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How will I receive confirmation of my cooking class booking?

When you book one of Kate’s cooking classes, either online through Zoom, at Kate’s Place Cafe or in Kate’s home kitchen, you will be sent a notification by email. The cookery class confirmation email is your class booking confirmation.

I would like to do a vegan class. Can you help?

We are doing more vegan cooking classes and vegetarian cooking classes each year. In fact, our Vegetarian and Vegan Christmas Special is very popular. This year, our vegan cooking demonstartion included the following:

  • Celeriac remoulade
  • Comte cheese tart
  • Vegan Christmas wreath with mushroom gravy
  • Roast smoked potatoes
  • Carrot roasted with orange
  • Creamed kale with parmesan
  • Chocolate pots with biscuits

Visit our cookery classes section to get more details on upcoming vegan cookery classes.

Is it possible to book a private cooking class?

Yes we offer private cookery classes for anyone who wants to have a one-on-one cooking demonstration or baking demonstration with Kate. Treat yourself or a friend to private cooking session at a time that is convenient. The cookery class will start with a either a cooking demonstration or Q & A to determine the cooking skills or baking skills you want to develop or improve. Kate will guide you along as you then prepare the meal of your choice. You will have plenty of chances to ask Kate any questions and converse with her throughout the class. To book private cooking classes, submit the booking form here.

Is there a link to Kate's Airb&b Irish cookery classes?

Yes, you can get more information and book one of Kate’s AirBnb zoom classes through the following links:

Baking Traditional Irish Scones Zoom

What car parking facilities are available at Kate's Place Café?

Kate’s Place Café is conveniently located in Oran Town Centre, a popular shopping centre in the town of Oranmore just to the south of Galway city. Generally, there are ample car spaces available in the shopping centre car park at most times.

What Is Veganuary?

The term Veganuary (as a pledge and an organisation) was started in the UK around 2014. It has grown extremely popular ever since. More than 1 million people now pledge to go vegan or eat a plant-based diet during the month of January. Veganuary encourages and helps people, businesses and organisations switch to a plant-based diet as a way of improving their health, protecting the environment and reducing animal suffering. Try Vegan

The purpose of Veganuary is to encourage more people to eat only plant based foods during the month of January each year. A person who practices a vegan lifestyle consumes plant based foods and tries to use cruelty-free products as much as possible. This means avoiding animal exploitation by excluding dairy products, eggs, meat and anything of or from an animal.

In 2021, more supermarkets are promoting the vegan message. for example, Aldi has added a Veganuary webpage that not only highlights plant-based products but also makes the case for going vegan: animal welfare, personal health, greener lifestyle and more sustainability. The Aldi website also features dozens of vegan recipes, tips on vegan swaps and more.

Where do vegans get their protein from?

Many people are under the mistaken impression that protein only comes from animal based foods. The truth is, almost all foods we eat include protein! Some foods are better sources of protein than others, but the reality is there is no difficulty in eating the recommended daily intake of protein as a vegan. Even vegetables contain protein and one very good example is broccoli which contains a very high amount of healthy protein.

Some good sources of plant protein include soya, tofu, tempeh, lentils, chickpeas, oats, quinoa, black beans, baked beans, edamame, seeds, nuts, nut butters, rice and grains. A tasty vegan sausage made from pea protein or soy protein such as Linda McCartney’s Sausages is full of protein.

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