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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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 the culinary art this cuisine. Learn about the building blocks of optimal health and how to heal and nourish your community with 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 now has it's own 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 lakes for swimming and playing. Use your free time in the evenings and days off during the training to explore the beauty of Central Oregon.
As always, you will get one of the best raw food certifications in the world. We pride ourselves on having a low glycemic, cashew, gluten and grain free kitchen. We deliver cutting-edge information of health science in our nutrition courses. You will make healthy, delicious dishes designed to make you feel light and energized. Our training will make you confident as a chef, a teacher, a business owner or in your kitchen

In this course you will learn:

  • 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
  • Recipes which fit into all styles of eating: raw, vegan, paleo, and low glycemic/carb
  • All recipes have low glycemic sweetener options for the healing home/professional chef

Level 1-3 Raw Chef Certification Course Synopsis


These fundamental lessons are crucial for obtaining the knowledge needed to become the best plant-based chef on the planetCulinary Arts Knife skills

  • Soaking and Sprouting Nuts and Seeds
  • Stocking your plant-based pantry
  • All about thickeners and which ones are best
  • All about sweeteners and which ones are best
  • How to purchase and open coconuts


learn to make vegan dips and spreads

  • Mock Salmon Mousse
  • Sunflower Onion Dip
  • Spicy Miso Paste for your rolls
  • Sushi Rolling
  • No-Bean Hummus

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!!"


  • Juicing Recipes and Demos and the Best Juicers
  • Nut and Seed Milks and Creamers
  • Super Food Smoothies
  • Satisfying Creamy Soups

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!"


    • Red Bell Pepper
    • Tomato Vinaigrette
    • Green Goddess
    • Vegan Caesar
  • Marinated Kale Salad and best marinating techniques
  • Curried Carrot Salad and Waldorf Salad with Almond Mayo
  • Asian Flavored Seaweed Salad

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!"


cooking class for vegan breakfast

  • Granolas
  • Cereas
  • Breakfast or Dessert Parfaits
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Breakfast Pastries
  • Savory Eggless Omelettes
  • Cultured Yogurt Parfaits

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."


vegan raw plant-based condiments

  • Spicy Fresh Mustard
  • Macadamia Mayo
  • Ketchup and BBQ Sauce
  • Ethnic sauces



  • Veggie Burgers
  • Bagels
  • Flat Breads
  • Crackers
  • Pizzas

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!"


vegan raw foods chef course, bend oregon

  • Zucchini Pasta Noodles
  • Pesto Sauce
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Mac N Cheeze Sauce
  • Neat Balls with Savory Herbs and Spices
  • Assembly Plate of Pastas with Neatballs and Sauces
  • Lasagna
  • Indian Cuisine
  • Mexican Cuisine
  • Chinese Cuisine

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


make raw vegan, gluten-free, plant-based desserts

  • Festive Cakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Bavarian Crème Custard
  • Decadent Chocolate Puddings
  • Creamy Pies
  • Parfaits
  • Chocolates
  • Fudge
  • Icecream

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 1-3 Raw Chef Certification Course Includes

  • A complete Certified Recipe Manual
  • Your Guide To Kitchen Tools and Equipment
  • Professional Recipes for Cafes and Restaurants
  • Low-Glycemic Gluten/Grain-Free, Decadent Gourmet Desserts
  • Nutritional information and guidance on how to live a healthier low sugar life
  • Gluten and Grain-Free Bread, Crackers & Granolas
  • 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!
  • 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.
    • Receive Your Beautiful Certificate saying that (your name) is Certified as a Level 1 Raw Food Chef by Pure Joy Culinary Academy (signed by Elaina Love)
    • Exclusive invitation to and Business Mastermind Events.

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.

  • Optimized Nutrition For Gut & Brain Health.
  • Tools For Optimal Living.
  • Recipes you can eat on a daily basis (foundational foods)

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

"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

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!

What equipment will I need for this course?

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


"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


EARLY BIRD PRICING! *Receive 15% off tuition total when you complete your tuition payment between now and January 15th, 2018.

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Level 1 regular price: $2,200 USD
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June 14 - 17, 2018

Level 2 regular price: $2,200 USD
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June 21 - 24, 2018

Level 3 regular price: $2,200 USD
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June 28 - July 1, 2018

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Level 1-3 tuition total: $5,610 USD (save $990 USD)

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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.

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