Cooking Classes

Get inspired to cook healthy, easy and delicious plant-based dishes on a daily basis!

All the dishes that we will teach you how to make will be very easy, so one or two step recipes – so you can go ahead and start right a way.

“The recipes of Alexander are full of love and power. They feed you, on all different levels. Basic ingredients, easy to make, very tasty. Yummy. My kids recognize this. They love what I cook from his books. All time favorite: apple cake (kids love to make this themselves) and his Borscht.”

Elsbeth Tijssen, photographer, Venusian Kitchen, The Netherlands

“Cooking with Alexander showed me how easy and gratifying vegan cooking can be. I enjoy making these recipes over and over again.”

Rolf Snoeren, fashion designer, Viktor & Rolf, The Netherlands

“Witnessing Alexander at work in his cooking class makes it clear that good cooking doesn’t need to be hard or complicated. He drops plenty of useful tips, both practical and creative, that help me move around my own kitchen with ease and confidence.”

Ingrid Berger Myhre, dancer & choreographer, Belgium/Norway

“Alexander’s cooking classes are a great way to expand your repertoire with vibrant and easy recipes. While Alexander cooks, he gives a lot of information about the ingredients, the cooking techniques and how these effect your body. A big benefit of the cooking class is that Alexander also mentions how to adapt the recipes to a different season or to your personal preferences. Actually, Alexander teaches you how to cook beyond the recipe and to play around with its components every time you cook the dish at home.”

Sandra Rabenou, Cultural Researcher & Design Strategist, The Netherlands

Each class will focus on a different topic. The topics are listed below next to the class date.

Our classes are structured as a cooking demonstration (not a workshop). In the beginning of each class, Alexander will explain the philosophy and guiding principles behind healthy plant based cooking. The information he will use will derive from Western dietary approach, traditional Eastern philosophy and macrobiotic cooking. After the introduction he will demonstrate how to cook 5 different dishes that are delicious, nutritious and that everybody can easily prepare at home.

 You can also order us for hands-on private cooking workshops at the comfort of your home or on location for individuals, couples or groups. Contact us for information and prices.

“We enjoyed a lot, especially kids were over the moon as they really liked the way you involved them and provided them with tips and secrets on how to become amazing cooks. You made my 40th Birthday really special and this will be one of the experience we are going to talk about for many years to come. Happy memories. Thank you so much.”

Abhinav Jain, Product Manager, NL/India

Here you can see Alexander teaching you how to make a wakame stir fry:


Before the class you will get a print with all the ingredients.

13:00- beginning

Duration- approximately 3 hours

early bird, more than 7 days prior the event: 44,50 Euros

standard ticket: 49,50 Euros

10 classes card (valid for 1 year) which you can share with several people – 375 Euros


Sunday, 21st of January, 2024, 13:00-16:00 – Learn how to make home-made dumplings

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

What can be more comforting on a gray January Sunday afternoon than eating steaming and filling dumplings from all around the world? We will learn how to make delicious dim sum filled with mushrooms and seitan; gyoza with tofu and cabbage; tofu-sweet potato dumplings in a clear umami broth; and Russian/Polish pelmeni/pierogi filled with mushrooms and fried with onions. Comfort guaranteed!


Friday, 16th of February, 2024, 19:00-21:30 – Japanese traditional cooking

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

The traditional Japanese cuisine is known for its subtle flavors, unique preparations, and medicinal properties. Come and learn how to make exquisite Japanese dishes inspired by the traditional Japanese temple food, Shojin Ryori. Think of goma dofu (sesame tofu), hijiki with freeze-dried tofu, Japanese pickled cucumbers, Miso-umeboshi marinated tofu, and more.


Sunday, 17th of March, 2024, 13:00-16:00 – Quick take a way lunches for work and school

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

Tired of eating boring bread-cheese or bread-hummus for lunch and don’t have time to cook? Join this cooking class and discover plenty of ideas on how to create super simple and quick lunches to take to work or school. Something you can proudly eat in front of your colleagues and that will energize and nourish your body. Also, learn what to give kids to take to school.


Sunday, 7th of April, 2024, 13:00-16:00 – The Mexican vegan kitchen

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

So tasty, fresh, rich, and full of flavor. Discover delicious dishes from the celebrated South American cuisine. Chili sin Carne; tortillas with roasted cauliflower and pickled onion; Tostitad with guacamole and mushrooms; and cactus salad with grilled tofu cheese. Be prepared for an unexpected taste explosion.


SOLD OUT! Friday, 3rd of May, 2024, 19:00-21:30 – Vegan Ramen & Gyoza SOLD OUT!

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

Learn how to make the best Japanese comfort food with intense umami flavor. We will learn how to create a full-bodied, satisfying, and rich Ramen broth. These gyoza are addicting! Be warned!


Sunday, 16th of June, 2024, 13:00-16:00 – Easy vegan in 20 minutes

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

Many people don’t cook daily due to a lack of time and stress. Discover how to prepare tasty and nutritious vegan meals from scratch quickly and without any fuss in the kitchen. Enjoy a fantastic dinner just 20 minutes after you arrive home from work.


Sunday, 29th of September, 2024, 13:00-16:00 – Protein rich plant-based cooking

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

Learn how to cook strong and nourishing plant-based foods. Many people become weak after starting to eat vegan. The reason is that their diet is lacking in nutritional values and strong foods. In this important class, we will learn what needs to be on your plate daily and how to add more proteins to your plant-based diet.


Sunday, 20th of October, 2024, 13:00-16:00 – The vegan cuisine of Tel Aviv

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

Tel Aviv is one of the most exciting food cities in the world, and its vegan cuisine is even more thrilling. In this class, you will learn how to make delicious vegetables bursting with flavor using exciting cooking styles. Think of eggplants with tomato tahini; Roasted sweet potatoes with green tahini; kohlrabi filled with itself; Freekeh pilaf with roasted cauliflower, pickled lemons and pistachios, and more.


Sunday, 17th of November, 2024, 13:00-16:00 – Home-made Kimchi & Dim-Sum

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

Learn how to make your own bad-ass kimchi exploding with spiciness, umami, and a good level of fermentation (be warned, you’ll get addicted). We will also learn how to make really comforting and delicious dim sum with other Asian side dishes.


Sunday, 15th of December, 2024, 13:00-16:00 – Self-made noodles and hearty Asian broths

Location: De Gibraltar, Haarlemmerweg 645-A, Amsterdam

Learn how to make your own homemade udon and soba and how to incorporate them into delicious and comforting Asian dishes. Think of Udon with spicy peanut sauce and fried onion; Soba in clear Japanese broth with carrot-ginger tempura, and more exciting Asian side dishes.


“I followed more cooking classes from Alexander. Alexander is such a great chef and a serious macrobiotic/ plant based teacher. It’s a gift to yourself to follow one (or all!) his courses. I have a lot more energy and happiness in my life. Thank you Alexander!!”

Inger Aten, plant-based chef, The Netherlands


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