Our two-week Living Foods Master Chef immersion courses will take you from the beginning – taste balancing and plant-based nutrition education to the advanced—learning how to create and refine your own signature recipes. We will guide you through everyday food preparation skills, how to prepare nutritious meals and shift your lifestyle towards abundant health. Come to Ometepe Island, Nicaragua and Dive Deep into the Plant-Based Lifestyle!
Explore advanced culinary themes and develop your unique style as a chef! Join the most significant food revolution the world has ever seen!
2021/22 Course Dates:
November 6th – 22nd, 2021 January 2nd - 18th, 2022 November 5th - 21st, 2022
Week one You will begin your journey to optimal health and wellness through the practical application of a plant-based lifestyle. Discover the nutritional benefits of whole foods and how they can support total body wellness. With hands-on kitchen time and recipe creating, this course will provide a basic understanding of a plant-based, whole foods diet, the skills how to make gourmet recipes, and the foundation of a nutrition education for life.
This course is an introduction to the organic lifestyle, kitchen skills, and detecting when a food is approaching rancidity. You will cover basic knife skills, kitchen set-up, the ins and outs of a raw food kitchen, and all the ingredients used and how to use different kitchen equipment.
You will practice how to taste balance and discover flavor combinations using spices around the world. You will learn techniques such as how to ferment foods, such as cashew sour cream and kimchi, and how to grow your own sprouts. This course guides you through transitioning towards a plant-based, raw food diet, staying active, and how to source your macro-nutrients sustainably.
Week two You will deep-dive into techniques and concepts touched on but not thoroughly discussed in the Basic Raw Food Chef Certification. This course will cover advanced raw food chef skills, such as refined food styling and plating, food photography, and converting cooked recipes to raw by using different dehydrating, fermenting, and marinating techniques.
You will dive into health and nutrition to aid different stages of your lives, from childhood to the senior years, as well as support for fertility and pregnancy. You will study different adaptogens and other powerful super herbs and their role in health as well as culinary uses, including cacao! You will practice autonomous recipe development with a personalized dessert and expand recipe writing to include health benefits, history, and origin of the ingredients or cuisine.
Comprehensive Living Foods Chef Training Food combining, and sustainability and ethical choices Foundation staple foods and key components of a nutritious diet Superfoods and raw chocolate, and gourmet raw vegan meals Medicinal mushrooms and vegan cheese making Plating presentation and food photography 15 nights accommodation Daily morning yoga
Morning yoga and meditation Raw superfood breakfast with juices and smoothies Culinary and holistic nutrition classes and plant labs Raw lunch and superfoods Raw gourmet dinner Culinary projects and evening discussions
Week One: Granola, nut milk, pad Thai salad, red beet Borscht with sprouted wild rice and lentils, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, kaffir lime carrot soup, energy soup, wheatgrass, kale caesar salad, sushi salad, lentil dippers with curry mango mustard, miso kelp noodle soup, raw chocolate truffles.
Week Two: Oatmeal raisin cookie smoothie, marinated broccoli and yams with wild orange ginger vinaigrette, maca carrot cake and lemony frosting, chocolate cardamom cake, sweet and sour jerky and banana passionfruit fruit roll-ups, The cracker formula, raw pizza crust, cinnamon maca energy gel, and electrolyte sports drink with ginger, street tacos, sun-dried tomato burgers with smoky fermented cashew cream, Korean jap jae noodles.
The following meals are included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks Drinks
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for: Vegan Organic Raw food
Foundation Staple Foods and the Raw Food Lifestyle Key components of a nutritious diet Knife skills Flavor balancing Soaking and sprouting Cultured and fermented foods Sustainability and ethical choices Food combining Tips for good digestion Detoxification and your ph Foods the promote digestion Tips and tricks for healthy detoxification Global cuisine around the world Superfoods and raw chocolate Gourmet raw vegan meals Healing herbal soups and adaptogens Raw desserts and superfoods Raw food and essential oils that heal Dehydrated foods Whole foods for athletes The doctrine of signatures Medicinal mushrooms Vegan cheese making Plating presentation and food photography
Your Host: Danielle
Danielle is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.
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