Cookery School

The Tofu Guru

From: £139.00

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

While tofu is commonplace in stir-fries and curries, did you know there is an array of other uses that often fly under the radar? With The Tofu Guru we’re here to show you just how far your tofu can take you!

From tofu bacon, tikka tofu, crusted tofu and omelettes, there is a savoury haven to be found in mastering this versatile ingredient. You will also discover the exciting ways tofu can be used in desserts, as demonstrated by our expert tutors and put into practice in group cooking exercises. You will leave with a recipe pack bursting with new and exciting ideas to make you the tofu master of your own kitchen.

Recipes we are likely to make include:

  • Tofu Bacon
  • Tikka Kebabs
  • Tofu Omelette
  • ‘Fish’ and Chips
  • Chocolate Pudding

Above recipes are subject to availability of ingredients.

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.

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Additional information

Time and dietary info

Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm

37 reviews for The Tofu Guru

  1. Tori

    Very fun and informative, great teacher.

  2. Tony

    Go for it

  3. Debbie

    Well worth doing

  4. Rachel

    Do it!

  5. Tom

    Do it, it’s great

  6. James

    It’s a must! Sensible advice, a width of ideas and tasty options.Very enjoyable day and company.

  7. Julie J

    Came on course to learn new tofu recipes – exceeded everything, FAB! Go on it, best experience, loved it. Great course, excellent tutor, lots to eat.

  8. Abby

    It was superb! Do it! Friendly, exciting, relaxing and accessible course. Excellent environment, teacher and useful practical ideas.

  9. Abby

    Do this course! Friendly, exciting, relaxing and accessible course. Wanted to extend my cooking skills as a vegan – it was superb!

  10. Stephanie

    Really friendly environment and learnt a lot. Exceeded expectations!

  11. Voni

    Just do it – you will be blown away with the end results. Alex was so patient and thorough. My needs were met before I arrived (fish phobia). the quality of dishes are outstanding.

  12. Anne L

    Really good, great atmosphere, relaxed but got on and did loads.

  13. Leslie

    It’s very well prepared and delivered. Great value for money!

  14. Lynn

    Met all my expectations. Brilliant Day.

  15. Sue

    Do it! you will love t and learn loads

  16. Val

    Friendly session, staff and fellow attendees. Don’t eat before you come!

  17. Alison W

    I would absolutely recommend it! Really enjoyable day, good fun, jam packed, relaxed and educational.

  18. Robert

    Brilliant tutor! A full day, and a chance to eat what we made!

  19. Susan K

    Really enjoyable. Good tutor, nice company. It has given me the confidence to try different things.

  20. Younghee

    This course needs to be experienced, the tofu is amazing and varied.

  21. Hannah

    This was a very useful and enjoyable course. I learnt lots of useful techniques and ways of cooking I hadn’t thought of and it has definitely improved my imagination for creating other recipes.

  22. Kalika

    Even if you’re not a fan of tofu it’s worth trying it because you’ll start loving tofu. The atmosphere was friendly and the tutor was fantastic and knowledgeable.

  23. Jooyun

    Come and learn these recipes, you will use them forever!

  24. Kathy F

    Everything exceeded my expectations, even what I cooked myself! It was nice meeting the other interesting participants, too.

  25. Rosene

    The tutor was great! Great fun and very easy going.

  26. John

    Excellent course and helpful chef, Alex!

  27. Shena M

    Great course with new ideas for tofu.

  28. Laura F

    Good tutor, telaxed atmosphere and moved at a fast pace. Give it a go- you will be surprised.

  29. Shona

    It was fun, relaxed and the teaching was brilliant! Loved it!

  30. Christine Amica

    I thought I hated tofu but not now. I attended the course because I was new to using it and I didn’t like it. Alex, the fabulous tutor, taught the class recipes for foods using tofu that I loved. Tofu bacon, kebabs, omelette, tofu fish, chocolate cake. He taught us how to make tofu from soya milk. I loved the course and I now love tofu. I expected to leave the day thinking I tried it and I definetly dont like tofu but I was surprised at how much I do like it. My daughter hated it but has really enjoyed the recipes I cooked from the course at home. I recommend this course.

  31. Rory

    I learnt loads and it was really interesting. Alex has great knowledge and patience. I will never eat commercial veggie bacon again!

  32. Brenda

    Lovely company, expert tuition! I have lots more confidence and loved the ‘bacon.’

  33. Sue

    Do it! Covered a lot of info in a short amount of time, knowledgeable and friendly tutor

  34. Carole

    If you struggle to know what to do with tofu this is the course for you

  35. Alyk

    Learnt a lot and had a lot of fun

  36. Charmain

    Varied, interesting, learned at our own pace

  37. Alex

    We covered a lot in the time and it was great to be able to try a variety of dishes at the end

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