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Basic Raw Food Chef Courses: Nov 11-18, 2018

Sale price Price $3,925.00 Regular price

Basic Raw Food Chef


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Welcome Raw food ChefS

Pachavega Living Foods Education and Live Pure Culinary Institute have teamed up to offer an incredible
Raw Food Chef Certification Course this fall in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica offers an abundance of organic and locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, fresh mountain air, an ideal climate year-round as well as a beautifully relaxed lifestyle in a safe and friendly country with smiling locals and laid back charm.
Our courses will teach you to make irresistible and impressive raw meals and discover secrets and culinary techniques that take gourmet to a new level. With organic ingredients and health a top priority, this course focuses not only on food preparation, but also the science behind a whole foods, plant-based diet. 
We look forward to meeting you and exploring the exciting world of raw food and plant-based living here in this vibrant and healthy ​oasis.

Basic Raw Food Chef Certification Course

November 11th - 18th


In this first week, we will delve into the basic foundations of a Plant-based Whole and Raw Foods diet and lifestyle, including hands-on food preparation and nutrition education.

•   Thrive Staple Foods
•   Key Components of a Nutritious Diet
•   Knife Skills
•   Flavor Balancing
•   Soaking and Sprouting
•   Cultured and Fermented Foods
•   Sustainability and Ethical Choices
•   Food Combining
•   Tips for Good Digestion
•   Detoxification and Your pH
•   Healing Herbs and Spices from around the world
•   Nut-Free Ra Vegan Cuisine
•   What are Comfort Foods?
•   Allergies and Addictions


•   Granola 
•   Nut Mylk 
•   Pad Thai Salad 
•   Red Beet Borscht with sprouted wild rice and lentils 
•   Sauerkraut 
•   Kefir 
•   Kombucha 

•   Kaffir Lime Carrot Soup 
•   Energy Soup 
•   Wheatgrass 
•   Kale Caesar Salad 
•   Sushi Salad 
•   Lentil Dippers with Curry Mango Mustard 
•   Miso Kelp Noodle Soup

Basic Raw Food Chef Courses: Nov 11-18, 2018

Basic Raw Food Chef Courses: Nov 11-18, 2018

Rates per person:

Double Occupancy: US$3925,00 
Single Occupancy: US$4240,00 

•   Lodging with luxury accommodations for 7 nights
•   Breakfast, lunch, dinner and superfoods
•   Daily food preparation classes with Danielle & Heather
•   Daily Yoga and Meditation classes
•   Raw Food Chef Certification
•   Use of facilities: pools, private trails, the tea room library
•  13% tax applies only to accommodations: $280.80 USD

**Airport transfers, tours & spa services are available upon request for an additional cost.

For more information or to register please contact:


meet your teachers


Passionate Raw Food Chef 

Danielle is a passionate Raw Food Chef and Educator. She has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drama Education and a post grad degree from the Masters of Teaching Program both from the University of Calgary, a Living Foods Lifestyle Education Certification from the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico, a Raw Food Educator Certificate from the Raw Foundation Culinary Arts Institute in Vancouver, a certificate in Permaculture Design from Sadhana Forest in Haiti and is also certified as a Colon Hydrotherapist.

She is the author of 5 plant-based cookbooks including her most recent book, Heal and Ignite, which was published in 2017. Her professional career includes a stint as a professor at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, creating and developing several plant-based nutrition courses, a Raw Food Chef and Nutrition Consultant at Aqua Wellness Resort in Nicaragua, a TV Show Host and Keynote Speaker.

Her TEDX Talk, "The Power of Plants" has over 13,000 views on YouTube, and she often holds Yoga Retreats where she partners with Certified Yoga Instructors and caters the food from start to finish. 

She is also a contributor to several popular health blogs, including,, elephant journal, Zhou nutrition and earth therapy, as well as regular contributor to the popular Canadian fitness and running magazine, Impact magazine.

Heather Hobbs

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, YACEP

Heather has over 18 years of experience in the field of yoga and holistic wellness and has taught at retreats and trainings worldwide.
She is passionate about healthy, natural living and loves teaching and inspiring others to live their dreams.

Her boutique yoga training is an inspiring, life-changing journey that will allow you to develop your authentic voice and empower YOU to create a healthy lifestyle and career you love.


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