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Level 1 - Introduction to Vegan Cuisine

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Level 1 - Introduction to Vegan Cuisine

The Level 1 Introduction to Vegan Cuisine is a training program for using your skills in a restaurant, hotel, catering or kitchen environment. The series is offered in eight (8) separate sessions over two week period that provides the building blocks of Vegan Cuisine with a focus on Mediterranean cuisine, each progressing in such a way that the techniques learned in each session carry forth to the following sessions. 

This is an intensive and comprehensive course that enables people to be given the tools to take the next step in their journey or career.

Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy in Mallorca Spain teachings are rooted deeply in Mediterranean Cuisine.  The history of this celebrated way of life is much more than a diet, it is a way of life.  Through the program the instructors will teach the core components of the Mediterranean diet, including many myths of the Mediterranean diet.

Traditional elements such as fresh local fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains are used.  These basic ingredients are used to create amazing dishes that are vegan cheeses and non-dairy milks.  

Since food from the sea is a cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, an array of delicious and versatile seaweeds and algae serve to create a variety of dishes.  The training also explains the value of some of the world's healthiest salts that originate in the Mediterranean.

Natural products from around Mallorca island will be used to create traditional Mediterranean dishes using local produce as well as to inspire each student’s creativity to develop his/her own new cuisine.  

Students go on a field trip on the island of Mallorca to learn directly from farms and farmers to use local staples to elaborate delicious and nutritious meals.  

Guest lecturers from around the globe share their real life insider-experiences to expand student learning.  

Instructors unravel the history that spice routes played in the development of cuisine in the Mediterranean.  Spice instruction will begin with traditional use and evolve to far-reaching locales, including Thai and Indian influences.  Flavor is tantamount to all dishes prepared and students will learn to draw on their own life experiences to identify what is important in the culinary world.  

Creating dishes that use all senses will be emphasized to cover not only visual and taste, but also kinesthetic aspects of food.  Finally students will work together to create and debut a final dish for family and friends as well as the public to celebrate graduation from Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy. 

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DAYS/TIMES Curriculum Takes Place Over 2 Week Period
  • Monday-Friday (Week 1)
  • Optional Saturday Workshop
  • Monday-Wednesday (Week 2)
9:30h-19:00H (1 Hour break for lunch)

Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy Spain
Espai Gastronomic
Mercat de l'Olivar
Palma Mallorca Spain



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  • 4
    Vegan Level 1

    Posted by KIm Fung Nam on 21st Jun 2017

    - Exposure to over 100 recipes- with ingredients and techniques used
    - Culinary instructors have a lot of knowledge on technique and flavours
    - A lot is packed in to this course so the onus is on you to keep up and be proactive in getting what you want out of the course.
    - the academy has developed its own line of products that are great. They will elevate your vegan cooking to another level. .

    - Not always enough time to ask questions in class, but students do have access to ask questions over email
    - Delivery of the sessions can be improved by having just 1 instructor deliver the materials (my personal preference).. Having interjections here and there by multiple instructors breaks up the flow.
    - Details of how to run a vegan business were interjected here and there. Would have been better to have a session soley for this topic.

    Overall, I would recommend this course, but be ready to be hard working, professional and focused.

  • 4
    Good overview

    Posted by Tessa Boekbinder on 19th Jun 2017

    This class was packed with a variety of information fit to help anyone start off in the world of vegan cooking. Classes were fast paced and projects were challenging so there was never a dull moment.

  • 5
    I learned very much!

    Posted by Malene on 18th Jun 2017

    The course was very intense, we made a lot of fantastic food and got a lot of information. I have learned so much.

    We were people from all over the world (China, Peru, USA, Mozambique, India Australia, UK, Turkey, Belgium and more) participating the course. It was a great experience to meet all these different people and cultures.

    The teachers were very professional and had much knowledge of nutrition, food, health, environment and science; it was very exciting.

    I´ll give my biggest recommendations to Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy.
    Level 1 course was my fourth course and definitely not my last.

    Thank you Jessica, Stephanie and Manuel.

  • 4
    Intensive vegan course

    Posted by Francesca on 18th Jun 2017

    The classes pack a lot of interesting information about the world of plant-based cuisine (its environmental and nutritional impact) in between sessions of preparing lots of different dishes. The tempo of the classes simulates a real world kitchen environment. The last week focuses mostly on developing your own recipes with a partner which is really challenging if you're not that experienced in the kitchen. This is a course for people who want to work in the kitchen / come up with their own recipes to get inspired and challenged to take their cooking skills to the next level.

  • 5
    Level 1

    Posted by Adri on 17th Jun 2017

    Great program to expand your knowledge in vegan cuisine and nutrition. Lot of practical, useful information for home practice or entering the market. Huge variety of topics, access to resources and network, great teachers and professional environment. And of course the best team ever!

  • 5
    Level 1 - Introduction to Vegan Cuisine

    Posted by Giri S on 17th Jun 2017

    Lots of topics, good insights in to all forms of plant based food available. Comprehensive course for someone without a background of vegan concepts, various analogs, raw food and seaweeds. Great Learning experience!

  • 5
    For Food Lovers

    Posted by Emma Taivainen on 16th Jun 2017

    I had lovely time with fantastic people and learned a lot about vegan cooking and nutrition.
    Be ready to work hard and to have fun!

  • 4
    Not for the faint of heart

    Posted by Maddie Campbell on 16th Jun 2017

    Really exciting class that offered a lot of information. Not for anyone who is looking to slack off as the course is quite rigorous especially during the first week. Overall a wonderful experience. The class was fun and motivated me to do my best. Thank you for the time in Palma!

  • 4
    Fast and broad

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Jun 2017

    This course is very fast paced and covers a lot of information. I appreciated just how much they were able to teach us in such a short period of time. I think this is a perfect course for people new to vegan cooking.