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Demuths Vegan Diploma

The renowned Demuths Vegan Diploma is a specially designed programme to help established chefs, aspiring plant-based chefs and keen non-professional cooks alike. It is a fully comprehensive course, aligned to the qualifications offered by catering colleges, and is well-known and well-respected within the vegan community.

It is taught over 6 weeks, across 5 levels. Here you will find detailed information on each level as well as answers to some frequently asked questions.

We have students joining us from all over the world. Take a look at our blog to see what some of the Demuths Vegan Diploma alumni have gone on to do.

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 1

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 1 is a great introduction to vegan cooking. Suitable for those who are new to a plant-based diet and for anyone who wants to expand their vegan repertoire and gain confidence in the kitchen.

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 2

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 2 is an intensive 2 week course - the most comprehensive available, covering all aspects of vegan cooking. Ideal for confident home cooks who wish to broaden their technical knowledge and perfect their skills, as well as those interested in starting in the industry and seeking vegan chef training.

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 2.2

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 2.2 is an additional module of our popular Level 2 course. It gives us the chance to cover all the things we didn't have time for on our regular Level 2 course.

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 3

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 3 focuses on creating restaurant-standard food, with particular focus on plating and presentation. Suitable for highly confident home cooks who have completed our Level 2 course or for those with professional experience looking to learn more about vegan cooking.

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 3.2

Demuths Vegan Diploma Level 3.2 was created in response to our Level 3 students wanting to come back and learn more. It is no more technically advanced than the Level 3 course, simply another week of beautiful food created using the best of what is in season, and using advanced cooking techniques. It is also perfect for yacht chefs looking to learn more about vegan cooking.

Demuths 3 Day Plant Based, Feel Good Course

With an emphasis on whole foods and nutrition, this course is for those who want learn plant-based cooking that is also free from gluten and refined sugar. This is an additional module of our Vegan Diploma programme but it can also be taken as a stand alone course.

Deciding which course is right for you

Firstly, some questions to ask yourself...

  • Are you newly vegan?
  • Would you consider yourself a confident home cook?
  • Do you have any professional experience?
  • Why are you interested in this course - for enjoyment? With the idea of opening a cafe? To develop a menu for a restaurant?
  • Do you have any dietary requirements beyond vegan?

Our Vegan Diploma programme is designed to take you from complete beginner to an accomplished cook. It may be that you attend all three levels. However as some will have more experience or be looking for different things, it is not necessary to complete each stage.

Completing different levels consecutively

In 2023, for the first time, we will be running levels of our Diploma programme consecutively. Take a look at the calendar for the schedule.

For those who want to undertake the full Diploma and complete the 6 week journey, we will be running all levels consecutively from August - October.

As each course is open to those who don't wish to complete more than 1 level, when booking you will need to add each level to your basket.

Is it a recognised qualification?

The course syllabus is aligned to the national qualifications offered by catering colleges but is not a formal qualification. However it is well recognised, and respected, within the vegan community. You will receive a certificate confirming your completion of the course.

Here you can see what some of our Vegan Diploma alumni are up to now.

Dietary Requirements

All the food produced will be vegan. Prior to starting the course you will be asked to let us know of any other dietary requirements.

Our kitchen is 100% vegan but not gluten- or nut-free. These courses are not suitable for those with severe allergies.

Whilst we can accommodate gluten free and any other requirements you may have (e.g. soya free), please note that the Diploma syllabus is designed to cover all aspects of cooking (teaching certain techniques etc.) and we therefore cannot always guarantee we will be able to adapt each recipe.

In order to teach a comprehensive range of skills, each level includes both sweet and savoury baking, using a variety of flours and sugars.

Please see our 3 day course for gluten-free and refined-sugar free cooking.

Cooking with the seasons

We cook with what is available seasonally so there will be minor differences in the dishes made, depending on what time of year you join us. The fundamental principles and techniques covered remain the same.


Accommodation is not included in the cost of the course. Bath has an abundance of accommodation and there is everything from high-end hotels to budget hostels, all within walking distance of the cookery school.

The Visit Bath website is a good place to start your search.

AirBnB is a good option as having access to basic kitchen facilities throughout the course can be useful (there are usually lots of leftovers to take away with you!)

If you have any questions about accommodation, travel or things to do during your stay in Bath, please do not hesitate to ask - we will be only too happy to help.

Cancellation Policy

Amendments to bookings may be made up to 60 days prior to the start of the course. If you find you are unable to attend a class less than 60 days before the date of the class, we regret that the course fees will only be refunded if we are able to fill your place.

For this reason, we recommend taking out insurance in case you have to cancel at short notice.

If through unavoidable circumstances Demuths Cookery School has to cancel a course, all course fees will be refunded in full or if you wish, transferred to another course. We will not refund any other costs you may have incurred in advance, such as travel and accommodation.

You can find our full Booking Terms here.

If you have a question about our Vegan Diploma that is not answered here or in our FAQs, please do not hesitate to ask - just use the form below or email

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