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™, Gourmet Raw Food Chef 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.

Click here for the course schedule.

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

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 contact us to request a more detailed description of this highly competitive and comprehensive program.



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