Level 2 Raw Vegan Chef Certification 

Advanced Holistic Recipe Course for Professional and Home Chefs

100% Gluten-Free + Soy-Free 


Are you ready to take your Raw Vegan Culinary skills to a professional level? Our Advanced Culinary Arts Certification Course is designed to prepare students working toward a career as a professional chef or who want to advance their current raw vegan chef skills to a more advanced level. This course will benefit restaurant owners, private chefs, wellness coaches, and students looking to grow in their holistic cheffing careers. If you are interested in expanding on your Level 1 Raw Vegan Chef Course studies, developing gourmet raw vegan culinary techniques, and holistic nutrition knowledge this is the perfect course for you .

This 8 Unit program is offered for those students who have either taken our Level 1 Raw Vegan Chef Course or have amassed hands-on experience through other classes, workshops, and self-study and have established a solid raw vegan chef foundation. Note: if you feel you are already advanced, we will need visual and written proof of your previous experience.

Regardless of your background, Pure Joy Academy is here to help you take your cooking and raw skills to a professional level. We bring you a solid and challenging online multimedia Advanced Culinary Course.

Online learning doesn't mean you go at it alone.

You can complete the training on your own time in as little as a month, or at a pace, that's right for you (we recommend completing the course in 6 months but you can have as much time as you need). With monthly online seminars, a private support group, and an interactive online platform, you'll get the support and motivation you need to become your best-chef!

Become immersed in a fun and interactive culinary arts experience that is based on Elaina Love’s 20+ years of experience in developing allergy-free, low glycemic recipes! This online course is designed to help you build a new career, while simultaneously helping you achieve the healthy body you have always dreamed of.

In this course, you will walk away with the skills to:

  • succeed as a chef or teacher in the whole food wellness industry
  • navigate your kitchen like a pro - from set-up to everyday efficiency
  • nourish and heal your body with high-energy superfoods
  • perfect your professional knife skills for efficiency when prepping
  • develop recipes that fit into all styles of eating: raw, vegan, paleo, and low-glycemic/low-carb
  • create delicious, nourishing, gluten-free, low-glycemic recipes for your family, cafe, or catering business
  • adapt to changing times as a Holistic Raw Food Chef
  • teach your clients the best and most integrative diet
  • optimized your nutrition for gut & brain health
  • create recipes you can eat daily (foundational foods that will become weekly staples)

"I can’t say enough from this course. It’s beyond amazing.

I have learned and gained so much knowledge, I have grown so much that I can’t wait to share with the world all my achievements. I am so proud of myself! Just like in Level I, I took this course with so much focus, concentration, and some pressure as I wanted to make sure I was doing everything correctly – I needed to make sure that flavors were right and balanced, consistency was right and looks were spot on too. 

I knew when to add more seasoning, more sweetness, and knew I had to keep working on the recipe until I was 100% satisfied. 

I loved the recipes and the versatility of the ingredients. I loved how the ingredients blended so well with each other to created amazing flavors and stunning desserts. I was so impressed with the chocolate cream pie, the raw rolls, and the lemon raspberry cake.

I will make them staples at my Juicery shop for sure. They were a huge hit at home as well. I fell in love with so many recipes, so many had WOWED me in a way that I was not expecting at all. 

Living in China for more than 28 years now and lived in Italy for 5 years I was so looking forward to trying these flavors and OMG, I was blown away! They are so genuine and true to their roots. I can’t stop thinking about the Spinach Quiche, the Coconut wraps, the cannelloni, the lasagna – just to name a few. Congratulations on putting together such amazing recipes and courses. Sure it’s not an easy task but I do believe that when we have passion for something, everything flows so smooth that nothing feels like an obligation. I loved discovering, trying, creating, and re-creating. This is what amazes me in the Raw/Vegan Cuisine. Thanks to these amazing courses I have committed to further my studies within the Raw and Vegan world, and I know that this is just the very beginning."

- Mariana, HONG KONG

A Peek Into Some Of The Modules

Grain-Free Savory Pastries



In addition to the full instructional and professional recipe videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so you can internalize the information easily!

Variety, Flavor, Quick Recipes that Become Staples. Easy to Follow. Happy Taste Buds. No Deprivation.

Course Synopsis

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Essential Culinary Lessons

These fundamental lessons are crucial for obtaining the knowledge needed to become the best plant-based chef on the planet. From professional knife skills, setting up your kitchen, stocking your pantry (ingredient and equipment list included), dehydration, and so much more, you'll be ready to dive into your recipes.

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Essential Nutrition Education

Our Advanced Culinary Training is more than just food. Learn about the top superfoods and supplements in the health industry (including optimal dosage, brands, and use), food combining, and cleansing.

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Advanced Teacher Training

This module teaches you how to successfully lead your own recipe class, step-by-step demo set up materials, and common pitfalls to avoid when teaching and choosing recipes for your class. We are passionate about spreading the message of health, and know the importance of developing this skill.

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Advanced Bread, Savory Pastries, Crackers, and Rolls

In this module, you will learn a wide range of techniques for making delicious and satisfying grain-free alternative bread recipes including Calzones, Pizza, Quiche, Breadsticks, Wraps, and more. Learn more about this module by clicking this box.

