Los Angeles Culinary School | PLANTLAB®

PLANTLAB Los Angeles

Focusing on the art of organic, minimally-processed, raw vegan food preparation, PLANTLAB® Culinary School Los Angeles provides cutting-edge, technique-based culinary education with classes designed for cooking enthusiasts and professional chefs alike. A combination of classical structure and modern culinary training ensures our students feel empowered to pursue their culinary goals in personal or professional kitchens.

Located just blocks from the beach on Venice's famous Abbot Kinney Blvd, PLANTLAB® offers an educational experience unlike any other. An ever-evolving cultural hub, Venice brings together some of the most eclectic art, fashion, and dining in Los Angeles. The active, health-conscious community embraces the Southern California lifestyle with beachside workout facilities, surfing, yoga, street festivals, and more.

Course Offerings

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Full-Time Intensive Training

Our classically-structured, full-time culinary programs are the ideal environment for the mastery of foundational and advanced culinary techniques. Along with our state-of-the-art classroom design, small class sizes allow for personalized, tailored instruction and an engaging hands-on experience. With year-round access to incredible local produce and the some of the best vegan restaurants in the world, Los Angeles provides the ideal immersive learning experience for career-oriented students. Our full-time culinary arts courses include visits to the farmer's market, local businesses, and foraging trips to enhance classroom training.


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Weekend Workshops

Workshops are a great way to discover the breadth of training PLANTLAB offers—learn to ferment foods, explore plant-based sports nutrition, master knife skills, and more—but in a way that is approachable and practical for all. Learn to "wow" guests with plant-based party dishes or start a fermentation lab at home. Whether you are looking to expand your culinary skill set in a specialized way or for a weekend activity to enjoy with friends, our Los Angeles cooking classes are an engaging and delicious way to spend your Saturday afternoon!


500+hours of curriculum
19unique courses
1800+Los Angeles alumni
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Upcoming Events

Evening Workshops and Guest Speakers

PLANTLAB Los Angeles is working on curating a wide variety of wellness workshops, speakers, demonstrations, lectures, and influencers. Stay tuned as we bring you more special events in the near future.

Interested in hosting an event? Contact us.

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Benefits of studying in Los Angeles


In addition to accessing the best plant-based culinary courses in California, there are other benefits of joining us in Los Angeles.


LA's focus on complete wellness through healthy eating practices, exercise, and spiritual well-being creates an environment that perfectly compliments your culinary training.


People come to LA from all walks of life. You'll make friends inside and out of class that will provide you with a broader perspective and inspire you in new ways.


LA's vast and ecletic neighborhoods provide adventures all their own, and you'll also have access to sunny beaches, hiking trails, and nearby cities for incredible weekend excursions.

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1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

Morning Session
Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 2 PM

Afternoon Session
Monday - Friday from 3 PM to 9 PM

Workshops + Special Events
Saturdays & Sunday

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