Pure Joy Planet

Plant-Based Low-Carb Chef Certification – Bend, OR, June 2019

Plant-Based Low-Carb Chef Certification – Bend, OR, June 2019

June 17, 2019 – July 5, 2019 in Bend, Oregon

Course Overview

Our Plant-Based Low Carb Chef Certification is a blend of nutritional science and hands-on culinary arts taught by Elaina Love, Kate Lahusen, and dedicated certified Instructors. Immerse yourself in the healing power of holistic nutrition and cutting-edge culinary arts. You will learn the building blocks of optimal health, how to heal and nourish your body using low carb, plant-based, gourmet foods. This course differs from our Raw Chef Certification as it includes Gluten-Free, Low-Carb baking and cooking, cooked/raw 50-50 fusion recipes, gourmet cooked meals featuring grain-free recipes, medicinal elixirs, gourmet coffee elixirs using healing tinctures, gourmet desserts, sugar-free chocolates and plenty more.

All levels welcome. This is our foundational course perfect for the beginner home chef to the well-versed chef. Our techniques are unique and cutting edge, applying 20 plus years of experience and adapting those techniques to today’s relevance. Most students participate in all 3 levels but you have the option to participate in Level 1 or come back and join us for your full certification at a later date. Prerequisite: None

What You Will Learn

  • How to create simple to advanced recipes for family, clients, or a commercial food business
  • How to make a variety of Ethnic cuisines (Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Thai and more)
  • How to make restaurant quality gourmet desserts
    • Festive Cakes (baked and raw)
    • Cheesecakes (raw)
    • Bavarian Crème Custard (raw)
    • Decadent Chocolate Puddings (raw)
    • Creamy Pies (raw)
    • Parfaits (raw)
    • Chocolates (raw)
    • Fudge (raw)
    • Ice cream (raw)
  • Stunning food plating and progressive catering techniques
  • The art of low carb, grain-free pastry making
  • How to make fluffy bread, satisfying granolas, and sophisticated sauces
  • Elixirs, herbs and superfood beverages for vitality (hot and cold)
  • Handmade chocolates and truffles
  • Advanced techniques for flavor balancing
  • Ways to extend your longevity with Herbalism
  • Distinguish between food nutrition facts and diet dogma
  • How to travel like a pro and stay healthy
  • How to give a polished recipe demonstration and be a food educator
  • Refine your knife skills
  • How to create mouth-watering textures and flavors
  • Ways to navigate modern-day stressors and how to balance your hormones
  • PLUS! Get exercise and grounding before class starts with our daily morning yoga or Qi Gong classes

Whether you want to advance in your professional culinary career or learn how to create new healthy Plant-Based Low Carb Chef dishes for your family and friends, this program will open your mind to new and exciting ways to prepare food. You will cover beginner to advanced techniques in creating positively delectable dishes, along with the science of flavor balancing and recipe development.

Upon completing our 3-week vegan chef certification, you will have prepared over 200 delicious, nourishing, gluten-free, low-glycemic and family friendly meals. Also included is daily nutrition lessons, Q&A with Elaina Love and talks from expert guests. As you complete Level 3 you will learn how to create your business model, menu planning, learn food photography, and present a live recipe demonstration. You will have an opportunity to practice recipe development during hands-on training, receive constructive feedback from your peers and instructors on your dishes, photography and live presentation. You will also participate in catering a gourmet dinner for community residents.

You can feel confident that you will get the highest quality, health-minded, Plant-Based Low Carb Chef Certifications in the world! We pride ourselves on having a stellar low glycemic, cashew-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, and grain-free training and deliver cutting-edge health science in our nutrition courses. You will make healthy, delicious dishes designed to make you feel light and energized. Our training will give you confidence as a coach, teacher, business owner or home chef.

Bend Oregon

Bend, Oregon is known for its bustling downtown shops, nature hikes along the river, skiing and water sports. There are plenty of outdoor summer activities to inspire your fitness goals. Use your free time in the evenings and days off during the training to explore the beauty of Central Oregon.

