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 you 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.
the stay-at-home mom
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.
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.
All of our recipes are made with gluten-free, plant-based ingredients that are designed by nature to build health
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…
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…
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 stage. She 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.