Passionate About Plant-Based

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on culinary education combining the latest skills, techniques and equipment with time-tested methodologies to create stellar vegan and raw cuisine.


The Academy

Located in the heart of Boulder, Colorado, the Vegan Fusion Culinary Academy offers professional career training as well as classes for passionate home cooks. 

The state-of-the-art culinary facility also hosts educational workshops, professional intensives for working chefs and community events.  



What sets us apart:

  • Chef-Driven – Chef Mark Reinfeld’s 20+ years of experience teaching and creating stellar vegan and raw cuisine is apparent in every program and class. Each course is crafted to instruct and inspire.

  • Accredited - Vegan Fusion Culinary Academy is looking to be the first accredited vegan culinary school in the United States. Our application is in process with the State of Colorado to ensure that our professional certification program is geared towards advancing your culinary career.

  • Kitchens – Our state-of-the-art classrooms were built to encourage creativity, craftsmanship and community.

  • Location – Located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, we’re close to hiking trails, skiing, national parks, award-winning restaurants and farmers’ market, and a robust organic and natural food scene.

  • Student to Teacher Ratio – All classes are limited in size so every student receives personal, one-on-one instruction.

  • Nutrition & Lifestyle – We complement culinary training with nutrition and lifestyle workshops, education, resources and wellness retreats.

  • Career Placement – Building your skills is just the first step. We also offer externships, ‘stages’ and job assistance, including resumes and professional introductions, to help you on your way to becoming a leader in the plant-based food movement.

  • Plant-Based! – Sharing how to prepare stellar vegan cuisine is our way of bringing about positive change on the planet – a change that can be felt immediately and for generations to come.


Our mission is to change the culture of cooking by bringing mindfulness, passion and compassion to the culinary world.

We provide our students with the skills and expertise to prepare world-class plant-based cuisine using all of the amazing fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices that the earth has to offer.  

Our students receive a comprehensive, hands-on culinary education to ensure they thrive as innovative leaders in plant-based cuisine. 


"The best tips and feedback to improve ourselves and to help other people to the way of a whole-food, plant based life, a training that is able to change lives."

- VF Student