Raw Food Chef Certification


Pachavega’s Certification Courses  will prepare you to become more than a just a Raw Food Expert, you learn to heal yourself and those you love with real food.

“Danielle really knows her stuff! This is a practical course that teaches you not only how to make amazing healthful food, but teaches you the science of why we would eat this way. The way the course is structured really heals to maximize the time for optimum absorption of the information. I have learned skills here that I will use for the rest of my life. It is an investment into your own health and those around you. Thank you Danielle for creating this inspirational course! ” – Melissa Sutton. Calgary, AB

All Pachavega courses are comprehensive, intimate and interactive with only 8 – 10 participants per course. With over 16 modules of hands-on learning and a lot of taste testing, learn to heal the body and optimize your nutrition intake in a sustainable, long-term way with delicious organic whole foods! Offered in three spectacular locations; within the stunning Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta, 100 kms west of Calgary at the Canadian Alpine Club of Canmore, on the sunny beaches of Sayulita, Mexico, and on the beautiful island of Ometepe, Nicaragua.

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20 hour Intro to Raw Foods and the Anti-Inflammatory Diet (2 days)

2018 Immersion Programs:

Canmore: May 12-13th, 2018  –  8/10 spots available

Included in the  20 hour Intro to Raw Foods and Anti-Inflammatory Diet Course:

Discover the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Dive into Healthy Digestion
Try Sprouting and Soaking techniques
Make Cultured and Fermented foods
Learn 10 delicious and versatile plant-based, whole food recipes
and more…


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70 hour *Heal and Ignite* Raw Food Chef Certificate (10 days)

2018 Immersion Programs:

*Nicaragua, Ometepe Island*:  March 12th – 22nd – 2/10 spots available*more details here)

Canmore: April 27th – May 6th, 2018 –  6/9 spots available

Canmore: June 1st – June 10th, 2018 – 7/9 spots available

Canmore: June 12th – June 21st, 2018 – 9 spots available

Included in the  70 hour *Heal and Ignite* Raw Food Chef Certification Course:

Raw and whole food preparation techniques
Taste balancing
Knife skills
Dehydrated foods
Delicious desserts
The Doctrine of Signatures
Healthy Digestion
Recipe Writing
Food Combining
Sprouting and Soaking techniques
Cultured and Fermented foods
Healing herbs and spices from around the world
Sustainability and Food Choices
Whole Foods for Athletes
Plating presentation
and more…


To Explore the Complete 2018 Curriculum CLICK HERE!

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 30 hour Advanced Raw Food Chef Certificate Course* (3 days)

2018 Immersion Programs:

Canmore: June 22nd -24th, 2018 – 2 spots available

Included in the  30 hour Advanced Raw Food Chef Certification Course:

How to follow recipes and convert cooked recipes to raw recipes
Aged Fermentation and Marinating Veggies
Food Styling
—Prepare food for Photography
Learn Elements of Design
Multi Purpose Foods
Fertility, Pregnancy and Whole Foods for Kids
The Golden Age – health foods for the thriving 50+
All Stages Whole Food Supplements
Infused Olive Oils
Study Flavour Combinations
Delicious Desserts
Learn to write a dessert recipe without the need for a recipe and get it published!

*Pre-requisite for the advanced course = 70 hour Heal and Ignite Raw Food Chef Certificate Course

**Pachavega’s 70 hour *Heal and Ignite* Raw Chef Certificate courses have been approved by CAHNPRO (Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals) for upgrading hours and continuing education credit units (called CEU’s by doctors, naturopaths, etc.). All professionals must undergo upgrading hours to retain their professional status when they are members of a recognized association. Both courses mentioned above have also been recognized by CSNN (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) for graduates and current students to receive external practicum hours**.


“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

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