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Living Light Chef Showcase

August 26–29, 2010
The Living Light Center, Fort Bragg, California

 

The Living Light Chef Showcase, streaming live worldwide August 26-29, is an online peek into the most exciting new culinary paradigm on the planet. Cherie Soria, known as “The Mother of Gourmet Raw Vegan Food,” is creating a concept like no other—a “virtual” chef showcase featuring demos from top Living Light chefs and celebrity guest chefs who will show you how to make the best raw food recipes on the planet!

 

You’ll learn techniques from master raw food chefs who know how to create the “enlightening” world of tastes, textures, rich colors, and fresh flavors you’ve been longing to experience! Living Light chefs and celebrity guest chefs will demonstrate recipes developed through years of practice—these artists have honed their craft through years of teaching, catering, and creating recipes for books, retreats and restaurants.

 

Don’t miss the Living Light Chef Showcase—making healthy living delicious worldwide!

 

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Chefs

Cherie has hand selected a superb lineup to take you on a fascinating creative exploration—reinventing gourmet cuisine for the 21st Century! After 5 years of creating the Vibrant Living Expo and Culinary Showcase, we realized that we want to do what we do best: share our culinary expertise with the world! You can save time, save money, protect the earth’s resources and still experience recipes and learn tricks and tips from some of the most knowledgeable gourmet raw food chefs in the world from the comfort of your own home. This virtual, visual feast will include demos from over a dozen chefs who can take you on a journey of culinary delight that nourishes the body and nurtures the spirit.

 

 


 

Tickets

 

The Living Light Showcase will be held on August 26-29, 2010 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Living Light Center in Fort Bragg, California, USA. Starting August 26, watch Laura Fox’s 3rd Best of Raw Cacao Contest from 4:00 - 6:00pm and then the "Celebrity Chef Panel" from 7:00 - 9:00pm, both streamed live on the internet. The dessert reception will be held on August 28th at 6:30pm.

 

3-Day Chef Showcase Ticket - $225.00

3-Day Chef Showcase and Dessert Reception Ticket - $260.00

 

Tickets are transferable and non-refundable.

 

 


 

NEW! Chef Showcase Schedule

 

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Best of Raw Cacao Contest

 

Chocolate is a charming character with a bit of a mixed reputation. Some claim that it has innumerable health benefits, while others won’t consume it at all based upon health concerns. Here at Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, we’ve made it our mission to support everyone on his or her journey for better health. We do not consider chocolate to be a food group, super food or supplement, but instead consider it to be a celebration food to be consumed in moderation. We know that we as humans do not eat for nutritional purposes alone, but also for emotional support, nostalgia, and sometimes just to feed our spirits. For this reason we do support our students, clients, and staff in creating desserts that include chocolate as a component, while encouraging them to use the highest quality ingredients and alternative sweeteners. That way, when special occasions arise, foods like chocolate can be enjoyed in the healthiest possible way. It is for these reasons that Living Light International is proud to be a sponsor of Laura Fox’s 3rd Best of Raw Cacao Contest. We will be hosting this contest during our annual Living Light Chef Showcase: Hot Chefs, Cool Kitchen, August 27-29, 2010 at the Living Light Center in Fort Bragg, California.

 


 

 

 

Special thanks to our Chef Showcase Sponsors!

 

PLATINUM Sponsors

 

      Mila by Lifemax

 

 

SILVER Sponsors

 

E3Live Logo       Healthforce Logo

 

 

BRONZE Sponsors

 

Book Publishing Company

Monday Night Live      Every Body Cleansing Studio

Best of Raw Cacao Contest

 

 

 

Showcase Sponsorship Packages

 

Click here to see our chef showcase sponsorship packages!

 


 

Raw Food Styling for Photography

Prerequisite: None

 

We are pleased to announce the debut of our new class Raw Food Styling for Photography which will be taught by Cherie Soria and Denise Vivaldo, a seasoned food professional, who has catered more than 10,000 parties for celebrities.

 

Now you can learn from the experts how to show off your beautifully presented and photographed raw culinary creations on your website, recipe books, and brochures! It is said, “Pictures speak a thousand words” and it’s true—well plated and designed food photos can do more to build your business and showcase your talent than the most well written description of your foods possibly can.

 

Living Light has created an intensive 2-day workshop that will focus on the art of food styling for the media. Students will learn basic presentation skills, how food reacts under the camera, 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, the importance of colors, textures, and negative space.

 

There will be time during class each day for student questions. Every day features opportunities for students to practice the techniques they are being taught. Students may bring their cameras and go home with photographs of their work.

