Pachavega Living Foods Education

A vegan culinary school that specializes in raw food chef training and raw food cooking classes 

organic, plant-based education to heal your body and ignite your spirit

NEWS: Sign up today for Canada’s Premier Raw Food Chef Certificate Course! The 70 hour *Heal and Ignite* Raw Food Chef course is held 5 times a year in Canmore, AB and Ometepe, Nicaragua!

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Heal and Ignite Across Canada is a new TV series that will travel coast to coast, discovering local whole foods and culinary secrets that bring us Canadians closer to optimal health and happiness. Join our community and help us raise the funds to make this vision come true! Watch the trailer to see what it’s all about! 

“The Pachavega course dispelled the myths of raw food prep and lifestyle. It’s not just what you eat, but how nutrition can influence your physical and emotional state that truly matters. Danielle Arsenault is a passionate and inspiring teacher who has infused this desire to live life to its fullest in me and many others.”               –  Clara Hughes, 6-time Olympic Medalist and Canadian Sports Hall of Fame Member

We aim to inspire by living life from the heart and connecting to nature through the integration of a healthy lifestyle. At the core of this philosophy is nutritionally dense and deliciously flavourful, whole, plant-based food that is organically grown as close to home as possible.  Our services include raw food chef training, raw vegan cooking classes, professional sports nutrition coaching, individual nutrition and lifestyle coaching and small party  catering.

Services we provide:

Raw Chef Certification Classes

RAW VEGAN CULINARY SCHOOL: Whole food nutrition courses and raw food chef training:

Are you interested in learning more about plant-based whole foods?  Want to heal yourself and those you love with food? Pachavega’s  raw food chef training and raw vegan cooking classes will teach you to make irresistible and impressive raw meals and discover secrets and culinary techniques that take gourmet to a new level. With 100% organic ingredients and health in mind, this course focuses not only on food preparation, but also the science behind a whole foods, plant-based diet.  With 16 modules in 70 hours, you will become a Raw Food Chef and Whole Foods Nutrition Coach. Classes are held in the stunning Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. 100 kms west of Calgary and on the beautiful island of Ometepe, Nicaragua.

Raw Food Workshops in Canmore, AlbertaUPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

Raw food classes that cover raw chocolate to how to make your own sauerkraut at home. A part from the raw vegan culinary school, Pachavega offers a variety of public workshops that will inspire you to experiment with an abundance of amazing food in your own kitchen. Using organic, nutrient dense living foods your cells will be energized and your passion ignited!

Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching in Canmore, Alberta (100kms west of Calgary)NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE COACHING:

Better digestion, sleep easy, lose weight. Ignite your passion and step into your power! Personalized whole food nutrition and lifestyle coaching begins with one thing – 100% commitment. If you are looking to activate a positive change, you will be inspired to take charge of your happiness by eating with mindful consciousness.  


Be ready for a bounty of delicious, nutritious soul food. Pachavega’s Catering services, and custom, creative menus will leave you satisfied and singing on the inside. Pachavega offers private, small-party catering  in-house for retreats and special events such as weddings, anniversaries, conferences and meetings.