Cooking Class - Tropical Plant Based Cooking

Create tropical, modern, plant-based meals that are way more exciting than vegetable burgers and tofu.

In this hands-on class with Chef Luke, you'll learn how to build plant-based dishes using both familiar and exotic ingredients as you work your way through the preparation of a contemporary four-course menu.

You will begin by working with jackfruit, which has a meaty texture and a mild, almost neutral flavor perfect for soaking up your homemade Filipino-style marinade. Then, you'll prepare a dal-inspired dish made with creamy yellow split peas simmered in warming spices, as well as a homemade, protein-rich seitan that you will bbq smoke in banana leaf.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Fun, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Luke



23 Dec 2019

Had a fun time making sushi with chef Luke !



14 Nov 2019

Mother and daughter team had a great time! Excellent lessons on Pasta and sauces. Thanks Chef Luke!



31 Aug 2019

Cooking with Chef Luke was an absolute blast! My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed learning from Chef Luke. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. Through his explanations, we understood why we were doing what we were doing which gives us more confidence in taking these skills home with us to do again. Chef Luke was also more than happy to answer our questions. What made this experience truly a memory were all of the stories and laughs we had. He is easy to smile and laugh along with us which made us feel more comfortable with him. After the food was made, he gave us space to enjoy the meal which we appreciated. We would take this course again without a doubt! Thank you, Chef Luke! :)

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Instead of watching cartoons on television every Saturday morning, Chef Luke was instead captivated by legendary chefs Justin Wilson and Julia Child. Fast-forward to today and Chef Luke now has over 25 years of professional cooking experience. He has spent the past decade living and cooking in Indianapolis, and assuming roles as the executive chef of an exclusive private dining club, as a food truck owner, and a culinary instructor.

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