Cookery School

The Junk Food Vegan

From: £75.00

Morning [11am-2pm] :  26 July 2020 

Afternoon [4pm-7pm]: 12 September 2020

School run friendly  [10:30am-1:30pm]:  11 June, 11 November 2020

Evening [6pm-9pm] : 7 August, 9 October, 11 December 2020

If you have a gluten allergy/intolerance please get in touch with us before booking this class by emailing cookery@vegsoc.org or calling 0161 925 200. A list of classes which are suitable for those who have a gluten allergy/intolerance are listed here.

The vegan junk food scene is getting more creative by the minute. Readily available vegan ingredients are now making it possible for you to make the kind of incredible overindulgent food that gets you drooling simply by reading the menu.

On this unique half-day experience, we will show you how to make your own seitan ribs, create fully-stacked burgers accompanied by loaded fries, knock up a vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, and much more.

Recipes we are likely to make include:

  • Vegan ‘Bacon’
  • Seitan Ribs
  • BBQ Chilli Sauce
  • Loaded Fries
  • Black Bean Burger
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Jackfruit Kebabs

Above recipes are subject to availability of ingredients.

Feeling hungry yet? With tutor demos, group cooking sessions, and a recipe pack to take home, you will be able to satisfy your junk food cravings from what’s in your own kitchen in no 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 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: 11.00am-2.00pm
School run friendly: 10:30am-1:30pm
Afternoon: 4pm-7pm
Evening: 6.00pm-9:00pm

Unfortunately this course is not adaptable for a gluten free diet.

142 reviews for The Junk Food Vegan

  1. Laura

    Fun, straightforward, TASTY!

  2. Ruth

    Tasty and fun.

  3. Lorna

    Maz was great, good variety of refreshments.

  4. Jayne

    Great recipes you can see how dedicated the tutors are.

  5. Rachel

    Go for it

  6. Beverley

    Do it!

  7. Gareth

    Good fun

  8. Bev

    Well taught and enjoyable – lots of new ideas!

  9. Emma

    Great mix of instruction and cooking

  10. Gav

    Good level to teach at. Easy and quick to pick up.

  11. Diane

    Clearly explained, easy to follow. Go for it and bring tupperware!

  12. Jason

    Informative, and very friendly instructor

  13. Max

    Opens your mind about vegan cooking and ideas

  14. Martyn

    Very informative, friendly environment

  15. Ellie

    Tasty recipes and great, clear instruction

  16. Linda

    Loads of info recipes and cooking packed into the course

  17. Alex

    Great range of food made, though it was the junk food nothing seemed crazily unhealthy. All food tasted great and could be made to our taste.

  18. Natasha

    Maz was an amazing teacher. Really enjoyed and food was amazing.

  19. Neil

    The course was so interesting and the tutor was excellent. Thought provoking with regard to what vegetarian food can be.

  20. Andy

    Had a really good time. Do it, it’s great!

  21. Melissa

    Great food and good recipe ideas- I’d recommend.

  22. Pete

    Fun and informative.

  23. K

    Great recipes, tasty ideas!

  24. Joseph

    Very inclusive, informal and fun

  25. Simon

    I’ve gained a better understanding of vegan food and indeed some delicious recipes!

  26. Joe

    Very fun and helpful.

  27. Gemma

    Fantastic teacher, wonderful environment, delicious food!

  28. Sarah

    Easy to follow, absolutely recommend to anyone at any stage!

  29. Hannah

    Fabulous host and beautiful food

  30. Deborah

    Tutor is a very pleasant person, making the whole experience so much more pleasant.

  31. Rishi

    Great teacher great food

  32. Chantelle

    Great recipes and tutor it was a birthday present from my son. well worth attending.

  33. Deepak

    very Friendly and this course has built my confidence.

  34. muckle

    Very good instructions and choice of food to cook. great menus and Cooking saitan ribs and jack fruit.

  35. Sarah

    Instructor very good and friendly.

  36. Louisa

    Good fun

  37. Dinah

    Really fun and relaxing course. Give it a go!

  38. Georgina C

    Would definitely recommend. Do it!

  39. Lesley

    Easy to follow,well instructed, tasty food.

  40. Jane

    Educational and fun

  41. Alison

    Its great!!

  42. Kath

    Great teacher! Lovely recipes. Lots of interaction

  43. Sasha

    Enjoyed learning about new things and trying new flavours

  44. Holly

    V interesting and engaging

  45. Karen

    Lovely recipes, easy to do at home. Knowledgeable tutors

  46. John

    Lots of variety and clear friendly instructions

  47. Ryan

    Fun and educational. Will defo recommend to friends

  48. Liz

    Really good balance of interesting recipes and helpful tips and tricks

  49. Emily

    Do it!

  50. Tom

    Excellent instructor, made it fun and everything was easy to follow.

  51. Helen

    So well organised, brilliant recipes, loved every minute!

  52. Adam

    Very tasty

  53. David F

    New worthwhile info after 46 years veggie / vegan

  54. Samantha

    Definitely try it

  55. Lesley

    The teacher was very helpful, organised and friendly. The class was small (8) so it didn’t feel intimidating. Thank you!

  56. David

    Great recipes and good chef

  57. Pip

    Fun and informative

  58. Louisa

    Brilliant, enthusiastic teacher and fabulous food

  59. Hillary

    I learned some new recipes and things i would not have thought to mak

  60. Kate

    It was lots of fun and our group was very friendly ! Maz was fantastic and made it fun and but educational? ill definitely be coming back and letting my friends know how great it is??

  61. Simon

    Great course – good amount of time, well hosted.

