For Immediate Release 27 JANUARY 2021
SIN CITY GOES VEGAN – VIVA LAS VEGANS!
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 40
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 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 Mindy Poortinga and Heather Heath – the co-founders and owners of Vegas Vegan Culinary School
and Eatery. The former 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. The latter a
seasoned chief financial officer in the healthcare sector who embraced international animal welfare causes
(dog and cat meat trade) and sees veganism as the ideal substitution and more sustainable alternative to the cruel practice.
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”, “Cooking with
‘Shrooms”, “Making Tofu That Rocks”. And a dare to all Asian chefs to take on Chef Kenny’s – “The Vegan
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 sprinkle of a green courier delivery service (on a bike) adds extra value to
downtown customers. There will also be a weekly meal prep delivery service 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).
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 education and easy lifestyle changes using earthly, tasty, cruelty-free
meals.” – 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 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!
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ABOUT VEGAS VEGAN CULINARY SCHOOL AND EATERY
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. 3 rd Street, Suite 130. We are aiming for a website launch on June 21 st
and an official opening on August 7, 2021.