Two schools known for focusing on natural foods and vegetarianism are the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas. Both schools offer both individual cooking courses and full certificate or professional programs. The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts also offers online learning.
One of the vegetarian cooking programs available at the Natural Gourmet Institute include its Recipe Conversion Certificate program, which teaches cooks how to use vegan and vegetarian items as alternatives to dairy and meat. The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts has a chef training program with sections in vegetarian and vegan cooking and opportunities for work experience, as of 2015.