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May 17, 2014 12:00 PM

Vegetarian Culinary Schools

I've been searching for culinary schools that are worthwhile and friendly to vegetarians. To my delight so far I've found these:

1) The Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan (I've drooled over this one for a while)

2) The Natural Epicurean in Austin, TX

Do you know of any others? Especially schools that are more professionally geared and rigorous? Do you have any opinions/experiences/anecdotal commentary about the two I've listed?

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  1. I've heard the most about Natural gourmet institute in nyc-prob since i live here- but their classes include some seafood, and poultry so not really veg....
    This website looks helpful too

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    1. re: Ttrockwood

      Yes, I've seen that they include some seafood/poultry. It's not ideal but it's a start. At least the bulk of the content would be more relevant when compared to a traditional culinary program. I see some interesting vegan/vegetarian chefs coming out of Natural Gourmet so I'm intrigued.

    2. The one I'd heard about years ago and would still like to visit is Cordon Vert which offers a Diploma for professionals. This is only a five day course - so it's not comprehensive.

      I would love to take the Indian Master Class. If only....

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      1. re: MplsM ary

        London! What a great find, thanks for this.

      2. is offering a professional level plant-based culinary program

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