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The 10 best online vegan cooking classes (in 2024)

Whether you are new to plant-based food, or you are simply looking to build up your cooking repertoire, these online vegan cooking classes will be sure to excite your belly!

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This is a roundup of all the best online vegan cooking classes, tested by myself, an experienced vegan chef.

Despite being a huge foodie, I often lack the motivation and inspiration to cook. I have a number of go-to recipes that I easily grow bored of. This is why I turn to vegan cooking courses, as they teach me new skills, cuisines and recipes that keep things exciting in the kitchen.

Are you tired of cooking the same old recipes? Are you completely clueless when it comes to cooking? Or, are you new to vegan cookery?

No matter your age or skill set there are many awesome opportunities for you to learn to cook delicious vegan food. A good place to start is with one of these classes!

Here are the best online vegan cooking classes

A screenshot of an online breadmaking course delivered by Veecoco online cooking school

Veecoco

  • Includes: Sourdough making, world cuisines, pastry, raw food, fermented foods, & much more!
  • Access: Monthly membership
  • Cost: From $39.99 per month (get 77% off with code: EDIBLEETHICS)
  • Gift option: Yes

With over 800 fully vegan cooking classes (and the largest amount of cuisines) you’ll always have new and exciting things to learn with Veecoco.

They draw upon the experience of professional chefs across the globe to teach you everything from making sourdough and vegan pastries to sushi-making and Thai cookery.

Their flexible monthly membership makes their course offerings very affordable and accessible. They also sell digital gift cards. Find out more about why this course is my top pick in my full Veecoco review.

Pros

  • Over 800 lessons
  • Taught by professional chefs
  • Tutor support
  • Flexible membership
  • Huge variety of cuisines

Cons

  • No formal certification

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A dish being plated from one of the best online vegan cooking classes by Kirk Haworth

Learning with Kirk Haworth

  • Includes: Fine dining dinner party recipes
  • Access: Lifetime access
  • Cost: $170
  • Gift option: Yes

Kirk Haworth is a well-known vegan chef and founder of Plates, one of my favourite vegan fine dining establishments in London.

The Learning with Experts course platform provides an incredible opportunity to learn from Kirk and even receive direct support from him.

You’ll learn how to make dishes worthy of being put on fine dining restaurant menus. And he’ll even take you through the best ingredients to elevate your vegan cookery.

It’s not every day you get to learn such incredible cookery from esteemed chefs, so don’t miss out on this! It’ll also make a great gift for any vegan foodies in your life (hint hint).

Pros

  • Learn from an expert
  • Fine dining
  • Tutor support
  • CPD accredited

Cons

  • Only a few recipes

A vegan mexican dish surrounded by the ingredients used, as made on Forks Over Knives online vegan cooking classes

Forks Over Knives

  • Includes: Knife skills, batch cooking, meal prepping, plant-based staples, flavour enhancing
  • Access: Lifetime
  • Cost: $59 to $349
  • Gift option: Yes

With Forks Over Knives, you can learn the core fundamentals of vegan cookery for an affordable price. Their cheapest course, Intro to Meal Prep, costs just $59. And their more comprehensive course costs $349 with over 50 hours of cooking.

The latter course involves world-renowned chefs and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

With each course, you get access to their online community, plus lifetime access to the lesson materials. Find out more about this course in my Forks Over Knives cooking course review.

Pros

  • Beginner-friendly
  • Taught by professional chefs
  • Live Q&As
  • One-off cost
  • Accredited

Cons

  • No 1-to-1 tutor support

A bunch of technical gyozas that are made ready to cook as part of rouxbe's professional plant based diploma

Rouxbe plant-based pro

  • Includes: Food safety, knife skills, seasoning, cooking methods, fermentation, pasta making
  • Access: Lifetime access
  • Cost: $1799.99
  • Gift option: Yes

Rouxbe is an online chef school that brings culinary school to your kitchen worktop. It is a certified course with international recognition, which will look great on your CV and LinkedIn profile!

They go really in-depth into all the necessary subject areas for newbie chefs. There are whole sections about knife skills, including how to pick the right knives, how to sharpen your knives, and how to cut with your knives.

They also teach you about food safety and hygiene. On top of this, you’ll learn how to plan menus, flavour food, batch cook, use vegan alternatives, and much, much more. Find out more in my full Rouxbe Plant Based Pro review.

Pros

  • Certified course
  • Taught by professional chefs
  • Tutor support
  • In-depth course

Cons

  • No in-person learning
  • An investment

Anna Jones with ingredients in front of her for her vegan friendly cooking class

Anna Jones x CreateAcademy

  • Includes: Layering flavours, batch cooking and food waste
  • Access: Lifetime
  • Cost: £49
  • Gift option: Yes

This is the only non-vegan cooking course that I have mentioned on this guide, but I do still think it is worthy of being listed here. It is a great opportunity to learn from a skilled cook! I personally love Anna Jones and own quite a few of her cookbooks.

