Sayuri Healing Food Academy

Our Chef Directory

This is a list of some of our accredited Alumni who have completed a Chef Certification in our Food Academy,
and who are worldwide actively working in this field

Amy Elkhoury

Lebanon / Canada – in Hong Kong
Plant-Based Chef, conscious Foodie with background in Whole Foods Plant-Based Nutrition, Yoga and Animal Rescue. The wizard in her Food Lab “Atelier Nuteese”
RCT1 2018 | RCT2 2018 | CHOC 2018

Nina Ryckewaert

Belgium – in Bali
Holistic psychologist, intuitive eating expert, supporting people in unleashing their potential through nutrition and aroma
RCT1 2017 | RCT2 2018 | CHOC 2018 | RDT1 2019 | VGCHS 2021

Kumi King

Japan – in Japan
Macrobiotic Master, and Fermentation Meister certifications in Tokyo. My mission is to help people’s health by incorporating fermented cuisine in everyday life.
RCT1 2018 | RCT2 2018 | RDT1 2019 | CHOC 2019

Vanessa Alonso

Venezuela – in Bali
Raw vegan chef instructor, whole-foods & plant-based conscious lifestyle.
My purpose is to help people to improve their health and wellness by teaching them how easy and fulfilling vegan food is, and by connecting with nature through empathy, compassion and the healing power of plants.
RCT1 2018 | RCT2 2019 | FERM 2019

Andreea Apostol-Petrescu

Romania – in Macau
My name is Andreea, based in Macau. I’m a Raw Foods and Plant-Based chef, trainer, consultant, and founder of Rawlicious – food from my healthy kitchen.
RCT1 2017 | RCT2 2019

Azizi Birkeland

USA – in Bali
Azizi, a holistic lifestyle coach, guides conscious families in cultivating a deeply healthy and prosperous life of autonomy, abundance and flow. Creator of Tiny Green Chef a plant-based cooking program for kids and families to foster life-long healthy decision making.
RCT1 2019 | RCT2 2019 | VGCHS 2019

Marine Pradere

France – in Bali
As a raw vegan chef, yoga teacher, physiotherapist and holistic health guide, I support people in boosting their vitality & digestion through nutritional alignment, by providing them with tools to live into their fullest expression
RCT1 2019 | RDT1 2019

Monokia Teaira

USA – in Bali
Certified Master Intuitive Energy Practitioner, Spiritual Alchemist and Transformational Coach. For the last 18yrs, she has dedicated her life to leading women globally to heal from the inside out. Focusing on mind body medicine, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Holistic Life Counselling.
RCT1 2019 | RDT1 2019

Veronika Tomkova

Czech Republic – in Bali
Raw food chef, recipe developer, plant based diet- and Lifestyle Coach, food writer, photographer and digital marketer, based on beautiful Bali, supporting individuals and businesses worldwide in a deep human life transformation.
RCT1 2021

Jibbo Udommana

Holistic & Consultant Chef, Certified Essential Oil Specialist. A bubbly & free-spirited soul, Chef Jibbo is a true blue food connoisseur with not just a taste for what’s nutritious & flavorful but also a knack at making it look SO EASY & FUN to do!
RCT1 2017

Daniela Donoso Paredes

Venezuela, in Bali
Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor, Herbalist & Acupuncturist.
Healing and detoxification through natural medicine.
Healing food recipe developer and Detox programs facilitator.
RCT1 2022
Smiling woman in blue aprin

Yuki Kishino

Japanese, in Bali
Raw food chef/ Skinfood chef / Spagyrics herbalist. Sharing how to build relationship with mother nature through her classes.
RCT1 2022 | RDT1 2020 | CHOC1 2023
A chef in white aprin

Rafael Carrasco

Spanish, in Bali
Rafael, Executive Raw Chef, Consultant, Trainer, and founder of Naiko with an extensive background in large Hotels & Resort. My purpose is to help companies to elevate above their competitors improving the wellness experience by implementing a new outlet fully oriented to Raw & Healthy food.
RCT1 2019 | RCT2 2022

Thusha Natasha Nathan

USA Bentonville, Arkansas
I am a mother, soul healer and lover of all things natural, and from the earth. As a Raw Food Chef I strive to bring this passion to all my creations.
RCT1 2023

Victoria Faife

USA. Winter Park, Florida
I am an enthusiastic new comer in raw food. I am a true believer that we are what we eat and eating raw food makes us feel fantastic. I’m on the road to discover the possibilities one can take with this amazing new world I have discovered. Thank you Sayuri for sharing your knowledge.
RCT1 2023

Almira Murtazina

Russia, in Bali
I’m vegan for 4 years and keep exploring this world of vegan cuisine. I’m experienced cafe visitor. I have a vision of my future vegan cafe with good coffee and vegan/raw desserts.
RDT1 2023

Vania Lie

Indonesian, living in Bali
Vania is a food lover who expresses love through cooking. With experience as a food consultant and restaurant manager, she creates memorable dining moments. Outside the kitchen, she enjoys martial arts, mountain expeditions, and explores the depths of the sea through her love for diving. Through her varied pursuits, Vania infuses life with flavor, both in taste and in adventure.
RDT1  2023 | CHOC 2023 | RCT1 2023

