==== ====An E-Book for Healthy Vegan Cooking Receipes you find here :http://snurl.com/21oyr7y==== ====So youre vegan and have this passionate love of food. You would like to pursue this passionfurther, but youre not sure what the vegan cooking school options are out there. Happily, there areplenty! There are quite a few schools that focus on plant-based meals, and many that arentexclusively vegan can be geared toward you, so you wont find yourself chopping chickens andpreparing fish if youre not into that.There are many casual plant-based cooking classes around the world if youre looking forsomething just for fun without any fancy certification. In this article, though, I focus more onprofessional programs that have varying degrees of intensity. Some require only a little time andmoney if you dont want to be a professional chef; others will take you the full distance to runningyour own kitchen.Without further ado and in no particular order, heres a list of some popular schools around theworld, with some information about each.Living Light Culinary Arts InstituteWhere is it? Fort Bragg, CaliforniaWhat do they offer? 100% vegan and raw food instructionWhen do the programs run? Multiple times a year, depending on the programWebsite: rawfoodchef.comThe Living Light Culinary Arts Institute is located in a small coastal community on the Mendocinocoast. If you love the ocean, temperate weather, and raw vegan cuisine, youll love this school.Run by Cherie Soria, the "mother of raw food", this is THE raw foods institute. This is the one thatdraws people in from all around the world and produces top-of-the-line celebrity chefs of all kinds.There are several types of courses, including a Gourmet Chef Certification Series (6 weeks),Advanced Instructor Training Certification Series (4 weeks), Raw Food Nutrition Educator Series,and the full-out Professional Chef Series, which runs almost an entire year, including a 250-dayinternship at the school.Many of the well-known raw food chefs around the world went to Living Light for their training,including Chad Sarno and Jennifer Cornbleet.The Natural Gourmet InstituteWhere is it? New York, NYWhat do they offer? Public classes and professional chef training that are plant-based and vegan-friendlyWhen do the programs run? Inquire by e-mail on their website
Website: naturalgourmetinstitute.comThe Chefs Training program they offer is an intensive, professional course which can be takenpart-time or full-time, but runs 619 hours. This school does teach people how to prepare seafood,chicken and eggs, but if youre vegan you can opt out of that. This school teaches a wide range ofcooking styles, including how to ferment, prepare raw foods and macrobiotic foods, and evenChinese medicine and medicinal cooking. The emphasis is on whole, plant foods.The Natural Gourmet Institute offers a fun Friday night dinner, where the people enrolled in theschool prepare a fine-dining experience for the general public at big, communal tables (withcandlelight!), so if youre in the area, you could swing by and see what its all about.The Matthew Kenney Academy -formerly the 105 Degrees AcademyWhere is it? Oklahoma City, OklahomaWhat do they offer? Chef certification program in raw foodsWhen do the programs run? Monthly, or several times a year for the more advanced classesWebsite: kenneycuisine.comMatthew Kenney offers very small and personal raw food chefs training classes (typically 4-8people). Its designed for beginners and chefs alike.There are two 4-week training sessions - Level 1: Fundamentals of Raw Cuisine, and Level 2:Advanced Raw Cuisine. The Level 1 courses run every month and is Monday to Friday, 9am -3pm. The Level 2 course runs 4 times a year and is the same hours as the Level 1 classes.Cordon Vert SchoolWhere is it? Altrincham, Cheshire, UKWhat do they offer? Vegetarian leisure classes and workshops, a diploma program forprofessional chefs onlyWhen do the programs run? Several times throughout the year; programs are shortWebsite: cordonvert.co.ukThe Cordon Vert School offers classes at their Vegetarian Society headquarters, and they evenhave rooms for lodging. They have a variety of vegetarian courses, ranging from 1 to 2 dayworkshops, classes for leisure, and professional classes. Their professional diploma class, a weekin duration, is only available to professional chefs. However, their workshops and leisure coursesare open to the general public, and occur frequently throughout the year.Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary ArtsWhere is it? Austin, TexasWhat do they offer? Full professional chef program that is vegan-friendly, public classesWhen do the programs run? Begins every August and FebruaryWebsite: naturalepicurean.comThis school specializes in vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, ayurvedic and raw food preparation andcuisine. They offer a full 900-hour professional chef training program. All of the training takesapproximately a third of a year, if you jump straight from training into internship. This is anintensive course that will fully prepare you to work in a natural kitchen.
They also offer public classes, though theyre sparse and seldom due to the emphasis on theprofessional chef training program.The School of Natural CookeryWhere is it? Boulder, ColoradoWhat do they offer? Professional training as a foundation course, with the option to go furtherWhen do the programs run? Most are in the Fall and SpringWebsite: naturalcookery.comThe foundation course at the School of Natural Cookery is a 16-week diploma course where youlearn fundamentals, bread making, gastronomy, nutrition and more. If you achieve a very highmark in this course, you may take a 4-week personal chef course or teacher training course.However, in order to pursue the teacher training course, you must have finished their classes aswell as have five years experience with natural food.Courses are typically offered for a spring semester and a fall semester and run the duration of atypical school semester.Vegan Culinary AcademyWhere is it? Anguin, CaliforniaWhat do they offer? Online courses and a 1000 hour professional apprenticeshipWhen do the programs run? AnytimeWebsite: veganculinaryacademy.comThere are two major highlights of this school - first, someone who is looking for a professionalapprenticeship opportunity will find it here, and it can be completed in six months to two yearsdepending on how much you work, and second, they offer a distance learning program. The onlineprogram requires only that you have a camera and a computer with internet, and each studentgets personal attention from the instructors in addition to all of the class materials and lessons.The apprenticeship is geared toward those who are already chefs, dietitians or food servicedirectors.Heaven on Earth Vegetarian InstituteWhere is it? Hamilton-Stoney Creek, OntarioWhat do they offer? A vegan, macrobiotic and ayurvedic 3-module programWhen do the programs run? Mid-October to mid-March for all 3 modulesWebsite: heavenstudio.caThis institute offers a Holistic Health Consultant & Cooking Certification program that runs in 3modules and goes far beyond cooking. It delves into many aspects of holistic health, includingyoga, pranayama, diet and lifestyle changes for preventing diseases, and of course healthy foodpreparation. All of the cooking is vegan with the exception of one class, where fish is included.Natural Kitchen Cooking SchoolWhere is it? Mercerfield, New Jersey, Haddonfield, New Jersey and New York CityWhat do they offer? A natural chef training programWhen do the programs run? October to May, one weekend each month
Website: naturalkitchenschool.comThis school has several locations and occurs during weekends, making it more accessible. Theclass sizes are kept small (12 or less) so personal attention and assistance can be given.---This list is by no means comprehensive, but it does cover the major vegan-friendly cookingschools out there. Every year, more and more small classes pop up in different cities, so if yourejust looking for some basic instruction and have no interest in pursuing a career in cooking, checkout what your city (or nearby city) has to offer. If you are looking to get serious with preparing thatawesome vegan food, there are a few great choices on this list that could help you achieve yourdreams.Allysia is a certified raw food chef and health enthusiast who loves concocting tasty recipes in hertiny kitchen. She also maintains a blog about everything related to veganism, which can be foundat The Real Meal.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Allysia_Kerney==== ====An E-Book for Healthy Vegan Cooking Receipes you find here :http://snurl.com/21oyr7y==== ====