This study tour takes in a variety of catering sites that do plant protein, vegan and vegetarian meals exceptionally well, including visits to street food stalls, fast food cafes and a fresh, colourful and international cuisine-based restaurant.

Overview

Who is this for?

University caterers at any level, who are seeking to enhance their vegan and vegetarian offerings within their institutions.

Why should I take part?

The vegan and vegetarian lifestyle as a trend and dietary choice is one that shows no sign of stopping and the sale of plant protein products have been increasing rapidly over the last few years. In addition, a growing number of consumers who would normally include meat and dairy products in their meals are opting for a 'flexitarian' diet on an increasingly frequent basis. Over 90% of plant-based meals in the last year in the UK were eaten by non-vegans! This cumulative preference for vegan and vegetarian meals is by consumers who are engaged with following a 'healthier lifestyle' and are actively choosing to reduce their meat and/or dairy consumption as well as the traditional vegan and vegetarians. Catering for both demographics is a great way for institutions to keep menus fresh and interesting.

This study tour takes in a variety of catering sites that do plant protein, vegan and vegetarian meals exceptionally well, including visits to street food stalls, fast food cafes and a fresh, colourful and international cuisine-based restaurant.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will…

  • Visit some of the most innovative and creative food establishments in Manchester with a leading supplier of plant protein products, who can discuss with you how you can replicate some of the menu items in your own institutions
  • Experience menus and meals that reflect the trends of conscientious consuming, the plant-based revolution and health for all from the Global Food and Trends report
  • Share best practice with other institutions

Following the event, you will…

  • Get ideas on how to transform menus for vegans and vegetarians
  • Have learnt how informal and informal dining can use vegan and vegetarian options

What’s Included?

Everything included in the itinerary is included in the cost of the study tour. This includes one-night accommodation, all travel around Manchester during the Study Tour, all meals and visits.

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
£79.00
Associate/Affiliate Member
£99.00
Other/Non-Member
£129.00

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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