Kirk Haworth

Vegan and Plant Based Cooking

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  • $75

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Course Description

Vegan chef and plant-based restaurant owner Kirk Haworth teaches you how to cook stunning vegan and plant-based food.

This vegan cooking course will help you to celebrate veganism by using vegetables in innovative ways to maximise their flavour, with new plant based recipes to inspire you. 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 vegan dishes at a professional standard.

You will be guided through which ingredients you should be using, 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, wellbeing and nutritional benefits of a plant based diet.

You'll learn:

  • which ingredients to keep in your kitchen cupboards to enrich your vegan recipes
  • new vegan recipes including risotto, soup and a full plant-based dinner party menu (including dessert)
  • how a plant-based diet can improve your wellbeing
  • how vegan diets can positively affect our environment

The course includes:

  • 4 on-demand video lessons - presented by chef Kirk Haworth
  • lifetime access to the videos, notes and interactive class
  • flexible classes - join and learn when and where you like
  • downloadable lesson notes
  • practical vegan and plant based recipes (with tutor feedback available)
  • access on your mobile, PC, Mac or laptop
  • small interactive online classroom - chat online to students from around the world and share your creative ideas

Time to complete the vegan cookery course:

Every student is different but in general we think the whole course will take around 13 hours to complete including:

  • Video lessons: 2 hours in total
  • Course notes: 15 minutes per lesson
  • Your vegan and plant based cookery assignments: at least 2 hours per lesson
  • Interactive classroom time: 15 minutes per lesson
  • Tutor feedback review (Expert level): 15 minutes per lesson

You'll need:

A full list of ingredients for each recipe and equipment is included in the class notes, but you'll need standard kitchen equipment, and plenty of vegetables!

The course is suitable for cooks at all levels - from vegans looking for new recipes to professional chefs looking for vegan or plant-based inspiration for their menus.

Ready to get started?

Just add the course to your basket above - choose the 'Expert' option for personal feedback from Kirk on your vegan dishes.

If you know someone who'd love this course then give it as a gift - just tick "This is a gift" at the checkout.

Any questions? Contact us by clicking on the orange speech symbol - we'd love to hear from you.

CPD Accreditation

Course activity has been accredited by the CPD Standards Office (CPDSO). The course equates to 13 hours of CPD learning.
The CPD Standards Office. CPD Provider: 50276.

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!

Choose how you want to learn

  • The Expert option


    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 and CPD hours
    • 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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  • 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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Buy this course for a business or group

You can now buy this course through your business or organisation for individuals and groups up to 20

Food & Drink classroom - how it works

  • Start anytime

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors
  • Test yourself

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments
  • Personal tuition

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors
  • Share ideas

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

Meet Kirk Haworth

Kirk Haworth - Food & Drink
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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Awards & Accreditations

  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)
  • Good Web Guide
  • Red Herring Winner
  • Education Investor Awards 2021 - Finalist
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Digital Health and Wellbeing Learning Product of the Year
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Adult Home Learning Product of the Year