatile vegan cooking can be.

  50. Mike S

    I really enjoyed the day and learnt something new.

  51. Irene K

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

  52. Edd P

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

  53. Mary K

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

  54. Eleanor

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

  55. Dorothy

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

  56. Sian H

    Excellent day, Fiona is ace!

  57. Sharon W

    Fully enjoyed, thank you.

  58. Joe S

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

  59. Sally R

    Fiona was great and I discovered the wonders of tofu!

  60. Jade

    I really enjoyed the day!

  61. 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.

  62. Steve W

    Good food, great teachers.

  63. 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.

  64. Eric

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

  65. Lucy

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

  66. Elisha

    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!

  67. Clare M

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

  68. Kirsty

    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!

  69. Susan

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

  70. Rebecca

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

  71. Penny

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

  72. Dee

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

  73. Mike

    Great course very well delivered

  74. Gillian

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

  75. Georgia

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

  76. Brollinson

    Brilliant staff and location, great fun!

  77. Katie

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

  78. Kim

    Small group of students and a friendly tutor who put everyone at ease.

  79. Michelle

    Great day, amazing

  80. Mike

    Clear guidance and instructions, not vegan but will definitely try more recipes.

  81. Irina

    Well organised, fun and plenty of good recipes

  82. Susan S

    Its a great course for all cookery levels

  83. Siobhan

    Excellent. Well run. Very enjoyable thank you

  84. Vicki

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

  85. Trevor

    I would encourage you to book – everything was good.

  86. Fran

    A fun, busy day where you will learn alot.

  87. Cameron

    I had a great time-Fiona was friendly and helpful and the recipes deliciously easy.

  88. Emma

    Great course for a newbie like me.

  89. Helen

    I gained a better range of meal ideas.

  90. Anon

    Give it a go! Good variety of foods

  91. Pam

    Excellent tutor,always on hand to answer Q’s. Good visual learning.

  92. Andy

    Was as I’d expected thoroughly enjoyed it all. Well worth it not intimidating very friendly and informative.

  93. Hannah

    Fabulous teacher and recipes. Really worth while.

  94. Lynne

    Great day, patient tutor. Great place to learn new ideas in a safe environment.

  95. Hazel

    Just had the most amazing time meeting lovely people. Defo try it.

  96. Leoma

    Interesting and tasty recipes. Come hungry!

  97. Mark

    Clear guidance and instructions, not vegan but will definitely try more recipes.

  98. Ally

    Do it. Very enjoyable.

  99. Julian

    Would greatly recommend coming and giving this a try, even if your skill and knowledge level is low.

  100. Cerian

    Gained recipe ideas, excellent.

  101. Davina

    Great classmates, helpful, knowledgeable tutor. Superb atmosphere.

  102. Ian

    Lots of good ideas to take and build from. Scrambled tofu Wow!

  103. Lynne

    Great tutor, great company, practical and straightforward recipes.

  104. Barry

    I have gained inspiration, confidence, new recipes, happy stomach and taste buds.

  105. Elaine

    It’s a great day to inspire you to cook/bake better meals

  106. Kerry

    Was a fantastic course

  107. Louise

    Really enjoyed the course. Our teacher, fiona, was great and the tips and recipes were fantastic!

  108. Sonia

    Good atmos and teaching

  109. Diana

    Great recipes practical experience and great tutor

  110. Sally

    Informative enjoyable and fun

  111. Dave

    Excellent tutor, interactive experience

  112. Harriet

    Really friendly staff and nice food

  113. Millie

    If you wanna learn more vegan food, this is a good course

  114. Magdalena

    Versatile range of dishes to prepare,and learning the new skills!

  115. Leoma

    Come hungry!

  116. Hannah

    Fabulous teacher and recipes

  117. Andy

    Well worth it not intimidating very friendly and informative

  118. Hazel

    Just had the most amazing time. Meeting lovely people.

  119. Lynne

    Great place to learn new ideas in a safe environment

  120. Jenny

    Do it

  121. Emma


  122. Mike

    Clear guidance and instructions, not vegan but will definitely try more recipes.

  123. Jane

    Highly recommended for anyone trying to eat more plant based foods

  124. Irina

    Well organised, fun and plenty of good recipes

  125. Kim

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

  126. Sheryl

    Excellent course

  127. Patrina

    Brilliant day

  128. Laura

    Everything was excellent. Varied recipes and fantastic tutor.

  129. Alex

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

  130. Jackie

    Would recommend.

  131. Samantha

    I have learned lots and really enjoyed the relaxed friendly atmosphere

  132. Shelley

    V informative, great adaptable and fun recipes.

  133. Deanna

    Excellent approachable tutor.

  134. Mike

    Professional friendly and knowledgeable.

  135. June

    Informative, fun and delicious.

  136. Richard

    Well thought through and straightforward recipes.

  137. Melissa

    Have a go! Super easy and can use daily

  138. Sam

    All very good

  139. Ste

    Very enjoyable and informative

  140. Adam

    A fun day out and have a crack at some new recipes

  141. Katrina

    Excellent and informative course, with lots of tips thrown in.

  142. Pascale

    Really informative,well led, interesting.

  143. Frank

    Good fun. Really tasty food. Srambled tofu, who knew!!

  144. Jen

    Lots of great ideas and has improved my confidence

  145. Rachel

    Come and try it

  146. Sam

    All very good

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