Transform traditional desserts

Essential Vegan Desserts is an online course based on Fran Costigan’s popular Vegan Baking Boot Camp. This 90-day course focuses on essential techniques and recipes so you can create quality vegan desserts with confidence. The course starts with an explanation of key equipment, ingredient selection and function, and foundational techniques for creating desserts without the use of eggs and dairy. As you progress, learning activities and practice recipes will showcase your ability to prepare and finish an array of vegan desserts ranging from pies, cakes, tarts and cookies to aquafaba, mousses, gels, trifles and sauces.

90-day course | Class starts July 17th.
$499.99
8 units | More than 200 tasks | 90 recipes
Personalized instructor support and grading
More than 50 instructional technique videos
Certificate of Completion upon graduating

Course Details

Some of the food you’ll make in this course

Course Start DateTuitionPurchase
July 17, 2018$499.99ENROLL

The Rouxbe instructor and support team

Recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as a quality program. Approved for 50 Continuing Education Hours.

Learn from anywhere,
on your schedule

Available 24/7 and streamed on any device, our courses were designed to fit your schedule.
We'll keep you engaged
along the way
Ongoing chef support, interactive quizzes and live online seminars keep our students going strong.
Use our robust learning
management system
Our structured courses and syllabus-driven programs guide students to achieving their culinary goals.
Join our active
online community
With over 300,000 students worldwide, enjoy an engaged  online community that supports your journey during and after class.

Welcome to class.

Meet your lead instructor: Chef Fran Costigan

Culinary instructor, cookbook author, consultant, and now Rouxbe Director of Vegan Pastry Fran Costigan is internationally recognized as the innovative pioneering pastry chef who marries healthy eating with sumptuous tastes. The “Fran Factor” is her unique ability to transform traditional desserts into modern, healthful vegan desserts that satisfy vegans and omnivores alike. In Fran’s recipes, nothing is missing except the dairy, eggs, white sugar, and cholesterol.

Fran was a professionally trained chef in traditional and vegan pastry kitchens before moving into teaching. For over 20 years she has instructed home cooks and professionals in the art of transforming traditional desserts into luscious cholesterol-free vegan versions that satisfy all dietary preferences. By joining forces with Rouxbe, Fran now brings her critically acclaimed Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive® into the online world to reach pastry enthusiast around the globe.

Fran is an advisory board member of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, Main Street Vegan Academy, Vegan Trade Council, as well as a professional member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Les Dames d'Escoffier and the Association of Food Journalists.


Common questions

Are there any prerequisites or requirements to take this course?
While there are no formal prerequisites, Rouxbe does have expectations that our students are active learners, have the desire to take the time to cook each week, and are self-motivated and excited to learn new subject matter. You will get the most out of this course if you practice regularly, which means there will be plenty of food to cook and share.
What type of support do I get with this course?
We pride ourselves on providing students the support they need to become better, more confident cooks. There are many opportunities for interaction, engagement, and support throughout your course. As an instructor-guided course, you will have an opportunity to interact with our instructors in multiple ways. This includes regular live online Q&A sessions for our student community. Additionally, there are discussion forums to engage with classmates and your Rouxbe instructional team.
How and when do I attend class?
Your course is available on-demand 24/7 from any internet enabled device. The program is self-paced, meaning there are no specific dates to submit assignments or attend class. The only limitation is that you must complete the course within 90 days.
Do I have access to the course content after the 90 days are over?
We will be proud to see you graduate and receive your Certificate of Completion to hang proudly on your wall! If you need some extra time to finish your course you can purchase a one-month extension for $39.99. This way you can take the extra time you need to complete the course and receive your certificate. If this is not feasible, or you are not concerned about receiving a Certificate of Completion, you will continue to have access to your course for as long as you wish. You just won't be able to take the quizzes or upload assignments to our instructors for feedback. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a heavily discounted Rouxbe Membership. Our membership is $4.99 per month, and ordinarily requires a $299 upfront initiation fee. As a benefit of being a successful graduate, you are eligible to apply a $295 tuition credit against general membership so you would only pay $4.99 per month. As a general member, you will have access to 100's of instructional video recipes, lessons, courses, assessments, and of course, continued access to your purchased course and fellow student community. Other professional and partner courses, are not part of general membership; therefore, the credit is not applicable to those offerings. You can cancel or pause your membership at any time.
What is the passing grade?
A passing grade is 75%, something we are confident can be accomplished, as we will set you up for success in this course. Leave it to us to get you inspired and cooking. We support you the whole way through!
What is your cancellation policy?
Once you have paid the tuition for this course, 25% of it becomes immediately non-refundable. As for refunding your tuition, we understand that there are sometimes unfortunate circumstances that are beyond your control that may require you to withdraw from the course (e.g. medical condition). We of course want to be supportive during these situations so will work with you on a one-on-one basis to help. However, after 7-days of the course start, there are no refunds.

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