Raw Food Chef Certificate in Nicaragua

This course is postponed until 2018.

Contact us HERE for more information.

This unique experience includes food for 10 days, yoga everyday, accommodation, airport transfer and volcano  views and monkey howling.
This course is postponed until 2018.

This course offers a comprehensive study into a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle as a means to heal the body and ignite your spirit of adventure and passion to get you into the kitchen and experiment.  It is comprehensive, intimate and interactive with only 8 – 10 participants . While on the quaint little island of Ometepe, we will engage in hands-on learning and a lot of taste testing, we will learn to heal the body and optimize our nutrition intake in a sustainable, long-term way with delicious organic whole foods!

On our rest days, there are many activities – including hiking more volcanoes, swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, kite boarding and cycling among others which will be organized by our tailor-made tour company, Green Pathways. 

This is an all-inclusive course (besides the airport transfer) where all meals are included (3/day + snacks/superfoods/tonics) as well as a detailed, comprehensive textbook and comfortable accommodation. The food we use to prepare our dishes is organically grown, in-season and mostly local.

Airport pick-up:
We will arrange airport transfers from the airport to the island for your comfort and safety with Green Pathways. Our goal is to arrange a one time group transport in which the cost would be shared and divided equally among students. The private van will leave the morning of the 10th. If you arrive at another time, you’ll be responsible to cover the cost of transfer but we will also arrange this for your safety. This cost will be $175 USD, one way. We will finalize the pick-up details nearer the time when we know how many are coming and when each student arrives. Aim to arrive before noon on the day before the course begins. The tuition fee includes a hotel room at Best Western in Managua the first night upon arrival for your comfort and safety. If you are travelling and arrive in Nicaragua earlier, we are happy to give travel and accommodation advice. There is a lovely restaurant on Ometepe Island associated with Casa del Bosque called Cafe Campestre that serves food from the farm where you’ll be taking your course.

Accommodation:
Casa del Bosque on Finca Campestre is a unique “off grid” organic farm house in the village of Balgue, Isla de Ometepe. Set in the hills, off of a dirt road, this peaceful location offers amazing views of Lake Nicaragua and both island volcanoes. The property is folded within salad gardens and farm woodlands with each room having its own private bathroom complete with composting toilet, private veranda, hammocks and chairs and table for you to relax or study the night away. Here’s some more detailed information about the accommodation.

On November 10th, from 6:00-9:00 PM we will have a meet and greet outlining the course and answering all questions you may have about how the course will roll out. We will then watch “Food Matters” and have a little discussion to spark our passion into the journey we are about to undertake. The rest of the course will run 9:00AM sharp – 4:00 PM with an hour break in between modules. You’ll have homework and assignments to complete in the evenings as well – This is an intensive course but also extremely rewarding 🙂 We will have 2 days off during the course to rest, relax, regroup and explore the beautiful island of Ometepe!

There are a few small pre-requisites to beginning either course – first you must complete an online food safety module. It should take you less than an hour but its good to make sure everyone is on the same page regarding this important topic. Once you register, I’ll send you the link to the course.
You are also required to watch 3 films, Cowspiracy, Forks over Knives and Food Matters. They will give you a new perspective and provide for some interesting conversation throughout the course.
~ 70 hour *Heal and Ignite* Raw Food Chef Certificate
Immersion Program in Nicaragua:
November 2018 (exact dates TBA)
$2200 USD (plus 5% tax)

To register, students pay a non-refundable deposit of $750 USD and then one instalment per month leading up to the course. Make sure you read the cancellation policy too before committing. We accept cheque and interact deposit (from Canadian banks only) as well as PayPal and credit card.

Pachavega Certification courses are approved by CAHNPRO (Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals) for upgrading hours and continuing education credit units as well as by CSNN (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) for graduates and current students to receive external practicum hours.

Here is the detailed curriculum for more about what we’ll be doing day to day.

More details will arrive in the coming months to be sure you are fully informed and prepared. Another thing to consider is that your passport has at least 6 months of validation left at the time of departure to return home from the course.