A beginner-friendly online cooking class that teaches you the basics of wholefood cooking in the form of Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup!

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Online wholefood cooking classes with Concord Institute

Our beginner-friendly, budget-friendly online classes focus on easy-to-make weekday meals, using the basic principles of wholefood cooking. Wholesome dishes that the whole family can enjoy!


Online Cooking Classes” is a series of classes, taking place every Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8pm online.

The cost is £15 per session. Online Cooking Class Series runs from May to July 2024

If you would like to find out more about this cooking series, please contact cooking@concordinstitute.com.



Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

A deliciously filling, earthy-herby-spicy black bean stew that you can easily make on a weekday evening. Black beans appear in many cultures’ traditional dishes, such as in South American or Caribbean cooking. Indeed, many cuisines are built on this wholefood basic combination of beans and grains.

In this class, you will learn:

  • Different ways of combining herbs and spices to create different variations of the same dish.
  • How to make a good vegetable stock, which creates the foundation of any soup or stew.
  • The principles of choosing vegetables according to the season, and allowing their natural flavours to shine in the dish.

Facilitator Jean Torné










About your teacher

Chef Jean Torné has been involved in classical and natural food cooking for over 40 years. He gained experience in meal planning and kitchen management working in prestigious restaurants in Paris and Lyon.

He opened and operated several natural food restaurants, one in Paris in 1979 and another in Antwerp in 1981. He co-founded a natural food cooking school in 1990 and served as its Head Chef before founding the Concord School of Culinary Arts in 2003 and directed it until 2008. In 2019 he re-established it, opening the culinary education of Concord Institute to the general public.

He’s recognized for his passion for natural food and exploring new flavors and textures, drawing inspiration from different ethnic and traditional cuisines. He actively travels throughout Europe to cook and teach about wholefoods.


Other classes in this series


Beluga Lentil and mixed Mushroom Bowl
Tuesday, 28th May, 6:30-8pm
Facilitator Jean Torné

Red Bean “Lubya” Curry
Tuesday, 11th June, 6:30-8pm
Facilitator Jean Torné

Mexican-Inspired Burrito Bowl
Tuesday, 25th June, 6:30-8pm
Facilitator Jean Torné

Udon and Vegetable Stir-Fry 3-Ways
Tuesday, 9th July, 6:30-8pm
Facilitator Jean Torné

White Bean and Vegetable Minestrone with Pasta
Tuesday, 23rd July, 6:30-8pm
Facilitator Jean Torné

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements (e.g. Vegan or Gluten Free), please let us know upon booking. We can adapt all of our dishes to accommodate your requirements.

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upcoming dates:

14th may 2024

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Facilitator Jean Torné

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup programme details

£15 per session, please book 3 days in advance.



Location: Online

Price: £15

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