About Us

Pachavega Plant-based Culinary School

We are the change we wish to see in the world.
Pachavega Plant-based Culinary Arts Institute
Pachavega Plant-based Culinary Arts Institute

About Us

Plant-based Culinary Arts Institute

We are the change we wish to see in the world.

Pachavega Living Foods Education is an award-winning Plant-Based Culinary School. At Pachavega, we live a plant-based lifestyle fueled with positivity and gratitude. We aim to inspire by living life from the heart and connecting to nature through the integration of a healthy diet and lifestyle. The word Pachavega is coined by combining two very important things; “Pacha” from the native Quechua word, Pachamama, which means “Mother Earth” and “Vega” to honor a plant-based lifestyle and our love affair with the humble vegetable.

At the core of our philosophy is nutritionally dense and deliciously flavorful, whole, plant-based food that is organically grown as sustainably as possible. We dig deep into plant-based nutrition using the most up-to-date nutrition science and ancient wisdom of thriving healthy cuisines and traditional diet modalities around the world. We teach life-changing plant based nutrition, healthy vegan recipes and raw food chef certification courses.

Giving Back to Our Community

Our courses offer more than just culinary skills; they are a gateway to a healthier, more fulfilling life. We teach locals by donation, helping them tweak their traditional diets to be healthier. In our community, many suffer from kidney problems and diabetes, conditions often linked to diet. By offering these classes, we aim to make a tangible difference in their lives, helping them heal and live better.

At Pachavega, we are committed to giving back to our community in meaningful ways. We educate and employ local families, including our neighbors, ensuring that our efforts contribute to the betterment of all. Through our by-donation cooking programs, we build a sense of community and foster a shared journey towards health and well-being. Together, we create a supportive environment where everyone can learn, grow, and thrive.

Danielle Arsenault

Our Founder

At the heart of our mission stands Danielle Arsenault, an extraordinary force in the world of health and wellness. As an internationally renowned Holistic Plant-Based Wellness Educator & Raw Vegan Chef, she embodies the true essence of holistic living.

With a resolute passion for compassionate cuisine, Danielle has earned accolades as an award-winning vegan influencer and the celebrated author of seven inspiring cookbooks. Her journey has culminated in the establishment of Pachavega Living Foods Education, a vibrant platform that drives positive change in the lives of countless individuals.

For over a decade, Danielle’s unwavering dedication has uplifted and transformed the lives of countless women, serving as a beacon of hope and healing. Through her visionary Raw Food Chef Certification courses, available both online and in-person, she ignites the spirits of those seeking profound nourishment and rejuvenation.

Danielle’s mastery lies in the art of infusing healthful ingredients with the magic of taste, proving that wholesome eating can be an enchanting and flavorful experience. Her culinary wizardry unveils a world of delectable possibilities that lead to a revitalized and invigorated existence.

At the core of her purpose lies a burning desire to share the secrets of her transformative recipes with all who seek genuine well-being and vibrant vitality. Through her inspiring journey, she champions the potential within each of us to achieve optimal health and thrive on a plant-based whole foods diet.

Our mission is to follow in Danielle’s footsteps and empower individuals across the globe to heal their bodies, rekindle their spirits, and embrace the incredible potential of a plant-based lifestyle. Join us on this journey of self-discovery, where health meets delectation, and let’s create a harmonious world filled with nourished souls and radiant spirits. Together, we’ll savor the abundant delights of life while celebrating the remarkable resilience of the human body.

Raw Food Chef Alliance
International Raw Food Chef Certification

Pachavega offers plant-based nutrition coaching, plant-based menu design and upgrades, hosts international wellness retreats and vegan culinary chef trainings, specializing in whole food, plant-based and raw food chef certification courses. Upon graduation students are approved and eligible for the Raw Food Chef Alliance International Raw Food Chef Certification.