This study tour encourages a full understanding of the differences between vegetarian, vegan and plant-based foods through outlet visits and ends with a superb, thought-provoking, 10-course vegan meal created by MasterChef semi-finalist and head chef Adam Leavy

Overview

Who is this for?

Any TUCO members looking to refine their understanding of vegan, vegetarian and plant-based foods and diets.

Why should I take part?

As more and more students take the decision to lead vegetarian, vegan and even plant-based lifestyles, it is more important than ever that those catering for them fully understand these terms and are able to create appetising, healthy and delicious dishes to meet their dietary requirements. This TUCO Academy study tour has been created to educate members on the differences between the three topics, through visits to popular, on-trend establishments across Manchester. Whilst vegan, vegetarian and plant-based often fall within the conscientious consuming and healthy eating trend topics, (please see our research from Global Food Trends Food and Beverage Report), it is important to understand that students will still seek satisfaction from the other 10 top trends.

This study tour encourages a full understanding of the differences between vegetarian, vegan and plant-based foods through visits and ends with a superb, thought-provoking, 10-course vegan meal created by MasterChef semi-finalist and head chef Adam Leavy, as well as showcasing how these diets can be catered for in exciting dishes that will also acknowledge other trends such as global larder, imbibing, crafted and curated, uber indulgent etc.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will…

  • Visit several vegan, vegetarian and plant-based outlets, cafés and restaurants to gain inspiration that can be taken back to your own institution to influence positive and forward-thinking changes
  • Dine at the UK’s best Vegan restaurant and meet head chef Adam Leavs for a chat and Q&A session.
  • Experience the best vegan food in the UK
  • Network with likeminded TUCO members who are facing the same challenges in catering

Following the event, you will…

  • Understand the characteristics of vegetarian, vegan and plant-based foods
  • Be able to think outside the box with your vegetarian, vegan and plant-based menus

What’s included?

  • A visit to Manchester University’s Greenhouse Café
  • a half-day walking tour of Manchester with food and drink
  • a 10-course meal at The Allotment Vegan Restaurant
  • any travel required during the tour

What’s not included?

Anything not listed on the itinerary including, but not limited to:

  • additional food or drinks
  • travel to and from the study tour
  • Accommodation at Motel One Royal Exchange is not included in the base price of the study tour but can be added at an additional cost of £40.00 + VAT.

Pricing

Full Member
£45.00
Associate/Affiliate Member
£100.00
Other/Non-Member
£120.00

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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