 

Date: Tuesday, August 31 – Wednesday, September 1
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm (1-hour no host lunch break each day)
Tuition: $895.00
Location: Living Light Culinary Studio
Recommended text: Food Styling
All materials provided, except optional camera.

 

 


 

Take A Walk On The Wild Side:
Discover Raw Green Super Foods From the Ocean!

 

Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 7:00am to 11:00am
Class will meet promptly at 6:45am in The Company Store.

 

This adventurous and unique 4-hour introduction to native seaweeds of the Northern California Coast is presented by Terry Nieves, owner of Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company. Terry is a raw food enthusiast and seaweed wildcrafter, who offers a wealth of practical knowledge about seaweeds and their nutritional values. She is a member of the Seaweed Stewardship Alliance, and works with Mendocino County Schools, educating students about both plant nutrition and gardening.

 

In this four hour class you will:

  • Wade in tide pools rich with marine life to identify and taste several fresh seaweeds, including sea palm, bladderwrack, sea lettuce and Turkish towel. We may also spot sea lions, harbor seals, and other abundant and colorful sea life on our walk!
  • Learn useful information covering all aspects of gathering, harvesting, and drying sea vegetables for home use.
  • Learn about seaweeds many uses and the nutrients found in seaweeds, including trace minerals, essential fatty acids (DHA), enzymes, calcium, vitamins, and protein found in condensed form—useful for both eating and bathing!
  • Take away great recipes, nutritional charts and handouts about how to use and eat a variety of seaweeds, and will also have an opportunity to taste several delicious seaweed dishes!

 

This is a fabulous class—anyone visiting the Mendocino coast should not miss this opportunity to walk on the wild side! Recommended warm clothing includes a hat, sturdy water booties or water sandals with wool socks, a towel and a change of pants. Water booties will also be available for $3.00 (students please reserve your size in advance).

 

Tuition: $95

 

 


 

Knife Skills Intensive (equivalent of 101, 102, and 201)

Prerequisite: None

 

Good knife skills are the foundation of culinary art. The textures created influence not only the appearance of food but also the flavor and mouthfeel. That is why we created Sharpen Up Your Knife Skills for all levels of expertise, from novice through professional instructor—taking a progressive approach to the development of knife skills through a combination of demonstration and hands-on practice.

 

Even if you don’t aspire to be a professional chef, this is a class that will help you gain much more confidence in your knife skills and become more efficient in meal preparation. We provide premium Mac Santoku style knives to use during the course. The required text is not included. For those who intend to purchase knives, they will be available at the Living Light Marketplace.

 

In this class you will learn:

  • Evaluating knives: which knives for which task
  • Anatomy of a knife
  • Knife safety
  • Ergonomics: proper body positioning
  • Proper way to grip a knife
  • Using the rocking motion when slicing
  • Perfectly portioned cuts: Batonnette, Julienne, Fine Julienne, Dice (medium, small, micro), Paysane, Rondelle-styles Lozenge/Diamond Cut
  • Slice, julienne, dice onions
  • Cut, seed, and julienne bell peppers
  • Fillet and veneer: fillet bell pepper to remove skin, continuous peel apples and tomatoes, make tomato roses, shave thin sheets of cucumber
  • Cut fruits like mangoes, pineapple, coconuts, apples, pears, avocados, section citrus fruits and zest the skin
  • Garnishes: green onion flowers and ferns, pepper jacks, radish mushroom, red onion chrysanthemum, open coconut and remove flesh using a rubber spatula
  • Knife care—keeping your knives sharp and storing them properly

 

When: 9:00 am–6:00 pm (no host lunch 1–2 pm)
Tuition: $325
Required Text: Knife Skills Illustrated by Peter Hertzmann (not included in tuition cost)
No special equipment required.
No meal service.

 

 


Showcase Training Series Packages

 

Package 2

Living Light is offering a 15% savings off the Package 2 regular price when you prepay $5,231.75. This price includes the Chef Showcase Early Bird Discount price ($165) and a free ticket to the Chef Showcase Dessert Reception. Simply pay in full 30 days prior to taking the first class in the series.

