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Plant Based Vegan Training

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Plant Based Vegan Training

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Plant Based Vegan Training is a certificate course focused on improving people's skills on using non-animal plant based products to make mainstream vegan dishes that taste amazing, and to develop dishes that meet health and food allergy objectives, as well as understanding how respecting religious or belief dietary requirements can be a pathway to larger acceptance of plant based vegan cuisine.

HOURS/DAYS

  • Monday- Friday 10H-13H, 30 minute lunch break, 13:30H-16:30H (10 sessions)
  • Weekend (no class)
  • Monday-Wednesday 10H-13H, 30 minute lunch break, 13:30H-16:30H (6 sessions)

Free From That's  Vegan cooking schools is a niche/specialty school in the art of elaborating vegan dishes. The training program is for using your existing skills in a restaurant, hotel, catering or kitchen environment and taking them to the next level. The series is offered in sixteen (16) four (3) hour sessions over two week period that provides the building blocks of plant based vegan cuisine to replace conventional dishes that use animal based products. 

The foundation of the training is focused on understanding how to create desired flavors using all parts of the plant kingdom. The training evolves to help you understand preparation techniques to reach desired textures, aroma and appearance.

Areas covered (changes seasonally) may include how to use and create spices and mixes, nuts, legumes/beans, sea plants, mushrooms and fungi, grains, roots and tubers, cactus, and coconuts. Lessons also include various topics including making fast food, elaborating whole food dishes, creating raw food dishes, designing fancy finger food or tapas, and developing international street food dishes.

Our classroom/teaching style is master class demonstration by instructor followed by each student individually making and recreating the same dishes. A small portion of training encourages and demonstrates to students how to elaborate their own dishes based on skills learned during their training.

MEALS

During your course you will be sampling and tasting dishes during each course you create. Students will be creating 6-8 recipes a day used in multiple dishes and will be given short breaks to taste and eat dishes. Any leftovers can be taken from the academy in student supplied container.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Upon completion of the course you will be issued a Certificate of Completion.To receive a Certification of Completion from our academy program that you can use on your CV or to pursue other employment opportunities you must complete the following:

  • Attend all courses and participate in projects
  • Comply with code of conduct

PREREQUISITES

It is recommended that you have medium to high level experience working in kitchen or you have attended a culinary college or are a chef/cook at a restaurant. Classically trained cooks/chefs that have trained at accredited colleges/schools can apply to receive 50% Discount. See Details 

CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT

We provide you an apron to wear at the academy during training. You are required to wear black t-shirt, long black pants, and comfortable closed toe shoes.  You are not required to bring any kitchen equipment unless you would like to bring your own chef knives. We provide you all tools including knives, blenders, forms, dehydrator, etc.

NOT INCLUDED

The following are not covered in tuition price.

  • Travel to and from Mallorca Island Spain (airport code: PMI)
  • Room/Accommodation in Palma Mallorca - see recommendations

 

 

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  • 5
    Vegan Cuisine Level 1

    Posted by Kate Sabatine (San Francisco) on 27th Jun 2017

    I came into this class with an open mind looking to expand my knowledge in vegan cuisine. Before this class, I was especially hoping to learn new skills to apply to my work place at a vegan restaurant. Given my two goals, I can say that this class exceeded my expectations and I learned so much from the instructors and my peers. The diverse classroom (students from all over the world) is such a rare opportunity to be a part of. I think that one of the biggest take-aways from this experience was the connections I developed here. The instructors are eager to help you connect with people in the industry globally, which is incredible! Each day covered a new topic which kept things interesting and exciting. We did a myriad of different challenges that were aimed at helping us understand and apply the material we learned. I really appreciated the hands-on learning style, that catered to people of all culinary or non-culinary backgrounds. I recommend to anyone with the privilege of affording this experience!

  • 4
    Vegan Level 1

    Posted by KIm Fung Nam (Hong Kong) on 21st Jun 2017

    Pros
    - 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. .

    Cons
    - 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 (San Francisco USA) 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 (Denmark) 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 - Savouring Seasons (Belgium) 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 Adrienn (Hungary) 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 (Finland) 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!