Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 27, 2021 /vWire/ —Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery is the first, non-accredited vegan cooking school and deli in the US. It focuses on helping people to learn and appreciate how easy plant-based cooking can be. With over 25 classes per month, from beginner to advanced, co-founder and vegan Chef Mindy will lead a line-up of excellent vegan “sous-chefs” – picked locally, nationally and internationally.  The Eatery will be the new sought-after hang-out spot for those who enjoy meatless, tasteful creations of the vegan kind.

Las Vegas never ceases to amaze. Whether a controversial election, a global pandemic or the fastest warming city due to climate change, Sin City continues to release jackpot wins – a meatless, plant-based one in this case.

“[Vegan] Vegas is everything that is right with America” – Drew Carey

Meet Heather Heath and Mindy Poortinga – the co-founders and owners of Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery. The former is a seasoned chief financial officer in the healthcare sector who embraced international animal welfare causes (dog and cat meat trade) and launched her own 501c(3) to promote veganism as the ideal substitution and more sustainable alternative to the cruel practices inflicted on animals in all sectors of the world.  The latter is the well-known creator of “Vegan Meals by Mindy”, a 6-year running very successful food making and delivery of exquisite vegan creations at people’s doorsteps.

Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery is not your traditional school. It is a live laboratory for wild creations a la Willy Wonka, a factory buzzing with ideas and mesmerizing delicatessen for anyone who hasn’t yet experienced vegan alternatives. The only credits you get here are for your commitment to support the planet and make use of its sustainable resources.

“Our school and eatery is going be so much more! It’s going to be a vegan hub! We’re a business but we’re a business that intends to get the community involved and bring them together for a good cause, all the while having fun and enjoying life.” – Mindy Poortinga

Classes cover the full range of global cuisines and traditions. From the American grandma’s style “Quick Healthy Snacks…That You’ll Actually Eat!” to West Coast “Cooking with Trader Joe’s”, “Cheesy Baked Stuffed Mushrooms” and “What to do with Tofu?”.  And a dare to all Asian chefs to take on Chef Kenny Chye’s – “The Vegan Sushi Challenge”.

The Eatery showcases a deli and espresso bar with a full range of freshly made, animal-free products for all tastes, eat-in or take-away. A weekly Sunday brunch that while still somewhat secretive, promises to pay homage to its Vegas roots and be unlike any other you’ve attended.  There will also be a weekly meal prep menu allowing people to order freshly prepared meals to eat during their busy week – just another way to encourage the healthy, cruelty-free way of living!

A real business-with-a-cause, both Mindy and Heather are staunch (not preachy) advocates of sustainable lifestyle and use of the planet’s resources, whilst maintaining their commitment to animals (supporting farm sanctuaries) and compassion for humans (through a newly formed Las Vegan Food Bank) – leading by example.  Spellbinding as the night-time city lights of Las Vegas itself.

I always loved Mindy’s brilliant idea of easing the access to vegan food through her vegan meal prep company. I am a passionate animal welfare advocate and believe that some of the abuses and misuses of animals can be resolved through easy lifestyle changes using earthly, tasty, cruelty-free meals.  If education is a key component for change, why not educate with food!” – Heather Heath

Whether one takes classes, enjoys a flavourful meal with friends, drops by for a quick shot of espresso or a glass of vegan wine, Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery promises to be THE VEGAN HUB in the Western USA, a new favourite hangout for locals and a new must-see attraction for tourists. Centrally located in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District, you cannot miss this once in a lifetime experience of “plant-based cooking in Sin City’s HOTTEST kitchen!


Vegas Vegan Culinary School and Eatery is located in the Las Vegas Arts District, at few steps away from the infamous Las Vegas Strip – 1310 S. 3rd Street, Suite 130, (702) 478-6777. Website:  Our official opening to the public is on November 6, 2021.


Ms Heather Heath
(702) 478-6577 Direct
(702) 371-6960 Cell

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