Cookery School

The Italian Veggie

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

Italian cooking may have found its worldwide reputation in pizza and pasta, but this cookery experience delves deeper into the wealth of flavours this culinary heaven has to offer.

Overlapping cuisines from different areas of Italy allow for many exciting characteristics to be borne out in the startling simplicity and light touch of a number of signature dishes. For any cook who loves to fill the house with the smell of incredible slow-cooked sauces, this course is made for you.

Recipes we are likely to make include:

  • Pizza and Calzone
  • Tiramisu
  • Vegan Pasta
  • Pasta Cannelloni
  • Panzanella
  • Biscotti
  • Lemon Polenta Cakes

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… [read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]

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! [/read]

Additional information

Time and dietary info

Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm

44 reviews for The Italian Veggie

  1. Gill

    Highly recommend this course, Fiona explained/demonstrated everything brilliantly

  2. Connor

    The tutor and the skills were excellent

  3. John

    A really busy, fun, active and enjoyable time.

  4. Alfreda

    Do come you will enjoy. I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot and will recommend to my family.

  5. Victoria

    DO IT! Alex explained everything and very approachable.

  6. Amanda

    Great fun very infomrative

  7. Lisa

    Do it, it’s very enjoyable and relaxed. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it has been lots of fun and very informative

  8. Shirley

    I thought it was a great course. Alex was a great teacher

  9. Bernard

    Defineitly give it a go! Alex made everything so easy

  10. Linda

    Would highly recommend. Great fun, very well organised, patient teaching, Alex was an inspiration!

  11. Racquelle

    Great teaching and good range of dishes.

  12. Callum

    Definitely do it. Come with an open mind for flavours.

  13. Alan

    Go for it! I’ve gained good insight and skills re the dishes cooked.

  14. Emma H

    Alex was interesting and knowledgeable. We got through lots but it was fun!

  15. Jane

    Good teacher, excellent back up. It is very relaxing and enjoyable.

  16. Lorraine

    Great course. I’ve learned to make some great food!

  17. Alan

    The 5 star review speaks for itself- excellent teacher.

  18. Jenny

    Really relaxed and un-intimidating, absolutely brilliant day! Thank you Alex for your patience and enthusiasm!

  19. Mr C

    I highly recommend this course! A fun yet challenging day and great food to cook and eat!

  20. Trish & David

    Alex and Steven were both very welcoming and the instructions were easy to follow throughout. Definitely go!

  21. Kerry

    The course is well-paced and Alex is a friendly host. Everyone joined in and it was fun and interactive.

  22. Martin

    Excellent experience with an excellent tutor!

  23. Veryan

    It was a really fun day out to learn and be practical.

  24. Darrell M

    An excellent day- a real confidence builder!

  25. Sue M

    This course is fun, fast-paced and there is food to take home for a real feast!

  26. Kathryn

    Come along, it’s an excellent course and really enjoyable.

  27. Rosemary

    I had a very enjoyable day with a small group of friendly people. Alex was very helpful and put us all at ease.

  28. Lee

    Excellent tutor.

  29. Michael

    I have gained a lot of confidence making pasta, pizza and cakes- I really enjoyed this course.

  30. derek

    Lots of Italian classics to prepare and enjoy

  31. Susan

    Really enjoyed the whole experience

  32. Brian

    Excellent tutor, do it!

  33. Andrea

    Give it a whirl- I came for a new experience and really enjoyed it!

  34. Alex

    Well worth it!

  35. Lynne

    Just try it, you won’t regret it!

  36. Julie

    The tutor was very helpful. I have gained new skills making pizza and pasta.

  37. Carl

    I really appreciated learning that making pasta is simpler than perceived.

  38. Kate W

    This course was good fun and an entertaining day.

  39. Sue D

    Great fun, great food, great company.

  40. L Tonkin

    Fantastic! Tutor Alex was great. Have a go!

  41. Jane C

    Excellent course. Tutor was spot on and managed to help everyone with great skill. Great setting, kept busy and had lots of opportunity to have a go and learn.

  42. Aabhaas A

    It is an absolute delight to be hear and learn cooking. Great food, perfect atmosphere and very relaxing…

  43. Claire A

    A fun filled day, and a great book of recipes filled with top tips. Do come!

  44. P Simone

    Do it. Learnt lots about Italian veggie cooking

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