Thankfully, many of the restaurants are predominantly plant-based and if there is a call for anything that isn’t vegan-friendly, then it is really easy to substitute. As long as you have a good basic knowledge of how to veganise dishes! Moreover, she provides plenty of advise on how to make her recipes vegan.

You will learn everything from creating dressings and flatbreads from scratch to creating massaman curry and zero waste vegetable stock. This is the most amazing opportunity to learn from a talented cook.

Pros

  • Taught by Anna Jones
  • Downloadable workbooks
  • Affordable
  • Inventive recipes

Cons

  • Not vegan
  • No guidance or support

An array of plant-based dishes that were cooked as part of the natural school of cookery's online vegan cooking classes

School of Natural Cookery

  • Includes: Intuitive cooking, whole foods, living foods, kitchen setup, and chef courses
  • Access: 9 – 18 months of access based on program choice
  • Cost: $890+
  • Gift option: Yes

The School of Natural Cookery have a different way of doing things, as they want you to learn how to cook intuitively. Meaning you’ll focus less on copying recipes, and more on learning how to create your own healthy recipes from scratch.

Included in their core essentials course are lessons on intuitive cooking, kitchen setup, cooking skills, nutrition, and making the most out of whole foods.

It is a very thorough vegan cookery school that will provide you with the know-how on stocking your kitchen with the right ingredients and cooking nutritious whole foods. Their courses are done through independent study but they do include a coaching session.

Pros

  • Intuitive cooking
  • Coaching session provided
  • Great for experienced cooks
  • Nutrition-focused

Cons

  • An investment
  • Not lifetime access

A round of vegan cheese on top of a chopping board that has been made using Brownble's online vegan cooking course Melt

Brownble’s Melt

  • Includes: Culturing, fermentation, ageing, easy vegan cheeses
  • Access: Lifetime access
  • Cost: $119
  • Gift option: Yes

Brownble is an online vegan course platform led by Kim, a teacher, and Carlos, a medical doctor. My favourite vegan cooking class of theirs is Melt, one of the most thorough vegan cheese courses.

It has a large selection of plant-based cheese lessons, perfect for all the cheese lovers out there. Including camembert, brie, mozzarella and fondue.

Their videos are all beautifully shot and are some of the easiest to follow along with. Throughout the videos, you can add your comments to the comments box and an instructor will get back to you.

If vegan cheese isn’t your thing, Brownble also offers a variety of other vegan cookery courses. View them all here.

Pros

  • Variety of cheese lessons
  • Great visual learning
  • Tutor support
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No formal certification

A tray of vegan cheesecakes that was made by following Rouxbe's vegan dessert course

Rouxbe essential vegan desserts

  • Includes: Pastry, mousse, bread, glazes, cakes
  • Access: Lifetime access
  • Cost: $499.99
  • Gift option: Yes

This dedicated plant-based dessert class is taught by vegan pastry chef, Fran Costigan. She spent many years working in the pastry section in kitchens before publishing her own cookbooks and becoming an online vegan cooking instructor.

With Fran, you can learn how to replace egg and dairy, how to use gels and thickeners, and how to create pastry and dough from scratch. You will also learn how to bake vegan cakes, cookies, tarts, mousses, and much more.

You also get access to instructors, for any support needs. And you get a certificate upon completion. Making it perfect for any vegan pastry chef wannabe or keen home baker.

Pros

  • Dedicated desserts course
  • Taught by a professional pastry chef
  • Tutor support
  • In-depth course

Cons

  • An investment

A raw food dish made on Sayuri online academy's online vegan cooking class

Sayuri Online Academy

  • Includes: Raw food, raw desserts and vegan cheese
  • Access: Lifetime access
  • Cost: $99
  • Gift option: No

Sayuri Online Academy is the creation of Japanese raw food chef, Sayuri Tanaka. She shares her love and passion for raw food and desserts through her affordable and easy-to-follow cooking courses.

You’ll learn to make delicious and beautiful raw desserts and raw pasta dishes. As well as fermented foods and drinks, like kombucha and kefir, and nut milks and cheeses.

Her courses grant lifetime access and you will get the opportunity to get involved with her online community. Support is also given throughout the course.

Pros

  • Learn about raw food
  • Includes fermentation
  • Community support
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No formal certification
  • Some classes require a dehydrator

The founder of Tiny Green Chef with her children who host their online vegan cooking classes for kids

Tiny Green Chef

  • Includes: Cooking skills, kitchen science experiments, printable guides, extra recipes, grocery lists
  • Access: Lifetime access
  • Cost: $99
  • Gift option: No

Empower your children to make sustainable and healthy food choices with Azizi and her two kids Kaja and Kamilla from Tiny Green Chef’s online vegan cooking course.

Not only will it provide your children with lifelong cooking skills, but it will also teach them about the benefits of eating nutritious plant-based foods.

Included in the course are 20 entertaining kitchen science experiments. And you’ll get access to their community support group which is full of like-minded parents providing their kids with essential learning.

Pros

  • Great for children
  • Taught by children
  • Community support
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No formal certification
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