Hands on Vegetarian Boot camp

Hands-On Vegetarian Boot Camp

Broaden your palette of cooking techniques in this one-day immersion into vegetarian cooking. Join us in this hands-on class as we explore flavors and ingredients from many cuisines as well as vegetarian proteins. We’ll teach you how to create plate after plate of meatless deliciousness!


  • Roasted Carrot and Thai Curry Soup with Pickled Red Cabbage and Green Chilis
  • Shaved Fennel, Celery Root and Grapefruit Salad with Whipped Feta and Candied Hazelnuts 
  • Tempeh Tikka Masala with Garlic-Herb Cauliflower Rice 
  • Pumpkin-Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage-Walnut Cream Sauce 
  • Moroccan-Spiced Quinoa Cabbage Rolls with Golden Raisins, Almonds and Harissa Yogurt Sauce
  • Persimmon-Apple Tart with Orange-Ginger Glaze 

Skills covered in class:

  • Selecting and working with seasonal produce
  • Roasting root vegetables
  • Working with fresh herbs and spices
  • Pickling techniques
  • Balancing flavors
  • Segmenting citrus
  • Making candied nuts
  • Working with vegetarian proteins
  • Making cauliflower rice
  • Making and shaping gnocchi 
  • Preparing cream sauces
  • Cooking grains
  • Working with puff pastry and persimmons 

In this hands-on class, students will be paired in groups of three to four and work together as a team to prepare the recipes.

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