Raw Food Chef Certification 2019-08-19T06:20:56+00:00


2019 Dates are:

2-16 June 2019
16-30 September 2019
18 December – 1 January 2020
1-15 June 2020
18 December – 1 January 2021

$2599USD for Offsite Option
$2999USD for Share Room
$3799USD for Single Room Occupancy

Get the early bird price for our 16 – 30 September 2019 training!

Raw Food Chef Certification Training if paid before the 1st of June :
$2400 USD for on site accommodation
$2200 USD for off site accommodation

For more information about our raw food chef certification training please visit www.theseedsoflife.net


Our raw vegan chef certification training takes place on Bali, the tropical island of the gods and goddesses.

The abundance of organic tropical fruits and veggies simply makes Bali the perfect training ground for your raw food learning. Your creative mind and noble body will be left nourished, activated and inspired. Whether you want to open a café or restaurant, expand your chef skills and add a few raw food items to your existing menu or just to prepare healthy meals at home for your family and friends, we will meet where you are at. You will be professionally and intimately taught raw combinations and variations of many of your favorite dishes and desserts, accompanied by learning and consuming the nutritional benefits and what you can do at home using your local produce. You’ll be using the necessary kitchen tools for preparing these delights as part of your hands on training as you gain confidence and understanding of the raw living foods kitchen. Join us for your raw food certification course here in Bali.

Sample Schedule:

  • 07:30 – 09:30 am – Yoga : Pranayama, mediation and gentle asana practice
  • 09:30 – 10:00 am – Juice break
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am – Smoothies & fruits
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am – Hands on classes – making brunch items
  • 11:30 – 12:30 pm – Brunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30 pm – Nutritional lectures
  • 04:00 – 06:30 pm – Hands on classes – making dinner items, desserts, breakfast
  • 06:30 – 07:30 pm – Dinner
  • 07:30 pm – Discussion, documentaries etc


Extra activities included in training price:

  • A trip to the beautiful Moksha vegan & raw food restaurant for food evaluation.
  • A trip to the local spirulina farm to see how fresh spirulina grows and sample some.
  • 1 day afternoon off –optional raw restaurant/café dinner.
  • Nadis Herbals – natural Indonesian herbal course with legendary organic skin care producer Ibu Lilir.


Arrival & departure:
Check in at 15:00 on the first day. Please come at 17:00 for the welcome meeting.
Check out at 11:00 on the last day
*We will be happy to assist you to arrange your accommodation if you wish to extend your stay on Bali.

Cancellation Policy:
*Places can be held only by paying the total amount.
*Refunds apply as follows:
More than 8 weeks before the start of the retreat: 100% refund less the 10% handling fee.
4 to 8 weeks before the start of the retreat: 50% refund less the 10% handling fee.
Up to 4 weeks before the start of the retreat: no refund will be given. Refund for flights not included.


** we accept no liability for loss, damage, injury or illness, which may occur during the retreat. All students are strongly recommended to have their own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, including repatriation if necessary.


Airport pick up:
We are happy to arrange a taxi to pick you up from the airport if you are arriving on the day of checking in.
Please send your flight information to Ben Richards: ben@theseedsoflife.net
If you want to make your own way to villa, it is easily accessible and is located 15 minutes drive from Ubud centre. Let us know and we will send you the directions.

Click here  to hear raw legend David Wolfe talking about what Ben was doing with Radiantly Alive on Bali 2010-12.

What you will learn at our Raw Food Chef Certification:

  • Produce identification
  • Food and personal hygiene in the kitchen
  • The raw food kitchen pantry and its equipment
  • Flavour balancing; how to taste food correctly, create beautiful flavours using simple guidelines and how to correct little mistakes by over flavouring
  • Dairy free alternatives, butters, milks, cheeses, creams and yoghurts
  • Fermentation, pickles, kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut
  • Sprouting
  • Low G.I and sugar free alternatives
  • The art of raw desserts
  • Chocolate alchemy
  • Superfood nutrition and practical application
  • Dehydration techniques
  • Continued knife skills
  • Practical business tips and advice to apply to your café/restaurant
  • Introduction to Taoist tonic herbalism
  • Nutritional lectures daily on metabolism, protein, micro/macro nutrients, enzyme nutrition, oils and fats, acid and alkaline balance etc.
  • How to cater for large numbers

What you will receive for your investment: 

  • The Seeds of Life Raw Food Chef Certification
  • Personal hands on training and instruction guiding you through every step of the course by the The Seeds of Life team
  • Our extensive 200 page Raw Food Chef Certification training manual complete with nutritional info, recipes and everything you’ll need to know about raw food preparation
  • Accommodation in a beautiful location
  • Daily guided yoga, meditation or qi gong classes
  • Level 1 certification “An introduction to Raw” which will qualify you for level 2 training
  • More than just an understanding of how to prepare foods. Rather a glimpse into what this lifestyle is all about. There will be many guaranteed ‘light bulb’ moments.
  • And of course all the most incredible meals, smoothies, fruits and desserts that we will all prepare together!
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