Cookery School

The Healthy Veggie

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From: £139.00

— This course is adaptable for vegans; just let us know when booking —

When healthy vegetarian food tastes this good, it’s an absolute joy to be in the kitchen… or the dining room!

Our fun, hands-on workshop proves healthy veggie food can taste, look and make you feel fabulous. We help you create colourful breakfast smoothies, fresh, crisp salads and nutrient-packed dinners that are full on taste and easy on the waist!

Recipes we are likely to make include:

  • Sushi
  • Fruits of the Forest Sundae
  • Thai Red Curry
  • Thai Mango Salad
  • Paella
  • Spanakopita
  • Caponata

Above recipes are subject to availability of ingredients.

We want you to truly love your cookery experience with us, so here is a little more information about how the day will run – that way the only thing you need to think about is having a great time!

What to expect…

We welcome students of all abilities, so whatever your current skill level, you’ll fit right in. And you don’t have to be veggie to enjoy our courses – everyone’s welcome! Our cookery experiences will help you hone your cooking skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You’ll dive right in with hands-on practical cookery sessions, under the expert guidance of our experienced tutors, who will share their wealth of knowledge with you. Attendee numbers are kept small so you’ll have maximum contact with the tutors – and there will be plenty of opportunities throughout the day to ask any questions you may have.

What you’ll need to bring…

Here at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. With this in mind, it is helpful if you can bring a few reusable containers with you to take home some of the food you cook (there are usually leftovers!) However, don’t worry if you don’t have any – we can provide food containers if needed.

What else you need to know…

All ingredients and equipment for the course are provided for you, and you will receive your own recipe pack to take home containing all the recipes you’ll make on the day.

We have lots of free car parking available on site. If you’re getting here by public transport, we are only a short taxi ride or a 20 minute walk from Altrincham bus station/train station/Metrolink (Altrincham line). Here’s our address: Vegetarian Society Cookery School, Parkdale, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4QG.

As soon as you get here, we’ll make sure you’ve got a cup of tea or freshly-brewed coffee to help make you feel right at home (and we also have a water cooler if hot drinks aren’t your thing). We’ll make sure refreshments are provided throughout the day – there’s no need to bring any with you.

On our cookery experiences, there’s always loads of food being made – and this will be part of your lunch, so there’s no need to bring any lunch with you either!

We have Vegetarian Society Cookery School aprons for students to use on the courses – and if you really like them, they are available to purchase at the school.

Throughout the day, there are lots of opportunities to take photos/videos (which are great for sharing on social media), so feel free to get your phones or cameras out and snap away! The only thing we ask is that you check with the other students if they are in any photos you want to put on social media.

If you have any other questions about your course, you can always give us a call on 0161 925 2000 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) – we’re happy to help.

And finally: enjoy yourself! 

Additional information

Time and dietary info

Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm

51 reviews for The Healthy Veggie

  1. Brian

    Fabulous blend of information and fun.

  2. Rachel

    Lyn was awesome

  3. Anonymous

    Lynn was an excellent tutor. Recipes well selected.

  4. Ena

    Go for it and enjoy the day,great chance to learn about new flavours and ideas

  5. Bob

    Opportunity to explore vegetarian and vegan menus

  6. Sue

    Would recommend to anyone trying to be more creative using plant based food

  7. Catherine

    Thank you for an unforgettable day!

  8. Stewart

    Good mix of dishes

  9. Fran

    You should go for it

  10. Charlotte

    It is a good experience, alone or with a friend. You don’t have to be veggie to enjoy it

  11. Lydia

    Great group, really enthusiastic teacher knowledgeable and friendly. Made us feel like expert chefs!

  12. Mary P

    Treat yourself to a cookery course which will enhance your choices of meals as well as improving your health.

