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Essentials of Raw Vegan Cuisine

5 Days $1625

Essentials offers the unique opportunity to work hands-on with some of the world’s most outstanding raw food chefs and teachers. The course provides you with ample personal attention and assistance with individual goals. Become confident with knife skills and familiar with kitchen equipment and time-saving gadgets of all kinds. This five-day hands-on course expands on Fundamentals of Raw Living Foods™ and Cutting-Edge Kitchen Skills and provides the foundation necessary to attend our Essentials of Raw Vegan Cuisine. A variety of popular ethnic foods are prepared, including fresh vegan sushi, living lasagna, pasta, wraps, fermented foods and other gourmet delights. Learn to sprout grains, seeds, and legumes; make luscious meals; combine foods for optimum digestion and nutrition; create raw versions of cooked food recipes; organize and manage a raw food kitchen, and much more!

What You Will Learn:

  • Essential techniques for healthy meal preparation
  • Setting-up and managing your raw food kitchen
  • Using basic equipment common in a raw food kitchen (food processors, blenders, spiralizer, spirooli, juicers and dehydrators, including proper temperature settings for different applications)
  • Basic knife technique—which knives are used for which tasks (i.e. chopping, dicing, mincing, julienning, chiffonade)
  • Basic measures and equivalents (i.e. teaspoons to tablespoons, ounces to cups, quarts to gallons, etc.)
  • How to follow recipes and convert cooked recipes to raw recipes
  • Hands-on experience in making fresh garden soups, sauces, salad dressings, salads, simple entrees, wraps and rolls, pâtés, crackers and desserts
  • Understanding flavor dynamics
  • Effective menu planning
  • Organic vegan product spotlight
  • How to choose ripe fruits and vegetables

Required Classes:

Cutting-Edge Kitchen Skills is required before you take this introductory, hands-on course.

Recommended Classes:

Fundamentals of Raw Living Foods

Additional Information:

Tuition includes breakfast smoothies and lunch as well as course materials; however, recommended texts and supplies are not included. During this hands-on course, you will need a chef coat, chef hat, and a set of knives (a chef knife and paring knife at the minimum). We recommend additional chef coats, an apron, and a safety glove.

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