Level 1: 5-Day Immersion into Plant-Based Cuisine

Monday, June 17th – Friday, June 21st

This course is a blend of theoretical and hands-on training taught by experts in plant-based nutrition. As a graduate, you will have prepared over 50 delicious meals which are nourishing, gluten-free, low-glycemic, suitable for families, diabetic, keto and gluten-free clients alike. You will become versed in the latest nutrition information, including gut and brain health, and tools for optimal living. All levels welcome. This is our foundational course and is perfect for the beginner home chef to the well-versed chef. Our techniques are unique and cutting edge, applying 20 plus years of experience and adapting those techniques to today’s relevance. Most students participate in all 3 levels but you have the option to participate in Level 1 or come back and join us for your full certification at a later date. Prerequisite: None

Level 2: 5-Day Advanced Concepts in Plant-Based Cuisine

Monday, June 24th – Friday, June 28th

This coursework is a great beginning to prepare for a career in plant-based culinary arts. Tailored to increase your understanding of how food affects the body, you will explore how to create a balanced nutrition plan for your unique body type. We will explore our personal doshas, body type balancing and how eating affects our entire system as a whole. You will learn advanced culinary techniques to increase your repertoire of hearty and healing vegan dishes. Prerequisite: Certification in Level 1

Level 3: Mastery of Plant-Based Cuisine

Monday, July 1st – Friday, July 5th

Level 3 is an advanced chef training focusing on advanced baking and pastry techniques, gourmet desserts (raw and cooked), chocolate making and more. In addition to the excellent teaching and training you will receive throughout the entire course, we have created a way for you to put everything you have learned into hands-on practice in a very special pop-up dinner for our Bend community. Become an expert in catering to a large group and making your recipes explode with flavor! Get inspired, learn ideas on how to start a plant-based food business, and learn the next steps as a nutritional food educator with real nutrition facts. Take your presentation and teaching skills to a whole new level. This course is suitable for vegan chefs, teachers, professional chefs, health professionals or anyone who wants to add more Plant-Based Cuisine to their repertoire. This is for you if you want to make more inspiring, satisfying meals. Prerequisite: Certification in Level 2

  • Get real hands-on catering and business experience – During your Level 3 certification, you will be helping  Pure Joy Kitchen cater a large dinner. You will also be involved in cafe food production.
  • Job placement opportunities. Become certified as a Pure Joy Instructor – apply to intern in order to become one of our instructors or to open your own Pure Joy Culinary Academy Branch.
  • Surround and network with other like-minded individuals – Connect with other students from around the world. 

What Our Graduates Say

“Pure Joy Academy took my passion for food and healthy eating to the next level! From the daily lectures on conscious communication and thinking, to the demos and hands-on portion where you can literally taste the love energy that goes into preparing food…this invaluable experience has confirmed that I am a chef at heart who is here to help heal the world, one plant-based meal at a time! During my travels following the course, I have learned to eat more simply utilizing what is available, and my brain is constantly thinking, “how can I make this dish more raw or alive?!” – Monique Bogni, NYC

“I am really enjoying the recipes…what a difference in am noticing in energy levels too!! I am hoping to start up a juice/smoothie bar in my community and add raw food to the menu….and am being certified as a raw food chef so also hope to give workshops on healthy living, incorporating all this great information and new skills……so exciting. Thank you.” – Liz, USA

Our Pure Joy staff is here to help! Email Katelyn@Purejoyacademy.com to get your questions answered. OR Call 253-432-6952 to speak with someone over the phone.


Elaina Love - Founder & CEO

Elaina Love – Founder & CEO

Elaina Love is one of the pioneers in the steadily growing ketogenic plant-based food movement. Elaina's teachings focus on low carb, healthy fats, and full flavored holistic plant food. With 18 years teaching experience, she can help you reach your goals whether it is weight loss, hormone balancing, getting well, or starting a career in holistic health.
Katelyn Louise

Katelyn Louise – Director

Katelyn Louise is Pure Joy Planet's Director. Her specialty is in healing the gut from autoimmune, bacteria and hormonal imbalances. She loves teaching her clients how to use delicious low-glycemic, gluten-free, plant-based foods, and superfoods for optimal health. She is also a private chef and works with clients one-on-one on their health journey.

Have you been feeling called to learn how to make your life and your health optimal? Look no further, this dynamic plant-based nutrition culinary program is the perfect place to dive into a new way of living while receiving the professional support you need. We don't promote dogma (meaning this course can be for vegans and meat eaters alike), we just promote good health and nutrition. Click on the button below to get started right now.

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