Online Plant-Based Culinary Academy | PLANTLAB®

Welcome to the PLANTLAB Online Platform

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PLANTLAB is proud to offer high-quality, engaging online courses for culinary enthusiasts across the globe. Two types of programs—Self-Guided and Instructor-Supported—are structured to support both personal and professional ambitions in the plant-based space.

Comprehensive, practical curriculum creates the foundation for each of our online cooking courses. Each class teaches and refines specific skills while giving students the space to develop and pursue personal creative projects. The online format allows for original content that may not be available at our on-site facilities, such as in-depth studies of functional nutrition, the availability of local and sustainable produce, and access to guest lecturers from all over the globe.

The Benefits of Online Training

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Quality culinary education is at your fingertips with an easy-to-use digital platform that transforms your kitchen into a classroom. Whether you are looking to expand upon an existing culinary skill set or starting from the ground-up with plant-based culinary education, the PLANTLAB Online Academy offers several advantages in addition to world-class training.

  • Easy access from around the globe.
  • Flexible schedules within set program dates – choose when to complete lessons and assignments.
  • Months of additional access to master recipes and techniques.
  • Work from home in the familiarity of your kitchen (equipment requirements vary by course).

Community Support

Made-up of students from around the world, our online courses create tight-knit communities of people eager to grow in the plant-based space, each with a unique perspective and style of cooking. You will have the opportunity to enrich your abilities by learning from the stories and skills shared by other aspiring cooking enthusiasts and professionals. With support and inspiration from other classmates, you will find our online classes provide a one-of-a-kind educational experience not available anywhere else.  

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Ranging between 50 to 120 course-hours, each course is a blend of in-depth reading material, video demonstrations, and structured assignments to provide you with unmatched raw vegan or cooked plant-based training. While you connect and share ideas with classmates, our experienced instructors consistently offer personalized aid and feedback, creating a classroom-like atmosphere wherever you are in the world. Instructors guide students through every single recipe step to make sure they produce the very best results. Upon the completion of these courses, you will receive a certificate of completion and qualified to join our more advanced onsite programs.

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Ideal for anyone eager to learn more about the potential of plant-based fare, PLANTLAB's self-paced online cooking classes provide students with a practical knowledge and application of essential culinary techniques and popular global cuisines. High-quality videos and supportive text will guide enrollees through recipe-focused courses. Additionally, enjoy connecting and sharing ideas with people around the globe on our active social community.

See a list of our Self-Guided Courses

Featured Courses

Level 1: Fundamentals of Raw
PLANTLAB's Fundamentals of Raw online course explores the basic principles and techniques of raw, plant-based cuisine with 90 days of access to comprehensive digital content and instructor support.
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Level 1: Fundamentals of Cooking
The Level 1: Fundamentals of Cooking online course explores principal cooking methods as they apply to plant-based meal preparation with 90 days of access to robust digital content and community and instructor support.
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Level 1: Pastry and Desserts
PLANTLAB’s Level 1: Pastry and Desserts is a 120-hour online course that focuses on the culinary principles and fundamental skills required for plant-based baking and pastry making.
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The PLANTLAB academy is the world’s first classically structured raw and plant-based culinary school. We offer our on-site and online cooking classes to students around the globe. From in-depth multi-week classes to weekend intensives, there are many options for all types of students looking to expand their culinary skills. Our admissions team can walk you through the investment required for each course and share several payment options designed to support your goals.