Certified Vegan Chef In Person Training Package for 2020

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Palma Mallorca Island Spain
Level 1 Intro to Vegan Cuisine, Vegan Cheese, P1 Intro to Vegan Pastry & Baking, P2 Advanced Vegan Pastry, Vegan Pizza & Ice Cream, L2 Advanced Vegan Cuisine
Mon-Friday, 10am-1pm, Lunch Break, then 3pm-6pm
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The Professional Certified Vegan Chef Training program is a culmination of the best teaching programs at Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy all put together in one month or 4 weeks of training. By merging all the programs together we enable students who are either at the beginning of the culinary journey to become a chef or skilled cooks/chefs to have a comprehensive overview of the world of vegan cuisine.

Students are able to enroll in individual courses or all six (6) courses merged together for 1 month of comprehensive training.

  • Courses include Level 1: Intro to Vegan Cuisine, P1 Intro to Vegan Pastry and Baking, Vegan Cheese and Tapas, P2 Advanced Vegan Pastry, Vegan Pizza and Ice Cream, L2 Advanced International Vegan Cuisine 
  • 120 Hours of Training
  • 6 Courses
  • 150+ Recipes 

The 4 week program touches on all aspects of vegan cuisine and provides a comprehensive training experience. Courses cover savory dishes, sweet pastry dishes, making international vegan dishes, creating artisanal vegan cheeses from around the world, learning vegan baking techniques, and culminating in the exploration of all the human senses to help chefs develop skills to pursue a life or career as a skilled and certified Vegan chef. 

Week 1

Level 1 Introduction to Vegan Cuisine (see course details)
Monday-Friday, 6 hours a day, 30 hours of training. Includes lunch every day and leftovers can be taken home for dinner.
In this program students learn the foundations of creating a vegan kitchen by creating plant based and vegan versions of traditional French Mother Sauces as well as spice mixes that enable you to create any type of dish to emulate animal based dishes including cheese, meat, eggs, and seafood.  

Week 2

P1 Introduction to Vegan Pastry & Baking (see course details)
Monday-Friday, Mornings, 3 hours a day, 15 hours of training. Includes tastings every day. 
In this program students learn how to make vegan versions of some of the most popular breads in the world as well as gluten free versions.  You will also learn to use exotic ancient grains and modernist new techniques.

Vegan Cheese & Tapas (see course details)
Monday-Friday, Afternoons, 3 hours a day, 15 hours of training. Includes tastings every day. 
In this program we provide intensive focus on the processes of making plant based non-dairy cheeses and accompanying ingredients to use the cheeses created.

Week 3

P2 Advanced Vegan Pastry & Desserts (see course details)
Monday-Friday, 6 hours a day, 30 hours of training. Includes extensive pastry making and tasting each day.
Learn to make vegan versions of the world's most complicated pastries. See course details for current curriculum.

Week 4

Vegan Pizza & Ice Cream Course (see course details)
Monday-Friday, Mornings, 3 hours a day, 15 hours of training. Includes meals every day. 

Become a vegan Pizzaiolo and go back to ancient techniques and experience the traditions of the Neapolitans, learn about the migration of Italians to modern day New York, to the thick crust reminiscent of Chicago. Learn to make meltable vegan cheeses and try your hand at the modernist and artisanal approaches that evolved in California and then immerse your senses into pizza dishes from around the world that satisfy pizza lovers of all kinds. For Vegan Ice Cream learn techniques ranging from common vegan approaches, to holistic whole food styles, to contemporary and modernist methods. 

L2 Advanced Vegan International Cuisine (see course details)
Monday-Friday, Afternoons, 3 hours a day, 15 hours of training. Includes meals every day. 
In this program students learn to elaborate advanced popular dishes from the 5 most common cuisines from around the world including: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian as well as other popular dishes.

The 4 week program is only taught at our private training center on the island of Mallorca Spain in the city of Palma. Palma Mallorca (Airport Code: PMI) is known for its beautiful weather and because it is in the center of the Mediterranean Sea it provides quick and easy access to all major cities in Europe. 

