In this Level 1 Raw Immersion Course you will learn to prepare and serve exquisite meals from the comfort of your own home. Whether you want to advance in your professional culinary career or learn how to create healthy, healing gourmet dishes for your family and friends, this program will open your mind to a new and exciting way to prepare food. You will cover beginner techniques to create truly entertaining dishes, along with the science of flavor balancing and recipe development.
You can complete the training on your own time in as little as 3 months or at a pace that's right for you. Once you have completed the course and certification criteria, you will obtain a Professional Certification and be eligible to more onto our Advanced Vegan Chef Certification Course. (See details below).
Become immersed in a fun and interactive culinary arts experience that is based on 20+ years of healing experience and developing allergy free, low glycemic recipes! This 100% online course is designed to help you build a new career, while simultaneously helping you achieve the healthy body you have always dreamed of.
In this course you will learn:
Level 1 Raw Chef Certification Course Synopsis
ESSENTIAL CULINARY LESSONS
These fundamental lessons are crucial for obtaining the knowledge needed to become the best plant-based chef on the planet.
DIPS AND SPREADS
STUDENT REVIEW - Mock Salmon Mousse -"I would have NEVER believed it until now!! It even TASTES like salmon. Still can't get over how fluffy and mousse-like the Salmon Pate turned out. Thoroughly impressed!! Can't wait to put the left overs on seaweed wraps and dehydrate them for Scooby Snacks!!"
STUDENT REVIEW - Creamy Cilantro Soup -"It it was incredible! I loved it, I loved the flavour and texture (I added very little water) and I was wishing I had some raw crackers to have with it, next time. I would definitely serve this soup at a dinner party, 5 stars from me!"
SALADS AND DRESSINGS
STUDENT REVIEW - Asian Seaweed Salad -"YUM YUM YUM! I absolutely LOVE the flavour in this salad! I made it with wakame and it was so delicious! I used black sesame seeds and I really like the colour it brought to it, it allowed all the other colours to pop. I used sesame oil and cayenne powder. I really did not enjoy preparing the wakame though, the texture through me off. I like seaweed chopped up, but not in long strips of yuckiness! Next time I will probably just add flaked seaweed to the salad, and kelp noodles instead, I love kelp noodles. I love how all of your recipes give options, it is great for picky people like myself!"
STUDENT REVIEW - Fresh Apple Granola - "I am one of those people that loves granola! I was stuck in the old thinking about oats and other food and that I had to make it my oven. So you could imagine my satisfaction when I saw that we cold still eat granola! I had never used nutmeg in my granola before so this was a new taste for me. I love goji berries too and, like you, I am not a fan of raisins so it was good that that wasn´t in the recipe. I made it with dates and it tasted like heaven fresh! Now I have put it in my dehydrator and it will be even more exiting to see the result of that."
BREAD, BURGERS AND CRACKERS
STUDENT REVIEW - Veggie Burgers - "I served them on roman salad blades with the mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, fresh mustard, some parsley and a little chili. They were so good! I am going to try them with macadamia nuts next time and see if they get like a little bit “cheezier” taste. I served the Veggie Burgers in romaine salad. I also made the BBQ dressing and put it on top. Then I took some fresh mustard ( I did myself) and of course the mayonnaise that you recommended. It was so good!"
PASTAS AND TOPPINGS
STUDENT REVIEW - Neat Balls - "Simply the best!!! My family loved the burgers, but these “neat balls” were truly amazing. My son just popped them into his mouth, nothing added and savored the taste. We also served them over pesto pasta. Very delicious. I made more of them later on and we added them to the soups, salads. No need for sauces or condiments (they were very tasty on their own), but we tried it with barbecue sauce and wow, loved it. Served them over lettuce leaves with sides: sauerkraut, pickles and spring onion quarters." Mekto, Sweden
STUDENT REVIEW - Decadent Chocolate Pudding - "The texture! I have made chocolate avocado pudding a few times before and it is always creamy and delicious. Having said that, this recipe was the absolute most beautiful texture! It was extra creamy and silky smooth. I used this as dessert for company and topped it with sliced almonds and banana spears, they LOVED it! I wish I took a picture of how I presented it. I assume the irish moss paste and coconut oil worked wonders on the texture of this deliciousness. To sweeten it I used some dates and maple butter. It worked out perfect. Next time I will definitely try this in the parfait!"
Level 1 Raw Chef Certification Course Includes
Delicious, nourishing, gluten-free, low-glycemic. Learn to be a Holistic Raw Food Chef. This Whole Body, Mind and Spirit Nutrition is perfect for individuals, families, cafes and catering businesses. Teach your clients the best and most integrative diet.
What Our Graduates Say
"Pure Joy Academy took my passion for food and healthy eating to the next level! From the daily lectures on conscious communication and thinking, to the demos and hands-on portion where you can literally taste the love energy that goes into preparing food…this invaluable experience has confirmed that I am a chef at heart who is here to help heal the world, one plant-based meal at a time! During my travels following the course, I have learned to eat more simply utilizing what is available, and my brain is constantly thinking, “how can I make this dish more raw or alive?!” - Monique Bogni, NYC
Overview and Extras
Work At Your Own Pace or With a Pure Joy Academy Instructor
As part of the Certification process the Pure Joy Team provides guidance and feedback as you learn. The Professional Certification Program allows you to work on your own or have access to live chat anytime Monday to Friday 9-5pm MST.
