Gourmet Chef Culinary Curriculum

For those who want to master gourmet raw vegan cuisine for their personal enrichment or who plan on a career in raw vegan cuisine, Living Light Culinary Institute has created four advanced courses to transform your skills from associate chef level to gourmet chef. Once a student has mastered recipe production and the ability to share their knowledge with an audience, our recipe development provide opportunities for learning ethnic fusion, flavor balancing, spa cuisine and catering for the public.

Prerequisite for the advanced gourmet courses is the Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification™ which is available á la carte within a two year period, or may be taken as part of the Gourmet ChefGourmet Completion and Platinum Packages.

There are four required courses to complete the Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification™ program:

Click here for the course schedule.


Pastry Arts—Unbaked!™

WeddingCakeFrostingClose-upExplore the fabulous world of gourmet raw desserts and advanced pastry artistry. Discover secrets of making exquisite raw desserts often better tasting than cooked desserts! In this hands-on course, learn techniques for using various sweeteners, thickeners, binders, gelling agents, and emulsifiers to create extraordinary gourmet sweet confections. You’ll dazzle your friends with a variety of professional looking and sublime tasting gourmet raw desserts to tantalize the palate without compromising your health!

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.

Required Text: Angel Foods and The Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! both by Cherie Soria, Knife Skills Illustrated, and The Flavor Bible (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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Ethnic Flavors in Recipe Development™

An empowering five-day advanced training course designed for our Associate Chef and Instructor graduates. Receive personal guidance from outstanding chefs and instructors while traveling the world of Ethnic Flavors to India, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, and other exotic locales. Explore the tastes and textures of each region to prepare its cultural cuisine. Learn to write recipes suitable for publication and to create incredible new dishes without the need for recipes.

This course is available four 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 recipe development course.

Certifications: This course is one of the required courses for Gourmet Raw Food Chef 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, Knife Skills Illustrated, and The Flavor Bible (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, a safety glove, 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.

Register Now!


RawFusion Gourmet Spa Cuisine™

In this course, experience the light and luscious fare served at healthy lifestyle retreats in exotic locations. RawFusion Gourmet Spa Cuisine™ is designed to support an active lifestyle. Starting with very simple ingredients, learn how to combine textures and flavors to produce a wide array of exotic dishes and gourmet feasts!

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

Prerequisites: Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification™ and Ethnic Flavors in Recipe Development™ are the prerequisites to this advanced, hands-on recipe development course.

Certifications: This course is one of the required courses for Gourmet Raw Food Chef 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, Knife Skills Illustrated, and The Flavor Bible (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, a safety glove, 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.

Register Now!


Raw Event Catering and Elegant Entertaining™

Cater raw food events from intimate appetizer parties for 10 to elegant weddings for 100 or more. Learn about menu planning, organizing, budgeting, pricing, negotiating contracts, and managing your catering team. Discover secrets of plating and presentation used to create beautiful everyday meals or elegant dinner parties. Learn to create stunning buffets and beautifully presented meals. Gain hands-on experience catering an organic gourmet raw vegan lunch for the local community.

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of understanding the needs of your guests and how to create a menu with them in mind.
  • Budgeting, pricing, and organizing every detail of your event.
  • Handling contract negotiations with ease and confidence.
  • Managing your catering team and acquire the supplies and equipment necessary to make your event a success.
  • Discover the secrets of beautiful buffet table set-up and display, plating, and exquisite food presentation skills.

This course is available four 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 recipe development course.

Certifications: This course is one of the required courses for Gourmet Raw Food Chef 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, Knife Skills Illustrated, and The Flavor Bible (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, a safety glove, 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.

Register Now!

 

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