Chef Fran Costigan


Albany VegFest @ Polish Community Center
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

2016 fest flyer

The Albany VegFest brings together the global health benefits of green sustainable living, environmental awareness, and compassion for animals and all beings. The festival is Saturday, June 4th at the Polish Community Center on 225 Washington Avenue Extension in Albany, NY.

Fran will be demoing Quick, Easy, Luscious Chocolate Desserts Vegan, Ethical, and Gluten Free from 3:45PM to 4:45PM.

Visit the VegFest’s website for more details:

Wrightstown Farmers Market @ Wrightstown Farmers Market
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fran will be at the Wrightstown Farmers Market on June 18 for a cooking demo, tasting, book signing. For more information visit their website:

Vegan Trip to Sicily with Fran @ Sicily
Oct 6 – Oct 14 all-day
The city of Noto in Sicily

The city of Noto in Sicily


Experience 9 days on this dream trip to Sicily with Chef Fran Costigan. Come with me to Catania, Siricusa and the Island of Ortigia, Noto, and Modica, which is the chocolate capital of Italy, stunning Ragusa, Taormina, the gem of Sicily, and head to Mt Etna. We’ll enjoy meals featuring the freshet, seasonal, local vegetables and fruits, beans and grains, gelato and chocolate, regional wine and extra virgin olive oil. Cooking lessons with me and Michelin-starred chefs, tours with local guides, shopping and relaxing…. you’ll leave with new friends for life and memories to last a lifetime. Linited to just 16 guests, this is truly a magical trip. I hope you will come along with me.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy charming hotel stays in Ortigia, Modica and Taormina
  • Savor meals tailored by Fran and Michelin-starred chefs of Sicily
  • Visit and learn about the home of Aztec chocolate, Modica 
  • Discover Mt. Etna and the treasures of Sicily through local guides
  • Experience a truly one of a kind culinary tour
Vegan Vacation at Sea 2016
Oct 30 – Nov 9 all-day

G5EkjlGJoin as we sail on the Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam from Ft. Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Aruba, Curacao, Panama Canal, and Costa Rica. We are focused on one thing: providing an absolutely FUN sailing, complete with awesome vegan cuisine and awesome vegan peeps. You will enjoy the yummy food, you will have fun, and you will meet new lifelong friends…we promise! Vegan Vacation at Sea will tempt your vegan sensibilities and taste buds with these exclusive offerings:

  • Cooking demonstrations by an ALL STAR lineup of vegan chefs in the ms Zuiderdam’s fantastic Culinary Arts Center, including Vegan Black Metal Chef, The Vegan Zombie, and me!
  • Exclusive vegan menu featuring recipes from the chefs
  • Exclusive vegan shore excursions available ONLY for our group
  • Exclusive vegan private parties and social events
  • Vegan Swag Bag
  • Vegan Vacation at Sea T-shirt

Please see the Vegan Vacation at Sea FAQ page for all your questions. The full itinerary (including rates, ship information and information on ports of call) can be viewed here: Bookings made through other agencies or direct with Holland America Line will NOT have access to the fabulous offerings listed above. For more information, visit the Vegan Cruise Planners website: