Talented chefs to showcase wonders of plant-based cooking at VegfestUK London

28th August 2018

As one switches to a plant-based diet or moves in that direction, is it immediately apparent to them what they can serve up on their plates in place of their usual dishes centred on meat, dairy, eggs or fish and other derivatives of animal foods?

Beginners to plant-based living or even cooking might initially be scratching their heads for ideas, particularly so for those living on the fast lane with limited time to explore recipe ideas and possibly with family members to feed – probably with a wide spectrum of taste buds – or possibly on a shoestring when it comes to stocking up new ingredients. But in reality, the possibilities of plant-based cooking are literally endless for everybody, with a rainbow of options available from the plant kingdom – and especially so nowadays with major brands,  supermarkets and health stores having available animal-free alternatives to a long list of traditionally animal-based ingredients. Whether one’s looking for predominantly healthy dishes, plant-based alternatives to seasonal favourites, or self-indulgence from sweet treats or deep-fried “dirty vegan food”, and whether one has literally only minutes to spend each day on making their own foods, or hours available in the kitchen for treating their loved ones, ranging from budget options to gourmet level, plant-based ingredients have got all bases covered.

A number of talented chefs, who have made their mark on the culinary scene with their own ideas on getting the best out of exclusively plant-based ingredients, will be showcasing their own unique recipes in a series of cookery demos at the upcoming vegan festival VegfestUK London on October 27-28 at Olympia London. These cookery demos have in mind audiences of all levels of cooking, from complete beginners to seasoned chefs looking for further inspirations to add to their own repertoire of plant-based recipes. Sitting in on just one or two demos would provide some excellent ideas for getting that nutritional boost or just treating oneself or one’s families, friends or clients.

The Cookery Demos area will be hosted by award-winning vegan caterers Shambhu’s, who have consistently done cookery demos at previous VegfestUK events, and the organisers are delighted to welcome them back at the upcoming London event.

Cookery Demos confirmed


Louisa Mitchell (Mindful Chef) – Sri Lankan Jackfruit & Chickpea Curry with Broccoli Rice

Nisham Shah (Shambhu’s) – Spice It Up!

Danielle Maupertuis – Halloween and New Year Recipes

Anita Kerai – Mombasa Channa Mix

Tomi Makanjuola – Fun Plantain Recipes

Anita Kerai – Avocado and Kale Petis


Nisham Shah (Shambhu’s) – Vegan Sweet Treats

Vegan Chef Day – Vegan and Gluten-free BBQ Burgers stuffed with Vegan Cheese

Ben Asamani (222 Vegan Cuisine) – Quinoa & Spinach “Meatballs” & Steamed Vegetables with Pumpkin “Cheese” Sauce

Danielle Maupertuis – Halloween and New Year Recipes

Farrah Rainfly – Healthy Eating on a Vegan Diet

Further chefs, full timetable and detailed descriptions can be found on this page here.

Cookery Demos area located on Level 1 of Olympia Central, with food tastings available after selected demos

Other activities at VegfestUK London 2018

The Cookery Demos are part of an amazing array of other features, including:

  • Vegan Food Village with 26 caterers serving a mouthwatering selection of vegan street food
  • Shopping from over 275 exhibitors with one-off show specials available,
  • talks on Health, Permaculture, Fitness, Environment, Wellness, Justice, Radical Veganism, Activism, alongside Yoga and Qi Gong sessions,
  • a Living Raw Zone,
  • Comedy,
  • a Cinema,
  • a Kids Area,
  • an Art Exhibition dedicated to veganism and animal rights,
  • a 450-seater Auditorium hosting panels and entertainment,
  • Live Music

and more!

Advance tickets are now on sale at www.london.vegfest.co.uk/tickets with special offers (BUY ONE GET FREE and BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE) running for limited periods only.

Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2005218553101007/ and invite your friends!