Category Archives: Celebrity Raw Food Chefs

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Coming Full Circle

Nearly twenty years ago, at a hot spring in northern California, a raw food movement was born. Cherie Soria, founder of Living Light Culinary Institute, and her best friend Terri Zacanti began teaching students about the benefits of a raw vegan diet and how to prepare it as gourmet cuisine. As fate would have it,

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Categories:Celebrity Raw Food Chefs, Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods, gluten free recipes, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Culinary Institute classes
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Chef James Sant Spotlights Living Light Grads

Q:  Tell us a little about what Living Light Culinary Institute graduates are doing with their certifications. A: Great question. After getting their certifications, our graduates hit the ground running. They generally fall into one of three categories: Raw and  vegan teaching and coaching, chef work at a café or restaurant, and/or recipe book or

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Raw Food Chef Martine Lussier- Our French Canadian "Firecracker"

Martine Lussier

How to describe Martine Lussier? She’s a petite, highly energetic, determined, dedicated advocate of health and fitness. When she sets her mind to do something – she goes for it in a big way. When we first met her at Living Light nearly 10 years ago, she was a new student, seemingly like any other.

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Celebrity Raw Food Chefs, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Instructors, Raw Food Chef, Raw Food Education
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Last Chance to Learn from Cherie in Person!

Cherie with Associate Chef Grads

Cherie Soria, founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute, has been teaching vegetarian, vegan, and gourmet raw cuisine for over 40 years now. Vital and creative at 68, Cherie is turning her attention to running marathons, writing new books, and other projects (which we will reveal in due time!)She has made an important life

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It’s Heirloom Tomato Season!

organic ripe tomatoes

 Fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes are starting to appear everywhere, even here in Fort Bragg at our local farmer’s market. It’s a season many of us long for – when the taste of the “real” tomato, grown outdoors in the sunshine, is once again at hand.Of course we want organic tomatoes – it’s important to avoid the

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Categories:Celebrity Raw Food Chefs, Cherie Soria, Cherie Soria Recipes, Hot Raw Chef, HotRawChef Video Recipe Contest, Living Light Culinary Institute
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Hot Raw Chef Voting Ends Tomorrow!

Vote Hot Raw Chef

Don't Forget, Do it Now! Every voter will receive the Hot Raw Chef 5 in 5 Holiday Recipe eBook with all of the contestants recipes PLUS a chance to win a Vitamix 7500 Blender The time has come to watch the videos and VOTE NOW for YOUR favorite Hot Raw Chef! It's lots of fun,

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Categories:Celebrity Raw Food Chefs, Hot Raw Chef, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light in the Media, Raw Food Chef, Raw Food Recipes, raw vegan holiday treats
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Hot Raw Chef Celebrity Judges are Ready!

Dara Dubinet

Our Celebrity Judges are ready to view all of the exciting entries in the Hot Raw Chef 5 in 5 Holiday Video Recipe Contest! Voting Opens November 5 - Submissions must be in by Midnight, November 4!Cherie Soria founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute, has taught gourmet raw vegan cuisine to students from

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Celebrity Raw Food Chefs, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Instructors, Living Light students abroad
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Raw Food Grad Linas Kesminas Spreads the Light!

Linas Kesminas at Living Light

Living Light graduate Linas Kesminas hails from the birthplace of raw food pioneer, Dr. Ann Wigmore. He met raw food chef Matt Samuelson on a movie set in Lithuania where he was introduced to raw food for the first time. He quickly became inspired with the innovative cuisine, and has been lucky enough to travel

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Raw Food Victory: Living Light Grads Win Best of Raw!

Living Light Eco Raw Award

The 6th Annual Raw Living Expo was another extraordinary event this year, with time to learn, time to connect, time to experience creative ideas and creative people and eat delicious raw vegan food. One of the highlights this year was the Best of Raw Gala Awards Dinner, sponsored by Living Light International. What a thrilling evening

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Categories:Associate Raw Food Chef, Celebrity Raw Food Chefs, Cherie Soria, Culinary School, Culinary Tips, gluten free recipes, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Jennifer Cornbleet, Living Light Culinary Institute
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Top 8 Raw Food Careers

Chad Sarno Cherie Soria

Living Light Culinary Institute has a wonderful chef referral program available to all of our raw food chef graduates. We’re pleased that so many raw food, vegan, and vegetarian businesses seek the services of our graduates, but we’re not surprised. Our raw chef training program is considered the best in the world, and with good

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