Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy



Three-part Vegan Holiday Cooking Series – FREE – at Whole Foods (Colorado Springs)

You MUST contact the store to RSVP for this FREE class.

Call 719-531-9999 or stop by the Whole Foods Customer Service desk.


Vegan Cooking Basics

A cooking CLASS + LUNCH

Saturday | January 13 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m .

Learn the basics of vegan (100% plants!) cooking in this demonstration and hands-on class. Beginning with breakfast, culinary instructor JL Fields will begin with a lecture on a balanced vegan diet while demonstrating recipes to start the day. From there the class will break into teams to cook starters, soups, salads, entrees, and dessert. The class will conclude with a shared meal in which we enjoy everything we cook together. This class will be held in Colorado Springs – address provided upon registration.

3-hour demo and hands-on class + a meal + recipes: $99

Refund policy:

  • Full refund for cancellations four days prior to class.
  • 75% refund for cancellations three days (72-hours) prior to class.
  • 50% refund for cancellations two days (48-hours) prior class.
  • Full refund if the class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Join our email list to be notified when new classes are added. Sign up HERE (bonus: you receive a FREE one-week meal plan when you sign up for our list!).



Ideal for 1 to 4 people

If you prefer a teaching environment in the comfort of your own home, consider a small group class with your friends and family (up to four people). We come up with a menu in advance, you do the shopping, and I come to you to provide culinary instruction and cook with you.

Email JL for more details.



Available to anyone, anywhere in the world! 

Private Vegan Pressure Cooking (or Instant Pot or Multicooker) Lesson

I join you in your kitchen via Skype (or Zoom, Facebook Video Chat or Google Hangouts) to teach you the basics of vegan pressure cooking. I can help you with your Instant Pot (or other multicookers, such as Fagor LUX or GoWISE 8 in 1) or electric or stovetop pressure cookers. One-hour sessions are $60 (select two at checkout for a two-hour session.)


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Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy director JL Fields is currently touring the U.S. and Canada on her book tour. See if a cooking class is being offered in your community HERE.



JL Fields is the founder and culinary director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy. She is a Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator, Food for Life instructor, chef instructor in the culinary program at the University of New Mexico-Taos, personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation, and strategic planning services.

JL is the author of the revised and updated Vegan Pressure Cooking: More Than 100 Delicious Grain, Bean, and One-Pot Meals Using a Traditional or Electric Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot® (Fair Winds Press, January 2018) and The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors (Vegan Heritage Press, June 2017) and co-author of The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook: Over 100 Plant-Sourced Recipes Plus Practical Tips for the Healthiest, Most Compassionate You (Ben Bella, December 2017) and Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Lifelong Books, July 2013). She is the co-creator of The Real World Vegan Meal Plan, producer and host of the radio program Easy Vegan, and writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette.

A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is certified by – and on the faculty of – the Main Street Vegan Academy, is certified as a Food for Life Instructor by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and holds a Master of Science degree.

JL provides in-person vegan cooking services, lifestyle coaching and classes in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area as well as Skype and/or phone coaching throughout the U.S. and internationally. She provides career consulting for health and wellness coaches, chefs, and other professionals who want to develop their coaching practice.

JL is the owner and lead consultant for JL Fields Consulting, providing governance and strategic planning services to nonprofits and culinary and online outreach services to food associations and marketing firms. She writes the blog JL goes Vegan. Follow JL on Twitter,  FacebookPinterest, and Instagram

Learn about JL’s additional vegan cooking and coaching services HERE.