London Vegetarian and Vegan School extends well beyond an average cookery school; it is in effect a lifestyle centre. Strategically placed close to London Bridge, the establishment teaches a wide range of international vegan and vegetarian cooking classes in London including specialist regional meat free cuisines through to entry level cooking class workshops.
The cooking school is offers small class sizes that enables us to put emphasis on teaching; there is a running commentary and explanation on most ingredients or components used – differences in olive oil grades, preparation of the allium (onions, leeks, shallots etc) family, why some oils like sesame sometimes need a carrier, the importance of sautéing spices, the affects of heat and oxygen in a pan, the salt and sugar components in bread making and more. Equally important to complement this is vegetarian and vegan cooking methodology and structure; how to apply a culinary techniques or method many fold and across a broad range of international cuisines and flavours thus multiplying one’s abilities and expand creativity.
Veganism has changed over the last few years and we have introduced a greater number of vegan cooking workshops in our programme. We avoid introducing highly processed manufactured vegan ingredients but instead prefer to create our very own – eggs being a good example.
This collage of information is to demystify the art of cooking and sometimes it means going back to basics in order to get a thorough grounding and understanding of cooking essentials which so often this level of information and detail one cannot find nor read in glossy magazines. Most important to qualify all the above is personal attention to individuals and hands on experience so one gets the opportunity to try out different knives and associated skills, types of professional pans and their applications and in this process instill both confidence and kitchen management making cooking experience days more enjoyable.
We operate as a London’s very own vegan boutique school which separates us from the mass thus the experience is a personal one; from the moment visitors arrive, they are taken care of with hospitality being paramount for anyone spending an afternoon cooking course, evening or simply a dinner soiree with us.
The cookery studio has a bright professional designer studio fitted with high tech German only appliances. The Baroque quarter is light and ideal to chill out after a culinary workout accompanied with Baroque music and a cocktail where friends may come and enjoy the soiree too.
For us the cookery classes in London we offer are just one element; how you deliver, present, organise a dinner party, set the environment which includes lighting, music and colours are all important which we coach our students on our cookery courses.
The school has a special place in London Society and the cuisine school’s patrons are members of the former German monarchy.