If you are about to begin catering for a vegan older person you might be feeling slightly apprehensive and have many questions running through your mind. We’ve put together this list of easy-to-use resources to support you. We’re sure that in no time at all you will feel confident and become a happy vegan cook!

If you would like any further support, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We’re happy to help you.

Good luck and happy cooking!

Information for Vegans

For older vegetarians and vegans who want to continue living independently, we offer grants to assist with financial hardship. Find out if you are eligible here.

If the care home that you work for is a member of our UK List then you can join one of our subsidised one-day training courses. These courses are an excellent way to develop both your practical skills and knowledge about vegan cooking.

There are excellent websites that list popular vegan ingredients. One website that we particularly like is Vegan Recipe Club.

And before you feel daunted about the number of ingredients on these lists, remember that you may already have some of them. Also, you do not need everything listed in order to cook a vegan meal. Start gradually and over time you will build up a range of ingredients that you are familiar with and use frequently.

Find out what vegans don’t eat by using our easy-to-follow best practice guide for caterers.

Within our website we have created a wonderful sample menu planner. Not only does this provide you with 4 weeks of vegan meals but you can also see how these could fit very comfortably with food you are preparing for vegetarian residents.

Many leading supermarkets stock vegan products so you will not have to worry about having to research specialist suppliers. For a quick way to find out what vegan items your local supermarket stocks, try My Supermarket or The Vegan Womble.

Probably the easiest way to begin looking after a vegan resident is to cook vegan versions of meals you are already familiar with. Not only will this make you feel confident but it means that many of the ingredients will overlap with the meals you are producing for your other residents.

A very clear and practical guide to this approach can be found here.

If you feel you would like to explore vegan recipes further, we have a wide range of delicious recipes available through our own website. Having tried many of them we can confidently say that they are delicious.

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