Intermediate Raw Vegan Cuisine and Recipe Development

5 Days $1825

In this five day hands-on training in all aspects of raw vegan cuisine, students learn to prepare delicious, nourishing living foods recipes without giving up the flavor, texture, appearance, or satisfaction of the cooked dishes they love. A variety of popular ethnic foods are prepared, including fresh vegan sushi, living lasagna, pasta, wraps, fermented foods and other gourmet delights. Students also delve deeper into recipe development and recipe writing, flavor dynamics, cooked-to-raw conversion techniques and gastronomy.

Living Light’s Culinary standard of excellence and is highly regarded in the vegetarian, vegan and raw communities. This course is designed to assist one in achieving the highest level of competence, even though everyone comes into the program with a different level of skill and talent.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to create various textures in a dish to enhance “mouthfeel”
  • How to choose ripe fruits and vegetables

Use of kitchen equipment:

  • Knife technique: which knives are used for which tasks, chop, dice, mince, julienne, chiffonade, and various thickness’ and styles of slicing
  • Shredding devices: spiralizer, spirooli and food processor
  • Common kitchen gadgets: garlic press, vegetable peeler, apple corer, microplane grater, and zester
  • Mandoline/V-slicer
  • Food processor and various attachments
  • High speed blenders
  • Dehydrators
  • Various types of juice extractors

Food presentation skills:

  • Consistent portioning
  • Making and scoring crackers
  • Creating even, nicely fluted pie shells
  • Food processor and various attachments
  • Plating
  • Garnishing

Food preparation for:

  • A variety of fruit and garden blends (soups), sauces, and salad dressings
  • A variety of fruit, vegetable, sea vegetable, nut, and seed dishes
  • A variety of classic dishes, including lasagna, enchiladas, teriyaki vegetables, burgers, quiche, zucchini hummus, dolmas, and more
  • A variety of pate’s, dips, spreads, and butters
  • A variety of nut/seed milks, creams, and sweet or savory cheeses
  • Use of wraps as sandwich substitutes: sushi, cabbage, and lettuce rolls
  • A variety of desserts including pies, sweet sauces, muffins, and luscious non-dairy ice cream

Required Classes:

Cutting-Edge Kitchen Skills, and Essentials of Raw Vegan Cuisine are required before taking this course.

Additional Information:

Tuition includes breakfast smoothies and lunch as well as course materials; however, recommended reading and supplies are not included. During this hands-on course, you will need a chef coat, chef hat, chef knife and a safety glove.

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