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My review of the Demuths Vegan Diploma

Growing up in the South of Italy with my grandma, my passion for cooking and homemade food has always been part of my identity.

I’ve always dreamt of attending a cookery school to improve my skills, however, I kept on procrastinating because I was focused on pursuing my career rather than my passion.

The pandemic has brought so much change into my life and after publishing a food blog and starting a supper club in my house, I decided it was about time to finally sign up for a vegan cooking course.

After some research, I came across the Demuths Cookery School in Bath and I registered for the Level 2 Vegan Diploma.

The Level 2 Vegan Diploma is an intensive 2-weeks course which covers all aspects of vegan cooking, from various techniques to ingredients, fermentation, baking and plating whilst exploring several world cuisines.

Every day at the school is different and has a surprise around the corner which builds up attendees’ excitement and curiosity.

The course I attended was led by Helen, whose passion and knowledge made the experience unique. She’d sit with us every morning for a brief on what we’d cook on the day and then guide us through each recipe development, whilst encouraging students to use their own creativity to play around with colours and flavours.

Despite a full course, Helen always answered all of our questions and never left anyone behind.

The rest of the staff were super helpful too and by the end of the course, we all felt like we were part of the family.

Day after day I gained more confidence and getting to eat my own creations was so surprising as somehow, it reminded me of all the great things I am capable of doing.

On the last day, we were given our diploma certificates and a recipe pack which included all the recipes we cooked over the two weeks along with extra tips on setting up a food business, general information and vegan nutrition.

All the knowledge I got from the course is now helping me with my supper clubs: I am adapting and transforming most of the recipes I learnt in creative ways and I can see a massive improvement in my cooking, baking and plating skills.

On another note, I must also mention all the lovely people I met on this journey and it was so encouraging to see that some of my colleagues were returning students!

I am so glad I attended it and I would go back to do it all over again or actually… To attend Level 3!

Guest blog by Carmen who attended our Level 2 Vegan Diploma in 2022 and now runs weekly supper clubs at her home in Bristol.

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