Make Your Passion Your Career! Save 10-15% - Register by March 14

 It's never too late to make your passion your career!


Great News! Here's all the information you'll need to begin learning gourmet raw vegan cuisine and nutrition with the expert professionals at Living Light! Our objective is to help you select the right courses, certifications and packages to support your personal and professional goals. Whether you are simply interested in becoming more confident in your own kitchen and learning how to make delicious nutritious raw vegan meals, or you want to create a fabulous career as a gourmet raw food chef, pastry chef, raw food instructor, nutrition educator, or a variety of other fascinating careers, we have the right course for you. And don't forget, we've designed our curriculum so that you can take any of our courses as your time and pocketbook permit. 

Start a new career and invest in your future for as little as $375 for our flagship introductory course, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™. Or choose from a variety of packages geared towards creating the specific career of your dreams! Our enrollment specialists, Mary Elizabeth and Amanda, are ready to help guide you step-by-step, and answer any questions you may have about any of the courses, certifications and packages. We want to show you ALL of the possibilities. Our team is here to support you every step of the way as you make your decisions. Begin the journey - take the first step today! Call 707-964-2420 or email enroll@rawfoodchef.com.


Raw Food Careers 
Raw Food Careers

To sign up for any of our individual courses*, certifications or packages beginning March 31, call us before March 14, 2012 and save 10-15% off your certification(s) package. 

 

 Change Your Life!


Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or a professional chef, age 18-80, we have the perfect program to fit your needs. Living Light Culinary Institute supports, trains, and motivates our students to embark on interesting and successful careers in either culinary arts or nutritional science.

Would you like to become a private chef, a restaurant chef or owner, raw food instructor, recipe book author or menu developer, nutrition educator, spa or retreat chef consultant, raw food caterer or raw pastry chef? We offer the perfect certification program or package to support your educational needs and career goals!

Start Learning How to Prepare Delicious Gourmet Raw Food Today!
You can invest in your future for as little as $375 for our flagship introductory course, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™.

Click here to get started with your first course.

Attention: Living Light Associate Chef Grads
We would love to welcome you back! Continue your raw culinary and nutritional science education, and check out our many remarkable and exciting new courses. One of our knowledgeable enrollment specialists would be happy to discuss your goals with you. Call 707-964-2420 to speak to Mary Elizabeth or Amanda.
Or visit our Continuing Culinary Education or Nutrition Educator pages for a program or course that complements your previous certification.
Cherie SoriaSince 1998, Cherie Soria, founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute, has been instrumental in helping our graduates launch successful careers in raw foods. As the "Mother of Gourmet Raw Vegan Cuisine," Cherie's intention - to be a "teacher of teachers" - has inspired hundreds of people to create a variety of exciting and rewarding careers throughout the world.

We're proud to say that many Living Light graduates are now luminaries in the world of gourmet raw vegan food. We inspire professionalism and instill the highest standards of excellence in those who study with us - we're experts in our field, and our students gain the confidence and skills to become highly respected in the ever expanding global marketplace.

"I experience great joy connecting personally with students and helping them become the best that they can be - not only as raw food chefs, but as radiant, inspiring teachers. The key is to accept people where they are on their path and to help fuel the light that shines within them!"
~ Cherie Soria

A Few Successful Living Light Graduates and Their Careers 

 

Successful Living Light Graduates  Row 1 (left to right) 

Sunita Vira: Owner of The Raw Food Centre, Singapore
Beate von der Osten: Raw Food Science & Culinary Arts Educator, Japan
Chad Sarno: Executive Chef and Concept Developer; Whole Foods Market

Row 2 (left to right)
Judita Wignall: Instructor, Recipe Book Author, Going Raw
Kirsten Gum: Travel TV host; Owner of "Raw Trips" retreats
Made Runatha: Gourmet Raw Food Chef at Bali's Fivelements Puri Ahimsa resort     

Row 3
(left to right)
Chef Ito: Owner of Au Lac Fountain Valley Restaurant and creator of Humanese Food
Gabriele Riva: Pastry Artist for 8 Nobu restaurants in the United States, Asia and Australia
Brenda Hinton: Living Light Instructor, Raw Food Creations, Owner, Creator of the More than a Nut Milk Project in Bali


Top 8 Occupations that frequently appear on our Chef Referral Service:

1 - Private Chef
2 - Restaurant Chef or Owner
3 - Raw Food Instructor
4 - Author and Menu Developer
5 - Spa or Retreat Operator or Chef
6 - Raw Food Caterer
7 - Nutrition Educator
8 - Raw Pastry Chef

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Suggested Career Path Package/Course Groupings


Restaurant Chef Owner
Private Chef
As the raw food movement becomes more popular with those who choose to lead a healthy lifestyle, the demand for private chefs continues to grow. In-home chefs, boxed meal delivery chefs and traveling personal chefs are just a few of the requests that appear on the Chef Referral Service page available to our graduates.

Restaurant Chef or Owner
Raw food cafés, juice bars, raw restaurants and restaurants that are expanding their menu to include raw and living foods are growing in numbers across the country and the world. Will you be the next person to start a raw food business in your hometown or your dream destination?

