Continuing Culinary Education

Living Light Culinary Institute graduates continue to develop their culinary and teaching skills by returning for advanced courses. We offer courses to our associate chef and instructor and gourmet chef certified graduates that can lead them to some of our advanced certifications: Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification™Advanced Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification™Advanced Raw Culinary Arts Instructor Training Certification™ or Professional Raw Food Chef Certification™.

These programs provide our graduates with unique opportunities to learn recipe development skills, advanced teaching techniques, marketing skills to support their business, and practical hands-on gourmet chef and kitchen management experience.

The following courses may be taken á la carte for personal enrichment or expansion of professional skills. Or they may be taken to earn additional California state approved certifications in gourmet raw vegan cuisine or raw food instruction.

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Pastry Arts—Unbaked!™

Explore the fabulous world of raw desserts and advanced pastry artistry. Discover the secret of making exquisite raw desserts that taste even better than famous cooked desserts! In this hands-on course, you will learn techniques using various sweeteners, thickeners, binders, gelling agents, and emulsifiers to create extraordinary gourmet sweet confections. All desserts are dairy-free and gluten-free and contain no white sugar.

Some Desserts You Will Learn:

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Raspberry Filling and Lemon “Buttercream” Frosting
  • Tiramisu
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
  • California Mudslide Pie
  • Key Lime Pie with Coconut Meringue

This course is available eight times during the calendar year in Fort Bragg, California.

Prerequisite: Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification™is the prerequisite to this advanced, hands-on pastry arts course.

Certifications: This course is one of the required courses for Pastry Arts-Unbaked CertificationAdvanced Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification, and Raw Culinary Arts Professional Chef Certification™.

Tuition: $1,375

Required Text: Angel Foods and The Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! both by Cherie Soria, and Knife Skills Illustrated by Peter Hertzmann (books not included in tuition cost). These items may be purchased at the Living Light Marketplace upon your arrival or you can shop online ahead of your course start date.

Additional Information: Tuition includes course materials. During this hands-on course, you will need a chef coat, chef hat, and a set of knives (Chef knife, paring knife and cleaver or coconut opening knife at the minimum. We also recommend a serrated knife.) We suggest additional chef coats and an apron.

You may receive a discount for this class if you register for any of our training packages which include this course or any culinary certification series.

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Pastry Arts—Unbaked!™ II

A perfect follow-up to Pastry Arts-Unbaked!™ This class provides the opportunity to utilize all the skills previously acquired in a recipe development format. Once you understand the principles involved in the use of binders, thickeners, emulsifiers, and gelling agents, and know how to choose the right sweeteners and fats for any given dessert recipe, you are ready to create your own fabulous desserts! Receive supportive, expert guidance in helping develop recipes and translate favorite cooked desserts into raw vegan desserts.

What You Will Learn:

  • Participate with other Living Light graduates and professional instructors in a fun and challenging “think tank” of dessert creation!
  • Become confident about preparing desserts of your own design!
  • Learn “dessert styling”—how to show-off your beautiful dessert creations and even how to plate them for photography!
  • Go home with a collection of recipes and photos of all the recipes you and your teammates created in the course.

This course is offered once a year in Fort Bragg, California.

Prerequisite: Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification™and Pastry Arts—Unbaked! are the prerequisites to this advanced, hands-on recipe development course.

Certifications: This course is a requirement for Advanced Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification, and Raw Culinary Arts Professional Chef Certification™.

Tuition: $1,375

Required Text: Angel Foods and The Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! both by Cherie Soria, and Knife Skills Illustrated by Peter Hertzmann (books not included in tuition cost). These items may be purchased at the Living Light Marketplace upon your arrival or you can shop online ahead of your course start date.

Additional Information: Tuition includes course materials. During this hands-on course, you will need a chef coat, chef hat, and a set of knives (Chef knife, paring knife and cleaver or coconut opening knife at the minimum. We also recommend a serrated knife.) We suggest additional chef coats and an apron.

