Vegan Takeover with Chef Dustin Harder: Easy Cheesy Vegan


Lincoln Square
4747 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago,

Hands On Vegetarian Vegan

Our favorite celebrity vegan chef, Dustin Harder, is back in our kitchen for a special hands-on class featuring recipes that are all plant-based. Dustin, the Culinary Specialist with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, will teach you how to make dishes from his cookbooks and the Physicians Committee catalog of recipes. These recipes are designed to create a healthier world with an emphasis on plant-based nutrition. Learn just how easy it is to cook up a vegan cheesy feast creating a seat for everyone at the table! Each student will receive a raffle ticket during class with the opportunity to win one of Dustin’s cookbooks or an Eat More Plants apron!
Recipes featured in class today include:

  • Caprese Skewers-Will be made in advance and enjoyed upon arrival
  • Shells and Cheese with Hemp Parmesan and Shiitake Bacon  
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Hemp Parmesan and Pita
  • Crab Rangoon Nachos with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce 
  • Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecakes with Biscoff Cookie Crust

Dustin Harder is a chef, host, and cookbook author. You can watch his original series, The Vegan Roadie, on YouTube, Apple TV, and Roku, and his podcast, 'Keep On Cookin', is available anywhere you listen to podcasts. He currently serves as the Culinary Specialist with The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Before his time at PCRM he worked as a private chef in NYC and Atlanta and in menu development with various brands including By Chloe, Arden's Garden, and Kitchen Therapy. His first cookbook " The Simply Vegan Cookbook" is on Forbes’ list of "Best Vegan Cookbooks." Dustin has been featured in Eating Well, VegNews, Vegan Lifestyle Magazine, Chowhound, Vegetarian Times and Paste Magazine and appeared on Food Network’s Girl Scout Baking Championship. Follow the Vegan Roadie on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook.

In this hands-on class, students will be paired in groups of five and work together as a team to prepare the recipes.

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