Sayuri Healing Food & Elevated Cacao present:

raw chocolatier certification
level 1

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  • 2020 Dates! - coming soon.
    $ 970
    Level 1,  30 hours

Course information

Bali’s First Raw Chocolatier Certification!

Raw Chef Training facilitator Sayuri Healing Food and Bali’s only shelf-stable Raw Chocolate factory Elevated Cacao are teaming up to offer you Bali’s one and only Raw Chocolatier Certification Course.

After the success of Elevated Cacao’s first Masterclasses at the Sayuri Healing Food Academy, we didn’t want to wait a minute longer to share all we know about raw chocolate-making with you. We believe that raw, vegan, and high-vibrational chocolate enhances our healing processes, rejuvenation, and longevity on the physical, emotional & spiritual levels. For us, there is always more possible. More joy, more vitality, more elevation – in our lives, in our love, and in our food.Whether you want to start or expand your own raw vegan chocolate business, or you simply want to spend a joy-filled week in the wondrous world of raw, vegan chocolate making, this course is for you.

In Level 1, you will learn all about the magical world of raw cacao, superfoods, sweeteners, and other chocolate-specific ingredients, and you will be tempering your own raw, vegan chocolate, pralines, mendiants, bars, enrobed delights, and more. We will go on a field trip and visit the Elevated Cacao chocolate factory.

Let us blend, dip, sprinkle, splat, marble, and crunch our way to cacao heaven!

If “we are what we eat”, what food do we want to become? Have you noticed that when you smile, the whole universe, even your neighbor & the trees, smiles back at you? And do you see the stars in everyone’s eyes when you share a bar of raw chocolate? Let us create those smiles and that joy! We rely on the abundance of Bali to give us the purest and highest- quality ingredients on the planet. Our chocolate will be minimally-processed, hand-crafted, and as kind as possible to our bodies, our fellow living beings, and our planet.

how to book

Booking Procedure & Payment

Book your ticket easily and safely at the top of this page under CHOOSE YOUR DATE. You will be guided through the entire process. Payment by credit card will be processed in Indonesia Rupiah.

*Alternative payment methods on request: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

for Academy Trainings and Cooking Classes

Please check first if we have already answered your question and if not, do not hesitate to contact us directly by writing us an email (contact details further down).

Our certificates are a proof of completion of each individual training. We offer certain trainings in modules or levels, which is reflected in the certificates. There is no world standard certification in the raw vegan culinary world at the moment, not like the Yoga Alliance.

However our certificates describe the content of the training in detail and are recognised within the raw vegan culinary world. Our foundational Raw Chef Training level 1 certificate proves the achievement of a basic raw kitchen skill set and plant-based nutrition knowledge.

Our certificate is very useful and well recognised in the raw food field, but in Indonesia restaurants very rarely hire foreigners as the immigration rules are very strict and local salaries are lower than foreigners expect. Even volunteering and internships are restricted by the strict immigration policies. In exceptional cases, our café will consider long-term internships (6+ months) but the intern will need to cover all travel, accommodation and living expenses including the “kitas”/work permit costs.

It takes a lot of courage, sweat and tears to cook professionally! Our trainings are a stepping stone into the vegan culinary world and then you will need to practice, practice, practice. Gain experience by volunteering or interning in cafés and restaurants or by assisting experienced teachers in cooking classes and culinary trainings. This will give you opportunities and contacts for your future career.

Please speak to us directly or email [email protected] and we will put you in touch with any open opportunities we know of. All training alumni are invited to join our Raw Chef Collective Facebook group where we post job opportunities from our friends and network.

This is a very individual question! If you have courage, passion and confidence, yes, please go ahead and share your gifts with the world! It is all about sharing and spreading the love! Our trainings will definitely help increase your passion and confidence!

Sayuri is co-founder of The Seeds Of Life and co-creator of the original Seeds Of Life Raw Chef Training. She is, however not involved with The Seeds of Life project anymore and the trainings have developed since then. Sayuri likes to integrate Eastern philosophies such as Ayurveda and Chinese Tonic Herbalism into her teachings and focuses on World Cuisine recipes and the energetic aspects of food and eating.

Our raw chef trainings are more condensed, we share a similar curriculum in 2 weeks instead of four. We focus on world cuisine recipes, Eastern nutrition philosophies and we offer lectures on holistic, plant-based nutrition, Ayurveda, Chinese Tonic Herbs and Indonesian Jamu. We like to work in groups and inspire creativity and new connections. Our lead instructor, Ella, was an instructor for Matthew Kenney for many years and will happily answer any further questions about the trainings. Don’t hesitate to email her at [email protected]

Trust your instincts! You will naturally be drawn towards the training that will benefit you at this particular time in your life. Don’t overthink things :)

Many of us have taken several trainings, just like many yoga teachers have taken different yoga teacher trainings. Elaina Love’s course is more about the cleansing raw life-style , less nuts, low glycemic index. PlantLab’s courses are more technical, more about individual plating & presentation, less nutrition (separate culinary nutrition course), less Eastern holistic perspective.

