Raw Food Chef Certificate | Online Course | Pachavega

Raw Food Chef

Guided Semester (1 year)

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Raw Food Chef

Guided Semester (1 year)

Become a Certified Raw Food Chef in just 1 year. Master the art of flavor balancing, menu design, presentation, plating, raw desserts and gourmet raw cuisine. Pachavega’s Raw Food Chef Certification is an inspirational nutritional and culinary adventure that will take you from the beginning – taste balancing and the building blocks of plant-based nutrition education – to the advanced – learning how to create and refine your own signature recipes and dive deeper into specific health concerns and which whole foods can help. Explore advanced culinary themes and develop your unique style as a chef. This immersion is for the passionate foodie, beginner entrepreneur and seasoned plant-based expert. Join us in the plant based revolution and give back to the community!

You have a lot of experience already in the kitchen. You have the passion, but you want to up your game, you want to take it that extra step, get officially certified so that you can share this knowledge and do it as a job. Take your passion and make it your career.

You want to be the plant based expert in your community that everybody turns to, in fact, you probably already are! You know you were born to captain you own ship, and you are ready! It’s time to go pro. It’s time to be the bridge between healthy and delicious. 

In Pachavega’s Guided Semester Raw Food Chef Certification Training, here is what you will get: 


  • Personalized instructor support and feedback from professional Raw Food Chefs and plant based nutrition educators.
  • 1 year, weekly and bi-weekly calls on a custom schedule to connect via Zoom calls for live Q&A feedback and personalized group coaching with Danielle Arsenault 
  • What’s App Private Chat Group: Questions answered within 2 business days
  • Lifetime membership to the Raw Food Chef Alliance ($750)
  • Lifetime access to the Raw Food Chef Certification course online ($2000+)
  • Internationally Certified Raw Food Chef accreditation by Pachavega Living Foods Education


*The Raw Food Chef Certification course online is offered as a Guided Semester or as the Self-paced Certification.

*Only 10 spots offered*

Starts: December 2022

Register today and become a Raw Food Chef

Online - Raw Food Chef Cert. – Guided Semester (1 year)


Guided Semester - What is it?

Every year over 100 students take the Raw Food Chef Certification with Pachavega but only 10 are invited to join each comprehensive Guided Semester – which we host only once per year. Do you think you will be one of our next Certified Raw Food Chefs?

Our Guided Semester is set up as a 1 year online program where, no matter what field you come from, you will learn the tools and strategies you need to become a Certified Raw Food Chef (CRFC). We have people from all over the world joining our trainings for the purpose of creating a positive relationship with healthy food habits. They dream of serving others and spreading the message of how food can heal the body on a cellular level. This gives them an anchoring sense of gratification and enduring joy – a true purpose in life that makes a meaningful difference.

We offer the Raw Food Chef Certification in this format to connect more with the community and forge relationships with other like-minded souls. Doing a self-paced course is awesome for those who like to work at their own pace when they can squeeze it in. However, I recognize many of us are craving more connection and accountability. By starting and finishing together, we will hold each other responsible and complete 1 module of the course per week. Within each week, you’ll have the freedom to work through the curriculum when you have the time.

We look forward to welcoming you into our small community of students who will interact with each other virtually by participating in weekly discussion questions. In these one hour calls hosted by Danielle Arsenault, our founder, each week we will meet with the other students on an online Zoom call to share successes, bloopers and revelations.

Value-added Bonuses

  • 350+ recipes + our Downloadable Textbook (800+ pages – $149)
  • Access to private, community Facebook group
  • Internationally Certified Raw Food Chef Certification (CRFC) ($150)

International Raw Food Chef Certification

  • As you go through the Raw Food Chef Certification, you’ll want to do the following to make it easy to apply for international certification with the Raw Food Chef Alliance and become a Certified Raw Food Chef (CFRC):  
    • Make all recipes in all Modules for both L1 and L2
    • Complete all Bonus Modules
    • Keep a journal – outline what worked, what didn’t, did you use substitutes, did you improve the recipe, change the procedure? 
  • This will be submitted for review before you receive your certificate 
  • Once complete, you will schedule a ZOOM call with Danielle Arsenault to review and critique your work
  • Includes lifetime membership with the Raw Food Chef Alliance and Certified Raw Food Chef accreditation (CRFC)
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Our Course Curriculum

Timeline: Approximately 500 hours (or 1 year part time)

Lifetime course access!

