A Plant-Based Celebration

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Unit 1: Getting Started
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Welcome to the Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute. We're glad you could join us. This introductory unit offers an orientation to your course. 

Orientation
Course Orientation
  • Task 1: Welcome to the Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute
  • Task 2: Course Orientation and Learning Targets
  • Task 3: How to Learn with Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute
End of Unit 1
Unit 2: Learning Tasks
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This is the main learning unit of the course, complete with a variety of videos, activities, and practice recipes to try out.
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A Plant-Based Celebration
  • Task 4: Why Plant-Based Cooking?
  • Task 5: Overview of Plant-Based Diets
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Starters & Small Bites
  • Task 6: Introduction | Small Bites
  • Task 7: Practice Activity | Going Nuts!
  • Task 8: Lesson Recipes | Bites and Starters
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Soups, Salads & Side Dishes
  • Task 9: Introduction | Soups, Sides, and Salads
  • Task 10: Practice Activity | How to Sweat Vegetables
  • Task 11: Lesson Recipes | Soups
  • Task 12: What about Choosing Salad Greens?
  • Task 13: Lesson Recipes | Salads
  • Task 14: Practice Activity | How to Roast Vegetables
  • Task 15: Lesson Recipes | Vegetable Sides
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Entrées and Main Dishes
  • Task 16: Introduction | Meat Free Mains
  • Task 17: Practice Activity | Explore Plant-Based Proteins
  • Task 18: Pro Tips | Working with Tofu & Tempeh
  • Task 19: Lesson Recipes | Entrees
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Desserts and Sweet Treats
  • Task 20: Introduction | Dessert!
  • Task 21: Practice Activity | Personal Dessert Platter
  • Task 22: Lesson Recipes | Dessert
End of Unit 2
Unit 3: Course Review & Photo Sharing
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Share your work, take a 2-minute survey, and review some additional resources to stay engaged.
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Course Resources
  • Task 23: Activity with Feedback | Choose a Recipe to Prepare
  • Task 24: Survey | Share Your Course Feedback
  • Task 25: Reference material and further reading
End of Unit 3

Course Description

Dress up your winter celebrations with vibrant and flavorful vegetarian offerings that will impress and amaze even meat-eating relatives. Explore hearty entrées and sauces, add traditional and creative side dishes, and incorporate no-fuss desserts. This is your chance to express your plant-based, global style for the holiday table.

Course Highlights

  • 24/7 access, 100% online
  • Approved for 4 Continuing Education Hours from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as an approved program
  • Interactive learning activities and assessments
  • More than 20 learning tasks
  • Over 40 delicious recipes

Course Objectives

  • Explain the basics of a plant-based approach to cooking
  • Learn culinary techniques that are used in cooking plant-based meals
  • Prepare an assortment of side dishes that can be mixed and matched any time of year
  • Diversify each of your holiday menus to use these recipes again and again
  • Explain the concept of sweating and roasting vegetables

Course Description

Dress up your winter celebrations with vibrant and flavorful vegetarian offerings that will impress and amaze even meat-eating relatives. Explore hearty entrées and sauces, add traditional and creative side dishes, and incorporate no-fuss desserts. This is your chance to express your plant-based, global style for the holiday table.

Course Highlights

  • 24/7 access, 100% online
  • Approved for 4 Continuing Education Hours from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as an approved program
  • Interactive learning activities and assessments
  • More than 20 learning tasks
  • Over 40 delicious recipes

Course Objectives

  • Explain the basics of a plant-based approach to cooking
  • Learn culinary techniques that are used in cooking plant-based meals
  • Prepare an assortment of side dishes that can be mixed and matched any time of year
  • Diversify each of your holiday menus to use these recipes again and again
  • Explain the concept of sweating and roasting vegetables