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 as we explore flavors and ingredients from many cuisines as well as vegetarian proteins in this hands-on class. We’ll teach you how to create plate after plate of meatless deliciousness!


  • Lentil and Farro Soup with Kale
  • Root Vegetable and Mushroom "Shepherd's Pie"
  • Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Gruyere Cheese Bread Pudding
  • Spiced Tempeh Tacos with Avocados and Pickled Onions 
  • Kung Pao Cauliflower with Steamed Basmati Rice

Skills covered in class:

  • Selecting and working with seasonal produce
  • Working with root vegetables, grains and legumes
  • Using flour as a thickener
  • Selecting potatoes
  • Balancing flavors
  • Working with winter squash
  • Making and baking custard
  • Working with tempeh
  • Getting familiar with Asian ingredients
  • Quick pickling
  • Selecting avocados   

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


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