Raw Chef & Health Educator Certification June 2018

Low-Glycemic Plant-Based Gluten-Free Chef Training for the Professional or Home Chef - Level 1-3

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"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

This Raw Vegan Chef Certification is a blend of theoretical and hands-on training taught by Elaina Love and our dedicated Pure Joy Academy instructors. Immerse yourself in the healing power of holistic raw vegan nutrition and culinary arts. Learn about the building blocks of optimal health and how to heal and nourish your community with low sugar gourmet foods.

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 to advanced techniques to create positively delectable dishes, along with the science of flavor balancing and recipe development.

As a graduate, you will have prepared over 100 delicious, nourishing, gluten-free, low-glycemic and family friendly meals. Also included are daily nutrition lessons and Q&A with Elaina Love and special expert guests.

This training is unlike any other because Pure Joy Culinary Academy will now be inviting students behind the scenes of our Cafe, Pure Joy Kitchen. We will have a hands-on experience of making food for real customers in addition to learning and getting certified. Level 3 students will be involved in making an in person, sit down dinner for a small group.

Bend is known for its bustling downtown, nature hikes, kayaking, and biking along the river. There is free music in the park during June, paddle boarding down the Deschutes River, and over ten nearby pristine lakes for swimming, kayaking, tubing and more. Use your free time in the evenings and days off during the training to explore the beauty of Central Oregon.

In this course you will learn:

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  • The skills you need to succeed as a chef or teacher in the whole food wellness industry
  • How to navigate your kitchen like a pro - from set up to everyday efficiency
  • How to nourish and heal your body with high energy super foods, herbs, cultured foods, and medicinal mushrooms
  • Recipes which fit into all styles of eating: raw, vegan, paleo, ketogenic, and low glycemic/carb
  • All recipes have low glycemic sweetener options for the healing home/professional
  • PLUS! Get your exercise and grounding in before class starts with our daily morning yoga and Qi Gong classes.

Photo by Pure Joy Student - Crystal Bonnet of RawRevive

Level 1, 2, & 3 Chef Certification Course Skills Include

  • Nutritional information and guidance on how to live a healthier low sugar life
  • Everyday Healthy & Easy Meals for the Whole Family
  • Your Guide To Kitchen Tools and Equipment
    • Master Dehydration
  • Professional Recipes for Cafes and Restaurants (See Full List Here)
    • Low-Glycemic Gluten/Grain-Free, Decadent Gourmet Desserts
    • Gluten and Grain-Free Bread, Crackers, Pizzas & More
    • Mastery of Sprouting & Culturing Techniques
    • Cleansing With Raw Vegan Foods
  • Tips and techniques for Plating and Catering like a Pro
  • Precise and Polished Recipe Demonstrations
  • Useful Recipes and Ideas for a Commercial Food Business
  • Ask questions in real time to our team of Pure Joy Chef's
  • PLUS! Get your exercise and grounding in before class starts with our daily morning Yoga and Qi Gong classes.
  • Once You Get Your Certification, receive these bonuses:
    • Access 24/7 to Pure Joy Planet's Online Community. Be invited to our private student Facebook group to connect, get advice, and network with instructors, alumni and current students.
    • Exclusive invitation to and Business Mastermind Events & Retreats.

Receive your name on a printable PDF Professional Certification signed by Elaina Love.

Full Level 1-3 Raw Chef Certification Course Synopsis Here


{Payment plans available for special circumstances.}

Level 1 - June 14 - 17, 2018

Tuition: $2,200 USD

Level 2 - June 21 - 24, 2018

Tuition: $2,200 USD

Level 3 - June 28 - July 1, 2018

Tuition: $2,200 USD

Purchase all 3 levels and save 10%

Level 1-3 Tuition Total: $5,610 USD (save $990 USD)

"I am really enjoying the recipes...what a difference in am noticing in energy levels too!! I am hoping to start up a juice/smoothie bar in my community and add raw food to the menu....and am being certified as a raw food chef so also hope to give workshops on healthy living, incorporating all this great information and new exciting. Thank you."

- Liz, USA

Cracker Making Day at the Academy!

Decadent & Delicious & Nourishing

Gluten-free & Low-glycemic & Low sugar

Whole Body, Mind & Spirit Nutrition

Optimized Nutrition For Gut & Brain Health

Overview and Extras

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!

"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


Your Instructor

Elaina Love
Elaina Love

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the online portion of this course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can I book a one-on-one consultation wtih Elaina Love or one of the Pure Joy Culinary Academy staff?
Absolutely! We are here to help! As part of the certification program, we offer a 15 minute goal setting call with Elaina or one of the team. We are also available Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm MST for questions during your coursework. Once you are ready to take your final verbal exam, you are required to book another call with Elaina!
What equipment will I need for this course?
A sharp, 8-inch chef's knife with guard. Knife's can be purchase upon request before the course starts. Ask us for a recommendation if you want to get one on your own. We know the best!
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! Please email Katelyn directly at to ask about our monthly payment option. Please note, all tuition fees must be paid in full May 1st, 2018
Where do you students stay during the course?
Our students stay offsite, usually in Airbnb or hotels. Many students like to share housing to save on costs and to connect with others so I pair students up as they register.
What is the daily schedule?
Class starts promptly at 9am. We will be in class until around 5pm daily and we will all share in a meal and connect at that time. You can choose to stay or take your dinner to go.

If you have any tuition or course questions please contact Katelyn Louise directly at

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