Masterclass - Everything there is to know about Vegan Meat Alternatives

Everything there is to know about Vegan Meat Alternatives

Date and Time

Saturday 24th September 2022

1:00pm - 3:30pm


£50 inclusive of VAT. All proceeds help fund our community meal service which continues to provide free nutritious, tasty meals to households struggling to access food.


Made In Hackney, Liberty Hall (black & white building by the common), 128 Clapton Common, Spring Hill, Clapton, London, E5 9AA, UK

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The Event

Do you want to be part of a community of cooks and chefs that know how to cook a myriad of vegan meat alternatives? Do you want to get more confidence in the kitchen to be able to create your own vegan dishes? Do you question super processed vegan meat alternatives and want to learn more about the healthier possibilities? Wait no further!

The Vegan Meats Workshop will show you how to get the most out of vegetable alternatives to meat. You will learn nutritional facts, how to create different textures, attain umami flavours - and what is umami - and how to use your own creations in a variety of dishes.

The class will include:

  • This class will give you the skills for cooking different types of vegan meats working with textures, colours and flavours that delight.
  • Experience making vegan minced beef, chicken, fish & a bonus recipe: protein rich vegan omelette (that is also super cheap and easy to make)!
  • Learn how to bring the important umami flavour to the vegan meat feast!
  • Understand the importance of the nutritional value and how to work with textures to achieve the best vegan meats.
  • Enjoy networking and creating relationships with mutual benefits.
  • Top off the experience with the stunning views across leafy Clapton Common in our back garden.

About Vivianne Pontes

Food researcher Vivianne Pontes experiences food through many walks of life and adventures. She graduated with a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree which has developed and enriched her Food Science perspective. But through her travels and the exciting melting pot of foods in her native Brazil, she explored the intimate cultural foundations and many shared elements and overlays that form the basis of many dishes. She has written extensively about food and produced some pioneering content about aquafaba on the internet. Vivianne experienced the professional side of the food industry working as a head chef and consultant for pubs and restaurants in the UK. She never stops researching and experimenting with food & flavours. Lucky for us, she landed at Made in Hackney where she assists on the classes programme and sometimes pops in to run her own classes which have been hugely popular with our community. When asked where she got this deep love for food, she replied: "Because I am always hungry; for food, for knowledge, for sharing."

Refunds/transfers: we require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class to enable us to try to resell your ticket.

Note: Please understand our charity needs time to enable us to try to resell your tickets as we rely heavily on the income generated. You are also welcome to give your ticket to a friend or family member in case of last minute illness (just email to let us know). If the workstation you require (single or double) is not available, please let us know as we may be able to accommodate.

Vouchers: To redeem a voucher purchased on our site, please contact us to book a place. If contacting us by email please attach your voucher. If telephoning, have your voucher to hand so you can quote the voucher number.

For information: / 020 8442 4266 / WhatsApp message +44 07833685894

Allergen Alert
Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.