Culinary Dreams Blossom: The Vegan School’s Journey in Goa”

In the heart of Goa, where the sun-kissed beaches meet the vibrant culture, a culinary revolution has unfolded. Ashish and Nisha, driven by passion and the desire to bring a taste of international vegan cuisine to India, embarked on a remarkable journey that gave birth to the first vegan culinary school in the country.

Culinary Odyssey from Sweden to Goa: 

Inspired by Nisha’s culinary fervor kindled in the vegan kitchens of Sweden, the couple set out to bridge the gap in India’s culinary landscape. Their vision materialized in Goa, a place renowned for its diverse culture and open-minded spirit. With affordability at its core, the school became a haven for the burgeoning vegetarian and vegan community in India.

A Vision Beyond Borders: 

The school’s vision transcends geographical boundaries. It aspires to provide a global platform for aspiring chefs, offering them not just a culinary education but a home for their talents to shine. Their mission is clear – to showcase the exquisite possibilities of vegan cuisine and create a laboratory for culinary experimentation.

Masterclass Faculty: 

The school’s faculty reads like a culinary dream team. Nisha Garg, the resident chef, brings a wealth of experience from the vegan fine-dining scene in Stockholm. Aline, with her expertise in French cuisine, adds a touch of international flair, while Chef Pooja Masurkar, a vegan pastry virtuoso, redefines sweet indulgence.

Buland Shukla, an award-winning trainer in fermentation, and Dr. Kasturi 

Sonalkar, a maestro in bread making, contribute to a curriculum that goes beyond the ordinary, encompassing fermentation, raw food cooking, and comprehensive knife skills

A Classroom Unlike Any Other: 

What sets this culinary school apart is its warm and welcoming atmosphere. No exams, no tests, just a celebration of individual creativity. The ethos is collaboration over competition, fostering a culture of togetherness where every question finds an open-hearted answer.

Curriculum for All:

   The school opens its doors to all, even those with zero culinary knowledge. From wielding a knife to crafting intricate desserts, the curriculum caters to everyone. Graduates find themselves placed in internships across the globe, honing their skills and deciding on their culinary career paths.

Success Stories:

   The success stories emanating from this culinary haven are awe-inspiring. Alumni, like Jatin Tiwari, have ventured into the world, establishing vegan bakeries and working with celebrities and hotels worldwide.

Future Horizons:

   As the vegan movement gains momentum, the school contemplates online expansion based on demand. Every batch receives personalized attention, ensuring a training experience that is infused with heart and soul.

Invitation to Dreams

   The message to the world is simple but powerful – feel at home at The Vegan School in Goa. Take the chance to learn what you love, visit, and witness the place where dreams come true. Pursue your culinary aspirations with Ashish and Nisha in the vibrant realm of Goa.

Contact and Connect:

For those ready to embark on this culinary journey, the school’s website ( provides a gateway to dreams. Located in Pundalik Nagar, behind Mall De Goa, next to Help Age India, Goa, India, the school invites you to reach out at [email protected] or +91 9903761884.

In the heart of Goa, The Vegan School isn’t just a culinary institute; it’s a testament to the transformative power of dreams and the rich possibilities of a plant-based culinary future.

Article By:  Priyanka Kolvekar



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