Kirk Haworth

Vegan and Plant Based Cooking

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  • $99

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Course Description

This course will transport you into the kitchen of Plates, the pioneering new high-end plant-based restaurant in Shoreditch East London. The course led by acclaimed chef Kirk Haworth immerses you in the partnership of food, art and travel, fuelled by the freedom of change. Kirk’s aim is to redefine veganism by showing vegetables in their truest form, while using them in innovative ways to maximise their flavour. Most of us make dishes where the star of the show is meat or fish, and the vegetables provide the accompaniment. Kirk has mastered the art and techniques of making vegetables the true stars of the show. You will finish this course inspired by the endless possibilities of plant-based cooking, equipped with the foundational cooking techniques you will need to create delicious dishes at a professional standard.

Kirk will take you through, step by step, some of his most popular dishes, and will advise you on your technique and presentation. You will be guided through which ingredients you should be using in your local environment, and Kirk will help you to create dishes good enough to serve in his own restaurant! By the end of the course, you will have a full understanding of the environmental and nutritional benefits of a plant based-diet, and will discover the vast number of positive effects this will have on your overall wellbeing.

Course outline

  • Adapting your pantry and tastebuds to become a plant based chef

    During this lesson, you’ll be taught how to kit out your pantry with key ingredients to become a plant based chef. You’ll be taught which ingredients you should have to hand to perfect your palette and cooking techniques. These include: Herbaceous oils, sauces, ferments, condiments, seed creams, toasted, seeds & nuts, dried herbs, dried fruits, preserved & pickled vegetables, pulses & grains, confit onions, coconut oil, flours, salts, spices, aromats and others.

  • First dish: Spring Risotto

    In this lesson Kirk will run you through the nutritional benefits of a vegan diet, and the many ways that it will improve your overall wellbeing. He will then walk you through one of his favourite core dishes to cook at home for you and your family - Spring Risotto.

  • Second dish: Seasonal Soup

    Next, Kirk will go into depth on how a vegan diet will positively affect the environment, and why we should all be making a conscious effort to introduce more plant-based meals into our diet. He will then demonstrate you can prepare your own Seasonal Soup, wherever you are in the world.

  • Fine Dining Spread

    Finally, Kirk will demonstrate how you can create a fine dining spread which will impress and entertain guests in your own home. This will include a starter, main course and dessert which can be enjoyed by everyone – even the meat lovers will be licking their plates clean!

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  • The Expert option

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    Develop your learning further with marked assignments and personal tuition from Kirk Haworth

    • Start course whenever you like
    • 4 weeks tutor access for personalised assignment feedback & coaching
    • 4 assignments marked by Kirk Haworth
    • Certificate of completion from Kirk Haworth
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • Group chat & direct message with tutor & classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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    $299
  • The Peer option

    Discover the benefits of group learning in an online interactive classroom of no more than 20 people. Get the most from shared knowledge and community study

    • Start course whenever you like
    • Practise what you learn with your peers
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 4 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • 4 course assignments
    • Group chat & direct message classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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    $99

Learn better together

  • Online classroom

    Start anytime and join a class of no more than 20 students

    Start anytime and join a class of no more than 20 students
  • Test yourself

    Practice what you learn with assignments after each lesson

    Practice what you learn with assignments after each lesson
  • Personal tuition

    Exclusive assignment feedback from Expert Tutors

    Exclusive assignment feedback from Expert Tutors
  • Share

    Share ideas with classmates from around the world

    Share ideas with classmates from around the world

Meet Kirk Haworth

Plates is a new high-end plant-based restaurant in east London which focuses on the partnership of food, art and travel, fuelled by the freedom of change. The concept was born following Executive Chef Kirk’s diagnosis with Lyme disease in 2014 which dramatically changed the way he now works, cooks, eats and creates.

After working in some of the world’s finest restaurants, including The French Laundry, Restaurant Sat Bains, and The Square and Quay in Sydney, Kirk opened Plates with his sister, Keeley.

Kirk’s mission was to create a menu which would appeal to people of all diets, and show how plant-based dining can be equally exciting and fulfilling as any other dining option. Each dish he creates is interesting, flavourful and fulfilling, demonstrating the huge versatility and exciting combinations that can arise when you know what you’re doing with your fruit and veg.

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