Vegan Chef Training Program

Australia’s #1 Vegan Culinary School

Gain professional chef skills, get hands on training experience, and work with organic and locally sourced plant-based produce in the biggest growth market in food today: Vegan Cuisine.

Traditional chef training programs require skill building around handling and cooking meat, meat preparation is not part of this training program. Veet’s renowned Vegan Chef Training is a one-of-a-kind training where all of the produce used is plant-based and organic.
Veet’s renowned Chef Training teaches you the skills and know how to create gourmet, nutritious and sophisticated plant-based food to add to your menu.

“Veet's course has to be the best I've ever done.  Veet's kitchen is a great space to learn in, she is truly inspiring and we produced the most amazing cuisine. We made our own signature dish which we got to invent and trial and all of them were restaurant quality! Such an amazing experience!!!”

Kiri Olsen, Mullumbimby Santos Wholefoods Manager

The Chef Training Program is for people who want to:

  • Train to become vegan chefs;
  • Learn in a safe environment where there is only plant based ingredients;
  • Work in a vegan cafe or restaurant; 
  • Start their own vegan food related business.
Attain skills in the kitchen that are taught to you by experienced professionals in each field of plant based cuisine including: 
Setting up your kitchen, knife skills, safe food handling;
  • Nutritional benefits of a vegan diet;
  • Food science including knowledge of the protein, minerals, vitamins and nutrients in vegan food;
  • The importance of sourcing and producing organic and ethical food;
  • Understanding conventional, traditional and modern styles of preparing vegan cuisine;
  • Balancing meals using wholefoods;
  • Developing your own food presentation style;
  • Guidance on creating your own business or applying for vegan chef work;
Learn the intricacies of plant-based cooking such as:
  • Raw Food Cuisine
  • Ayurvedic Cuisine
  • Macrobiotic and Wholefoods Cuisine
  • Fermentation and Sour Dough
  • Wedding and Celebration Cake Baking and Decorating
Discover the applications of vegan cuisine for:
  • Easy ways to adapt recipes to cater for individual dietary requirements
  • Creating delicious food for specific dietary intolerances or illnesses
  • Crafting interesting and complimentary menus and meal plans
As the training takes a predominantly hands-on approach, you will gain practical experience and be supported by industry professionals at every stage.
This program offers hands-on training experience with time in between training modules to practice your culinary skills, develop your recipes and menus, and prepare for skill demonstration during the following modules.
The structure of this program enables you to self evaluate your progress, and receive peer and trainer feedback, as well as support, throughout your time training at Veet’s Vegan Cooking School.

What you can expect from Veet's Vegan Cooking School

 Exceptional teaching and training from experts in the field of vegan cuisine.

 A highly professional training environment that cares for and respects the individual.

 A wealth of information and skills in how to prepare delicious and healthy vegan cuisine.

 A training that will get you started on creating your own business, or offer inspiration in your existing one.

 A launching pad to start your life of good health and great eating.

Finish this training program with:

 Your own portfolio of recipes

 A signature dish

 Restaurant quality food and your own unique presentation skills

 A cooperative of peers to cheer you on as you move forward in your career as a chef

This training doesn’t just teach you the knowledge, it gives you the training ground to put that knowledge into practice, and encourages you to tap into your creativity so that you can put your own individual spin on vegan cuisine.
“As Hippocrates said many years ago ‘Food is thy medicine and medicine is thy food.’ The vegan cooking school uses that as the basis of all cooking, theory and practice. Veet teaches in a professional, caring way. I have come away from each module with incredible experiences, recipes and knowledge.”
Amanda Attard
Owner of Sweets & Greens, Gold Coast

What You Will Learn & When

  Module 1 Foundation

Module Length: 3 Days  (This module can also be a stand-alone course. Read more about the 3 Day Foundation Cooking Course)

Module Outline

Day 1 Simple healthy sweet treats, preservative free cooking, staple vegan meals, health and hygiene in the kitchen, safety in the kitchen, vegan protein part one, knife cutting skills, cooking methods for beans, grains and vegetables

Day 2 Creative vegan breakfasts, vegan complete protein B12 iron and essential nutrients, soups and salads galore, knife cutting skills

