Pachavega Living Foods Education

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

We are the Change We Wish to See in the World

Pachavega Living Foods Education is a Plant-based Culinary Arts Institute specializing in plant based nutrition fundamentals and culinary chef skills. We provide both Online Education and In-person Certification Courses with chapters that reach across the Globe. Let us guide you through practical, everyday cooking skills and how to prepare delicious recipes as well as dive deep into the holistic and nutritional benefits of the foods we eat.

  • Our Mission is to empower students towards vibrant health through the discovery of a plant-based lifestyle. Our plant-based nutrition and culinary education will teach you the immense power of plants and their effect on the body, mind and spirit.  
  • Our Instructors are renown health experts, certified Raw Food Chefs and plant-based nutrition coaches. With a passion to share the power of plants with the world, we unite together in the spirit of global community.  
  • Our Food is a celebration of Mother Earth. We choose the finest plant-based ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves. We support local farmers, organically grown practices, sustainable agriculture and eco-conscious lifestyle habits. 

Pachavega plant based nutrition and culinary school

Why Take Our Courses?

We teach life-changing, inspirational Plant-based Nutrition and Living Chef Certificate Courses in several locations across Canada and in Nicaragua. Each program is comprehensive, intimate and interactive with only 8-10 participants per course. With practical hands-on learning, a lot of taste testing, this education is founded on plant-based nutrition to support total body wellness. We will navigate the challenges that may arise from reducing the consumption of foods that do harm and learn to embrace the transition towards a healthier lifestyle. You will become more than just a raw food expert, learn to heal your body and ignite your spirit with the power of plant-based whole foods! There are over 100 recipes to learn, created by our founder, world renown plant-based chef, nutrition expert and educator, Danielle Arsenault.

Who Takes Our Courses?

Our courses are for the complete beginner, those with prior nutrition knowledge and traditional chefs looking to enhance their plant-based culinary repitoire. Our students include the stay-at-home mom, the nutritionist, the Chinese medicine doctor, the new retiree, the red seal chef, the professional athlete, those looking for a new career, those looking to enhance their nutrition intake, the fresh out of high school student and many more.

What we all have in common is a desire to create healthy whole food recipes for our families and loved ones and ourselves. We want to know how to help our body do what is designed to do, heal itself.


Level One: Plant-Based Nutrition Fundamentals

Level Two: Advanced Living Foods Chef Certification 

2-Week Living Foods Master Chef Immersion

Pachavega Culinary Institute Online – Home Study Program

What you will learn:

Whole Food, Plant-based and Living 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, Fitness Foods for Athletes, Plating Presentation, Saucing Techniques and more!

What are Our Courses All About? 

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What are Graduates Saying?

More Student Testimonials

With over 125 graduates, what are students saying about our Certification Courses?

“The Pachavega Level One Course dispelled the myths of living foods 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

“Danielle has created such an amazing course! I have thoroughly enjoyed every second and can’t wait to incorporate the knowledge and skills I’ve learned into my every day life. Danielle is very knowledgeable, talented and an all-around beautiful person. To anyone looking for a life-changing experience I highly recommend this course to you.” – Christine Freisen, Stettler, AB

“Taking the Level One Nutrition Fundamentals Course has been the best thing I’ve done in a long time. Not only have I learned an incredible amount of knowledge, I have confidence now to implement a raw food, plant-based diet into my life! Danielle is an amazing instructor with so much energy and passion – you can’t help but feel motivated to help change the world by day 10! – Jennifer Roach, Calgary, Canada

“This class has opened my eyes and heart to the power of food. Danielle has a way of inspiring those around her. Her vitality is boundless; the information is life-saving. Now, I feel prepared to truly nourish my body and soul. One of the best life-skills courses out there!” – Moneca Renay, Calgary

Pachavega plant based nutrition and culinary school

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