With all the culinary schools in the world, it seems few specialize in plant-based cooking. Mark Reinfeld, award-winning chef and author, is changing that with the Vegan Fusion Culinary Academy, which translates his 20 years of experience as a chef and his love for plant-based food into educating others.

Although the school is not set to open Summer 2020 in Boulder, Colorado, you can start signing up now for classes and start taking online courses. The academy has programs for aspiring chefs, home-cooks and culinary pros ranging from accelerated to full-time courses. The online introductory classes welcome any newcomers who want to cook more plant-based or teach others.

According to the Vegan Fusion Culinary Academy's website, the institute aims to "provide a comprehensive, hands-on culinary education combining the latest skills, techniques, and equipment with time-tested methodologies to create stellar vegan and raw cuisine."

Faculty at the academy will consist of culinary chefs and experts with extensive knowledge of plant-based cooking. Community events will also be hosted which will consist of guest speakers like fan-favorite, Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko's Creamery, classes on a plant-based lifestyle, (how to compost, have a home free of toxins, etc.) social events and much more.

The Vegan Fusion Culinary Academy is not only about cooking plant-based but also about building a community around eating and living plant-based.

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