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Address: Dunham Road | Parkdale, Altrincham, Trafford WA14 4QG, England
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+44 161 925 2015
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The culinary wing of the Vegetarian Society, the school was established...

The culinary wing of the Vegetarian Society, the school was established over 30 years ago. We provide courses for catering professionals and the general public. It's the ethical and innovative choice for those who want to learn to cook vegetarian food.

Five day, two day, one day, evening and weekend courses run all year round taught by qualified and enthusiastic tutors. Whether you're an accomplished cook looking for a challenge or an absolute beginner, our friendly approach to learning provides an environment where creativity and conviviality are valued.

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Awesome day (Light, healthy and fast) - do not have breakfast!

Was given a 1-day pass and chose this course. It did not disappoint. Excellent instructor (Alex), lovely people and heaps (and I mean heaps) of food to take home. I left with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was given a 1-day pass and chose this course. It did not disappoint. Excellent instructor (Alex), lovely people and heaps (and I mean heaps) of food to take home. I left with a folder of recipes, all of which I will be trying in the future. Will be back for more lessons in the near future. Definitely recommended.

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. The 'don't have breakfast' advice amused me.... but it's probably true. I'm really glad you enjoyed your time and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy the courses at the vegetarian society as they accommodate all eating requirements. As a vegan I'm never worry that I won't learn or taste something new. You always come away feeling energised in the art of cooking and very full . A great place to learn basic cooking which turns out into amazing food .

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Sally. Much appreciated. You keep coming back so we must be doing something right! I had a chance to eat some of the food from that course. Delicious. Thank you! More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I am not a vegan, I'm not even vegetarian, but I am allergic to egg and have missed eating cakes etc. My husband booked the Vegan Bakery Workshop for me as a birthday present and I went today. I can only describe it as AMAZING! I was a little apprehensive as a meat eater that I may be judged! But... More 

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Alex. I enjoyed that day too. I must confess I was puzzled by your comment "you are the Yoda of baking" as my grasp on Star Wars is tenuous.... but now I know that he is "a legendary Jedi Master and stronger than most in his connection with the Force. Small in size but wise... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Vegetarian Society Cooking Classes are some of the best cooking lessons I've ever had in my life. Everything is professionally managed, all the steps are explained in advance and they'll provide everything you need for this class. The building also has marvellous decoration and is easy to navigate.The chef, Alex frequently gave out useful tips and let us work... More 

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the five star review. I've drawn Alex's attention to your kind words about him - he really is a mine of information when it comes to packing flavour into veggie dishes..... and you're right, we're lucky to work here at Parkdale with it's beautiful surroundings. Once again, thanks for letting everyone know about your experience. More 

Tarporley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I attended the vegan toolkit workshop recently. We learnt so much in one day it was unbelievable - but didn't feel too much - just right. Alex, the tutor, is great, friendly, knowledgeable and very approachable. I can't believe how much food we were able to make during the workshop and got to try it all at the end of... More 

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words about The Vegan Toolkit course and for the recommendation at the end. As you say there's plenty of food at the end and almost all of our courses end with a sit down feast.... and there's still plenty to take home with you. If you enjoyed the toolkit come and try another... More 

Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

I attended a 2 day weekend course in Altrincham at the start of April. I have just become vegetarian since January, so I really wanted more background info and of course new recipes. The course was great and in particular the tutor Alex was really good, professional, knowledgeable and with excellent humour throughout the weekend. I learned a lot, not... More 

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind and enthusiastic review. Intro to Vegetarian Cooking is a pretty intensive two days so you can be forgiven for the pastry error! Thanks also for giving everyone a flavour of the way we work. We're very down to earth, not about posh nosh but sold skills in the kitchen and a splash of humour.... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The Veg Soc Cookery school is well run with experienced staff, and a well catered kitchen. I shared the day with three other students and we all jelled really well and Alex the Tutor made learning great fun. It was a while ago now and I meant to post this but found I hadn't - so apologies for that. However... More 

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Maureen I'm so glad you found the course fun and informative and that it's helped try out new things in the kitchen..... oh and it's better late than never, no apology required. See you again soon I hope! More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Thanks to Alex and his helpers for making this such a fun, friendly and inspirational afternoon. We were all proud of what we produced. Alex has high standards but encouraged us with humour and helpfulness. We all came away with 'doggy' bags kindly put together by Stephen and Joy.

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you found it inspirational - and thanks for mentioning the whole team that day! The link to your review has been emailed to all of them and I'm sure they'll all be pleased. More 

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

We had a great day at the Cookery School and learned how to prepare a delicious Veg sausage casserole with red cabbage. We also made bread and scones and some strawbwerry jam. Some of our group had disabilities and the course was adpated to make sure we were all included. We really enjoyed cooking an learned some new ideas and... More 

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. Just to explain for anyone reading this, we have a programme of free courses aimed at voluntary and community groups which means we have worked with people with people with disabilities and mental health issues, young people transitioning to independent living, health educators and even a community choir! We love doing these workshops which we're... More 

Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

My friend treated me to the bakery course for my birthday. We had a brilliant day. We got to make crumpets, bagels, pizza, baguette, white loaf and soups, jams and chutneys to go with them all! Very busy but extremely productive today - and the bonus of having lots of delicious breads to take home. My children demolished it all!!... More 

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Jonathan S, Manager at The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Karen. We always like to make sure students get to take the things they make home to family and friends. I'm glad that you enjoyed and that the kids showed their appreciation by scoffing the lot! More 

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