At Sayuri Healing Food we share our life-style, philosophy, and the most delicious recipes, accessible to everyone.

The 4-day Intensive is a demo-style class in a fun group of 10-20 like-minded people in which we share the basic foundations, techniques and recipes of our raw food lifestyle. In 8 x 2-hour classes we touch on raw kitchen equipment, ingredients, fermentation, dehydration, flavour balancing, raw chocolate… and many desserts!

The 2-week Raw Chef Training is a deep-dive into experiencing the raw vegan lifestyle and learning the practical skills and techniques in groups of 4 at your own equipped workstations. Students also hear talks on Western and Eastern nutrition and philosophy, and we go on field trips.

Both are truly life-changing, they simply depend on the time- and financial investment you are wanting to make at this time in your life

We are very confident that all our trainings will provide great value, even for long-time raw food lifestyle practitioners and experienced chefs.

All our level 1 courses are equally suitable for both. We very often have an inspiring mix of health professionals who are new to the culinary world and seasoned chefs who are new to the world of healthy, raw vegan food. We all learn from each other!

Raw Food kitchens are very different from commercial kitchens, not only with regards to the techniques and equipment, but also to philosophy and kitchen culture. If you are a beginner, we will explain raw vegan basics from the beginning. If you are a pro, you will take many new ideas, techniques, and a whole new worldview back home, promised!

Unless stated in the course description, none of our classes or trainings require prior knowledge or experience in raw vegan food.

First of all, we recommend you try eating a high-raw food diet for at least a little while before joining our trainings. Even if it is just adding more smoothies and big salads to your usual diet. It will make it easier to dive straight into our Ubud lifestyle! Personal experience is so valuable!

You can try these resources:

Videos/Movies:
YouTube search:

  • “Raw Food”
  • “Gabrielle Cousens”
  • “David Wolfe”
  • FoodMatters.com

Documentaries:

  • Forks over Knives
  • Earthlings
  • Cowspiracy
  • Dominion

and many more…

Books:

  • David Wolfe”s “Superfoods”
  • Gabrielle Cousens’ “Conscious Eating”
  • “Secrets of an Alkaline Body” by Dr’s Annie & David Jubb.
  • “Becoming Raw” by Brenda Davis
  • “The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell

If you already have a favourite knife, we definitely recommend bringing it. It is much more fun working with good equipment you are familiar with. We have enough knives for you to borrow if you do not have one though, no worries.

We like Global, Wüsthof, Shun, and Victorinox. We would recommend a 18-21 cm blade + a smaller pairing knife. Try them out in a shop first and buy something that feels right for your hand. Sayuri likes an 18 cm blade.

Until the course fills up. We confirm bookings in the order of payment/receipt.

Our studio capacity is 16 for raw chef/desserts/chocolatier trainings. Some dates fill up very quickly, please check in with us before booking. The maximum capacity for 4-day intensives is 24, so no worries here!

There are many options from the Four Seasons to cheap and cheerful homestays. We recommend looking on Booking.com as only you can know what standard you are looking for.

If you want to stay for longer and rent a house, you can check out following Facebook groups:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1523008504577896/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ubud.rentals/

We can only pass on recommendations students have made:

In walking distance to Sayuri Healing Food Café and Academy and in budget price-range:

  • Tebesaya Homestay
  • Desak Putu Putera Hidden
  • Bali Sila Tebesaya Apartment
  • Pondok Kutuh Guest Houses
  • Desak Putu Putera Cottages
  • Do Re Mi Guesthouse
  • Krishna House

The following are a little further away for those who ride a motorbike or are willing to take a
motorbike/taxi each day:

  • Villa Mantra https://www.villamantrastudio.com/
  • Runa Guesthouse http://www.booking.com/hotel/id/runa-guesthouse.html
  • Pangkung House www.booking.com/Pangkung-House [email protected]

Mid-range:

  • Rumahtaman villa www.rumahtamanubud.com
  • Green field hotel www.greenfieldubud.com

A little more expensive:

  • Villa Adyashanti: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14077283
  • Villa Merdu (on Tirta Tawar street): https://www.villamerdubali.com
  • Villa Gaia (Gaia Retreat Center): www.gaiaretreatcenter.com
  • Wa Pa Di Ume: www.wapadiume.com
  • Green Field Hotel: www.greenfieldubud.com
  • Bamboo Villa: IG: bamboo.villa, Airbnb: https://abnb.me/ouMLMjE4kM, Email: [email protected], Phone : +62 (0)89672843885

There are many studios! The two largest are Yoga Barn and Radiantly Alive with different yoga styles and classes. Usada and Seeds of Life offer Ashtanga Mysore practice every morning, as does Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center (15 mins bike ride outside of town).

Bali is very child-friendly! We can easily help you find a nanny. They cost around 50,000 IDR/hours. We will put you in touch with people who can help you and you can meet them and discuss timing/price etc. Please arrange to come to Ubud a few days earlier than the course is due to start so you can find a suitable nanny and settle in.

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