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Vegetarian Cookery

Subject Area

Hospitality & Catering

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type


What is the course about?

If you fancy a lifestyle change for the better, then this is the course for you! It is a practical based course, where you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge to help you learn about preparing, cooking, and serving the healthiest plant-based food from around the world. If you have a passion for cooking, we’ll show you how to get the best flavours and nutritional benefits from your plant-based diet.

Why should I choose the course?

You will learn tips and practical skills on how to prepare, cook and serve amazing dishes like “King Oyster Mushroom ribs (BBQ style), pulled Jackfruit Bao buns, and Banoffee meringues. These dishes look great and will impress your family and friends when you cook them yourself.

*All learners must wear a full covered shoe without a heel, tie long hair back and wear a hat or cap along with an apron. Jewellery must be removed when in the kitchen.

What will I learn?

On this course you will:

  • Prepare, cook, and serve dishes that are popular, diverse and exciting.
  • Use a range of ingredients to create the finished product.
  • Follow a recipe to create tasty dishes that look great.
  • Weigh and measure ingredients accurately.
  • Plan, prepare and cook dishes within an agreed time.

What will the course lead on to?

After successfully completing this course, you could progress into a pastry and confectioner’s course. Why not become a professional cake decorator, creating show-stopping masterpieces? Or even flex your social media skills with Instagram-worthy snaps of your mouth-watering creations? The industry is bigger than it ever has been, and with so many choices available the world is at your feet. A wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses are available, please contact learner services to find out more information. Why not try our other courses: Tastes of Asia, Healthy Eating, or BBQ.

Are there any links with industry and university?

The hospitality and catering industry are currently thriving. From Michelin starred restaurants and high-end hotels to quaint cafes and village inns, you are sure to find something that suits your niche. We have excellent links with local and national employers, work placements have helped so many of our students secure part-time jobs following their work placements at venues such as Shelley’s Café, Park Royal Hotel, The Kirkfield Hotel, and the Art School Restaurant.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Studying this course with us means you will be part of an industry-led public-serving department that has previously held the prestigious AA Rosette ‘Highly Commended’ and the People First Silver Hospitality Award. Our students achieved Gold and ‘Best in Class's at the Welsh International Culinary Championships 2019 and were also Regional Winners at the Seafood Chef of the Year Competition 2018. Taking part and winning places in these competitions has really helped our students to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or university places after college.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be over 19, have an interest in the subject area, and be willing to partake in classroom activities, discussions and to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session.

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Course options


4 Weeks
Class Times
18:00 - 20:30
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable
Fees Information
If you live in Warrington or Cheshire this course is FREE.

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