Cookery School

Master the Basics: Tofu

From: £75.00

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

Evening ( 6pm-9pm )- 21 February, 6 March, 4 August, 11 September 2020

Daytime (11am-2pm) – 5 April 2020

School Run Friendly (10.30am-1.30pm) – 9 June, 13 November 2020

Tofu is a wonderful food. It is inexpensive, low in fat, rich in protein, and is great for those with milk allergies or who eat a plant-based diet. With a little know-how, tofu can elevate a dish in both nutrition and flavour, so come along and learn in just three hours how to make this versatile ingredient tasty!

We’ll show you the uses of tofu in main meals and desserts, and most importantly, how to cook it with great texture and flavour, so you can master the basics of tofu and try it yourself at home.

Recipes we are likely to make include:

  • Jerk Salad
  • Gumbo
  • Chinese Pancakes
  • Thai Red Curry
  • Vegetable Plait
  • Fruits of the Forest Sundae

Above recipes are subject to availability of ingredients.

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 else you need to know…

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.

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

Times & Dietary Information

Daytime: 1.30pm-4.30pm

Evening: 6.00pm-9:00pm

38 reviews for Master the Basics: Tofu

  1. Charlotte

    Definitely worth it!

  2. Rebecca

    A great idea for anyone wanting to explore a more varied & higher protein diet

  3. Geraldine

    Loved it, delicious food!

  4. Olga

    All very well explained and demonstrated

  5. Katie

    Very informative, friendly and helpful instructor

  6. Jo

    Do it

  7. Nicola

    Interesting and lively, enjoyable cooking experience, feel able to recreate this at home.

  8. Cynthia

    Do it

  9. Jennie

    Food was really good and i had fun

  10. Jonny

    Great recipes and nice informal atmosphere

  11. Karen

    Come along you will learn a lot and have fun too

  12. Patricia

    Very worthwhile

  13. Jayne

    Very informative and great teacher

  14. Kara-Louise

    Would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning to cook tofu, there’s so much packed into the time of the session too!

  15. Neil

    Very friendly and informative

  16. Diana W

    Great tutor and recipes

  17. Claire

    More knowledge, more confidence, Definitely give it a try.

  18. Aimee

    An insight into how to successfully cook with tofu

  19. Miriam

    Good experience, learned how to use tofu confidently in different ways

  20. Karina

    Knowledge! How to make tofu & use it in different preparations and meals

  21. Kate

    Excellent one to one tuition from Alex. Wide range of tasty tofu recipes.

  22. Yolanta

    I would highly recommend it as great opportunity to try something different and it is a treat to take part in course.

  23. Amanda G

    I’m vegan & tofu was a mystery. I’d tried it in China and hated it. This course exceeded my expectations and made me feel alive & optimistic!

  24. Sue L

    Great course + teacher

  25. Jennifer

    Very friendly. Great Ideas!

  26. Paolo

    A fun course, packed with a good dose of insights delivered with a very high degree of professionalism and passion!

  27. Priscilla

    Alex is a great tutor with plenty of experience and knows how to teach even beginners like me 🙂 It’s a great experience, thank you very much!

  28. Donna

    Come along, step out of your comfort zone + jump in! The atmosphere is friendly + encouraging.

  29. P Kellett

    Alex is a knowledgeable, friendly tutor, very helpful with lots of ideas.

  30. Susan

    Lots of variety in the recipes, I learnt a lot.

  31. Gillian D

    I would definitely recommend this course: I gained a lot of confidence in using tofu and realized how flexible it can be.

  32. Anne

    Everyone was very kind and welcoming, and loads of recipe ideas. A great day, thank you.

  33. Sally S

    Come on this course, it will change the way you look at tofu.

  34. Nicky

    Really good fun.

  35. Katie

    It’s a great course for a wide variety of dishes, I can’t wait to try out the gumbo at home!

  36. Jo

    Go for it- the tutor made everything clear + enjoyable!

  37. Andy L

    Dishes that look and taste impressively good.

  38. Alison

    Have a go. A relaxed atmosphere and lots of support form a helpful and encouraging teacher.

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