Chef Fran Costigan

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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.

Sep
19
Sat
Vegan Vacation at Sea
Sep 19 – Sep 26 all-day

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Join me along with Miyoko Schinner, the Vegan Black Metal Chef, and  The Vegan Zombie on an unforgettable voyage full of wonderful vegan cuisine, beautiful scenery with private vegan shore excursions available only to our group, and of course… like minded vegan people! 

We will be sailing on the Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam to Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria B.C. 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 me and other vegan chefs in the ms Westerdam’s fantastic Culinary Arts Center
  • Exclusive vegan menu featuring recipes from the cruise’s featured 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

For more information or to book your vacation, visit: http://www.vegancruiseplanners.com/regisweb_groups/reg/4394

Oct
2
Fri
Main Street Vegan Academy
Oct 2 – Oct 7 all-day

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A Main Street Vegan® Lifestyle Coach & Educator is a practicing vegan who is certified to coach, counsel and educate individuals and groups in adopting this health-promoting and compassionate way of eating and being in the world. As a Main Street Vegan-certified VLCE, you’ll be qualified to help individuals and groups go vegan, stay vegan, feel terrific, and be part of the wonderful ripple effect that’s saving the lives of people and animals, and helping heal the planet. In addition, you’ll learn at the Academy how to set up a Vegan Lifestyle Coaching practice, market yourself, speak for groups and to the media, and make the most of the Internet.

Fran is an advisory board member and teaches at Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy.

 

Visit the Main Street Vegan website for more information: http://mainstreetvegan.net/academy/

Oct
13
Tue
The Best of Vegan Chocolate Cakes Baking Class @ Institute for Culinary Nutrition
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Black Out Cake Whole LR

In this class you’ll learn to bake the best chocolate cakes around…that just happen to be vegan! We’ll make multiple variations, as well as go over gluten-free options. After perfecting the basic recipe, we’ll make: Bittersweet Ganache-Glazed Chocolate Torte with Cranberry Coulis; Sacher Torte with Schlag; Brooklyn Blackout Cake; Chocolate Pecan Cranberry Coffee Cake; and Chocolate, Orange, and Almond Olive Oil Cake.

For more information visit: http://recreational.ice.edu/Courses/Detail/15474

 

Brooklyn Blackout Cake photo by Kate Lewis.

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/

Mar
6
Sun
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 info@veganoitaliano.com

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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-and-savory-sicily-with-fran-costigan-tickets-21569508982?aff=affiliatefran

Apr
8
Fri
Main Street Vegan Academy
Apr 8 – Apr 13 all-day

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A Main Street Vegan® Lifestyle Coach & Educator is a practicing vegan who is certified to coach, counsel and educate individuals and groups in adopting this health-promoting and compassionate way of eating and being in the world. As a Main Street Vegan-certified VLCE, you’ll be qualified to help individuals and groups go vegan, stay vegan, feel terrific, and be part of the wonderful ripple effect that’s saving the lives of people and animals, and helping heal the planet. In addition, you’ll learn at the Academy how to set up a Vegan Lifestyle Coaching practice, market yourself, speak for groups and to the media, and make the most of the Internet.

 

Fran will be speaking for the Academy on Monday, April 11th.

 

Visit the Main Street Vegan website for more information: http://mainstreetvegan.net/academy/

Oct
30
Sun
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: http://www.vegancruiseplanners.com/rw/cruise/5802 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: http://www.vegancruiseplanners.com/rw/view/5802

 

Nov
10
Thu
Fran’s Essential Vegan Desserts Course @ Online Self Based 3 month course
Nov 10 2016 – Feb 10 2017 all-day

I am so proud to offer this first of its kind, Essential Vegan Desserts Course with the renowned Rouxbe Online Cooking School. You may alreay know the school, which is home to chef Chad Sarno’s Plant-Based Professional Certification Course, or the Culinary RX and Forks Over Knives. If not, have a look and find the best ever platform for learning. For years, I’ve wanted to find a way to offer my popular Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive in a way that would be more in depth, more affordable, and more easily accessed, per the regular requests I’ve received. I researched the online offerings and when I found Rouxbe, I knew I had the best home for such a course. The team at Rouxbe– chefs Chad, Ken, and Eric – and I have collaborated to create a  course that I am truly proud to offer. The inagural class launches Nov 10th, but the beauty of an online class is that you start when you are ready. The 3 month course is self paced, and right now you’ll find a special early bird pricing of $599.00. (The full price is $799.00, still a fraction of the cost of the Boot Camp in NYC.)  Check out the syllabus, FAQ and some of the recipes and grab your seat now! I’d love to see you in class.

 

Raspberry Tart

Learn to make pies and tarts

Chocolate Torte to Live For

Learn the techniques for making reliably luscious desserts!

Dec
3
Sat
The Gift of Chocolate Class at Valrhona @ L'École Valrhona Brooklyn
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Spicy Ginger Truffles from Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan. Photo ©Kate Lewis

What’s more thoughtful than a decadent handmade treat?  Get in the holiday spirit with Fran!

Chef Fran will teach you all the tricks of the trade to create luscious holiday treats that travel well.

A Mouthwatering Trio of Chocolate Truffles:

  • Bittersweet, Spicy and Orange Sesame
  • Vibrant Chocolate Mendiants with Dried Fruits & Nuts
  • Ganache Glazed Mini Fudge Cupcakes

Come and learn how to create these dairy/egg/gluten-free stunning handmade confections made with Valrhona’s exquisite dark chocolates. They will surely impress and delight your friends and relatives near and far.

Bring home your creations and receive a class recipe book, a Valrhona apron and a 20% discount on the Valrhona website.

http://valrhona-chocolate.com/class-gift-chocolate/

 

Photo ©Kate Lewis