Gain professional chef skills, get hands on training experience, and work with organic and locally sourced plant-based produce in the biggest growth market in food today: Vegan Cuisine.
Traditional chef training programs require skill building around handling and cooking meat, meat preparation is not part of this training program. Veet’s renowned Vegan Chef Training is a one-of-a-kind training where all of the produce used is plant-based and organic.
Veet’s renowned Chef Training teaches you the skills and know how to create gourmet, nutritious and sophisticated plant-based food to add to your menu.
“Veet's course has to be the best I've ever done. Veet's kitchen is a great space to learn in, she is truly inspiring and we produced the most amazing cuisine. We made our own signature dish which we got to invent and trial and all of them were restaurant quality! Such an amazing experience!!!”
Kiri Olsen, Mullumbimby Santos Wholefoods Manager
The Chef Training Program is for people who want to:
Train to become vegan chefs;
Learn in a safe environment where there is only plant based ingredients;
Work in a vegan cafe or restaurant;
Start their own vegan food related business.
Attain skills in the kitchen that are taught to you by experienced professionals in each field of plant based cuisine including:
Setting up your kitchen, knife skills, safe food handling;
Nutritional benefits of a vegan diet;
Food science including knowledge of the protein, minerals, vitamins and nutrients in vegan food;
The importance of sourcing and producing organic and ethical food;
Understanding conventional, traditional and modern styles of preparing vegan cuisine;
Balancing meals using wholefoods;
Developing your own food presentation style;
Guidance on creating your own business or applying for vegan chef work;
Learn the intricacies of plant-based cooking such as:
Raw Food Cuisine
Macrobiotic and Wholefoods Cuisine
Fermentation and Sour Dough
Wedding and Celebration Cake Baking and Decorating
Discover the applications of vegan cuisine for:
Easy ways to adapt recipes to cater for individual dietary requirements
Creating delicious food for specific dietary intolerances or illnesses
Crafting interesting and complimentary menus and meal plans
As the training takes a predominantly hands-on approach, you will gain practical experience and be supported by industry professionals at every stage.
This program offers hands-on training experience with time in between training modules to practice your culinary skills, develop your recipes and menus, and prepare for skill demonstration during the following modules.
The structure of this program enables you to self evaluate your progress, and receive peer and trainer feedback, as well as support, throughout your time training at Veet’s Vegan Cooking School.
What you can expect from Veet's Vegan Cooking School
Exceptional teaching and training from experts in the field of vegan cuisine.
A highly professional training environment that cares for and respects the individual.
A wealth of information and skills in how to prepare delicious and healthy vegan cuisine.
A training that will get you started on creating your own business, or offer inspiration in your existing one.
A launching pad to start your life of good health and great eating.
Finish this training program with:
Your own portfolio of recipes
A signature dish
Restaurant quality food and your own unique presentation skills
A cooperative of peers to cheer you on as you move forward in your career as a chef
This training doesn’t just teach you the knowledge, it gives you the training ground to put that knowledge into practice, and encourages you to tap into your creativity so that you can put your own individual spin on vegan cuisine.
“As Hippocrates said many years ago ‘Food is thy medicine and medicine is thy food.’ The vegan cooking school uses that as the basis of all cooking, theory and practice. Veet teaches in a professional, caring way. I have come away from each module with incredible experiences, recipes and knowledge.”
Day 1 Simple healthy sweet treats, preservative free cooking, staple vegan meals, health and hygiene in the kitchen, safety in the kitchen, vegan protein part one, knife cutting skills, cooking methods for beans, grains and vegetables
Day 2 Creative vegan breakfasts, vegan complete protein B12 iron and essential nutrients, soups and salads galore, knife cutting skills
Day 3 The science of baking and preserving, knife sharpening skills, timing in the kitchen, creating your own signature dish, sushi and twenty minute meals, ethical cooking and grounding techniques for staying calm in the kitchen
Day 1 Simple raw cuisine including breakfasts, soups, salads, lasagne, dehydrating sweet things, food photography
Day 2 Dehydrating sweet treats, knife and mandolin skills, sauces and savoury dehydration vegetables, rice paper, nuts and seeds, sprinkles , modern raw cuisine South East Asian lunch and raw Mexican feast
Day 3 Dehydration crackers, pizzas and flat bread, flipping, , overnight raw cakes, working with agar in sweets and savoury (not technically raw)
Unit 4 Dehydration felafels and nut balls, middle eastern lunch box, simple raw cakes, raw pizza toppings, cake decoration, food photography
Most definitely, this training will set individuals up for a lifetime of healthy, fun and interesting eating as a vegan. The aim of Veet's Vegan Cooking School Training for individuals is for them to spread the enthusiasm for cooking well-balanced vegan food onto their families and friends. Learning ways to involve the whole family and in turn passing on the love of cooking and great nutrition to future generations.
A typical day is 9am to 5pm. Sometimes we start at 8:30 and occasionally at 7am if going to the market. During Module 8 and 9 the days may be longer depending on the lesson structure so its best not to plan anything at the end of those days.
Yes most definitely. The course is designed so that if you are doing the training for your own health reasons you will be well supported in this and everything you learn will give you a sound understanding of how to stay healthy as a vegan.
If you apply for a job in a vegan or vegetarian café your skills learned and confidence attained during the course will definitely help in a job interview. The Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training is well known around Australia and in some parts of the world so many vegan café and restaurant owners will know of the training.
If you want to start your own vegan food business you will have the confidence and know how on how to go about doing this.
The training is not accredited with any other institute. Unless you are prepared to handle meat no accreditation can be found for a purely vegetarian / vegan chef. What you will receive from this training is a comprehensive understanding of vegetarian / vegan cuisine and you will gain the confidence to either start your own business or become an expert in your field amongst the chef world. You will receive a certificate of attainment, a portfolio of recipes that will set you up for a lifetime of preparing vegan cuisine and references written for you by the trainers.
The training, in essence, is part time as it is spread over 9 weekends over 6 months. However you can spread the training over 2 years.
It is essential you pass the foundation module in order to continue with the training but modules 2 to 5 can be taken in any order so if you can’t do one of those modules in one year, you are able to pick it up the following year.
However for you to complete module 6 to 9 you need to have completed modules 2 to 5 first.
You can pay through direct debit. Once your application has been approved you we will send you the details. Or you can pay via credit card. You would need to organise a time to call the school and a 1% credit card fee is charged by the bank.
The terms and conditions of booking a course are as follows
To secure your place in an individual module or the full training of the course you will need to pay the amount in full.
Once you have paid for a module or the entire training no refund will be granted.
A full credit for a module or the training will be granted if you give more than 30 days notice to each module commencing.
If you cancel a module within 30 days and before 48 hours to a module starting you will be given a credit minus $250 administration fee. If Veet's Vegan Cooking School or yourself manages to fill your place with another participant then the admin fee will be waived.
If you cancel within 48 hours prior to any module starting you will receive no credit.
If you want to change a date of a module you are booked into you need to give 30 days notice and it will be subject to availability.
Once you have started any module and have to leave for any reason you will not receive a credit. If you want to make up the days you have missed they will be at your own expense.
Yes there is a post-graduate program available for chefs wanting to become Cooking Class Facilitators.
Once you have completed modules one to nine you are eligible to apply for The Cooking Class Facilitator Training. This module is an optional extra and is part of the post graduate program.
The pot-graduate program is an eighteen day course broken up into three units and spread over eight months. It comprises eighteen full days of tuition plus eight days of assistant teaching (scheduled within your own timetable) and twelve hours of teaching practice at home or in a community based setting.
“It is safe to say that Module 1 course exceeded my expectations. Veet was so generous when sharing her experiences, tips and creativity – we truly felt a part of her world! Although each student had their own specific goals, Veet was able to weave the course content to suit these individual needs, and everyone contributed to the delicious meals. This was a working kitchen – busy, focused and time-based – goals were set and roles were clear. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from Veet, as well as the other students on the course, and am more confident than ever to start my own vegan restaurant.”
Restaurant Owner, New Zealand
“The amount of skills and knowledge we learnt in the training, was the equivalent of years of knowledge for me, without lacking any information! I’ve loved being taught by Veet this year, she is such a knowledgeable down to earth woman, and she is always there for any questions. I would 100% recommend doing this course, it has benefitted not just my nutrition knowledge, but the skills I will need to one day open up my own catering or food related business.”
Director of Core Health, Sydney
How To Apply
To apply to take part in the next intake of Veet’s Vegan Chef Training, please click the button below to fill out the enrolment form. We will contact you within 3 business days to confirm acceptance into the program and organise payment to confirm your place in the program.