Level One: Raw Chef Practitioner Certification

Previously known as ‘Feast’

Duration: 4 days (30 hours) | Place: Forest of Dean, UK

I gained the confidence and knowledge to start creating my own raw food recipes…. “For anyone who’s been thinking about doing something like this for a while, I would say just go for it!...a truly life-changing experience
— Cheryl Thomson, Swansea, UK

Deepen your knowledge and enhance your skills

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“I cannot recommend this course highly enough.”

Sue Halfyard, Spain

Level One: Raw Chef Practitioner Certification is the starting point to becoming more familiar with the processes in a professional raw kitchen.

The 4-day LIVE programme aims to:

  • Provide you with a highly practical experience in fundamental raw food concepts and disciplines including knife skills, flavour balancing and beautiful presentation. 

  • Enable you to identify and choose appropriate raw ingredients for making meals whilst learning a wealth of core recipes adaptable for breakfast through to evenings.  

  • Develop your core raw food culinary skills and techniques to provide a solid foundation to build raw food into your career or to eat more exciting and Instagram-able raw plant-based food for personal use.

Vegetarian Society Approved

On successful completion of the course, participants will receive Raw Chef Practitioner Certification Level One approved by The Vegetarian Society.


Skills you will learn

Kitchen Etiquette

Knife skills

Use of raw food kitchen equipment

Correct preparation and use of flours, sweeteners, fats, oils, acids, thickeners, binders, stabilisers

Raw chef mathematics

Working with dietary restrictions 

Juices, smoothies and blended drinks

Plant-based dairy

The principles of building nut milks

Nut milk profiles and flour yields

Raw stock-making

Soaking and sprouting


Fermentation and dehydration 

Sauces, dressings and marinades


The building blocks of raw soups

Broth, cream and puree-based soups

Salad preparation

The art of plating a beautiful show-stopping salad

The art of plating a tree-nut cheese plate including preparing crackers, pickles and chutney

Menu planning

Appetisers and snacks

Main meals and world cuisines

Simple elegant desserts

Chocolate truffles

The art of plating and presentation 

Pastry Basics


Snack bars

The principles of fermentation

Coconut yoghurt 

Tree nut cheeses 

Salt brine and seasoned brine 


The principles of dehydration 


Crisp delicate crackers

A huge unexpected gain was learning about the fine dining aspect of raw food. I had sort of dismissed it as not really being for me and not something I could use in my own business. How wrong was I?
— Rosie Tait, UK

Who attends?

  • Raw food enthusiasts and hobbyists who want a practical experience in making more delicious raw food

  • Health and wellness professionals who would like to incorporate plant-based raw food into their practice or repertoire    

  • People thinking of launching a new catering or food business

  • New career, second or third career seekers who would like to explore healthy raw plant-based food

  • Qualified chefs of any level wishing to increase skills and knowledge in raw plant-based vegan cuisine

  • Chefs working in health, fitness, retreat or hotel spas 

  • Personal chefs, luxury yacht chefs or chalet chefs looking for ideas and inspiration 

  • Food bloggers, food writers and food stylists

  • People starting a career as a professional plant based and/or raw chef

  • People interested in eating more raw plant-based food as a growing trend and would like to learn to incorporate more raw plant-based food into their everyday

  • People wanting a deeply practical experience after online training.

  • People who have read raw food recipe books or blog posts, have made some recipes and had variable results – it’s time to raise your game.

The live experiences have individual workstations and small group sizes.

If you are interested in delicious raw food then there is no one better than Deborah. Quite simply her food is fantastic.
— Pete Cohen, Author, Motivational Speaker and Weight-loss Guru (GMTV) | https://petecohen.com/

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