You may receive a discount for this class if you register for any of our training packages which include this course or any culinary certification series.

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Advanced Raw Culinary Arts Instructor Training™

With Jennifer Cornbleet, Professional Raw Food Chef and Instructor

A career as a raw food expert has never been easier. Living Light Culinary Institute’sAdvanced Raw Culinary Arts Instructor Training Certification™ is a comprehensive course of study that is challenging as well as intensely rewarding. It offers a proven, realistic approach to becoming a successful raw food instructor whose sought-after expertise and business acumen make success a foregone conclusion. This career-focused learning experience will catapult you to the top of your profession quickly. Become a popular speaker and teacher whose services are in demand to the growing numbers of raw food enthusiasts.

Being a successful teacher requires running a successful business, and the fact is, the actual time spent teaching classes is a small percentage of the time spent running your business - but with the proper tools, you can reduce the amount of time you spend doing administrative tasks and leave more time for the fun of teaching! Spend your time using successful formulas that help fill your classes with the least amount of work and investment and the maximum amount of fun and profit!

Included in Your Course of Study-

  • The Foundation of Success: Goal Setting and Time Management
    Zero in on proven strategies to help you focus on your ultimate destination—a successful career. Create forward momentum and progress toward your goals by learning how to prioritize your activities, schedule your time effectively, organize your tasks, define projects, reduce mental and physical clutter, handle e-mail effectively, and leverage your time.
  • Utilizing Internet Marketing: No Technical Skills Required
    Create an online presence that will expose you to a wide audience and help you build interest for the events and activities you offer, even if you are not a technology whiz! You’ll learn how to use Web 2.0 and social media marketing, build name recognition for yourself and drive traffic to your website, use education-based marketing, communicate with your mailing list at no cost, set up your own simple website, web pages, and manage web traffic, monetize your online presence, and use web videos to make you a hit on YouTube!
  • Becoming a Raw Food Ambassador: Creating Demand
    Become a spokesperson for raw food cuisine and share your expertise with others. Learn how to give a dynamite free talk, provide one-on-one coaching services, and even write recipes for class hand-outs and future recipe books. This is a pivotal step in establishing yourself as a trusted, knowledgeable authority on raw food preparation
  • Going One on One: Tips for Providing Personal Coaching
    Build your business and enhance your income with premium service packages that carry a premium price tag. Create in-demand private culinary coaching services. Included in your training are key concepts that you can utilize to start each private session off on a high note and keep the energy and enthusiasm high until the end.

This course is available in June, 2014 in Fort Bragg, California.

Prerequisite: Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification™is the prerequisite to this advanced, lecture course.

Certifications: This course is one of the required courses for Advanced Raw Culinary Instructor Training Certification™ and Raw Culinary Arts Professional Chef Certification™.

Tuition: $1,575

Required Text: Angel Foods and The Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! both by Cherie Soria (not included in tuition cost). These items may be purchased at the Living Light Marketplace upon your arrival or you can shop online ahead of your course start date.

Additional Information: Tuition includes course materials. We recommend a laptop, notebook or iPad-like device for this course.


What AIT Students Are Saying...

"The course is packed with great ideas to build my business. Anybody wanting to become a public speaker should attend." ~Steven B.

"Jenny is a great teacher and businesswoman. I have learned a tremendous amount and she has given me the confidence that my business ideas will succeed!"~Jasmine B.

"Jenny is an excellent instructor and brings so much real-world experience and enthusiasm to this class." ~Stephanie B.

"Take it, amazing." ~Brian M.

"I recommend this class if you want to become an instructor. I got way more than what I expected." ~Naiby

"Jenny is generous with her information and her teaching style is dynamic and easy to understand." ~Barbara C.

"This class was an amazing experience for me. Jennifer Cornbleet has a way of presenting information at a level that all can relate to. She provides a very direct and focused approach to how to set up your raw food chef and instructor business. The class is highly organized, informative and fun. You can literally go from the classroom to hosting your own talks and food demonstrations right away. Thank you so much Jennifer for this experience." ~Terilynn E.

