Chef Schools Offering Vegan Culinary Arts

Veganism, though a small segment of society, has specific dietary needs. Chefs who can cater to patrons who adhere to this dietary discipline will find additional doors open to their professional advancement. In addition, many adherents of Veganism look for ways to learn culinary arts for their own care and that of like-minded friends.

Vegan Philosophy

Vegans neither eat, wear, nor use products that are animal based or the by product of animals. These restrictions include food containing meat, poultry, and sea creatures and the use of leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps made from animal products. Reasons for one undertaking a vegan diet and lifestyle include a healthy diet, concern for the environment, and a desire for ethical treatment of animals.


Choosing a School

Short-course, single meal course are offered by many of the outlets of vegan products, but fall short of serious training. Some schools offer both vegetarian and vegan course work. There is a difference between vegetarian and vegan food preparation, so be sure the institution caters specifically to vegan food preparation. Check the instructor’s credentials. As with any culinary school, the cooking facilities should be up-to-date.

Vegan Culinary Schools

Living Light Culinary Institute
310 B North Main
Fort Bragg, CA 96437
Gourmet chef, certificate
Assistant chef, certificate
Raw culinary arts professional chef, certificate

The Natural Gourmet Institute
48 West 21st Street 2nd flood
New York, New York 10010
Plant-based curriculum, also optional sea food and organic chicken and eggs, 619 hours, certificate
ACCET Accredited

Vegan Culinary Academy
Box 294
Angwin, CA 94508
Vegan culinary trainee, 25-week, 1000 hour course

Vegan Gastronomy
Espai Gastronomic, 1stFloor
Mercat de l’Olivar
Palma de Mallorca
Europe Tel (Spain): +34 673 184 928
USA Tel (Las Vegas): +1(702) 425-4326

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts
4709 Sagebrush Trail
Austin, TX 78745
Two-year, 800 hour culinary arts, certificate

The School of Natural Cookery
P.O. Box 19466
Boulder, CO 80308
Foundation course, 16 weeks, diploma
Personal chef, 4 week, certificate
Teacher training, 11 week, certificate

US Locations: Los Angeles metro area (Venice), New York City
International: Barcelona, Berlin, Cartagena, Lisbon, London, Milan, Toronto
over 6000 hours of online curriculum, over 1,000 hours of in-person training
Fundamentals of Plant-based Cooking
Plant-based Baking

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6 Responses to “Chef Schools Offering Vegan Culinary Arts”

  1. tami Says:

    Want to be a vegan chief. What school is good how long and what cost. what kind of jobs are their out there for a vegan chef

  2. Julia Says:

    Dear sirs,
    I,m looking for a natural healthy cooking school for chefs in san diego or in hawaii . Do you know some scholl there ? Thanks a lot.

  3. Alicia Crawford Says:

    Want to know if there are grants available for “Living Light” raw vegan schools?

    Alicia 323-872-4000

  4. Nasly Duarte Says:

    Good Day,

    our restaurant is in need of a vegan student looking for an internship. We are located in the heart of Miami.

    Please contact me At Hakin 305-405-6346

  5. Myra Marie Morato Says:

    Hi I my Myra currently living in Japan please tell me what program is very good for me I want to know also vegan pastries baking , and how much thank you.

  6. SELİN ÇİLEK Says:


    I would like to go veganchef scool for being a vegan chef certification. How can ı do this? do you know a scool in Toronto?

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