If you are interested in doing the foundation module (module one) for home and family use you are very welcome to just do that module. Once you have completed module one you can choose to do modules 2 to 5 in any order.
If you are planning to do the whole training in order to be a vegan chef or to enhance your career the training comprises nine modules with two to four units in each.
It is a requirement that you attend the foundation module first and modules 6, 7, 8 & 9 at the end of the training. However modules 2 to 5 can be taken in any order. This way you can complete the course in six quick months or you can choose to do the course over two years. You can choose to pay for the whole course up front and receive a 20% discount on the price or you can pay for a module at a time.
On each and every day of each and every module you will experience hands on cooking. Within the cost of the course you will make morning tea or breakfast and lunch for yourself and your peers. You will be required to complete tasks in between each module in order to finish the module. Some of these tasks will involve work experience (for those training for home purpose the experience will be at home).
The units will run from 8:30 am to 5 pm or 9 to 5 with a 20 minute morning tea break and a 60 minute lunch break. Half of the lunch break will be communal lunch and the other half a proper break. In each module there will be a farmers market shop, which will mean the day will start at 6:50am and finish at 3:30pm.
Where is the training held?
The training is held in one of the most evolved areas in Australia in regards to organic and ethical food. Byron Bay is a very supportive community for healthy living and healthy eating, with four local weekly farmers markets. The courses will be held in different venues in the Byron Bay shire.
Produce used during the training
The tuition fees include all produce that we use throughout the course. We will cook during every unit of every module. Sometimes we will cook morning tea and lunch or breakfast and lunch. You will also get to take food home for your dinner each day. The produce used will be organic and where possible will be locally sourced and of a very high ethical standard. The fruit and veg will be seasonal.