Learning How to Shop
What are the best ingredients and where to shop for them? Learn how to outfit your kitchen like a pro with the top rated culinary tools and ingredients. You will gain access to our favorite brands and ingredients so you can feel confident you will get the best out of your recipes.
Join our Pure Joy Family!
Once you complete your Professional Certification, Pure Joy Academy offers job opportunities working with our alumni or in our production facility or as an independent instructor teaching classes in your own home town. Let’s spread the health and pure joy message together!
As a Certified Pure Joy Chef you will be part of our Pure Joy Alumni database. This exclusive group provides an amazing opportunity to network and connect with others in this exciting culinary field. We have graduates from around the world who actively ask questions and post job opportunities. Elaina Love and the Pure Joy Academy Team are available daily to answer questions at anytime.
As a graduate, you will also be invited to our exclusive Pure Joy Alumni Summer Retreats!
What equipment will I need for this course?
OPTION 1 - $695 USD Level 1 Raw Food Chef Certificate of Completion
This means that you will gain your Level 1 Raw Food Chef Completion by completing all lessons and quizzes.
To become certified through our Professional Certification, Elaina Love will personally “check your work”. Only by your completion of Option 2, can you apply to become professionally certified.
OPTION 2 - $795 USD Level 1 Raw Food Chef Professional Certification
This means that you will gain your Level 1 Raw Food Chef PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION. To become certified, Elaina Love will personally “check your work”. Only by your completion of the following process, can you apply to become professionally certified.
1. You will be required to complete all lessons, practices, and quizzes; and will successfully complete the Final Exam.
2. You will take photos of each recipe and write 1-2 sentences about your experience of each recipe (how it went, how many times you made it, did you like it, etc.).Submit this as a PDF (in one document once your project/training is complete).
3. Chef Elaina Love personally goes over each of your recipe images and your report to make sure you have completed each video lesson.
4. Once Elaina has finished reviewing your submission, she will arrange a 15 minute Skype call with you to do your final assessment and Q&A.
Benefits of getting CERTIFIED
You can advance on to Pure Joy Academy Advanced Raw Plant-Based Culinary Arts Certification Training and obtain your Advanced Professional Certification.
You will have the skills and practice to create the career of your dreams in the plant-based holistic wellness industry.
You will have one-on-one guidance from Elaina Love and the Pure Joy Academy team and Alumni through our Pure Joy Graduates Community and private networking/support group.
OPTION 3 - RECOMMENDED $1,530 USD 10% bundled discount
Level 1 Chef Coursework and Certification and Advanced Raw and Plant-Based Chef Certification Program bundle. (includes certification in both courses)
Receive your name on a printable PDF Professional Certification signed by Elaina Love.
WHAT ELSE OUR GRADUATES ARE SAYING
"I absolutely LOVE this course, how it is set up so we can work at our own pace. Your videos are informational and the course package that comes with it has good information included. I made the lasagna a couple of days ago and it's amazing as is the bell pepper dressing! I even shared it with my colleagues at a catering company I work for and they (big meat eaters) thought it was fantastic!!" - Liz Perras
"I am absolutely loving my Raw Chef Training! Each time I watch one of the online videos, I feel motivated and inspired to get in the kitchen and "cook"! Elaina has a beautiful way of expressing her vast knowledge about raw foods and nutrition in a way that feels inviting and supportive. Because of her genuine approach, I feel as though I know her even though we have yet to meet in person. One of my favorite recipes is the Rice Paper Spring Rolls with the Sunflower Pate! Wow! What a healthy, happy treat to bring to a party! And, the variations are endless. I really love it with the crunch of the daikon. I also really love the Chocolate Clusters. I try to keep them hand at all times.... they easily fill the need for the perfect sweet treat followed with a cup of herbal tea. Yummy! I love that Elaina encourages her students to have fun and play with the recipes. I found that sometimes I felt compelled to add more of 'this' and less of 'that' and each time my dish has turned out delightfully yummy! I have been a vegan for many years and I have wanted to learn how to include more raw foods into my life, yet I have felt afraid of failing until now. This course has sparked an inner belief in myself that had been asleep. Elaina's loving kindness is contagious and she delivers the recipes and nutritional information in a way that makes me want to keep making new recipes every day. This course has been such a gift for me! I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve their lifestyle one recipe at at time! I am so grateful for the opportunity to share vegan treats with people and to watch them awaken to the wonderful world of plant based eating! Thank you so much!" - Jennifer Vitalo
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Providing plant-based, health-supportive professional cooking & chef training programs to students from around the world.
Elaina Love is a leading authority on nutrition and health. She's an author of 3 raw vegan recipe books, speaker, and internationally renowned chef with over 20 years of experience. Elaina Love is the founder and director of Pure Joy Culinary Academy, a cutting-edge plant-based culinary arts and nutrition school. The Academy is designed to teach students how to prepare the best meals on the planet while healing and nourishing their bodies.
Over the last 20 years, Elaina’s low glycemic, grain-free, full flavored holistic recipes, and gourmet dishes have shaped the raw vegan food industry. She has coached and inspired hundreds of aspiring chefs and individuals who want to change their life, both in person and through her online programs.
Through raw foods, cleansing and fasting, Elaina has also healed herself from systemic candida, chronic fatigue, and severe skin problems. She is the creator of the first ever nut milk bag, The Amazing Nut Milk Bag.
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