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How do we provide the best raw food education available anywhere?

A. We're the ONLY state-licensed raw vegan culinary school
B. Our award-winning culinary curriculum is respected worldwide – we have graduates from more than 60 countries and counting!
C. Our nutrition certification program, developed by Drs. Rick and Karin Dina, D.C. is based on thousands of hours of research and peer reviewed science.
D. We support our students after graduation with a variety of programs:


Associate Chef and Instructor Certification

Our Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Series is now available 10 times a year! Next sessions begin in February, March and April!

The Associate Chef and Instructor certification series is the foundation of all of our other training series—six classes beginning with a one-day intensive, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods, which includes sixteen culinary demos on a variety of techniques and the use of special equipment used in a raw food kitchen— from sprouting, juicing, and fermenting to appetizers, main courses, desserts, and everything in between! Learn more...

Hands on Classes: Knife Skills and Essentials
After you enjoy FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods, you’ll experience a full day of hands-on, practical knife skills, Sharpen Up Your Knife Skills, designed to promote confidence and increase your expertise as you learn to prepare raw food recipes. Then, you’ll experience Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, five action-packed days of hands-on experience utilizing the important culinary skills you’ve seen in our demos.

Science of Raw Food Nutrition I
In order to understand the important question: “why raw foods?” students next learn the science behind the lifestyle: an inspirational and informative two-day foundational course in raw food nutrition.

Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training
During this 10-day course, you’ll implement everything you’ve learned so far, and continue to develop all-around chef skills and new culinary techniques, including hands-on recipe production and development. You’ll also learn how to teach raw culinary arts to the public.

Food Styling Class
This is a one-day class to learn how to make your raw food recipes look as good as they taste. Learn how to attractively plate and photograph your culinary creations for business or sheer pleasure!

Series 15-2: February 7 - February 27, 2015 $6150.00   Associate Chef & Instructor Series
Series 15-3: March 7 - March 27, 2015 $6150.00   Associate Chef & Instructor Series
Series 15-4: April 25 - May 15, 2015 $6150.00   Associate Chef & Instructor Series


Tiramisu2Pastry Arts - Unbaked! Certification

Good News! In 2015 Pastry Arts—Unbaked immediately follows every Associate Chef and Instructor Training. Since we’ve always known that the best way to a cooked-food lover's heart is dessert, we decided to make sure that anyone coming to the associate chef training could take advantage of the opportunity to add this amazing four-day class to their schedules. Learn more...

Series 15-2: February 7 - March 5, 2015 $7,525.00   Associate Chef plus Pastry Series
Series 15-3: March 7 - April 2, 2015 $7,525.00   Associate Chef plus Pastry Series
Series 15-4: April 25 - May 21, 2015 $7,525.00   Associate Chef plus Pastry Series


Click here to schedule a callFor more details on the Associate Chef series, the Gourmet Chef series, or our Platinum Package, call 800-816-2319 or 707-964-2420 or schedule a call with an enrollment advisor at your convenience.


Gourmet Raw Food Chef™ Certification

After your Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification™, we offer four advanced courses leading to certification as a Gourmet Raw Food Chef. Take your education to the next level as you learn how to master gourmet raw vegan cuisine for personal enrichment or to launch a rewarding career in raw foods! Learn more...

  • Pastry Arts—Unbaked!
  • Ethnic Flavors in Recipe Development
  • RawFusion Gourmet Spa Cuisine
  • Raw Event Catering and Elegant Entertaining

Series 15-3: March 7 - April 23, 2015 $12,450.00   Gourmet Series


Nutrition Certifications

Living Light Culinary Institute has teamed up with Drs. Rick and Karin Dina, D.C. to offer a comprehensive series of classes on the Science of Raw Food Nutrition. These classes cover hot topics in raw food nutrition including raw vegan sources of iron, calcium, protein, vitamin B12, and essential fatty acids, as well as blood sugar regulation, pH balance, food changes from cooking, anti-inflammatory nutrition, weight management, anti-aging, longevity, and much more. Dr. Rick and Dr. Karin Dina are both known for their ability to make complex scientific concepts entertaining and easily understandable for the non-scientific person. They also provide greater clarity, depth, and perspective for those with a science or nutrition background. This is a great series of courses for chefs, health educators, or anyone else who wants to have the knowledge base to achieve optimum health by gaining a greater understanding of scientifically-based raw food nutrition. Learn more...

Series 15-1: February 5 - February 21, 2015 $3,575.00   SAVE $350-CALL (707) 964-2420 TO REGISTER
Series 15-3: April 23 - May 9, 2015 $3,925.00   Nutrition Series


Platinum Package OUR BEST VALUE

Do you want the very best? Sign up for the Platinum Package March 7 - May 9, 2015! It’s the crème de la crème: every course we offer—the best raw vegan culinary education and raw food nutrition program available anywhere, and you save $1,000 on the package price compared to a la carte prices. If you are excited about obtaining a gourmet raw culinary education, a raw food nutrition educator program, or a teaching career, this is the perfect solution.

The Platinum Package includes ten culinary courses, PLUS the complete science of raw food nutrition curriculum taught by Drs. Rick and Karin Dina, D.C.

You’ll finish the program with five of our most valued certifications:

  • Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification™
  • Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification™
  • Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification™
  • Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™
  • Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™

Platinum Package Series 15-3: March 7 - May 9, 2015 $14,750.00   Platinum Package



Living Light Culinary Institute is in the business of educating students from around the world and preparing them for career opportunites that support personal growth and planetary health. We are proud of what our graduates accomplish in the world. They are motivated, resourceful, dedicated, and ready to make a difference. The professional expertise they acquire as Living Light graduates enables them to choose from a variety of career paths including raw food chef, caterer, culinary instructor, health consultant, nutrition educator, food designer, food writer, and recipe book author, among others. Our graduates have been able to embark on careers that are as diverse as they are ambitious. Read some of their inspirational stories here...


Would you like more information about becoming a Living Light Student? Contact an enrollment advisor today: call (800) 816-2319 or (707) 964-2420, Skype, or Email...they would love to help you! You can also click here to schedule a personalized phone or Skype consultation at your convenience.

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