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The Viva! Vegan Podcast and News Minisode

Welcome to the Viva! Vegan Podcast.

Welcome to the Viva! Vegan Podcast. Our monthly podcast and minisode are about all things vegan! We feature fascinating interviews with vegan celebrities and thought leaders, give you all the latest news from Viva! and chat about anything making vegan headlines.

The show is hosted by Viva!'s Faye Lewis and Lex Rigby.

Jun 1, 2021

In this episode – we talk to the inspirational Thibault Courtoisier, professional pastry chef and winner of Bake Off, The Professionals, 2020.

After wowing the judges with his delicate and exquisitely produced patisserie items during the famous TV baking competition, Thibault broke free of his tradition – going vegan and launching a new plant based patisserie in his home city of Cardiff.

Thibault is now leading the way in his industry – showing that the finest and most classic patisserie items can be made vegan – including his incredible range of Macarons.

Helen and Faye’s chat
Viva!’ Head of Communications, Faye Lewis, joins Helen to unravel some of the issues raised by Thibault, including how the professional chef industry is reacting to moves towards veganism and the challenges faced by being French and removing animal products from your diet.


This podcast is sponsored by Beer 52 who are offering Viva! supporters a FREE case of eight vegan craft beers. That is eight craft beers, free from any animal products, sourced and curated from the best breweries on the planet for FREE! (excl. delivery). Go to to find out more.


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