Juli Arroyave

Colombian in Asia
I am a Raw Food, Dessert & Plant Based Chef, a Holistic Health Coach and a Yogi who loves sharing my passion for a healthy conscious lifestyle. I empower every soul who is ready to transform their life from unhealthy habits so they can Feel better, Live longer and Love more.
RCT1 2023 | RDT1 2023

Cansu Elter Knaggs

Turkish – Turkiye
I’m a vegan chef, providing catering, customized meal plans, and cooking services with a focus on creating unique and delicious plant-based dishes. Through engaging video content, I aim to inspire others to embrace a healthy and fulfilling plant-based lifestyle.
RCT1  2023

Kim Kessler

USA in Mexico
Kim Kessler is the founder of www.kiprglobal.com, a luxury travel public relations and wellness consulting agency. She has three yoga teacher certifications, a health coaching certificate from the Institute for integrative nutrition and raw chef training from Sayuri. She lives in Careyes Mexico and travels extensively, using her gifts and talents to inspire others.
RCT1 2023 | RCT2 2023

Sofía Mazzucchelli

Argentina based in Uruguay / Brazil
Born and raised in a family of biologists in Argentine Patagonia, I´m passionate about nature, surfing and cooking. I´m a Nutrition Health Coach and Natural Dietitian Assessor, specialized in Detoxification Programs guiding people to recover their natural right for health! I also hold Yoga, Surf &Healthy Eating retreats in Southamerica
RCT1 2022 | RCT 2 2023

Vivian Quah

Malaysian  – Kuala Lumpur
Raw Food Chef and a Plant-based Nutritionist. A passionate raw food chef and plant-based nutritionist who believes that food is medicine.  I create delicious, nutrient-dense meals that promote optimal health and wellness.  I am also committed about educating others on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and helping them make the transition to a healthier way of eating.
RCT1  2023

Jelina Ombao

Filipino – Philippines
A licensed nutritionist-dietitian and a graduate of culinary and pastry arts in the Philippines, explored Ubud for vegan food, now mastering the art of preparing vegan dishes and sharing her knowledge of how food changes one’s lifestyle. Obsessed with anything fermented, locally-grown, sustainable, and rainbow-colored food.
RCT1 2022| FERM1 2022| RCT2 2023

Bridget Lennon

Irish in USA & Europe
Passionate about food and a healthy lifestyle while respecting individual differences including intolerances, allergies, and medical conditions.
RCT1  2023

Alexis Sofia Savage

Swedish & British – child of the world, travelling, living and breathing
I love to travel, explore, share and connect with all beings. I am passionate about nature and the power to heal each other through meditation, plant based foods, plant medicine and the energy encapsulated in this beautiful universe. I want to share in my passion and creativity that natural foods offer in their abundance, and the healing magic that follows.
RCT1  2023

Inge Hart

Dutch, living in The Hague, Netherlands
Passionate about nutrition and tasteful food combined with a healthy lifestyle and how this is unique for every person.
RCT1  2023

Ishita Chadha

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
I believe in the healing power of fruits and vegetables. I try to make it easy to incorporate raw food in your everyday life.
RCT1  2023

Anushka Bhoj

Indian, living in Singapore
Anushka is an experienced female holistic nutritionist with a global following. She believes in the transformative power of digestion, empowering clients to embrace nourishing whole foods and mindfulness. With personalized coaching, she guides them towards a healthier, vibrant, and balanced life.
RCT1  2023


I like traveling, cooking, photography, trying new things and creating things :) My mission is to increase lifestyle choices that make people, the earth, animals, and plants happy all over the world, circulate positive energy, and connect it to the future!!
RDT1  2023

Janine Gross

Argentinian, living in Berlin
I´m a Healthy Nutrition Coach, Raw and vegan Pastry Chef, I teach  cooking classes and I´m an Influencer. I motivate people and also teach to eat healthy in a very creative way. I like the idea that we can feel so much better if we really put our energy into what we prepare for ourselves and our surroundings. Food is energy and food should be super appealing.
RDT1  2023

Mika Ueda

Hyogo, Japan
I’m living in a Japanese Buddhist Temple with my husband who is the chief priest. The cafe will be open in the temple ground at end of the next year 2024! Raw desserts, Baked doughnuts, Japanese Match…!:) Also I always follow my heart and Traveling, Creating and doing Yoga gives me special happiness feelings! SUPER BIG LOVE!!!
RDT1  2023

Khai Fah Chong

Brunei, living in Sweden
I am a plant-based chef and baker who is passionate in spreading love through food that is delicious and nourishing for the body. I firmly believe that people must enjoy their food to be healthy and happy. Taste is priority!
RCT1  2019 | RCT2 2019 | CHOC 2023

Petra Dybsjord

Norway, Oslo
I love creating recipes that are sugar free, gluten free,dairy free.  For many years I’ve been experimenting with this and have created a lot of recipes. I l also love inspiring others to make healthy choices for what to eat at that is tasty and nurturing.
RDT1  2024 | RCT1 2024

M. Asli Arun

Republic of Turkey, Adana
In 2021, I was able to reach thousands of people with my own personal initiative @lilac.vegan instagram account, which I opened for people to reach healthy and delicious Raw & Vegan desserts. And I continue to produce with pleasure by improving my experience and knowledge with the training I received.♡
RDT1 Online 2024


Indian, Open to work in any country
Plant based Ayurvedic Chef from India. Looking at nutrition from the world perspective of various cultures & ancient healing traditions that empower you to live disease free.
VCT1 2024