  13. Caroline

    Great experience; felt at ease,lots of tips and skills

  14. Ann

    Definitely come, I’ve felt relaxed and much less nervous than when I arrived

  15. Janis H

    Great variation of dishes and a happy day cooking with alex

  16. Karina

    Do it! What a great day-hands on experience that I can now use daily.

  17. Claire

    Just do it, don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it

  18. Gaynor

    Great pace. Tutor Alex was wonderful and very adaptable to the vegans on the course.

  19. Suzi

    I gained confidence and skill. Do it, it’s informative and fun.

  20. Sharon

    Great Food! I’ve been well taught on how to cook and present veggie food.

  21. Alison

    Definitely worth coming to. Interesting, informative, fun and social. Excellent teacher (Alex). Thanks to Bill for the coffee, washing up and cheerful demeanor 🙂

  22. Tracy C

    Just a great day, really enjoyed it 🙂

  23. Sarah-Jane

    Definitely enroll, it was very enjoyable and interesting.

  24. Gina P

    Great experience, friendly smiley staff. Bill makes great coffee! Not forgetting the food, yum!

  25. Zoe I

    It was a fab day! Alex was great and I learnt lots 🙂

  26. Emma

    It’s a good basic skill learning course!

  27. Peter

    The course is very well organised and runs at a pace which suited my needs. Thoroughly enjoyed the day which passed too quickly!

  28. Grace

    It’s great to learn new things and meet new people! Fab teaching and experience.

  29. Susan H

    Informative and well-presented.

  30. Jane

    Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Alex is very engaging and clearly enthusiastic about vegetarian food.

  31. Gill

    Well worth it, go for it! Great leadership and lots covered.

  32. Laurence H

    Do it! The time just flew!

  33. Medorah

    Excellent tutor, good company, excellent recipes/ food.

  34. Simone

    It’s an enjoyable day. Well worth the cost and more than simply tuition. Nice atmosphere.

  35. Lynne S

    What a fun day with Alex! We cooked lots of different dishes and even managed to take them home!

  36. Nicola

    It has been a brilliant experience. Alex was fab and Steven was wonderful. We will be back for another course!

  37. Lyn L

    Nothing to fault, exceeded expectations.

  38. Gina

    Very enjoyable, I have a renewed interest in cooking!

  39. Jill

    Fantastic course, learnt so much and excellent teacher. Excited to cook at home now, thank you!

  40. Helen S

    Great friendly tuition, I was very pleased to learn about sushi!

  41. Cheryl M

    Very well thought-through course which expanded my range of vegetarian recipes. Alex is very encouraging and relaxed.

  42. Frances

    It is informative and fun.

  43. James

    Well-paced course, expert instructor, great environment.

  44. Jane B

    More confidence to try different flavours and use different ingredients. New recipes to try. Ideas for use of herbs and spices.

  45. Mick B

    Well organised, help and advice on hand. Lovely surroundings. Staff excellent – thank you

  46. Pam N

    I’m not vegetarian but enjoy vegetarian food. My menu is very limited so this course has inspired me to try new recipes. The course more than exceeded my expectations. The course tutor and the people in the class were so friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxing plus no washing up!

  47. Elizabeth W

    Go! Such excellent teaching and a fantastic variety of recipes. Excellent subject knowledge and communication of it by Alex. Now have ambition to try new recipes and go the extra mile in adding all the flavours and finishing touches.

  48. Loretta B

    You don’t have to be a super cook – or even a vegetarian. It’s good fun in a supported environment. Tutor very good, supportive and patient!

  49. Steve B

    For individuals looking to learn in a supportive and participative environment – this course has much to offer.

  50. Andrew S

    Thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in learning and improving their cooking skills!

  51. Andrew S

    Go, whether you are vegetarian or not. If you love food you will enjoy it. Everyone is friendly and Alex the course leader is friendly, patient and fun. A Christmas present for me – I didn’t know what to expect but really exceeded my expectations. Learnt a lot of new skills and lovely to taste so much. Just loved it!

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