Monique is a nutrition coach, healthy food chef at Pure Joy who specializes in teaching her clients how to makeover their favorite “naughty” pastries, cakes and sweet treats. She currently teaches classes in New York.
Katelyn Louise is your plant based chef and instructor, specializing in low-glycemic, gluten-free, plant based foods, and super foods. She is a private chef and works with clients one-on-one to help them on their health journey.
Elaina is an example of how a raw food diet can heal and renew vibrancy and youthfulness. With 18 years teaching experience, she can help you reach your goals whether it is weight loss, getting well, or a new career.
Experience a life transformation at our new retreat style Raw Food Culinary Certification in Costa Rica. This is an up close and personal connection with Elaina Love. Drop completely into nature, integrate holistic wellness into daily life and amplify your plant based journey. Our eco resort, Hacienda del Sol, is situated amidst a jungle and shares the land with the monkeys, birds and other beautiful wildlife indigenous to the region. This course is only being offered 1 time per year. Group size is limited to ensure an intimate experience.
This course is a blend of theoretical and hands on training taught by the experts in plant based nutrition. As a graduate you will have prepared over 50 delicious meals which are nourishing, gluten-free, low-glycemic and suitable for families and clients alike. You will become versed in the latest nutrition information, including gut and brain health, body type balancing and tools for optimal living.
Prerequisite: None. This is a prerequisite course for Level 2 and 3.
This coursework is a great beginning to prepare for a career in plant based culinary arts. Tailored to increase your understanding of how food affects the body, you will explore how to create a balanced nutrition plan for your unique body type. You will learn advanced culinary techniques to increase your repertoire of fully raw meals.
Prerequisite: Certification of Level 1
This advanced chef and teacher training focuses on traditional pastry techniques, innovative dehydration skills, gourmet desserts, and mastery of textures. Become an expert in making your recipes explode with flavor! Become inspired and receive ideas about how to start a raw food business, and learn the best next steps to take as a raw food educator. This course is suitable for raw food and professionals, and those who love plant based meals which are creative. After completion of Level 3, you will be certified as a Raw Food Chef
Prerequisite: Certification of Level 2
NEW! Level 4, Business/Teacher Certification January 26th – 28th
This course is for graduates of L1-L3 only. Inquire below for more information.
What You Will Learn?
How to create simple to advanced recipes for family, clients, or a commercial food business.
How to make a variety of Ethnic cuisines (Indian, Mexican, Chinese).
How to make restaurant quality gourmet desserts.
Stunning food plating and progressive catering techniques.
The art of low carb, grain free pastry making.
How to make fluffy breads, satisfying granolas, and sophisticated sauces.
Elixirs, herbs and superfood beverages for vitality.
Hand made chocolates.
Use advance techniques for flavor balancing.
Ways to extend your longevity with Herbalism.
Distinguish between food and nutrition facts from dogma.
How to travel like a pro.
How to give polished recipe demonstrations as a raw food educator.
How to refine your knife skills.
How to create mouth watering textures and flavors.
Ways to lighten up common raw food recipes.
Ways to navigate modern day stressors and how to balance your hormones.
Each Level Includes:
Daily green juice, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts provided,
Daily nutrition lessons with Elaina and special guests (in addition to your hands-on raw vegan chef training)
Intimate 1 on 1 interaction with Pure Joy Instructors
On-site lodging at our Eco Resort
Daily round trip beach shuttle to nearby beaches
Guided jungle hikes
Guided beach hikes
Guided beach walks to watch sunset at sonidos del mar
Sunset boat tour
Full access to our organic food garden
Daily morning yoga
Afternoon breaks to enjoy the pool and full spa and massage treatments
Adventures/excursions to nearby waterfalls, zip lining through the jungle, tours of local beaches on your days off
Local live music and beach bonfires
Connection, bonding, friendships and lifelong community with all of our Pure Joy Family