Vegan Cooking Course

Vegan Cooking Course

The CNM Vegan Natural Chef Diploma Course

The Vegan Cooking Course Chef diploma brought to you by the College of Naturopathic Medicine is vegan cooking course encompassing all you need to know about healthy vegan cooking as well as how the digestive system works, how to cook for different health conditions, how to protect the nutrients in your food when cooking and how to launch a thriving career in Natural Health. The vegan cooking course is made up of 520 hours of classes given by our top quality lecturers who are all successful in the industry and 100 hours internship with an external business to give you a feel for what you want to do once you’ve completed the course.

There has never been a better time to train to become a Vegan Natural Chef and the course has been carefully curated to answer the demands of a society who are ready to take control of their health using food.

In the Vegan Cooking Course, students learn to create nutritious and therapeutic meals focusing on quality and taste. Students will have access to fresh, seasonal and organic food that has been minimally-processed and they will learn how to tailor cooking to the individual to improve their health rather than promoting one dietary regime for everyone.

Course Overview

Location: In-class ( London ) or Online

Length of Study: 9 – 12 months, 520 hours, part-time

How the Body Works: 60 hours

Nutrition for Every Day Living: 60 hours

Kitchen: 140 hours + 160 hours home assignments

Internship: 100 hours

CNM Diploma: Dip. Natural Chef


What will you learn on this vegan cooking course?

  • How the body works
  • Nutrition and health
  • Food combining
  • Food energetics
  • Getting the most from plant-based protein
  • Maximising flavour and taste
  • Presentation skills
  • Essential culinary techniques starting with knife skills
  • Recipe writing, scaling and costing
  • Menu planning
  • Food therapeutics
  • Launching a thriving culinary career
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Part 1 – How the Body Works

Understanding how the body functions, the digestive and immune systems and the gut brain axis. How food, environment and lifestyle affect the body on a cellular level. Knowing when to refer to a specialist.

Part 2 – Nutrition for Every Day Living

Food choices and how the nutritional values of individual foods impact our immunity, cognitive abilities and energy levels, is the focus of CNM’s classroom-based Short Course in Nutrition for Every Day Living (NEDL).

If you are already qualified in A&P or Nutrition you can seek an exemption from these parts of the course.

Part 3 – Chef Training

140 hours in the kitchen, and 160 hours home assignments

Leading Natural Chefs will teach you essential cooking techniques. You’ll also learn methods for sourcing quality ingredients, culinary business principles, and the art of healthful cooking.

Vegan Natural Chef Training is comprised of five modules:


  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Macro & micro nutrients
  • Flavour, taste, preparation and presentation
  • How to create a healthy balanced vegan diet
  • Recipe writing and culinary maths
  • Best sources of food and ingredients
  • Energetics of food


  • Kitchen equipment, knife skills
  • Cooking, grilling, steaming, dehydrating, baking
  • Sprouting, juicing, fermenting


  • Master vegan sauces and stews
  • Use seasonal ingredients in an imaginative way
  • Work with tofu and tempeh
  • Vegetables, salads, fruits, grains, nuts and seeds
  • Raw and not so raw, culinary herbs and spices
  • Beverages, superfoods, food combination
  • Alternatives to sugar, table salt, dairy, gluten, soya

Food for Health

  • Therapeutic menu writing and planning
  • Foods that support organ systems
  • Food therapeutics
  • Deliciously healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert


  • PR/marketing strategies
  • How to build a plant-based culinary career
  • The law, accounts


Course Overview


CNM Natural Chef holds the ICSA certification from the Independent Cookery School Association

Graduates are eligible to join the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP) upon qualification

College of Naturopathic Medicine is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).

What Career Opportunities are Available for Vegan Natural Chefs?

There has never been a  better time to launch a culinary career as a vegan chef, our graduates go on to develop and launch products, write books and blogs, launch restaurants, cafes and supper clubs. Some run retreats and others consult to chef kitchens on how to make the vegan offering more exciting. You can also consider launching a vegan food delivery business or running the kitchens at a vegan restaurant. Hr possibilities are endless!

“ I’ve joined CNM’s Natural Chef Diploma Course. I believe with the further training and credibility that comes with the qualification, I can really take my skills and opportunities to the next level.”

Kelly Little, CNM Natural Chef Student

Location and Directions

CNM Health Coach, 25 Percy Circus, London WC1X 9EU

+44 1342 410 505

The College of Naturopathic Medicine is located in Central London, with great Tube & train transportation links:

St Pancras Station: 10 mins on foot.

Kings Cross: 10 mins on foot.

Euston: 10 mins via tube.

Farringdon: 15 mins via tube.

Contact Us

Please fill in the enquiry form below and one of our Course Consultants will be in touch. They can tailor a study schedule which suits your lifestyle and commitments. You can also call us on +44 1342 410 505 or email us at