Vegan Cuisine 2021

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Naxos Island Greece
Mon-Friday, 10am-1pm, Lunch Break, then 2pm-5pm
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VEGAN CUISINE (L1) 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.

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 shoots, and coconuts. 


  • Monday- Friday 10H-13H, 1 hour lunch break, 14:00H-17:00H (6 hours a day, 10 sessions)

Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy's cooking school is a niche/specialty school in the art of elaborating vegan dishes. The training program is for using your existing skills as a skilled home cook, aspiring chef, restaurant or hotel cook or chef and taking it to the next level. The series is offered in ten (10) sessions spread over 5 days. The course provides the building blocks of plant based vegan cuisine to replace conventional dishes that use animal based products. Our classroom/teaching style is both masterclass demonstration by instructor followed by students making and recreating the same dishes and hands on training encouraging and demonstrating to students how to elaborate their own dishes based on skills learned during their training.

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 supplied containers. We are a cooking academy and not a restaurant. While you make dishes and we have tastings, containers are provided for you to take food away to have during midday and after school breaks.

Please visit the FAQs section of our academy to learn about Certifications and Diplomas, places to stay if you take an in person course, what to bring, what meals are included, see if our academy is a fit for you, and understanding our culinary philosophy. See




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  • 5
    Enjoyed My Time

    Posted by Jasmin Kobajica on 29th Oct 2019

    I truly enjoyed my time at the Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy. All of us in the course came from varying degrees of skill level, from the home cook to the Exec Chef level, and all left with a great foundation in vegan cooking allowing us to be able to create our own signature dishes and products. Looking forward to taking more courses in the near future.

  • 5
    Great Courses

    Posted by Allan Lemmer on 29th Oct 2019

    This course was thoroughly enjoyable. I found it tremendously informative and the lectures were a balance of information, practical cooking and also entertaining at the same time . The Course was intensive so covered a lot in a short time . I can’t thank the lecturers enough for a great course and look forward to my next course at Vegan Gastronomy.

  • 5
    L1 Course

    Posted by Vicky (Australia) on 17th Jul 2018

    I have just completed the L1 Intro to Vegan. I have been a chef and teacher for 30+ years. I attended a 3 day course with the Vegan Accademy in Sydney ,Australia which gave me a desire to learn more! So I travelled all the way to Mallorca and wasn’t disappointed! The course gave me the foundation s to be able to create endless menu styles and ideas. Also the ability and knowledge to use some new ingredients I had never seen before! Well worth attending.

  • 5
    Fantastic for Chefs!!!

    Posted by Swylvester (Poland) on 4th May 2018

    Fantastic experience. I have learn much more then I expected. Vegan egg is UNBELIEVABLE !!! Recommend this course to any professional chef. It's life changing in your career. 5 days course gave me 1000's ideas for new vegan dishes. People there are amazing. Stephanie and Jessica are super friendly, smiley and extremely knowledgeable, best teachers I ever had. Manuel is some kind of "super-human" could listen to him all the time. He knows everything about food! Can't wait to go for another course!

  • 4
    Cooking Chef training

    Posted by Mina on 7th Mar 2018

    It was an interesting experience to cook at the academy. Not always kind and sometimes challenging for my ego but I've learn interesting tricks and technics that I enjoy working with. Thanks to the team for the time and the energy they gave.

  • 5
    Level 1 - Introduction to Vegan Cuisine

    Posted by Aileen on 19th Oct 2017

    The Level 1 – introduction to Vegan Cuisine course is an intense course, not for the faint hearted. As a novice to vegan cooking, I can say that I have learnt a lot about vegan ingredients and how to use them successfully. Since doing the course, I have more confidence. I thank the tutors and my fellow students for being patient and sharing their knowledge.

  • 4
    Vegan Level 1

    Posted by Kathleen Loke on 17th Oct 2017

    The course is informative and the instructors are very knowledgeable and very willing to share. Here's how it goes: you're in a kitchen with a group of 10 people and a 1 or 2 instructors. The school gives you course materials and recipes before the start of the "term". After going thru' the course materials, you're then told to go off to make dishes based on the recipes, sometimes the class will "cook" together. The cooking together is (in my opinion) my favourite part of the course as it encourages questions and interaction. The pace of the course was welcoming, though I thought certain subjects should be given more time for discussion, e.g. food allergies, plating, flavour. Overall, I had a good learning experience at this school, and met many beautiful people with the same values and ideals as I do.

  • 4
    Good Job .

    Posted by Alex on 17th Oct 2017

    Coming to this culinary school was a interesting and beautfiul journey, I met amazing people that share the same passion for food and also health. From them , I learned a lot of useful stuff that I can use in my cooking journey. Even though a few of my questions were not fully covered, the information was very helpful , the teachers were interested in showng their knowledge, one in particular, Steph ( i loved her enthusiasm and passion for the vegan cuisine ). I learned that I need to have confidence at all times, and that I am ables to use my passion and creativity to the fullest no matter what, as long as it's done with love for food, animals and people . I am grateful for the people I met, the friendships that were created ( my classmates have an important part in this, with their energy and amazing cooking skills ). I hope this school continues sharing their knowledge to all people that come from every corner of the world and have the passion for cooking and also getting more involved in the mission that most of us share, making the world a healthy and better place .Thank you all

  • 5
    Great experience

    Posted by Katarzyna W. on 13th Oct 2017

    I am very happy with the experience I had in the academy. I've learned many new things, both practical and informational. The course was a great opportunity to meet similar minded amazing people and make friends. Personaly I would benefit from more practical traning if the course lasted longer. Stephanie was my favourite teacher, very passionate and enthusiastic.

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