Cookery School

The Thai and Viet Veggie

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From: £139.00

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

South East Asian vegetarian food continues to surprise and delight taste buds all over the world, thanks partly to the tropical climes that nourish an abundance of vegetables and fragrant herbs.

We will take you on a culinary journey through Thailand and Vietnam, from the paddy fields to bustling cities.

Recipes for the day will include-

  • Crispy rice noodle salad
  • Thai Curry paste
  • Som Tam (papaya salad)
  • Banh Xeo (rice flour pancakes)

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

39 reviews for The Thai and Viet Veggie

  1. Ruth

    Loved it

  2. Irene

    You will learn exciting new flavours

  3. David

    A good chance to experience unexpected dishes

  4. Peter G

    Interesting food, very good presentation

  5. Steven P

    Very informative entertaining and good fun.

  6. Roisin

    Delicious food & enthusiastic knowledgeable tutor

  7. Neil

    Worthwhile and fun

  8. Caroline

    Definitely do it!

  9. E Alexander

    Fantastic- Maz was fantasic.

  10. Lucy

    You’ll enjoy eating and cooking lots of delicious dishes.

  11. Brendan

    Enthusiastic and funny. Delicious food

  12. Nathan

    Enthusiastic delivery of course. Great recipes, not too complicated but full of flavour.

  13. Katherine H

    Variety of dishes, understanding use of spices & veg and delicious results

  14. Julie

    Definitely worth a try and be prepared for trying exciting flavours

  15. Sophie M

    Comprehensive, fun and recipes that can realistically be done at home.

  16. Jess


  17. Joanne

    Course is good. Interesting and fun day.

  18. Christine

    Just do it! Fun, good instruction, paced exactly right and yummy food.

  19. Catherine

    Fantastic. Organised.

  20. Sara

    Good, fun teacher and good range of dishes.

  21. Sasha

    Really interactive and great food.

  22. Tom

    Worth going. Enjoyable.

  23. Jenny

    I would highly recommend the course. It is a fun day and you cover loads in such a short time. Fun and informative.

  24. Peter

    Do it! Great day/set of recipes. Informative, well paced and enjoyable.

  25. Matty

    Teacher was excellent, very knowledgeable, great pace, funny and warm, made it fun and easy for us.

  26. Laura

    Tutor relaxed but totally professional and great content. Interesting and a full programme.

  27. Connor

    Tutor knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Course was well paced.

  28. Lynne

    What a fun day with Alex who is passionate about vegetarian cooking. We cooked lots of different dishes and even managed to take them home!

  29. Adam

    Just come and enjoy, it was brilliant!

  30. Emily

    Alex was a brilliant, insightful, experienced and encouraging chef. The dishes we made were delicious and adventurous.

  31. Simone

    It’s an enjoyable day, well worth the cost and more than simply tuition. Not pressurised re skills, nice atmosphere.

  32. Medorah

    Go for it! You will enjoy it. Excellent tutor, good company and excellent recipes/ food.

  33. Kalika

    Don’t think twice, just go for it!

  34. Lois N

    Money well spent! Alex was a super teacher who was so happy to share his expertise and his enthusiasm. It was lovely to meet lots of new people and have fun swapping stories!

  35. Emma

    An extremely enjoyable day. Very relaxed and lovely to be able to try all the dishes.

  36. Toby N

    Do it, it’s great fun! Excellent food + good atmosphere!

  37. Mike P

    Very enjoyable day.

  38. Jane

    The food, tuition and variety of ingredients were very good. I t was a very enjoyable, relaxing day.

  39. Sarah

    I loved Alex’s enthusiasm , energy and passion- it was like doing the crystal maze and made the day thoroughly enjoyable.

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