Sam Linford-Platt Head and Maz Linford-Platt

Sam Linford-Platt Head and Maz Linford-Platt

The Vegetarian Society
Public Sector Catering Kitchen - Cookery demonstration

Sam Linford-Platt Head of the Vegetarian Society Cookery School

Sam is a life-long vegetarian, now vegan, she has a wealth of experience, having worked in the catering industry for more than 15 years. She has worked as a trainer, openings manager and troubleshooter in quick service and contract catering.

Originally from Liverpool, with a mixed European heritage, she has experimented with many different flavours and dishes throughout her career. She frequently leads cookery events for the school and across the country to teach people how to make fantastic vegetarian and vegan food.

Maz Linford-Platt, Tutor

Maz has a passion for fantastic flavours and teaches on a wide range of courses. She now uses her vast experience to teach professional caterers and has worked as national trainer for large restaurant brands. Maz has worked with organisations too, including the LGBT Foundation and Manchester University, and has catered for the England women’s cricket team.

Increase the plant-based options in your canteens with our School Catering and Hospital Catering Training.

By enhancing your plant-based offering, you’ll cater for a range of dietary requirements, save money and help customers get their five a day.

Not sure where to start? We can show you how to deliver suitable vegetarian and vegan options with our training. We work with schools, hospitals and councils across the country, teaching catering staff how to make sustainable plant-based food.

Is your canteen reaping the benefits of offering a comprehensive plant-based menu? There are so many advantages to having a varied selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. As well as boosting food sales, plant-based food can be more cost-effective, is more environmentally sustainable and allows you to cater to a wider variety of dietary requirements.

The Vegetarian Society Cookery School can work with you to take your meat-free menu to a new level with exciting, cost-effective dishes.

We can help you to adapt your existing recipes or, if preferred, teach you how to make new options which are specially crafted for bulk cooking in canteens. We understand that you may have guidelines for the food you can purchase, as well as strict budgets – this why we tailor our training to fit your specific situation and requirements.