Low cost international airlines like Norwegian Air and Etihad Airlines provide low cost flights from around the world to the island. Low cost inter-Euro airlines like Ryan Air, Air Europa, and Vueling also offer low cost flights from many destinations around Europe directly to the island.  

Travel cost and housing/accommodations are not included in the cost of training. Recommendations on hotels, hostals or rentals can be provided. For housing recommendations please contact us at: admissions@vegangastronomy.com 


This program is designed for all levels of students from beginners to veteran chefs. If you are a home cook or yacht stew wanting to next the step in pursuing your dream of opening a restaurant, or if you are conventional restaurant or yacht chef wanting to expand your CV/portfolio, or if you are just out of high school and looking for the next step in your life - this is the program for you.


  • All students participate in the full kitchen experience including preparation, cooking and cleaning.
  • Upon completion of this program you receive a Diploma as a Certified Vegan Chef from our academy
  • Vegan Gastronomy is not an accredited college or academy as our programs do not meet the requirements of government certification organizations that require teaching the use of animal products like meat, eggs, dairy, and fish 
  • All of our courses are taught in English
  • All courses are taught by all three (3) owners and founders of the academy that have trained at cooking academies around the world including TAFE Australia, Cordon Bleu Sydney, Matthew Kenney Culinary, Auckland Seafood Academy, May Kaidee Thailand, Pure Joy Indonesia, Enzo Coccia in Italy, and with other specialty culinary programs around the world.
  • We are not a gluten free academy.  Anyone who is intolerant, allergic or is a celiac must know that gluten is used at our academy. We do teach Gluten Free recipes but it must be known that there is no way for us to guarantee any cross-contamination. While we can make suggestions on alternative ingredients and we do make several gluten free recipes, due to the presence of Gluten at our academy we cannot accept Coeliac students without a written doctors note 
  • We are not a Macrobiotic school
  • We are not a 100% Raw Vegan Academy
  • We are not a 100% Organic Plant Based Academy. We are 100% vegan and we do use organic products but we teach also how to used refined products and ingredients commonly used in the culinary world that are vegan. We do use products that are readily available from grocery stores that are vegan. We do at times also teach you to make selective products where it can improve flavor, reduce cost, or improve texture and taste. We attempt where possible to use organic produce (based on availability)

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  • 5
    Veganize my life

    Posted by Tracy (Saudi Arabia) on 5th Aug 2019

    What a great experience! I am a novice in the kitchen and Chefs Jessica McKenzie and Stephanie Prather made me feel so supported throughout my large learning curve. The Chefs are highly experienced, patient, and kind to someone like me who is not already an experienced chef. I learned some many skills that I can now take forward in my journey to veganize my life. I am excited, motivated, and an enthusiastic about sharing my newfound knowledge with family and friends of delicious ways to make traditional items. Thank you!!

  • 5
    Really good experience!

    Posted by Maria Fe (Peru) on 5th Aug 2019

    Really good experience! Learned a lot and the chefs were very nice, always answering questions with a lot of patience! I took the 4 week course and loved it! Lots of information and now I have plenty of recipes to try

  • 5
    passionate and skilled teachers.

    Posted by Nate (Canada) on 14th Mar 2019

    Trained at VGCA for the month long course and I am glad I did. I gained a lot of confidence and knowledge learning from such passionate and skilled teachers. The experience helped me in opening a vegan restaurant in Canada. Thank you so much!

  • 5
    Will recommend school to everyone I meet

    Posted by Seth le Chef (New Orleans, USA) on 14th Mar 2019

    This was hands down the best culinary experience I've ever had. I took the full 4 week course (Intro to Vegan, Baking and Pastry, International, and Pizza and Ice-cream) plus an extra course for Cheeses and Tapas. In the time that I attended the VGCA I learned at-least like 300 recipes. Manuel, Jess, and Steph all did a marvelous job of teaching the class not only the crucial details to make sure your recipe turns out perfectly but also some history and fun facts about all of the products we used. I will be recommending the VGCA to every vegan I meet.