Our fast track vocational course is designed to propel you into your first job as a professional vegan chef.
In just 12 weeks, you will experience a rapid evolution; you’ll go from keen home cook to knowledgeable, skilled, creative chef, ready to take your first step on the cooking career ladder.
The course includes a high proportion of hands-on practical classes in our kitchen, on topics such as:
How to create recipes - a fresh take on old classics or completely new combinations to make you stand out from the crowd.
How to scale recipes - so you can cook for a crowd
How to adapt recipes - veganizing dishes, and adapting them for allergies
Using specialist ingredients - taking your skills to the next level with unusual foods
Ordering from suppliers and organising your kitchen - everything you need to know to run a professional kitchen
Introduction to raw food - create beautiful dishes that are packed with nutrition
Sourcing the best ingredients - suppliers, retailers, wholesalers
Designing a menu - concepts, themes, flavour combinations
How to cost recipes and events - so you can be on top of your finances
Complying with the Food Standards Agency - all you need to know to run a safe kitchen
Plating up skills - arty, rustic or sophisticated, we’ll get your creative skills on point
To support your career goals, additional sessions will include:
Internship scheme, giving you experience in a vegan food business, with hours to suit you
Talks by successful chefs, restaurateurs, caterers and food business leaders
1-2-1 mentor hour each week
Classes on health and wellbeing for chefs
Visits to suppliers and food manufacturers
A class-led supper club where you can invite family and friends
Dates and time:
2 evenings per week, 5pm-9pm
Every Sunday, 9am - 5pm
Term 1 January 13th - April 3rd
Term 2 April 24th - July 14th
Term 3 September 15th - December 4th
1 Ethelburga Street, Battersea, London, SW11 4AG
Nearest train station - Battersea Park
You will be taught by The Vegan Chef Institutes Co-Founders Chef Day Radley and Chantal Di Donato. Both are leaders in the field of veganism and food-for-health. You can read more about them here.
Small classes mean better teaching. We only take 8 students on each course - this means every student has their own station and hob, and everyone has a chance to get personal guidance and one-to-one tuition. We see you as an individual and the class as a team. Each class is ended with a meal together, where you’ll be able to share your knowledge, network and spend time together in a friendly, relaxed environment.
The total cost for this course is £2,000. We ask for a 10% deposit (£200 non refundable) to reserve your place. The remaining amount (£1800) is paid in 2 instalments of £900 on specific dates prior to the start of the course.
You can book onto the course here.
We understand that this is a big investment in your future and you want to make sure that this course is for you. If you would like to talk to us about the course in more detail, we’d be delighted to chat with you. Contact Day or Chantal via email -
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