 

Package 2 includes:
Pastry Arts-Unbaked I! - August 22-25 - $1,375.00
Seaweed Harvesting Class - August 26 - $95.00
Living Light Chef Showcase - August 27-29 - $225.00
Chef Showcase Dessert Reception - August 27 Evening - $35.00
Knife Skills Intensive - August 30 - $325.00
Raw Food Styling for Photography - August 31-September 1 - $895.00
Science of Raw Food Nutrition II - September 3-7 - $1,075.00
Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification - September 8-9 - $575.00
Science of Raw Food Nutrition III - September 11-14 - $1,075.00
Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification - September 15-16 - $575.00

Total before Discount: $6,250.00

 

Sign up for Package 2 and save 15%!

 

 

Package 3

Living Light is offering a 15% savings off the Package 3 regular price when you prepay $4,789.75. This price includes the Chef Showcase Early Bird Discount price ($165) and a free ticket to the Chef Showcase Dessert Reception. Simply pay in full 30 days prior to taking the first class in the series.

 

Package 3 includes:
Pastry Arts-Unbaked I! - August 22-25 - $1,375.00
Seaweed Harvesting Class - August 26 - $95.00
Living Light Chef Showcase - August 27-29 - $225.00
Chef Showcase Dessert Reception - August 27 Evening - $35.00
Knife Skills Intensive - August 30 - $325.00
Science of Raw Food Nutrition I - September 12 - $375.00
Science of Raw Food Nutrition II - September 3-7 - $1,075.00
Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification - September 8-9 - $575.00
Science of Raw Food Nutrition III - September 11-14 - $1,075.00
Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification - September 15-16 - $575.00

Total before Discount: $5,730.00

 

Sign up for Package 3 and save 15%!

 

 

Package 4

Living Light is offering a 15% savings off the Package 4 regular price when you prepay $4,302.00. This price includes the Chef Showcase Early Bird Discount price ($165) and a free ticket to the Chef Showcase Dessert Reception. Simply pay in full 30 days prior to taking the first class in the series.

 

Package 4 includes:
Seaweed Harvesting Class - August 26 - $95.00
Living Light Chef Showcase - August 27-29 - $225.00
Chef Showcase Dessert Reception - August 27 Evening - $35.00
Knife Skills Intensive - August 30 - $325.00
Raw Food Styling for Photography - August 31-September 1 - $895.00
Science of Raw Food Nutrition II - September 3-7 - $1,075.00
Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification - September 8-9 - $575.00
Science of Raw Food Nutrition III - September 11-14 - $1,075.00
Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification - September 15-16 - $575.00

Total before Discount: $4,875.00

 

Sign up for Package 4 and save 15%!

 

 

Package 5

Living Light is offering a 15% savings off the Package 5 regular price when you prepay $2,569.50. This price includes the Chef Showcase Early Bird Discount price ($165) and a free ticket to the Chef Showcase Dessert Reception. Simply pay in full 30 days prior to taking the first class in the series.

 

Package 5 includes:
Seaweed Harvesting Class - August 26 - $95.00
Living Light Chef Showcase - August 27-29 - $225.00
Chef Showcase Dessert Reception - August 27 Evening - $35.00
Knife Skills Intensive - August 30 - $325.00
Science of Raw Food Nutrition II - September 3-7 - $1,075.00
Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification - September 8-9 - $575.00
Science of Raw Food Nutrition III - September 11-14 - $1,075.00
Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification - September 15-16 - $575.00

Total before Discount: $2,950.00

 

Sign up for Package 5 and save 15%!

 

 

Package 6

Living Light is offering a 10% savings off the Package 6 regular price when you prepay $1,332.00. This price includes the Chef Showcase Early Bird Discount price ($165) and a free ticket to the Chef Showcase Dessert Reception. Simply pay in full 30 days prior to taking the first class in the series.

 

Package 6 includes:
Seaweed Harvesting Class - August 26 - $95.00
Living Light Chef Showcase - August 27-29 - $225.00
Chef Showcase Dessert Reception - August 27 Evening - $35.00
Knife Skills Intensive - August 30 - $325.00
Raw Food Styling for Photography - August 31-September 1 - $895.00

Total before Discount: $1,575.00

 

Sign up for Package 6 and save 10%!

 

 

Package 7

Living Light is offering Package 7 for $1,155.00. This price includes the Chef Showcase Early Bird Discount price ($165) and a free ticket to the Chef Showcase Dessert Reception. Simply pay in full 30 days prior to taking the first class in the series.

 

Package 7 includes:
Seaweed Harvesting Class - August 26 - $95.00
Living Light Chef Showcase - August 27-29 - $225.00
Chef Showcase Dessert Reception - August 27 Evening - $35.00
Raw Food Styling for Photography - August 31-September 1 - $895.00

Total before Discount: $1,250.00

 

Sign up for Package 7 today!