Good: Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Certification (5 required courses taken over 2 years) or Associate Chef Package (5 required courses taken in 1 session - 7 more in 2012)
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Better: Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification (8 required courses taken over 2 years) or Gourmet Chef Package (8 required courses taken in 1 session - 3 in 2012)
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Best: Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification and Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification (or Advanced Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification)  (9-10 required courses taken over 2 years) or Gourmet Plus Package, which includes Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Levels I and/or II (9-10 required courses and 2 recommended courses taken in 1 session - 3 in 2012)
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Ultimate: Platinum Package, which includes Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Levels I and/or II and Nutrition Educator certification courses (13-14 required courses and 2 recommended courses in 1 session - 3 in 2012)
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Going Raw book by Judita WignallAuthor and Menu Developer
Living Light has inspired countless raw recipe book authors among our graduates, including Jennifer Cornbleet, with two Amazon best sellers, Judita Wignall, and countless others. Recipe books, online recipe books, magazine submissions, corporate recipe development and restaurant menu development are among the exciting possibilities if this is your career choice. You are only limited by your own imagination, and we've discovered that our students have created careers that continually amaze us!    

Fivelements ResortSpa or Retreat Operator or Chef
Want to work in exotic locations and have a fulfilling career sharing raw vegan cuisine with others?  We frequently have job opportunities posted on our Chef Referral Service that are mighty tempting to those of us who work here at the culinary institute!  Who wouldn't want to be paid to live in Bali, Hawaii, Trinidad, Singapore, New Zealand or Australia?


SushiRaw Food Caterer
Living Light Culinary Institute provides both classroom instruction and hands-on experience creating catered events.  We will help you learn how to cost your food, bid for jobs, how to prepare raw vegan cuisine in non-raw food kitchen and much more. Learning how to become a raw food caterer opens to doors to possibilities in your own community and beyond!   


Good:
Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification (8 required courses taken over 2 years) or Gourmet Chef Package (8 required courses taken in 1 session - 3 in 2012)

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Better: Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification and Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification (or Advanced Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification) (9-10 required courses taken over 2 years) or Gourmet Plus Package, which includes Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Levels I and/or II (9-10 required courses and 2 recommended courses taken in 1 session - 3 in 2012)
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Best: Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification and Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification (or Advanced Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification) with Advanced Raw Culinary Arts Instructor Training, Associate Chef and Instructor Level II and Food Styling for Photography  (12-13 required courses taken over 2 years) or Gourmet Plus Package, which includes Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Levels I and/or II with Advanced Raw Culinary Arts Instructor Training, Associate Chef and Instructor Level II and Food Styling for Photography (12-13 required courses and 2 recommended courses - only 1 remaining Advanced Instructor session in 2012)
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Ultimate: Platinum Package, which includes Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Levels I and/or II and  Nutrition Educator certification courses with Advanced Raw Culinary Arts Instructor Training, Associate Chef and Instructor Level II and Food Styling for Photography (16-17 required courses and 2 recommended courses - only 1 remaining Advanced Instructor session in 2012)
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Vegetabel nutrition chartNutrition Educator
Our nutrition educator certifications prepare students to present fundamental raw food nutrition information with authority, accuracy and confidence. You can augment your culinary classes with presentations on the science of raw food nutrition, or become a raw food nutrition educator, and focus your energy on educating people about the health benefits of a raw vegan diet. With type II diabetes, childhood obesity, and other reversible health challenges in the news, this market is much in demand in a variety of arenas.

Good: Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification (3 required courses taken over 2 years)  
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Better: Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification and Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification (5 required courses taken over 2 years) or Nutrition Educator Package (5 required courses in 1 session - 3 sessions remaining in 2012)
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Best: Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification and Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification with Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Certification (10 required courses taken over 2 years) or Nutrition Educator Package with Associate Chef Package (10 required courses in 2 sessions - 3 Nutrition Educator and 7 Associate Chef sessions remaining in 2012)
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Ultimate: Platinum Package, which includes Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Levels I and/or II and Nutrition Educator certification courses (13-14 required courses and 2 recommended courses in 1 session - 3 in 2012)
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Raw Pastry Chef
Raw Pastry Chef studentsWe have discovered that the best way to a cooked-food lover's heart is through delectable gourmet raw vegan desserts! If you are excited about expanding your skills to become a raw food pastry chef, Living Light Culinary Institute will help you reach your goals. Our pictures alone can make your mouth water - just imagine learning how to make these sophisticated pastries and desserts. Pastry Arts is definitely one of the skills greatly in demand in a variety of settings. Even cooked food restaurants are adding raw desserts to the menu!   

Good: Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification (6 required courses taken over 2 years) or Pastry-Focused Package (6 required courses and 1 recommended course taken in 1 session - 3 sessions remain in 2012)
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Better: Advanced Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification with Food Styling for Photography (8 required courses taken over 2 years) or Pastry-Focused Package with Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Level II and Food Styling for Photography (8 required courses and 1 recommended course - only 1 Pastry Arts-Unbaked Level II in 2012)
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Best: Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification, Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification (or Advanced Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification) and Food Styling for Photography (11 required courses taken over 2 years) or Gourmet Plus Package, including Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Levels I and II with Food Styling for Photography (11 required courses and 2 recommended courses taken in Gourmet Session 3 only)
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Ultimate: Platinum Package, which includes Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Levels I and II, Food Styling for Photography and Nutrition Educator certification courses (13-14 required courses and 2 recommended courses taken in Gourmet Session 3 only)
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And the pinnacle of Raw Food Education at Living Light Culinary Institute? Our Professional Chef Certification Program. Please contact Karen at 707-964-2420 or email her at Karen@RawFoodChef.com for more information regarding this comprehensive 1.5 year program.


 To sign up for any of our individual courses*, certifications or packages beginning March 31, call us before March 14, 2012 and save 10-15% off your certification(s) package.


Mary Elizabeth and Amanda will be happy to answer any of your questions at 707-964-2420 or enroll@rawfoodchef.com. Or check out our spring schedule online at rawfoodchef.com.

 


Living Light International


Living Light International, LLC
301-B North Main St
Fort Bragg, California 95437

707-964-2420

www.RawFoodChef.com