  62. Craig

    Friendly, helpful,informative and enjoyable 🙂

  63. Cara

    Very good course, great food and friendly.

  64. Emma

    Do it and come hungry!

  65. John

    Really good course. Very knowledgeable teachers fun and still informative.

  66. Stephanie

    Amazing, our two chefs were wonderful and full of knowledge

  67. Alex

    Really hands on course, explained reasons behind each process and even advised where to buy ingredients from and pricing. Really fun day! 🙂

  68. Dawn

    Really interactive and well organised

  69. Paul

    Great knowledgeable and enthusiastic tutor

  70. Mike

    Easy to follow well paced and well taught

  71. Aileen

    Great, passion, enthusiasm made this a very enjoyable day

  72. Katie

    Its a great experience

  73. Chris & Courtney

    Get stuck in and have fun

  74. Stu

    Try it all

  75. Lisa

    Excellent trainer!

  76. Dawn

    Go for it

  77. Kim

    Great intro into junk food

  78. Danielle

    Great teacher, excellent range of products, productive structure of class – got through so much without it feeling rushed

  79. Liam

    Just go for it

  80. Emma

    Good tutor and excellent recipes

  81. Neil

    Defo give it a try

  82. Beth

    Everything easy to follow, familiar dishes and techniques

  83. Chloe

    Lots of recipes, good prep by team,good demos and encouragement of using senses to tell when mix is correct

  84. Daniel

    Very informative and cooked dishes that i wouldn’t have tried cooking myself!

  85. Nathan

    Do it

  86. Ollie

    The instructor was fantastic and enthusiastic.

  87. Evelyne

    Definitely go

  88. Isobel

    Lots of new ideas and i now know what some of the “exotic” ingredients are that i come across in recipes

  89. Eloise

    Great intro to vegan food, worth it for the seitan

  90. Michele

    Book it

  91. Kate

    Lots more knowledge, especially jackfruit

  92. George

    Fun

  93. Neil

    Great fun, very informative

  94. Sam

    The session was concise, entertaining and engaging. I would 100% recommend the course.

  95. Deborah

    Some different ideas to cook at home.

  96. Sarah

    Great tutor, great food, really enjoyable. DO IT!

  97. Ruth

    Was a lot of fun and very interesting.

  98. Derek

    Course well prepared, presented and explained. DO IT!

  99. Benjamin

    Good overall course. Met my expectations.

  100. Sarah

    Great tutor, great food, really enjoyable.

  101. Ruth

    Course a lot of fun, very interesting.

  102. Val

    Good mix between tuition and practical exercises. Definately come along.

  103. Emma

    Great recipes delicious food! Do it and come hungry! A fab day, great teachers. Thanks very much!!

  104. Stephanie

    Amazing, our two chefs were wonderful and full of knowledge. Do it!

  105. John

    Really good course. Very knowledgeable teachers fun and still informative. Do it. Take some Tupper ware.

  106. Jenny

    Do it!

  107. Alex

    Really hands on course, explained reasons behind each process and even advised where to buy ingredients from and pricing. Really fun day! 🙂 Do it!! For meat and non meat eaters.

  108. Tommy

    Would recommend, the teacher was great and I enjoyed meeting my classmates

  109. Ewan

    Try it out if you want to try veganism and can’t think of may food options

  110. Callum

    Do it! Paddy was ace, food was nice, boom!

  111. Andrea

    The course was amazing!

  112. Louise

    Great tuition, interesting recipes and lots to take home too!

  113. Lilly

    Do it! It’s good fun! Everyone was really friendly and made us feel really welcome. I really liked how willing everyone was to help my daughter with the appliances.

  114. Jordan

    Really good venue course and teacher

  115. Amette

    Really enjoyed it, clear, concise instructions and fun!!

  116. Elaine

    Go for it! I’ve now got the confidence to try new ideas

  117. Abby

    You should definitely do it. It is good fun and very useful

  118. Rachel

    Try it!

  119. Yvonne

    Interesting first/ intermediate step forward into veganism

  120. Claire

    It was good fun and gave me new ideas

  121. Nina

    Worth while attending to get ideas, hints, tips and inspiration

  122. Chris

    Definitely do it! You come away with a weeks worth of food

  123. Maddy

    So fun and very hands on

  124. Bradley

    You’ll learn a lot of basic principles to vegan cooking, the seitan ribs are perfect

  125. Gabrielle

    Be open minded, relax and enjoy!

  126. Diane

    The whole session was friendly, easy to follow and really good fun.

  127. Usman

    Great teacher, very well executed!

  128. Beth

    What a wonderful experience, thank you!

  129. Fiona

    Don’t hesitate, just book it! I learnt lots of new tips and wonderful recipes.

  130. Amanda L

    Go for it- we got loads done in 3 hours!

  131. Jayne L

    A good day in good company. The staff are very helpful- nothing is too much trouble.

  132. Alice

    Well organised, friendly teachers and good food!

  133. Andy G

    This course has added a new dimension to my cooking.

  134. Barbara

    Very informative and enjoyable.

  135. Oliver C

    Highly recommended, great fun, nice staff.

  136. Kate

    Lovely teachers, felt relaxed and friendly. It’s suitable for all levels of cooking skills so I’d recommend people to book on!

  137. Liz

    Go for it! You’ll definitely learn new things, eat amazing food and have fun!

  138. Gemma L

    Exceeded my expectations and has made me think about vegan food in a different light.

  139. David B

    Fantastic chef leading the course, very knowledgeable and friendly.

  140. June W

    The content was perfect! Very well presented and informative.

  141. Emma

    Sam & Simon were brilliant. Great advice, ideas & all round great evening.

  142. Karen

    Great tutor and recipes, you will learn lots!

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