This tailored culinary workshop will equip you with the knowledge and inspiration to create more delicious plant-based dishes. Making menus more plant-focused will make them more inclusive, as well as cost effective.

Overview

 

Who is this for?

Professional Chefs at all levels

Why should I take part?

Forward Food is a campaign launched by The Humane Society of the United States and its international affiliate, Humane Society International, to encourage and enable food-service providers to shift the focus of their menus away from animal products and put more plant foods on plates. Through Forward Food you can:

Create and deliver tailored culinary training workshops run by professional chefs, to equip chefs with the knowledge and inspiration to create more delicious plant-based dishes;

Offer companies advice on implementing menu changes and marketing more plant-based dishes;
Support companies in monitoring and evaluating the positive impacts of a shift away from animal products, including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

This tailored culinary workshop will equip chefs with the knowledge and inspiration to create more delicious plant-based dishes. Making menus more plant-focused will make them more inclusive, as well as cost effective.
This 'hands-on' Development Day gives professional chefs the opportunity to develop their skills and their menu offerings through a unique cooking learning experience. Forward Food will be working with TUCO to show you how to create meat free dishes that can be recreated in your own kitchens back at your institution.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will…

•    Learn new, on-trend, meat-free recipes that will appeal to students and can be produced in large quantities.
•    Explore Umami: finding that elusive savoury note and creating depth of flavour to satisfy meat-eaters and vegans alike; the wonders of fermentation.
•    Create texture without using animal products: such as replicating the creaminess of dairy, the sensation of a bite of meat and binding without eggs.
•    Develop delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes using a variety of techniques and ingredients.

Following the event, you will…

•    Be able to introduce new and exciting vegan and plant-based items to your menus
•    Have developed new and exciting ideas to take back to your own institution which can enhance sales

What’s included?

•    A talk by Charlie Huson on food sustainability and the Humane Society International
•    A hands on cooking masterclass by Chef Jenny Chandler
•    An introduction to new ingredients and how to source and use them
•    All ingredients required for the practical cooking sessions
•    Materials such as recipes to take back to your institution
•    All refreshments and lunch.

What’s not included?

Anything not listed on the itinerary including, but not limited to:
•    Travel to and from the tour 

Provisional Itinerary:

Download a provisional itinerary here. Please note, this is subject to change. Final itineraries will be uploaded to your Dashboard approx. 1 week prior to Tour commencement.

Pricing

Full Member
£45.00
Associate/Affiliate Member
£60.00
Other/Non-Member
£90.00

Location

Summer Row Building,
Summer Row Campus,
University College Birmingham,
Summer Row,
Birmingham,
B3 1JB

FAQs

  • I can’t see a particular course/training, can you run it?

    If you are interested in receiving training that is not already offered by TUCO Academy, pop us an email or give us a call and we will see if we can source it for you. By going through TUCO Academy you will be able to purchase the training at a subsidised rate and if you can offer the training to other members it will reduce the cost further. 

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  • Can I request a course or development day be held at my organisation?

    The TUCO Academy has worked hard to offer all training at a subsidised price, agreeing reduced corporate contract rates with hotels etc. - yet still understands the benefits of in-house training. To that end, working alongside the professional trainers, TUCO Academy can arrange for events to be held at your own institution, for no extra cost. 

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  • Who can use the training with TUCO Academy?

    All professional development events are available for ANY staff in institutions who are members of TUCO, not just employees in the hospitality, catering and commercial services department.

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  • Can I book on behalf of someone else in my organisation?

    Yes – the person making the booking doesn’t have to attend.

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  • How do I pay for my professional development event?

    You can opt to pay by credit card on the booking form directly or select to pay by invoice. If you need to submit a purchase order this can be entered in the booking form.

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