Advanced Raw Foods Culinary Classes
Most of the advanced classes have prerequisites for enrollment which means that you must have successfully completed FUNdamentals, Essentials, and the Associate Chef and Instructor training classes before registering for these. Please contact Enrollment if you have any questions.
An empowering five-day advanced training course designed for our Associate Chef and
Instructor graduates. You’ll receive personal guidance from outstanding chefs and instructors as you travel the world of Ethnic Flavors to India, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, and other exotic locales. Explore the tastes and textures of each region as you prepare its cultural cuisine. Learn to write recipes suitable for publication and to create incredible new dishes without the need for recipes. Reach new levels of creativity in the grand finale, our fabulous dessert extravaganza.
Prerequisite: Associate Chef & Instructor Training classes.
In this course, you'll experience the light and luscious fare served at healthy lifestyle retreats in exotic locations. We designed RawFusion Gourmet Spa Cuisine to support an active lifestyle. Starting with very simple ingredients, you will learn how to combine textures and flavors to produce a wide array of exotic dishes and gourmet feasts! With recipes emphasizing fruits and greens, RawFusion is the favorite cuisine of the Living Light staff.
Prerequisite: Ethnic Flavors in Recipe Development.
Anyone interested in catering raw food events from intimate appetizer parties for 10 to elegant weddings for 100 or more will enjoy Raw Event Catering and Elegant Entertaining™. Learn about menu planning, organizing, budgeting, pricing, negotiating contracts, and managing your catering team. Discover secrets of plating and presentation that you can use for beautiful everyday meals or elegant dinner parties. Learn to create stunning buffets and a variety of garnishes, from simple tomato roses to impressive carrot butterflies, for beautifully presented meals. Gain hands-on experience as you participate in catering raw events.
Prerequisite: Ethnic Flavors and RawFusion Spa Cuisine classes.
Explore the fabulous world of gourmet raw desserts and advanced pastry artistry with two master raw dessert divas, Cherie Soria and Vinnette Thompson. Discover the secrets of making exquisite raw desserts that taste even better than famous cooked desserts! In this hands-on course, you will learn techniques for using various sweeteners, thickeners, binders, gelling agents, and emulsifiers to create extraordinary gourmet sweet confections. All desserts are dairy-free, gluten-free, and contain no white sugar. You'll dazzle your friends with a variety of professional looking and sublime tasting gourmet raw desserts that tantalize the palate without compromising your health!
Prerequisite: Associate Chef and Instructor Training classes.
The perfect follow-up to Pastry Arts—Unbaked! This class provides the opportunity to utilize all the skills acquired in Level 1 in a recipe development format. Once you understand the principles involved in the use of binders, thickeners, emulsifiers, and gelling agents, as well as the how to choose the right sweeteners and fats for any given dessert recipe, you are ready to create your own fabulous desserts!
Prerequisite: Pastry Arts—Unbaked!
Learn from the experts on how to show off your beautifully presented and photographed raw culinary creations on your website and in recipe books and brochures! This intensive two-day workshop focuses on the art of food styling for the media. Students will learn basic presentation skills, how to prepare food specifically for the camera, and the ins and outs of propping and preparing for a shoot. This course covers the tricks and techniques for media food, building a portfolio, elements of design for photography, and the importance of colors, textures, and negative space.
Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training™ Level II
Following your Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Certification™ or Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification™, some students return for Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training™ Level II. This class allows for further hands-on training in all aspects of raw cuisine. After meeting with the Programs’ Manager to determine your individual focus in the class (such as kitchen skills, leadership skills or teaching skills), you will participate in a course designed so that you can prepare even more healthy versions of your favorite foods. The instructor segment of the course teaches you how to organize and present successful raw food preparation classes for groups of all sizes. Participation in the kitchen and the development of leadership skills through additional culinary demonstrations further develops instructing ability, kitchen mastery and improved self-confidence. If you're interested in this program, please call Enrollment for an application.
- May 23-June 3, 2011
- June 20-July 1, 2011
- September 12-23, 2011
Prerequisite: Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Certification™.
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