Welcome to the birthplace of gourmet raw vegan cuisine!

Learn from the best! Living Light Culinary Institute is the world's premier raw vegan chef training school. Since 1998 we've trained many of the world's top chefs and instructors in the art and science of raw vegan cuisine, and we've gathered together the highest caliber instructors and raw food chefs as members of our staff.

You'll receive the best raw food education in the world from our talented and dedicated faculty who are fully committed to helping every student achieve the highest standard of excellence available in the industry. We offer a variety of gourmet raw vegan culinary and nutrition courses and certifications for students with every level of experience, and we welcome everyone from complete novice to professional chef!

Students from over 60 countries have attended Living Light courses ranging in length from one day to ten weeks. They learn to create delicious and nutritious organic raw food recipes for themselves and their families, and many go on to create new careers as raw food chefs and instructors. On a dairy-free, gluten-free raw vegan diet, people lose weight, experience improved health, cleanse and detox naturally, gain energy, and develop a more youthful appearance. At Living Light, eating a natural diet of healthy plant-based foods has never tasted so good!

We're proud to say that you'll receive a warm and accepting welcome regardless of your age, skill level, walk of life, or current dietary practices. From the very first phone call through graduation and beyond, you'll be guided with expert advice from our friendly, capable team. And we offer our courses in segments, to suit your schedule and pocketbook.

Here are a few more highlights about what we offer here at Living Light:

  • A state-of-the-art culinary and teaching facility with high quality audio/video services
  • The most comprehensive and complete raw vegan culinary and nutrition curriculum available in the world.
  • Instruction in everything you need to know about the raw food diet.
  • Expert demos of each culinary technique before you practice it yourself.
  • An opportunity to develop raw food chef skills you never thought possible.
  • Affordable, eco-friendly accommodations (private or shared) at Living Light Inn.

Don't take our word for it; ask anyone in the industry before you decide. You will find our reputation is simply second to none. Living Light Culinary Institute sets the standard in raw food education!

Take a few minutes to hear from our director Cherie Soria and learn about the Living Light difference. Then watch a video tour of the Living Light facility filmed by the international television network, Supreme Master TV.

California Approved Educational Programs

Living Light Culinary Institute's approval to operate in the state of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which was effective January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), under the Department of Consumer Affairs. Living Light Culinary Institute is a private institution and is approved to operate by the Bureau, which means a school is in compliance with the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education can be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, or their toll-free telephone number 888.370.7589 or by fax 916.263.1897.

See our Approved Educational Program List.