Become a Certified Living Light Chef in 21 Days

Explore our exciting Associate Chef Certification Program Today!
Earn certification as a Raw Food Chef in just 21 Days!
Learn from the best on the beautiful Mendocino coast
Making Healthy Living Delicious since 1998

Living Light Culinary Institute is the ONLY state licensed raw vegan culinary school—our well organized curriculum has been designed specifically to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. You’ll be nurtured by expert raw food chefs and instructors, and enjoy six progressive, fast paced courses leading to certification in only 21 days.

Our most popular six course program, The Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Certification™ begins with a one-day intensive that includes 16 rapid-fire culinary demos. You’ll learn a variety of techniques, including how to use equipment specific to a raw food kitchen, plus all the basics, from sprouting and fermenting to super simple, fun recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts. Next, you’ll enjoy a full day of hands-on, practical knife skills to help you get ready for five action-packed days of hands-on experience utilizing all of your new culinary skills, including recipe development and flavor balancing! A two-day course in raw food nutrition follows, providing the solid foundation you’ll need for the final two weeks of our Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Certification™, focusing on all-around chef skills, culinary technique, recipe production and development, food styling and finally, teaching your own culinary demo!

In fact, five out of ten Living Light graduates who won awards at the 2014 Best of Raw contest graduated as Associate Chef and Instructors! (the other five went on to our advanced training programs).

When you come to Fort Bragg on the Mendocino coast, you’ll arrive at the magical place The New York Times ranks THIRD out of 52 top destinations around the world in its "Places to Go" list for 2014!


"This is a definite "must attend" course if you want to elevate yourself to professional status as a chef in the raw food community. I feel so lucky to have been here. You all inspire me, beyond what we learn in the culinary studio." ~Janye T., UK


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2014 Living Light: School Catalog (2.0 MB pdf) | Course Schedule (119K pdf) | Training Packages (430K pdf)


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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