Module 1: Intro to a Nutrient Dense Plant-Based Lifestyle
Module 2: Flavor Balancing
Module 3: Knife Skills
Module 4: Sustainability and Ethical Choices
Module 5: Soaking, Sprouting and Growing Greens
Module 6: Digestion and Gut Health
Module 7: Cleansing and Detoxification
Module 8: The Magic of Fermentation and Cultured Foods
Module 9: Nut-free Cuisine and Food Allergies
Module 10: Seaweeds and Algae
Module 11: Fitness Foods and Nutrition for Athletes
Module 12: Healing Spices from Around the World
Module 13: All about Dairy and Healthy Alternatives
Module 14: Cooked Comfort Foods to Drool Over
Module 15: Gourmet Cultured Foods and Other Ferments
Module 16: Master the Crunch of Dehydrated Foods
Module 17: Food Photography for Social Media
Module 18: Plating Presentation and Saucing Techniques
Module 19: Raw Desserts and Superfoods
Module 20: Medicinal Mushrooms and Ancient Adaptogens
Module 21: Building Your Wellness Business
Module 22: Mindful Menu Planning
BONUS Module 23: Foods for Fertility, Pregnancy, Childhood and Golden Age
BONUS Module 24: Essential Oils in the Raw Food Lifestyle

What You Will Learn

  • Foundation Staple Foods
  • Nutrient Dense Plant-Based Nutrition
  • Knife Skills
  • Flavor Balancing
  • How to Stock your Kitchen
  • Soaking and Sprouting
  • Cultured and Fermented Foods, Kimchi and Kraut
  • Sustainability and Ethical Choices
  • Nut-Free Cuisine and Food Sensitivities
  • Detoxification and Your pH
  • Healthy Digestion and your Gut Microbiome
  • Foods the Promote Digestion
  • Tips and Tricks for Healthy Detoxification
  • Healing Spices from Around the World
  • Gourmet Raw Vegan Meals
  • Healing Foods for Fertility, Pregnancy and All Life Stages
  • Healing Herbal Soups and Adaptogens
  • Raw Desserts and Superfoods
  • Raw Food and Essential Oils that Heal
  • Dehydrated Foods
  • Gourmet Cultured Foods
  • Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Vegan Cheese Making
  • Plating Presentation and Food Photography

Recipes You Will Learn

Level One

  • Make different Sauerkrauts, Kimchi,  Kombucha, Bubble Tea, Lemon Apricot Molasses Kefir, Rejuvelac, Fermented Goji Berry Hot Sauce, Energy Soup, Face Scrub, Wheatgrass and Sprouted Lentil Salad ,Love your Liver Salad and Simple Spiced Vinaigrette, Pear Lemongrass Salsa, Curried Goji Berry Relish, Pesto Kalamata Tapenade, Kale Caesar Salad, Sesame Parm, Save the Sea Pate in Nori Rolls, Berbere Spice Blend, Niter Kibbeh Oil, Infusion, Ethiopian Red Lentils and Kaffir Lime Carrot Soup, Protein Power Bowl, Cinnamon Maca Energy Gel, Electrolyte Drink with Ginger, Lemon Lime Energy Bites, Fresh Nut Mylk, Sesame Banana Mylk Shake, Maca Mesquite Coconut Latte and Basic Fermented Nut Cheese and more…

Level Two

  • Make Creamy Cashew Cheese with Herbes de Provence and Truffle Oil, Smoky Fermented Cilantro Cream, Sharp Smoked Cheddar, Fermented Goji Berry and Passionfruit Hot Sauce, Fermented Sunflower Cheese Crisps., Almond Pulp Cookies, Raw Pizza Crust, Banana Cinnamon Flax Pancakes, Beetroot Hummus, Kimchi Collard Parcels with Sesame Mushroom Stuffing and Smoky Fermented Cilantro Cream,  Beetroot Ravioli, Mason Jar Maca Carrot Cake with Lemony Frosting, Goji Berry Orange Fudge, Matcha Sesame Entremet, Tiramisu, Medicinal Shiitake Mushroom Bacon Bits, Shiitake Pho Noodle Soup, Royaltea Latte, Green Spring Iced Alchemy, Sweet and Savoury Superfood Shaker, No Bones Broth, Mason Jar Rainbow Meal-to-Go, Real Fruit Roll-ups, Portobello Mushroom Stack, Mediterranean Red Peppers, Truffle Cream Cheese and more…

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