Day 3 The science of baking and preserving, knife sharpening skills, timing in the kitchen, creating your own signature dish, sushi and twenty minute meals, ethical cooking and grounding techniques for staying calm in the kitchen


Dates for 2022

24th to 26th March
7th to 9th April
26th to 28th April
2nd to 4th June
5th to 7th July (includes a trip to the local markets)
9th to 11th August (includes a market trip)
25th to 27th August
27th to 29th September (includes a trip to the local markets)
6th to 8th October
27th to 29th October
10th to 12th November


Module 2  Raw Cuisine

Module Length: 4 Days

Module Outline

Day 1 Simple raw cuisine including breakfasts, soups, salads, lasagne, dehydrating sweet things

Day 2 Dehydrating sweet treats, knife and mandolin skills, sauces and savoury dehydration vegetables, rice paper, nuts and seeds, sprinkles , modern raw cuisine South East Asian lunch and raw Mexican feast

Day 3 Dehydration crackers, pizzas and flat bread, flipping, , overnight raw cakes, working with agar in sweets and savoury (not technically raw)

Unit 4 Dehydration felafels and nut balls, middle eastern lunch box, simple raw cakes, raw pizza toppings, cake decoration


2nd to 5th May 2022

Module 3 Ayurveda

Module Length: 3 Days

Module Outline

Day 1 Learning to cook for the specific doshas, traditional Ayurvedic morning tea, lunch and dinner

Day 2 Ayurvedic breakfast, Fusion Ayurvedic, adapting the Ayurvedic principals to other cuisines, churnas and sweets

Day 3 Planning for specific doshas and Indian feasting meals following the Ayurvedic principals

12th to 14th May 2022

Module 4 Macrobiotic and Wholefoods

Module Length: 3 Days

Module Outline
Day 1 Macrobiotic cooking and overall principals, breakfast, nourish bowls, Japanese health food and sweets without sugar, plating up skills keeping food warm for service
Day 2 Healing with wholefoods, making milks, tahini and mustard from scratch, plating up skills part 2 
Day 3 Italian wholefoods

17th to 19th May 2022

Module 5 Fermentation

Module Length: 2 Days

Module Outline
Day 1 Activated grain method saurkraut kim chi pickled veg and fermented butter
Day 2 Miso tofu, kombucha, Jamu and fire tonic

20th & 21st May 2022

 Module 6 Dietary Requirements & Allergies | Establishing Your Business Part 1

Module Length:  4 days (Module 6 is Online Classes Only in 2022)

Module Outline

Day 1 Specific diets, gluten free and coeliac, making pastry, cakes and other specialty dishes

Day 2 Cooking for people with diabetes, hashimotos and diverticulitis

Day 3 Developing recipes for people with PKU

Day 4 Low FOD map diets, Gaps and Paleo diets following vegan principals, planning to prepare for any dietary requirement, establishing your business part one


September 2022 TBA

Module 7 Menu Planning, Food Photography & Establishing Your Food Business Part 2

Module Length: 4 days  (Module 7 is Online Classes Only in 2022)

Module Outline

Day 1 Menu planning for cafes, creating menus from what is in season each day

Day 2 Menu planning for retreats and developing signature dishes, establishing your business part 2 
Day 3 Menu planning for retreats and developing signature dishes, establishing your business part 2 
Day 4 Menu planning for private catering, planning staff lunches, planning for work experience events
Day 5 Food photography

September 2022 TBA

Module 8 Advanced Skills and Establishing Your Food Business Part 3

Module Length: 4 days (Module 8 is Online Classes Only in 2022)

Module Outline
Advanced Skills 
Day 1 Specialist baking, vegan wedding and celebration cakes
Day 2 Establishing a business part 3, specialist baking, vegan wedding and celebration cakes 
Day 3 Planning menu for graduation lunch and shopping lists for recipe development 
Preparing a meal for a community dinner
Day 4 Pasta from scratch, canapé recipe development, planning menu for graduation lunch and shopping lists for recipe development 
Day 5 Gyoza from scratch, vegan faux food, recipe development, testing and planning for graduation lunch 
Day 6 Recipe development, testing and planning for graduation lunch

September 2022 TBA

Module 9 Work Experience, Hands on Experience and Graduation

Module Length: 4 days  (Module 9 is Online Classes Only in 2022)

