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May 2015
$79

Artisan Vegan Cheeses with Chef Inge Bothma

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts,
1700 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Join Vegan Chef Inge Bothma for an exploration into the world of vegan cheeses. This part demo & part hands-on class will walk you through the process of making plant-based cheeses as the perfect substitute for the less than healthy traditional cheeses. Participants will learn about making and using rejuvelac, the culturing process and fermentation, as well as making cheeses from nuts, seeds, and more!

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June 2015
$89

Chef Ayinde Howell: Chef Life Beyond the Kitchen

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts,
1700 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 United States
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The Natural Epicurean is thrilled to present a special evening with Chef Ayinde Howell: Chef Life Beyond the Kitchen. Join Chef Ayinde for an exclusive workshop in discovering the tools and resources needed to move through the diverse roles in being a professional chef: Executive Chef, Cookbook Author, Blogger, Public Speaker, and Chef Personality.    Ayinde Howell lives and works in Los Angeles. His recipes have been published in The New York Times, Essence, VegNews Magazine, and many others. He is…

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$79

Cooking Out of the (CSA) Box with Chef Liz Gelinas

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts,
1700 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Eat Local! This hands-on class is designed to show you how you can prepare a healthy and delicious meal right out of your local farmer’s garden. The students will be given a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Box filled with seasonal local produce, which they will then use to create an amazing and healthy meal to be enjoyed at the end of class.

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$59

The Healthy Kitchen In San Antonio

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yoga Center San Antonio,
11011 Shaenfield Rd., San Antonio, TX 78254 United States
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We know that health starts in the kitchen, and I bet your kitchen is ready for a cleanse! This 3-hour course is designed to help you make better food choices under the guidance of a culinary health coach and the support of your peers. You will learn how to restock your pantry, read labels, and make healthy shopping lists and meal plans, as well as taste and create flavorful meals that incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins and fats.…

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$69

Gluten-Free Baking with Chef Kelly Cara

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts,
1700 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Tired of dealing with that troublesome gluten allergy? Learn how to bake delicious pastries, cookies, and cakes with the best health-supportive, gluten-free alternatives. Find out the role gluten plays in baking and how you can substitute better options that produce decadent results, without sacrificing texture or flavor. In this hands-on class, you will discover the many gluten-free flours, play with flavors, find out about baking agents, and learn how to adapt a traditional recipe to a healthy gluten-free version. Class…

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Online Open House

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The team at The Natural Epicurean invites you to join us online to learn why we’re the premier plant-based culinary program in the nation.  

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$69

Beginning Knife Skills with Chef Liz Gelinas

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts,
1700 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 United States
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It’s no secret that the number one tool in the kitchen is the knife. And since knives provide the foundation for good food, it’s essential for every cook to understand how to get the most from this indispensable tool. In this all-important class, you’ll learn all about knife selection, maintenance, and usage. You’ll also discuss and practice proper knife care, knife handling and safety, and knife cuts. From learning a simple dice to producing a chiffonade, you’ll gain the skills…

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$79

Flavors of India with Chef Felicia Tomasko

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts,
1700 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Ayurveda is a centuries-old, holistic approach to health, which emphasizes the importance of balance and harmony by way of food and its six basic tastes: sweet, sour, salt, pungent, bitter and astringent. In this class, you will discover the healing properties of food and spices in an east-meets-west experience.  Think “classic Indian cuisine” for the modern age.  Students will also learn methods for combining ingredients and spices to prepare delicious dishes designed to keep the mind and body in balance…

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July 2015
$79

Meatless Monday! with Chef Liz Gelinas

July 6 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts,
1700 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Kick your week off right! Meatless Mondays is a growing global movement to cut the meat, once a week, for your health, your wallet, and the environment. Join us and learn creative ways to make whole foods and vegetables the star of every meal. We’ll cover a variety of nutritious ingredients to create filling dishes, sans the meat. Learn the components for a satisfying meal, from soups and salads, to hors d’oeuvres and entrees, to desserts. For your heart, for…

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$69

Vegan Baking with Chef Kelly Cara

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts,
1700 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 United States
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You can have your animal product free cake and eat it too! Learn how to create amazing desserts, without the usual eggs and dairy, by substituting whole and organic ingredients that add decadence and flavor. In this hands-on class, students will explore non-dairy milks, lower-glycemic sweeteners, egg replacements, and a wide variety of flours.  Learn how to make sinfully tasting treats that are fitting for the season.  Class will also include gluten-free options and information on gluten-free substitutions.

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