Vegetarian Society

Vegetarian Society


Trentham Gardens 11:30 Sunday @ 11am - Chef Demo

Trentham Gardens 13:30 Sunday @ 1pm - Chef Demo

Burton Constable 11:30 Saturday @ 11am - Chef Demo

Burton Constable 13:30 Saturday @ 1pm - Chef Demo

Burton Constable 11:30 Sunday @ 11am - Chef Demo

Burton Constable 13:30 Sunday @ 1pm - Chef Demo


Sam Platt and Maz Linford will be demoing together. Sam Platt

Life-long vegetarian, now vegan, Sam is Head of the Vegetarian Society Cookery School. She has a wealth of experience, having worked in the catering industry for more than 15 years.

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 at the school and across the country to teach people how to make fantastic vegetarian and vegan food. Sam says: “I love that I’m able to pass on my knowledge and skills through the cookery school. I always aim to inspire people to be more creative when preparing food for themselves and their families and to thoroughly enjoy cooking.”

Maz Linford

Maz is a teacher, chef and street food trader. She has over 30 years of catering industry experience.

Her Mauritian heritage has given her a passion for exciting flavors. She teaches a wide range of courses at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School, including Vegan Street Food and our Professional Chefs' Diploma.

Maz loves working in the community and often leads Vegetarian Society Cookery School projects. She has worked with many organisations, including the LGBT Foundation, FareShare, and Manchester University. She has even cooked alongside Prince Harry!