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Essential Vegan Desserts is an online culinary course co-created by Chef Fran Costigan and the Rouxbe team. This unique 90-day course focuses on essential foundational techniques plus recipes. You will learn to create excellent vegan desserts with confidence. The course starts with an explanation of key equipment, ingredient selection and function, and the important techniques that are key to creating desserts without the use of eggs and dairy. As you progress, learning activities and practice recipes will showcase your ability to prepare and finish an array of vegan desserts ranging from pies, cakes, tarts and cookies to aquafaba, mousses, gels, trifles, chocolate, sauces and much more.
Here is what some graduates have said about Essential Vegan Desserts, the course I developed and lead. If you want to master savory food, keep reading below for information on the Plant-Based Professional Course.
From Sunshine and Kale:
I can’t believe it’s been two months since I graduated from the Rouxbe’s Essential Vegan Dessert Course. I just want to send a BIG thank you to all my culinary mentors at Rouxbe for this wonderful experience!” During this course, I learned to make delectable vanilla coconut cakes, addicting drop biscuits, luxurious chocolate cakes, graham crackers, rustic fruit desserts and a plethora of “Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts” to quote our fantastic teacher, Fran Costigan aka Queen of the Vegan Desserts.
Check out this course review from Rooted Life:
Before beginning this course, I was already pretty good when it came to making desserts, but now I feel much more confident. For example, I can now make a proper vegan pie crust and bake a pie or galette perfectly. And I did.
If you have got a sweet tooth, then Essential Vegan Desserts is for you. The 90-day online course is based on Fran Costigan’s popular Vegan Baking Boot Camp. Fran Costigan is a leading dairy-free pastry chef. She has also developed many of the courses given at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts and at the Institute of Culinary Education and is internationally renowned for her delectable vegan desserts.
The Essential Vegan Desserts’ program focuses on fundamental cooking techniques and recipes for crafting high-quality, vegan desserts. Learn how to use key kitchen equipment, various ingredients, and basic techniques for making tasty dairy- and egg-free treats. Participants in the course will learn how to make a variety of classic desserts—such as tarts, cookies, cakes, and mousses.
The next course starts July 27. Essential Vegan Desserts (or EVD as we say in the private Facebook group), is a 90-day deep dive into foundational vegan dessert technique. That means learning all about ingredients and traditional technique too so that adapting recipes is possible.
Essential Vegan Desserts is recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as an approved program and approved for 50 Continuing Education Hours. A certificate of completion is granted to students who pass the course
Plant Based Professional Course
A message from course co-creator Chef Chad Sarno:
Plant-based is booming and it is the future. So eat your beans, greens, grains, fruit and learn to make unapologetically luscious vegan dessert—because we all have celebrations!
A few words about both courses from Pure and Simple Vegan
I just finished my dream course, The Essential Vegan Dessert course through Rouxbe’s Online Cooking School. Of course, it was all I hoped it would be and more! After checking out the Rouxbe Online Cooking School, I saw they not only had a dessert course, but they had a few other courses as well. The next Essential Vegan Dessert course didn’t start for a few months, so I decided to take the Plant-Based Professional Certification course first At the end of the course, you’ll put everything you’ve learned into action and create a Spectacular Dessert Showcase. Here you will definitely want to invite guests to come enjoy all your hard work. This is also a great time to blow their minds with some amazing vegan treats!!
I was so excited to learn that Rouxbe had partnered with Fran Costigan to create the Essential Vegan Desserts Course (EVD), an online course that is based on Fran’s Vegan Baking Boot Camp. Last year, I graduated from Rouxbe’s Plant-Based Professional Course (PBP) and it has changed my life. I was an “okay” cook before the taking the course and by the end of it, I learned how to properly use a knife, how to properly sauté vegetables, how to make homemade pasta and a variety of cooking methods. My family greatly benefited from me taking the course—suddenly, I was able to proficiently prepare nutritious and delicious meals.
What is Rouxbe? Rouxbe is an online culinary school that teaches culinary students, culinary professionals and home cooks of all levels to increase their skills and confidence in the kitchen. Rouxbe captures a professional culinary curriculum in high-definition video and delivers it via self-paced online classes, making professional culinary instruction more accessible and affordable to both individuals and organizations. Founded in 2005 by professional chefs Joe Girard and Dawn Thomas, Rouxbe has been adopted by professional culinary schools, high schools, food services organizations, hotels, and cooking enthusiasts around the world.
How and when do I attend class? Your course is available on-demand 24/7 from any internet enabled device. The program is self-paced, meaning there are no specific dates to submit assignments or attend class. The only limitation is that you must complete the EVD course within 90 days and the PBP Course within 6 months. Instructor support — and that is me, personally, for EVD, and technical support is always available!
Do I have access to the course content after the course is over?
Yes! They have lifetime access to their course content. After they graduate or your days expire (whichever comes first), the only areas locked will be the quizzes, instructor-graded assignments, and the Question & Support function. Other than that, they will still have all the lessons, recipes etc. to review at their leisure.
What is your cancellation policy?
Once you have paid the tuition for this course, 25% of it becomes immediately non-refundable. As for refunding your tuition, we understand that there are sometimes unfortunate circumstances that are beyond your control that may require you to withdraw from the course (e.g. medical condition). We of course want to be supportive during these situations so will work with you on a one-on-one basis to help. However, after 7-days of the course start, there are no refunds.
What materials and equipment will I need?
A list of recommended equipment is sent as soon as registration is complete. Not everything on the list is needed, so look at the recipes, check your batterie de cuisine, and ask for recommendations in the Essential Vegan Desserts Facebook group too.
NOW: To get you started equipping your kitchen, here are some good items but it’s likely the sale is over now -or so I think.. B. Still, these are solid choices in any case. I prefer purchasing my kitchenware from my local kitchen store, but Amazon is convenient to be sure.
- Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Quart 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, 15 One-Touch Programs
- Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet, 2 pack, 2-Pack I have mutliples as well as quarter sheets.
- My favorite bundt pan of all time! Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt
- I have many: Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls Set
- Cotton Kitchen Clothes I color code and use some are for drying dishes, others for wrapping fruits and veggies.
- Vitamix 5200. This is the one I’ve had for 15 years.
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