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Advanced Raw Food Chef Courses: Nov 18-25, 2018

Sale price Price $3,925.00 Regular price

Advanced Raw Food Chef


eat Raw eat Fresh

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.

Advanced Raw Food Chef Certification Course

November 18th - 25th

*Pre-requisite: Basic Raw Food Chef Certificate Course

This one-week certification will embark on advanced themes and skills that cater to the plant-based, whole, and raw foods lifestyle. Incorporates applied complex food preparation techniques and a deeper nutrition education and discussion.

We'll cover concepts like:

•   Anti-Inflammatory Diet

•   Healing Herbs and Superfoods

•   Essential Oils

•   Raw Desserts

and so much more ...


In this second week, we will delve into more advanced themes and techniques that cater to a Plant-based Whole and Raw Foods Lifestyle. This second week includes the fun stuff – desserts as well as hands-on food preparation and nutrition education.

•   The Anti-inflammatory Diet
•   Healing Herbal Soups and Adaptogens
•   Raw Desserts and Superfoods
•   Raw Chocolate
•   Raw Food and Essential Oils that Heal
•   Dehydrated Foods
•   Whole Foods for Athletes
•   The Doctrine of Signatures
•   Medicinal Mushrooms
•   A Taste of Italy
•   Intro to Ayurvedic Plant-based Foods
•   The Dairy Delusion


•   Pear Lemongrass Salsa
•   Curried Goji Berry Relish 
•   Basil, Kalamata Tapenade 
•   Superfood Pastes 
•   Tahini Garlic 
•   Orange Ginger Vinaigrette 
•   Maca Carrot Cake and Lemony Frosting 
•   Chocolate Cardamom Cake 
•   Raw Chocolate Truffles 
•   Goji berry Orange Fudge

•   Blue-Green Berry Superfood Cookies 
•   Sweet & Sour Jerky and Fruit Roll-ups 
•   Cinnamon Apricot bread 
•   The Cracker Formula 
•   Raw Pizza Crust 
•   Cinnamon Maca Energy Gel and Electrolyte Sports Drink with Ginger 
•   Marinated Moroccan Mushrooms 
•   Pesto-stuffed Portobello Mushrooms 
•   Love your Liver Salad and Dosha Spice Mix 
•   Cashew Cheese and Vanilla Cashew Dream Cream

Advanced Raw Food Chef Courses: Nov 18-25, 2018

Advanced Raw Food Chef Courses: Nov 18-25, 2018

Rates per person:

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

•   Lodging with luxury accommodations during 7 nights
•   Breakfast, lunch, dinner and superfoods
•   Daily food preparation classes with Danielle & Heather
•   Daily Yoga and Meditation classes
•   Raw Food Chef Certification
•   Use facilities: pools, trails, the tea & lecture room
•   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 and her most recently book, Heal and Ignite, was published in 2017. With these under her belt, her professional career includes a stint as professor at Pacific Rim College in Victoria who created and developed several plant-based nutrition courses there, 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. She often holds Yoga Retreats where she partners with Certified Yoga Instructors and caters the food during the retreat.

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

Her boutique yoga training will be 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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