Vegetarianism

Vegetarians say they want to see more innovation on menus when eating out. Pictured: Buckwheat and Maple roasted salad

What vegetarians want when they eat out

By Emma Eversham

Veggie burgers, meat-free sausages and vegetable lasagnas no longer cut the mustard with vegetarian diners, a survey has found with many requesting chefs create innovative dishes using plant-based products instead of meat substitutes.

Gary Ashley, winner of Cordon Vert's Chef of the Future competition

Cordon Vert reveals Chef of the Future 2012

By Luke Nicholls

Cordon Vert, The Vegetarian Society’s cookery school, has crowned Gary Ashley from Southampton as the winner of its annual Chef of the Future competition.

National Vegetarian Week runs from 21-27 May 2012

Chefs urged to offer more vegetarian options

By Luke Nicholls

Chefs and caterers are being urged to take a second look at their menus, or risk missing out on a potential £700m market of diners hungry for more enticing meat-free options.

A delivery of fresh vegetables

Chefs should be more imaginative, say vegetarians

By Becky Paskin

With a growing number of diners actively seeking to cut down their meat consumption, Becky Paskin explores why chefs can’t afford to fob off vegetarians with unimaginative and lacklustre menu options