Testimonials

img_0518Graduates of the 70 hour *Heal and Ignite* Raw Food Chef Certification Course, September 28th – October 7th, 2016

lee-testimonial“This is an Amazing course! Danielle’s knowledge is incredible! It was so important to learn all this for me, my family and all of my friends. Lots of Love!” – Danielle Jean, Canmore, Alberta

“I loved what I learned including the more subtle aspects of raw food preparation such as gourmet, artistic, how to use tools, how to improvise and create new recipes. I’ve gained confidence to be a great raw food chef. So much gratitude to Danielle and all my classmates. I loved Danielle’s awareness of everyone’s specific conditions. I loved her free flowing style, inviting everyone, no matter the skill level. I learned so much from the other students too. Love, love, love!” – Jill LaBelle Sophie Shouldice, Vancouver Island, BC

jessica-testimonial“I love how this course answered many questions I had about how to transition off of animal foods, like how to substitute my salmon oil, probiotic and vitamin supplements, since I have been spending $300 or more a month for 4 years on these. It blew my mind in my quest to learn how to make healthy food taste good and it was much easier than I thought. Danielle is so incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable. I’ve been looking for 5 years to find this information. This course provided that for me! It was that awesome!” – Roni-lil Shapka, Calgary, Alberta

IMG_9622Graduates of the 70 hour *Heal and Ignite* Raw Food Chef Certification Course, June 17-26, 2016

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Graduates of the 45 hour Whole Foods Preparation Certification Course, June 17-26, 2016

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Graduates of the 70 hour *Heal and Ignite* Raw Food Chef Certification Course, June 3-12, 2016

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“Danielle’s course was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had! I learned so much! I totally recommend it!” – Carolina Fresca, Abu Dhabi, UAE

“Danielle and I met a couple of days before the Fuego y Agua Survival Run. Words fall short to describe her attitude towards life and healthy living. It is said you need to have love for what you are doing to excel at it. This beautiful soul exemplifies that in everything she does. Danielle guided me through a variety of products to supplement my race diet. I am so grateful our paths crossed. She consciously chooses to get the best out of people whether this is through motivational insights or her passionate approach to things. I have never learned so much in such a short amount of time. Her energy and holistic vision not only healed my body and ignited my spirit, but also ignited my body and healed my spirit.” – Arian Van Helden

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“Danielle is Amazing! She has done such a wonderful job integrating raw food into real life. Her energy, passion, and commitment to whole body wellness is evident and inspiring. Whether you’re new to the lifestyle or are someone who wants to take control of your wellbeing, this course is for you. Danielle will rock your world with light, love, energy and whole foods to ignite your spirit!” – Desirae Jaenen

FullSizeRenderGraduates of the 40 Hour Whole Foods Preparation Certificate, October, 2015

“Danielle is Amazing! She has done such a wonderful job integrating raw food into real life. Her energy, passion, and commitment to whole body wellness is evident and inspiring. Whether you’re new to the lifestyle or are someone who wants to take control of your wellbeing, this course is for you. Danielle will rock your world with light, love, energy and whole foods to ignite your spirit!” – Desirae Jaenen

“I signed up for a certificate but received so much more. By the end of the first day, I knew I wanted to upgrade to the full 70 hour course. This has inspired me to expand my knowledge and share my passion with others.” – Holly Strong

“The Pachavega Raw food course was so much more than I could have imagined. The course content was so rich and educational, the food was incredible and Danielle is such an amazing teacher. Thank you Danielle for sharing your gift of passion for health and life with the world!” – Leahan Frandsen

20337411599_3a6d6dab10_kGraduates of the 40 Hour Whole Foods Preparation Certificate, August, 2015

What are they saying about the course?

“This course is not for one single aspect of life, it encompasses the problem of our habits and the ancient wisdom of pure, healing food for longevity in life”. – Ethan Elliot

“The recipes were all incredibly tasty, Danielle’s passion for the food and the topics we discussed were infectious – an exciting introduction into the world of raw, living food”. – Gillian Shepherd

testimonial page3“I appreciate the whole foods and enjoyed creating and eating beautiful dishes that we made. All wrong! They were delicious. Danielle is an inspiring person full of knowledge and experiences. Great teacher! Ethan, the assistant, was also very helpful and knowledgeable! I know how to add flavors and techniques to make eating raw more delicious now 🙂 Danielle’s chef skills and holistic approach to this healthy lifestyle has really inspired me to share and create dishes with veggies, nuts, seeds, essential oils, herbs and more for my family friends and students.” – Kim Goddard

Join the next 45 hour Healing Whole Foods Preparation Certificate and reinvigorate your passion for health and really good food! Courses are open for 2017!

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Graduates of the 70 Hour *Heal and Ignite* Raw Food Chef Certificate, July, 2015

What are they saying about the course?

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the Pachavega learning experience. Danielle’s passion for teaching and sharing her whole food based knowledge is fun and enthusiastic. The sessions are packed with information and I left with a good base for creating a healthier lifestyle for my family. Thank you Danielle” – Teri Fullerton

“Food is life. Life is in food. Keep the food and yourself alive with Raw, vegan preparation of plant-based foods. Danielle provides the wisdom, knowledge and skill to pursue a healthy healing diet for food and life!! Thank you Danielle!” – Linda Regan

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What are others saying about Pachavega’s other workshops?

“Returning to my roots – where food was a means to stay healthy – Danielle re-opens that door” – Joanne Turcotte

“Danielle’s enthusiasm is very contagious. Her energy is helpful, especially when learning about important things, like SUPERFOODS! Her Raw Chef Certificate was a treat because we got a chance to taste all the food, learned how to make it and were inspired to make our own recipes! Thank you for the awesome course!” – Alex Randsom

“I loved the food, recipes and great like minded company. Highly Creative Everything! The cozy environment and Danielle’s bubbly, friendly personality made it a very healthy and enjoyable evening!” – Susanne Daviau.

