Chef Fran Costigan

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Jul
6
Mon
Vegetarian Summerfest @ Conference Center at Pitt-Johnson University
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day

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The 42st annual conference is set for July 6 – 10, 2016, at the Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown on the University of Pittsburg campus at Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

The conference features experts in the fields of health, nutrition, animal rights, the environment, exercise and related lifestyle areas, plus talented chefs.

Fran will be speaking at the conference, as well as attending classes.

Visit the Vegetarian Summerfest website for more information: http://www.vegetariansummerfest.org/index.htm

Aug
31
Mon
Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive® @ Natural Gourmet Institute
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 4:30 pm

Vegan Baking Boot Camp Grads

1 lecture/demonstration; 4 all-day hands-on classes

  • Classes are limited to 14. The class is now full, but a waitlist is available
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to those students attending the full 5 days.
  • Fran’s 2 cookbooks are included in the fee. 

1912481_507085732741835_989010418_nIf you’re on a mission to make world-class vegan desserts, sign on for some “basic training” in the field with the Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®. Learn the tactics involved in baking without dairy, eggs, and refined sugar, or odd ingredients. The entire operation was developed by Fran Costigan, vegan pastry chef-instructor and author of Great Good Desserts Naturally, More Great Good Desserts Naturally, and the Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts, the books considered the “bibles” of vegan pastry arts. You’ll  gain the confidence to adapt many standard recipes to delicious vegan versions, as you learn about foundational pastry technique and ingredients specific to vegan baking. Quality organic, seasonal ingredients will be emphasized, including whole grain flours, organic fair-traded sweeteners (both liquid and granulated), vegan gelatin (agar-agar), root starches, non-dairy milks, sulfite-free dried fruits, chocolate, cocoa, pure extracts, leavening agents and much more. Novice and experienced bakers and everyone in between will benefit from the expert training offered in this unique intensive. Plating of desserts will be practiced daily and a dessert buffet party will be our finale.

Visit http://www.naturalgourmetinstitute.com/class/vegan-baking-boot-camp-intensive-course/ to register.

Feb
24
Wed
Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive® @ Natural Gourmet Institute
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm

Bootcamp Group August 2015

1 lecture/demonstration; 4 all-day hands-on classes

  • Classes are limited to 14.
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to those students attending the full 5 days.
  • Fran’s 2 cookbooks are included in the fee. 

DessertsIf you’re on a mission to make world-class vegan desserts, sign on for some “basic training” in the field with the Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®. Learn the tactics involved in baking without dairy, eggs, and refined sugar, or odd ingredients. The entire operation was developed by Fran Costigan, vegan pastry chef-instructor and author of Great Good Desserts Naturally, More Great Good Desserts Naturally, and the Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts, the books considered the “bibles” of vegan pastry arts. You’ll  gain the confidence to adapt many standard recipes to delicious vegan versions, as you learn about foundational pastry technique and ingredients specific to vegan baking. Quality organic, seasonal ingredients will be emphasized, including whole grain flours, organic fair-traded sweeteners (both liquid and granulated), vegan gelatin (agar-agar), root starches, non-dairy milks, sulfite-free dried fruits, chocolate, cocoa, pure extracts, leavening agents and much more. Novice and experienced bakers and everyone in between will benefit from the expert training offered in this unique intensive. Plating of desserts will be practiced daily and a dessert buffet party will be our finale.

To register, visit: http://naturalgourmetinstitute.com/class/12964/

Apr
1
Fri
IACP Conference @ Loews Hollywood Hotel
Apr 1 – Apr 3 all-day

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The IACP 2016 Annual Conference takes place in Los Angeles CA, April 1 – 3, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. I’ll be there as an attendee, not a speaker, but I’ll be blogging about the conference as well as the vegan scene in Los Angels.

Visit the IACP website for more information: http://conference.iacp.com/about/

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

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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: http://albanyvegan.webservicesus.com/VegFest.aspx