Module Outline
Day 1 Work Experience in an established vegan food business
Day 2 Work Experience established vegan food business
Day 3 Cooking a meal for a community dinner
Day 4 Planning and cooking staff lunches and dinners, planning own graduation lunch 
Day 5 Preparing for your own graduation lunch 
Day 6 Cooking for your graduation lunch  for up to 70 guests

September 2022 TBA

Your Investment

Time Investment

Chef Training includes Modules 1-9

Module 1: 3 Day Training Weekend
Modules 2-5:

12 Days

* Online or In-Person Classes available

*Modules 2 to 5 can be completed after you have attended the Vegan Foundation cooking Course. Modules 2 to 5 can be taken in any order and all must be completed before moving on to module 6 to 9

Modules 6-9:

16 Days plus 3 days work experience

* Online Classes Only for 2022

*Modules 6 to 9 have to all be completed at once in consecutive order once the foundation course and modules 2 to 5 have been completed.

Financial Investment

Module 1:  Vegan Foundation 3 Day Course


Module 2-5

Full Price: $4,496
(See below for Early Bird discounts & Individual Module Pricing)

Module 6-9

Full Price: $6,980
(See below for Early Bird discounts)

Module 2-9 Paid All At Once

In Person: $10,413
Online: $9,980



Early Bird Instalment Discounts

Modules 2 to 5

Full Price
$4496 if paid one module at a time
First Round Early Bird
$4,096 BEFORE the 31st December 2021 (saving $400)
Second Round Early Bird
$4,296 if paid BEFORE the 28th Feb 2022 (saving $200)
For pricing of ONLINE option for module 2 to 5 please contact us.


Modules 6 to 9 

Full Price

First Round Early Bird
$6,080 if paid BEFORE the 31st December 2021 (saving $900)
Second Round Early Bird
$6,480 if paid BEFORE the 28th Feb 2022 (saving $500)
For assistance with pricing enquiries, please contact us.
NB - All modules are limited to a class of 6 people 
Individual Module Pricing
Module 1: $1086
Module 2: $1548
Module 3: $1086
Module 4: $1086
Module 5:   $840
Module 6-9: $6980
All prices include 10% GST.
Early bird payment rates may apply, please see early bird discounts information on this page or please contact us with your pricing enquiry.

Payment Plan

A deposit of $550 for each module enrolled in is required to confirm your place.
The remainder of due fees can then be paid off in instalments prior to course commencement.


Enrol in Veet’s Vegan Chef Training Program


Can you do the training if you don’t want to be a chef?

Most definitely, this training will set individuals up for a lifetime of healthy, fun and interesting eating as a vegan. The aim of Veet's Vegan Cooking School Training for individuals is for them to spread the enthusiasm for cooking well-balanced vegan food onto their families and friends. Learning ways to involve the whole family and in turn passing on the love of cooking and great nutrition to future generations.

What are the start & finish times for each day?
Module One
The times for each day are as follows;
Day One - 9am to 4:30pm
Day Two - 7am to 3:00pm or 8:30 to 4:00pm
Day Three - 9am to 4:30pm
For Modules 2 to 5
A typical day is 9am to 5pm. Sometimes we start at 8:30 and occasionally at 7am if going to the market. During Module 8 and 9 the days may be longer depending on the lesson structure so its best not to plan anything at the end of those days.
How small are the classes?

Maximum class sizes;

Module 1 has a maximum of 6 people
Module 2 to 5 is 6 people
Module 6 to 9 is 6 people

Does your course accommodate people who want to do the training for their own home use?

Yes most definitely. The course is designed so that if you are doing the training for your own health reasons you will be well supported in this and everything you learn will give you a sound understanding of how to stay healthy as a vegan.

Will I be able to get a job after the training?

If you apply for a job in a vegan or vegetarian café your skills learned and confidence attained during the course will definitely help in a job interview. The Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training is well known around Australia and in some parts of the world so many vegan café and restaurant owners will know of the training.

If you want to start your own vegan food business you will have the confidence and know how on how to go about doing this.

Is there somewhere I can stay if I am travelling to do the training?

There are lots of accommodation options please contact us and we will send you a list of accommodation possibilities.

Is there a payment plan for the whole training?

Yes you can apply for a payment plan. To do that please ask about it when you put your application form in.

Download the application form here

Are all modules mandatory?
The foundation course (Module 1) needs to be completed first, and can be completed as a stand-alone course. Module 1 is a prerequisite to Modules 2-9. 
Modules 2 to 5 can be completed in any order. Once modules 1 to 5 are all completed, modules 6 to 9 then can be completed and need to be done all at once in consecutive order.
Is the chef’s training accredited?

The training is not accredited with any other institute. Unless you are prepared to handle meat no accreditation can be found for a purely vegetarian / vegan chef. What you will receive from this training is a comprehensive understanding of vegetarian / vegan cuisine and you will gain the confidence to either start your own business or become an expert in your field amongst the chef world. You will receive a certificate of attainment, a portfolio of recipes that will set you up for a lifetime of preparing vegan cuisine and references written for you by the trainers.

Can I do the training part time?

The training, in essence, is part time as it is spread over 9 weekends over 6 months. However you can spread the training over 2 years.

It is essential you pass the foundation module in order to continue with the training but modules 2 to 5 can be taken in any order so if you can’t do one of those modules in one year, you are able to pick it up the following year.

However for you to complete module 6 to 9 you need to have completed modules 2 to 5 first.

Can I apply for your course on a student visa?

If you are from overseas you will need to apply for a tourist or work visa to attend the training.

Where is the training held?

The courses are held at 67 Hall Drive Murwillumbah.

How can I pay for the course?

You can pay through direct debit. Once your application has been approved you we will send you the details. Or you can pay via credit card. You would need to organise a time to call the school and a 1% credit card fee is charged by the bank.

Can I get a refund if I cancel a booking?

The terms and conditions of booking a course are as follows

  • To secure your place in an individual module or the full training of the course you will need to pay the amount in full.
  • Once you have paid for a module or the entire training no refund will be granted.
  • A full credit for a module or the training will be granted if you give more than 30 days notice to each module commencing.
  • If you cancel a module within 30 days and before 48 hours to a module starting you will be given a credit minus $250 administration fee. If Veet's Vegan Cooking School or yourself manages to fill your place with another participant then the admin fee will be waived.
  • If you cancel within 48 hours prior to any module starting you will receive no credit.
  • If you want to change a date of a module you are booked into you need to give 30 days notice and it will be subject to availability.
  • Once you have started any module and have to leave for any reason you will not receive a credit. If you want to make up the days you have missed they will be at your own expense.
Is there an advanced level after this program?
Yes there is a post-graduate program available for chefs wanting to become Cooking Class Facilitators.
Once you have completed modules one to nine you are eligible to apply for The Cooking Class Facilitator Training. This module is an optional extra and is part of the post graduate program.
The pot-graduate program is an eighteen day course broken up into three units and spread over eight months. It comprises eighteen full days of tuition plus eight days of assistant teaching (scheduled within your own timetable) and twelve hours of teaching practice at home or in a community based setting.
Contact us for training dates and pricing. 
“It is safe to say that Module 1 course exceeded my expectations. Veet was so generous when sharing her experiences, tips and creativity – we truly felt a part of her world! Although each student had their own specific goals, Veet was able to weave the course content to suit these individual needs, and everyone contributed to the delicious meals. This was a working kitchen – busy, focused and time-based – goals were set and roles were clear. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from Veet, as well as the other students on the course, and am more confident than ever to start my own vegan restaurant.”
Jason Lawless
Restaurant Owner, New Zealand
“The amount of skills and knowledge we learnt in the training, was the equivalent of years of knowledge for me, without lacking any information! I’ve loved being taught by Veet this year, she is such a knowledgeable down to earth woman, and she is always there for any questions. I would 100% recommend doing this course, it has benefitted not just my nutrition knowledge, but the skills I will need to one day open up my own catering or food related business.”
Sammy Flook
Director of Core Health, Sydney

How To Apply

To apply to take part in the next intake of Veet’s Vegan Chef Training, please click the button below to fill out the enrolment form. We will contact you within 3 business days to confirm acceptance into the program and organise payment to confirm your place in the program.


Vegan Chef Training Terms & Conditions