“The food was absolutely amazing! In Danielle’s ‘A Taste of Mexico’ Dinner Workshop, my favourite dish was the guacamole and raw corn patties but the Cinnamon Chocolate Late was also to die for. I was blown away by the whole experience and felt completely comfortable meeting and eating with new people. I would highly recommend Danielle’s services and would love to attend another workshop” -Danika Scott

“I am so impressed with Danielle’s skill as a chef! But these skills are exceeded even further by her talent as a teacher. With passion, enthusiasm and humour, she took our group through the steps of food preparation while educating us on everything from health benefits and the science of raw foods to equipping a raw foods kitchen. We learned a tremendous amount in 4 short days and didn’t even tap into her wealth of knowledge.”  – Gwen Hetherington

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” Ms Danielle was our raw food goddess for 4 days. What an amazing taste experience! I was always full, had no cravings and each meal filled me with joy! My taste buds woke up and asked, “is this just a dream?” I have even convinced my meat and potatoes husband to convert, yahoo! Many thanks, hugs and love to Danielle” – Lynne Stoen

“Danielle’s encouraging and pleasant approach to raw food and preparation gave us a wonderful introduction to the benefits of raw food nutrition! I am definitely going to try and incorporate more raw foods into our diet!” – Ann Corquegood

“Danielle, I think I could possibly become a Raw Food Lovin’ Vegan – A feat certainly beyond my wildest dreams! Thank you for sharing your fabulous talent with us!” – Denise Chabot

“Danielle did a beautiful job preparing and presenting raw vegan cuisine. She was very creative with ingredients and explained the dishes in a way that helped me to understand the foods and how nutrient rich it was” – Tessa Van Tighem

“I have never eaten raw vegan for a number of days before but these three days have been wonderful. You are so creative with the raw food and the tastes are incredible. Great that you can teach us about the vegan way of eating! Thanks! – Linda

“Danielle’s passion and skill with raw food is amazing! So many great flavours blended together like a symphony. And it’s healthy too! So good… Namaste” – Dave Klepacki

“The interplay of flavours were unlike anything I have ever tasted. Danielle’s workshop was a great experience getting to try out new foods and techniques in a nice, warm environment. I will definitely be trying the recipes at home!” – Tiana Farran

“Danielle’s fermentation workshop starts on the right note when she parallels fermentation to living slow and more intentionally. It also ends wonderfully with all of us inspired and well fed” – Katrina Ao

“Great cozy community environment to learn the basics and depths of eating raw. It really isnt just salads! Great job Danielle! Fun and professional. Good mix” – Dave Wilson

“Danielle is amazingly knowledgeable. It was way more than a cooking class – great food, inspirational ideas and loads of tips!” – Jennifer Maley

“Danielle’s enthusiasm for healthy digestion, by way of delicious nutritious food, is absolutely contagious! She’s a picture of health herself, and presents vital information clearly, answering questions while offering tasty food samples. If you have a chance to attend one of her workshops, don’t miss it!” – Janine Bandcroft

“I’ve had the pleasure of taking Danielle’s Raw Chef Certification Course and I am taking away a LOT of exciting, informative and practical knowledge about foods that contain healing properties for all sorts of ailments as well as complete nourishment for the body, mind and spirit. Danielle’s vibrating energy and great enthusiasm to share her knowledge has made this course an uplifting learning journey. I have enjoyed the hands-on learning and all the recipes she used within the course. So much love has been shared and I am truly grateful for this experience.” – Shima Hashermain

“Taking Danielle’s Raw Chef Certification Course is now on my list of “best” life experiences, being fairly fresh on my journey with holistic medicine and healing. I have come away with renewed hope and confidence that using my knowledge of healing raw foods, inspired by the course, will allow me to overcome conditions that have plagued me for sometime.” – Braden Scott

“Danielle’s Raw Chef Certification Course opened a whole world of food knowledge up to me. The information presented was so interesting and applicable to day to day life. The engaging teaching style really solidified the information and she was always available to answer my questions! I looked forward to every class!” – Allison Forbes

“I attended a 2 hour information workshop on eating raw vegan foods; taught by Danielle at Pachavega and was totally impressed!  We enjoyed many tasty raw sauces and gained lots of information about eating raw, vegan food.  I loved her positive energy and the casual nature of her class…there were many opportunities to interrupt and ask questions.  I felt encouraged to try more raw foods in our whole family’s diet and have used two of the five sauces in the last few weeks.  She also encouraged us to experiment and have fun in the kitchen.  Thank you for such a memorable afternoon.  I look forward to learning more from you at future workshops!” –  Amber Tsoi. Canmore, AB

“Wow Danielle!  I really enjoyed the fermentation class you gave.  I’ve gained a level of confidence that you can’t get from a recipe.   I’ve successfully fermented cabbage.   It tastes great!   I have a batch of Kombucha on the go and I can’t wait to get busy with some water kefir.  I’m looking forward to reaping the benefits of these healthy traditional foods.  I was so afraid that I’d mess it up, but I can’t believe how fun and easy it is! Anyone can ferment and  they need to know how easy it is.  I’m pretty excited and I like the fact that I don’t have to shy away from all the good fermented recipes because ‘I’ve never done that before’.” – Bev S. Victoria, BC

“I love Danielle’s teaching style! She is super enthusiastic and interactive which made learning a lot of fun. The way she conveys the information allows for so much retention. I would love to have her as a teacher again!” – Chelsea Cook. Victoria, BC