“The Advanced Instructor Training class will give you the tools you need to become a popular raw food speaker and teacher. Jenny will guide and direct you in mastering internet marketing and preparing talks and culinary demos, so that you can become an in-demand raw food instructor. I highly recommend this class. Thanks Jenny!" ~Martine Lussier, Culinary Programs Manager, Living Light Culinary Institute

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Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training™ Level II

This 2-week course is designed to provide increased confidence in all aspects of raw vegan food preparation and teaching culinary classes, plus hands-on commercial kitchen experience, food service management, and leadership training. Student will divide their time between the classroom; watching lectures and participating in hands-on food production, and the Living Light food service kitchen—preparing meals, working with professional staff and developing improved organization and presentation skills. The emphasis is on practical hands-on experience designed to assist student in meeting their career goals.

This course is available several times during the calendar year in Fort Bragg, California.

Prerequisite: Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification™is the prerequisite to this advanced, lecture and hands-on course.

Certifications: This course is one of the required courses for Raw Culinary Arts Professional Chef Certification™.

Tuition: $2,875

Required Text: Angel Foods and The Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! both by Cherie Soria (not included in tuition cost). These items may be purchased at the Living Light Marketplace upon your arrival or you can shop online ahead of your course start date.

Additional Information: Tuition includes course materials other than the required texts and supplies. During this hands-on course, you will need a chef coat, chef hat, a safety glove, and a set of knives (a Chef knife and paring knife at the minimum). We recommend additional chef coats and an apron.

Please call to register for this course: (800) 816-2319 or (707) 964-2420


Food Styling

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Capture the beauty of culinary creations in photographs— learn how to plate and style recipes with panache! Learn the basics of food styling using color, texture and contrast in this one-day hands-on workshop. Learn to create dazzling dishes especially for photography. Entice viewers with stunning food photos or showcase culinary talents in a recipe book, website, blogs and brochures. In class, students explore saucing, building height and movement, the positive use of negative space, and how to prepare food for photography. Learn elements of design, including how to choose appropriate tableware and props. Learn how the perspective of the camera influences what the viewer sees in photographs.

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm (1-hour no host lunch break)

Prerequisites: None.

Tuition: $375.00

Location: Living Light Culinary Studio

Recommended Equipment: Chef knife, paring knife, appropriate chef wear, and camera.

Additional Information: This class is a hands-on course. Lunch will not be provided. Tuition includes all course materials except the recommended text, The Food Stylist's Handbook by Denise Vivaldo. Books may be purchased at the Living Light Marketplace upon your arrival in Fort Bragg, California, or you may purchase them online ahead of your course date.

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Raw Culinary Arts Professional Chef™ Training Program (2,000 hours over one year)

The Raw Culinary Arts Professional Chef™ Training Program is designed for those graduates seeking more in-depth training in raw food preparation or for those graduates pursuing the Raw Culinary Arts Professional Chef Certification™. The written application and oral interview for the training program may be scheduled upon completion of both the Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification™ and Pastry Arts—Unbaked!™ Certification.

The training program is designed to focus on teaching raw culinary arts or mastering professional gourmet raw cuisine preparation. It is comprised of four specialized modules conducted at the Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, California.

The one-year training program is comprised of four quarters:
1. Kitchen Introduction and Integration
2. Sous Chef
3. Pastry Chef
4. Kitchen Management

This will ensure that the professional chef applicant is prepared for each quarter which builds upon the next.

Students are also required to complete all remaining certifications available through Living Light Culinary Institute. Students may schedule a leave of absence* from the program to complete additional courses with the Culinary Programs Manager’s approval.

Candidate can start in any month, however, certain courses may only be offered certain times of the year therefore candidate must pay particular attention to completion of prerequisites.

A passing grade for all assignments, including the final written exam and culinary practical exam, is a requirement to earn the Raw Culinary Arts Professional Chef Certification™.

If you are interested in this training program, please email us to request a more detailed description of this highly competitive and comprehensive program.

 

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