Chef Fran Costigan


Arizona Vegetarian Food Fest @ The Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm


The Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival takes place on January 9th and 10th, 2016, at the Scottsdale Civic Amphitheater in Scottsdale, AZ. I’ll be doing chocolate demos at 12:15pm each day.

Visit their website for more information:


Sweet and Savory Sicily with Fran Costigan @ 160 Riverside Blvd Apartments, in the Party Room
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sweet and Savory Sicily with Fran CositganPlease join Vegano Italiano Tours as we explore the tastes of Sicily with desserts diva Fran Costigan. Besides sharing first-hand accounts and details of our very special tour this October, we’ll enjoy Fran’s interpretation of Sicilian sweets, and savory specialties too. PLUS there will be some Italian wines (red as well as white) from this diverse, interesting and historic island. Think of it as Happy Hour Goes To Italy!  

We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening previewing our week-long travel tours. You can learn more about each tour now by reading our flyer or web page. Any ticket buyer that books one of the 2016 Vegano Italiano Tours during March receives $50 off the price.Please be in touch with Donna Zeigfinger of Green Earth Travel with any tour questions at

When: Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST) Where: 160 Riverside Blvd Apartments – 160 Riverside Boulevard. Party room. New York, NY 10069

To purchase tickets, visit:

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 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: