Welcome to the birthplace of gourmet raw vegan cuisine!

female chef workLearn from the best! Living Light Culinary Institute is the world's premier plant-based culinary school offering insight and wisdom to participants from more than 60 countries. Since 1998 we've been on the cutting edge of the art and science of raw vegan cuisine, and we've gathered together a core group of highly professional and dedicated instructors as members of our staff.

Are you interested in improving your health and vitality, achieving and maintaining your ideal weight, learning how to make healthy delicious meals for your family, or addressing health challenges for yourself or a loved one? Living Light can help!

You'll receive the best raw food education in the world from our talented instructors who are fully committed to helping every student achieve the highest standard of excellence. We offer a variety of gourmet raw vegan culinary and nutrition courses for students with every level of experience. You'll receive a warm and accepting welcome regardless of your age, skill level, or current dietary practices. From the very first phone call, you'll be guided by expert advice from our friendly, capable team. And we offer our courses in segments to suit your schedule and pocketbook.

“Whether you are a foodie interested in creating a safe, healthy kitchen for you and your family, or you want to be a paid chef, these classes will increase your knowledge and skills to be better at creating healthy foods in a creative way.”
~Janet L, AZ, Essentials of Raw Living Foods, Science of Raw Food Nutrition I

“Living Light Culinary Institute has had an important impact on my path and has inspired countless others. I honor Cherie and her vision, and offer high respect, praise, appreciation, and of course, my support in all that Living Light continues to achieve in the world. Cherie Soria has been a huge influence on my life, and I’ll always be grateful.”
~Chad Sarno, Austin, Celebrity Raw Food Chef, TX

Here are some of the highlights of a raw food education at Living Light Culinary Institute:

  • 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.