Cookery School: Beyond Meat Plant-Based Cookery
Over this 5-week course, our Head Chef, Gio Achenza, will teach students to prepare a range of nutritious, affordable, and most importantly delicious dishes that are entirely plant based. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, looking to reduce your environmental impact, improve health and wellbeing or just looking for ways to spice up your plant-based cooking, this course is for you.
With global recipes ranging from Asian to Italian flavours and building on the cookery skills of producing pasta, pastry, curries and desserts with only plant-based ingredient, this 5-week course will expand your plant-based cookery repertoire with budget friendly and incredibly tasty meals to liven up your mealtimes or impress friends and family.
No prior cookery experience is needed to join this class, so if you’re in a mealtime rut, Gio is here to help with tips and guidance on how to whip up a range of plant-based delights.
All items produced can be taken home for you to enjoy or share.
Any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances can be accommodated within the menu for the day. Please contact Gio directly at email@example.com to discuss any specific requirements.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but students must have an interest and passion for cookery and want to learn more.
On this 5-week course, you will learn to prepare a range of nutritious, affordable, and most importantly delicious dishes that are entirely free of animal products.
Taking place in our professional standard training kitchens, our Head Chef will work with you to build your confidence and skills to prepare meals for you to enjoy and to share with your friends and family.
There is no assessment for this course.
After this course you could undertake any of the other York College Cookery School classes for your enjoyment.
If you were interested in gaining a formal qualification in catering, our tutors would be able to advise on suitable routes that are available on a full or part time basis.
For further information on course options, visit the Hospitality & Tourism curriculum page.
Dates & course durations
22nd February 2024-21st March 2024
This course is a practical, hands-on course and students will learn in a friendly and professional kitchen, under the guidance of expert chef Gio Achenza.
Here at York College we have state-of-the-art training kitchens and a superb training restaurant, Ashfields.
There are no additional costs for this course.
This course provides a great introduction to plant-based cookery and you may decide to pursue other courses either for pleasure or to enhance your employability/existing skills.