Chef Fran Costigan

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May
2
Sat
VegNews Vegan Chocolate & Cheese Soirée @ VegNews Magazine
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VegNews Vegan Chocolate & Cheese Soirée

VegNews Presents …
A Vegan Chocolate & Cheese Soirée
with Fran Costigan and Miyoko Schinner

Join chefs and cookbook authors Fran Costigan and Miyoko Schinner for an unforgettable evening of demonstrations, chocolate and cheese tastings, champagne, book signings, and more hosted by VegNews’ Publisher Colleen Holland.

Author of Vegan Chocolate and renowned New York City pastry chef, Fran will teach guests all about vegan chocolate while demonstrating how to make decadent ganache, pudding, tortes, cakes, frosting, and truffles.

Founder of vegan cheese company, Miyoko’s Creamery, and author of Artisan Vegan Cheese, Miyoko will share the secrets to sumptuous homemade vegan cheese while preparing feta, cream cheese, and her French-inspired favorites.

Guests will be treated to champagne and sparkling lemonade, a cheese buffet, tastings, a chocolate dessert plate, and a specially crafted chocolate and cheese goodie bag to take home. Held at the beautiful VegNews’ offices in San Francisco’s Mission District, the neighborhood is full of vegan restaurants to enjoy a pre-event lunch or post-party dinner. Tickets are very limited and will sell out, so reserve your spot today!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vegan-chocolate-cheese-soiree-tickets-16593241833

May
7
Thu
GoogleLA Vegan Chocolate Demo @ Google LA
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

See the Frank Gehry-designed Binoculars Building just two blocks from the beach and you’ll have found Google Los Angeles. I’m certainly looking forward to doing an Authors@Google talk and demonstration cooking class. As this is google, the food is fresh, organic and very vegan friendly. I’m making the Chocolate Torte to Live For, Ganache Glazed and serving the cakes with Vanila Cream and fresh berries. A YouTube Video will be made and I’ll post the link. Working at Google LA has it’s benefits.

Jun
20
Sat
The Seed Experience @ Brooklyn Expo Center
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm

The Seed Expo & Conference

The fourth annual The Seed Experience expo and conference takes place June 20th and 21st. Focusing on living a healthy, compassionate and eco-friendly lifestyle. The two-day festival will be filled with leading national brands and best-of-class local merchants featuring, sampling and selling their delicious plant-based foods, and environment-friendly, cruelty-free products and services. And, the most inspirational roster of speakers yet will be presenting and holding workshops that will empower and introduce you to a plant-based way of life, and answering any of your questions.

  • Over 100 exhibitors will be sampling, selling and showcasing their amazing products and services.
  • World-renowned speakers, doctors and nutritionists, and inspirational champion athletes will be presenting.
  • Top chefs will be giving cooking demonstration.
  • Various workshops will be offered.
  • Award-winning films will be screened with the director present for Q&A.

My cooking demo will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday.

The buy tickets visit: http://theseedexperience.com/expo2015/ticket/  Use the code “fran50” when checking out for a 50% discount.

 

 

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.

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.

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

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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: http://azvegfoodfest.com

 

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

MSVA Logo

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/

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