I have attended raw vegan chef course level 1 at Sayuri’s healing food academy in February 2018. It was a two weeks long course and I had no idea what I was getting myself into?
I have always been very interested in eating healthily and focusing more on preparing fresh vegetables rather than eating animal products….but I had never taken any courses on raw vegan food prior to attending the raw chef #1 at Sayuri’s in Ubud, Bali.
Our group consisted of a broad variety of nationalities and all the participants came with different life experiences and personal goals. We spent from early in the morning till late in the evening together each day. Starting our day with yoga classes and morning-activation activities, then followed by having freshly prepared beautiful raw vegan breakfast before our first practical lesson.
Our instructors, Sayuri and Ella taught us everyday from the first Practical class in the morning, afternoon Lecture then late afternoon Practical class. Both Sayuri and Ella are extremely experienced in this field and they taught us more than what was written on the text books. They were also very positive and made everyone feel very comfortable and even for students who are new to the raw vegan food, they guided us with great patience.
My two weeks of raw chef training was a life changing experience for me. Not only I was so inspired by the idea of a more plant based lifestyle and how plant based dishes were created, I was also drawn to Bali’s magical culture and lifestyle. In addition, I bonded with like-minded people who have become some of my best friends (Amy and Kelly). I enjoyed my first course so much, that I attended Raw chef Level 2, Raw desserts Level 1 and Raw chocolate Level 1 some months later.
I would highly recommend taking courses at Sayuri’s Healing Food Academy to anyone interested in world-class plant based instruction. Also, anyone who is coming to Bali and is a foodie and wants a great experience. The academy also offers short courses which would be suitable for tourists who are there with limited time duration.