Raw Food Chef


Self-Paced Program

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Raw Food Chef

Online Raw Food Chef Certification Training Course

Self-Paced Program

Our Most Comprehensive Online Plant-Based Nutrition Education meets
Raw Food Culinary Arts Course
will empower you to take back your health
and create healthy AND delicious plant-based cuisine for your family, your clients and yourself from the comfort of your own kitchen!

Register today and become a
Certified Raw Food Chef

Online – Raw Food Chef Cert. – Self Paced

From: $166.00 / month for 12 months


This is more than just a certification
it's a lifestyle shift!

This course is unique in the world. There is nothing else quite like it. During our comprehensive online training we will learn a multitude of skills and techniques that will ensure confidence in the kitchen. We also dive deep into the nutrition facts and science that supports a plant-based, whole and raw foods lifestyle. Be prepared for hands-on food preparation, nutrition demos and the creation of your own gourmet meals, guided step by step the entire way by professional chefs and educators. 

If you’re looking at becoming a certified Raw Food Chef or just want to arm yourself with nutrition knowledge and a bunch of new delicious recipes, you’ve come to the right place. You do not need to be vegan or raw or 100% of anything to take this course. We believe in trying our best and making mistakes in moderation. Which is why you’ll even see a bonus module in this course – “Cooked Comfort Foods to Drool Over” – because after 300+ students, we know that falling off the wagon is normal and to cheat a little is human. 

It’s not about what you do occasionally that will have the greatest impact on your life and overall health – it’s what you do consistently that matters. This is not another fad diet. This is life.

Wherever you are, it’s perfect. We honor where you are at. No matter what stage of your journey. You’re doing your very best with the tools and skills you have right now. 

But the exciting news is, you’re ready to make a change, a shift for the better.  At Pachavega, we’re all about small, permanent lifestyle changes. This course is for you if you’re ready and willing to make the change you’ve always wanted to and we’ll be here, guiding you the whole way! Your future is now. 

Become a Certified Raw Food Chef in less than 1 year from the comfort of your own home

Online Raw Food Chef Certificate

Our trainings are for...

✔ the stay-at-home mom

✔ the nutritionist

✔ the Chinese medicine doctor

✔ the new retiree

✔ the red seal chef

✔ the professional athlete

✔ those looking for a new career

✔ those looking to enhance their nutrition intake

✔ the fresh out of high school

✔ The seasoned entrepreneur 

… and many more. All these types of people have taken Pachavega’s Raw Food Chef Certification Course.

What we have in common is a desire to create healthy whole food recipes for our families, loved ones, clients and ourselves. We want to know how to help our body do what is designed to do, heal itself.

This course offers an in-depth study into a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle as a means to heal your body and ignite your spirit of adventure and passion to get you into the kitchen and experiment and in turn, improve your health and wellbeing for life.

Here's What is Included in Pachavega's Raw Food Chef Certification Course

  • 24 Modules of Incredibly Valuable, Online Training ($6578 Value)
  • 80 Demo Training Videos, covering pro techniques on how to make delicious recipes in your own kitchen ($1500 Value)
  • Start whenever your want (approximately 1 year to complete)
  • BONUS: Printable Infographic Cheat Sheets and Additional Plant-based Resources ($1600 Value)
  • BONUS Module: Food for Fertility, Pregnancy, Childhood and the Golden Age ($250 Value)
  • BONUS Module: Essential Oils in the Raw Food Lifestyle ($250 Value)
  • BONUS: A compendium of over 200 additional resources, organized by topic. 
  • Monthly Live Q&A Feedback Calls and Bonus Student Feature Demos ($900 Value)
  • Pachavega’s 400-Page textbook training manual of invaluable nutrition education (priceless) 
  • Endless Pro Tips to cut corners but not quality (priceless)
  • Access to private, community Facebook group
  • Certified Raw Food Chef accreditation by Pachavega Living Foods Education and the Raw Food Chef Alliance ($500 value)
*Our Comprehensive Raw Food Chef Certification course online is available as the Scheduled Self-Paced Course (your own pace), through our comprehensive 40 Week Guided Semester (1 year) or with our full-time program, Pachavega Pro: Professional Raw Food Chef Transformation Certification (1 year plus 6 months)

Register today and become a Certified Raw Food Chef

Online – Raw Food Chef Cert. – Self Paced

From: $166.00 / month for 12 months


How will you experience becoming a Raw Food Chef with Pachavega?

