Classes in Raw Vegan Cuisine
for Individuals, Chefs & Instructors

The Fourth Annual Vibrant Living Expo

August 22–24, 2008
Living Light Center, Town Hall, and the Masonic Hall
Fort Bragg, California



Rising Star Chef Showcase

This showcase opportunity is for "up and coming" raw culinary artists who have a passion to teach! Selected applicants will present a 20-minute culinary demo of an original recipe. This is your chance to "show your stuff" and get your name out to a group of raw foods enthusiasts! Please call 707-964-2420 for an application or click here for the pdf version.



Rawsome Pie Contest - Enter Now!

Everyone is invited to compete in the Rawsome Pie Contest. All entries will be judged on flavor, creativity, color, texture, and presentation. Each contestant is responsible for bringing all the equipment and supplies necessary to create their pie. The entry fee is $25 for each pie entered.

The grand prize winner will receive a $450 scholarship to attend any Living Light Culinary Arts Institute training course at the Living Light Culinary Center in Fort Bragg, California and $100 cash. The second prize winner will receive $50 in cash plus other great prizes! The third prize winner will receive $25 in cash and other great prizes, too!

Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann welcome co-host/emcee Joe Connelly, publisher of VegNews to our fantastic 2008 Rawsome Pie Contest! And VegNews Co-Publisher Colleen Holland will be one of the judges, along with other top Vibrant Living Expo Culinary Presenters in a delicious event to be savored!

Please call 707-964-2420 for an application or
click here for pdf version.


View pictures from past Rawsome Contests here!
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Mini Raw Film Festival

Hosted by Dorit of Serenity Spaces

Schedule to be announced soon!





Expo Links




Seven complete 3-part
Associate Chef Training Series followed by a variety of advanced specialty courses.

Two complete 6-week programs in March/April and July/August training series offering all 3 Advanced Training Classes in one session. (by popular demand)

FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods is offered around the country. Check here for schedules.

Raw Empowerment Workshops presented by Living Light Institute Associate Chef and Instructor graduates in your area.