  • Dive into the health benefits of the food that fuels us
  • Train in valuable basic, intermediate, and advanced kitchen skills
  • Master the art and intricacies of flavor balancing
  • Discover how to creatively sauce, plate and present striking dishes
  • Deep-dive into the health benefits of the food that fuels us
  • Create nutritional powerhouse meals and culinary masterpieces that anyone from age 0 to 99 is bound to enjoy and benefit from
  • Learn the art of effective menu construction and design
  • Acquire a compassion-centered approach to nutrition that supports individual needs and goals
  • Utilize your nutrition and culinary knowledge and skills as the foundation of a holistic wellness lifestyle
  • Turn your newfound-insights and mastery into a revenue-generating venture
  • Have an encouraging feedback and support system from Pachavega educators and students

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What our graduates are saying about us!

Timeframe and Course Completion Requirements

  • Timeline to Complete: Approximately 500 hours (9 months – 1 year)
  • Recommend schedule: Allotting 8 – 10 hours a week 
  • Monthly Q&A Group Coaching and Mentoring Sessions (on the 5th of each month) 
  • Lifetime course access – Start & Finish whenever your want!
  • Step by Step Training through an online user-friendly platform
This is a professional Raw Food Chef Training Program that equally divides the plant-based nutrition education and culinary skills components within the course. Designed by a professional educator, this course is a university-quality level education program that will require your focus, dedication and commitment5

Scheduled Self Paced - What is it?

In our Scheduled Self-Paced course, you’ll get lifetime access to our online platform and you can take as long as you need to complete the course within this time frame – literally you go at your own pace. Taught by professionals educators, you will be guided on a week by week progression via a series of automated emails. We recommend you save these emails in a separate folder in case you fall behind the pace of one module per week. In this way, you can reference the emails easily when you are ready to return to the course at your own pace. In this step by step training, you’ll complete over 200 tasks, quizzes, practical activities and experiments.

This course is for those with a busy lifestyle, who would be served best by starting and finishing at your leisure. Our fully automated scheduled weekly reminders help you to stay on track. You’ll discover over 50 hours of instructional demo videos and pre-recorded online lectures and demonstrations.  All questions posed within the platform will be answered within 5-7 business days.

Our Course Curriculum

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
Online Raw Food Chef Certificate

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

You will Make Simple as well as Gourmet Recipes

All of our recipes are made with gluten-free, plant-based ingredients that are designed by nature to build health

Level One

Make unique smoothie blends, vegetable pastas and sauces, raw crackers, 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…

Have a Sneak Peek!

We can indulge in a Plant Based diet when we know that we are getting all of the nutrition needed to optimize our health, including plenty of protein. We can also learn to Build-a-Bowl full of delicious and nutritious elements that are seriously comforting, filling, and power-packed. Pachavega Power Bowls have a combination of cooked and raw foods, complete with an incredible sauce! Use this Build-a-Bowl template and create the most amazing combos that never get boring! This video comes from our Online Level One: Plant Based Nutrition Fundamentals Course, included in the Raw Food Chef Certificate Course.
Online Raw Food Chef Certificate

Introducing Your Teacher...

Danielle Arsenault, founder of Pachavega Living Foods Education, is a passionate Raw Food Chef and Plant Based Nutrition Educator. In 2011 a near-death rock climbing accident changed her relationship with the world and life as she knew it. It gave her the realization that we are truly blessed to be alive. After she healed her body with food, she made it her life’s purpose to educate the world about the healing power of plant-based whole foods and a healthy lifestyle rooted in compassion for the planet. 

Danielle is a professional educator, internationally renowned chef, published author of 7 cookbooks and an award-winning vegan influencer. She is a best-selling co-author and has been on the TedX stageShe has also been featured in over 40 podcasts, 50+ magazine articles, several online summit series and catered over 50 retreats, including almost 30 in-person Raw Food Chef Certification Trainings.

Her professional career includes a stint as a college professor, a Raw Food Chef and Nutrition Consultant at a tropical wellness resort and designing and teaching over 350 students, online and in-person, through her Online Culinary Arts Institute and in-person Holistic Wellness Retreats. She lives on the island of Ometepe, Nicaragua and frequently donates her time and passion to teach healthy cooking skills within her local community.

Register today and become a
Certified Raw Food Chef

Online – Raw Food Chef Cert. – Self Paced

From: $166.00 / month for 12 months


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