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Advanced Sweet Pastries and Desserts

Learn how to make scones, cakes, pies, custards, frostings and more to satisfy any sweet tooth. There is something for everyone and the best part is they are actually nourishing and healthy (diabetic friendly). These delicacies are perfect for any brunch or weekend breakfast and can be stored or frozen for a rainy day. Perfect for a cafe menu.

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Ethnic Foods

Take a seat and prepare for a world of flavors with exciting ingredients and a variety of cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, and Thai dishes.

Italian Cuisine

Learn delicious, gluten-free, and plant-based Italian cuisine that is rich in flavor, texture, and comfort. Wow your loved ones with authentic flavors of real Italian delights using plant-based culinary techniques. From Cannelloni to Pomodoros and Elaina's Famous Lasagna, this module is sure to be unforgettable.


More than just 'zoodles,' this module dives deep into the texture and taste techniques to really pull off your favorite pasta dishes. Learn how to make creamy alfredo's, pestos, cheezes, and more.

Advanced Cultured and Fermented Foods 

Learn how to master fermentation techniques (culturing) like a pro with this comprehensive and easy to follow video series. Learn all the basics to 'culturing' your own sauerkraut, nut and seed cheeses, coconut yogurt, and more! Plus, how to avoid common pitfalls & material essentials.

Recipe and Technique Assignments and Quizzes

Test your skills and get feedback. We send reminder emails to make sure you are checking in and staying on track.

How to Shop (and get the best deals)

What are the best ingredients and where to shop for them? Learn how to outfit your kitchen like a pro with the top-rated culinary tools and ingredients. You will gain access to our favorite brands and ingredients so you can feel confident you will get the best out of your recipes.

Ongoing Support and Networking in our Private Facebook Support Community

We pride ourselves on our support system pre and post-course. We want you to succeed in your health goals long after your coursework is done! Plus, you will receive bonus recipes by staying active in the group. Sometimes we post a surprise recipe video even after the course is over.

What You Can Do With Your Certification

  • Teach clients one-on-one

  • Write a cookbook

  • Teach cooking classes

  • Cater retreats

  • Host cooking shows

  • Create meal plans

  • Teach in corporate wellness programs

  • Become a private chef

  • Become a food blogger/influencer

  • Create your own food products

You will have the skills and practice to create the career of your dreams in the plant-based holistic wellness industry with the guidance from Elaina Love and the Pure Joy Academy Team and Alumni through our Pure Joy Graduates Community and private networking/support group.


Get intimate access to your online Instructor and peers, ask questions, and get personalized feedback on the techniques you're learning  via our online private Facebook support group.

Be supported by an entire community of creative chefs just waiting to cheer you on with your recipe achievements. (You may even make a creative friend for life!)

If you have any tuition or course questions please contact [email protected]

Join us

Meet your Instructor, Elaina Love

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"I might be making a bold statement, but I genuinely think that this recipe is the best recipe among all of the recipes that I have done throughout this course. This recipe was one where I genuinely had the most fun making and eating. I might not sound like it but I am not a big sweets person. However, this recipe blew my mind by how “un-vegan” it tasted and looked. Not saying that being vegan or vegetarian is bad but there is this perception that vegan or vegetarian food doesn’t taste as good as foods with animal products in them. With regular pastries and sweets, there is a heavy emphasis on dairy products I believe. Almost every iconic dessert (within the pastry and cake realms) involves dairy products. The French croissant, New York Cheesecake, crème brûlée, etc. Even chocolate needs other dairy products to manufacture it. However, this dessert takes the cake. Personally, this dessert does not require high technical skills to pull off. The crust was very straightforward in its requirements. Blend everything and press them into the tart/cake/pie pan and into the fridge or freezer to keep the shape. The pie filling was also not hard to make. Everything into the blender and you have yourself a very nice chocolate filling. The use of avocado and coconut gave it a creamy texture and a slight nutty sweet aroma. The cacao powder gave it the chocolatey taste. You wouldn’t be hard-pressed by people not being able to differentiate the two if you’ve had presented them actual chocolate filling and this alteration. It tasted that good."

- Edward, MALASIA 2020

"I’ve completed many Raw Food Courses and this one by FAR was my favorite! Elaina’s recipes are gourmet but not too rich so that you still feel light and energized after eating them. I continuously make the course recipes all the time as part of my daily staples. You have never had raw lasagna until you try Elaina’s lasagna, hands down the best I’ve ever had!

I would HIGHLY recommend Pure Joy Academy if you are looking to increase your knowledge on living, plant-based foods or are looking to take this seriously as a career. I have so much more confidence after completing this program!"

- Crystal Dawn Culinary, CANADA

Elaina Love

Elaina Love is a leading authority on nutrition and health. She's an author of 3 plant-based recipe books, a speaker, and an internationally renowned chef with over 20 years of experience. Elaina Love is the founder and director of Pure Joy Culinary Academy, a cutting-edge plant-based culinary arts and nutrition school. The Academy is designed to teach students how to prepare the best meals on the planet while healing and nourishing their bodies.

Over the last 20 years, Elaina’s low glycemic, grain-free, full-flavored holistic recipes, and gourmet dishes have shaped the vegan food industry. She has coached and inspired hundreds of aspiring chefs and individuals who want to change their life, both in person and through her online programs.

Through whole, and mostly plant-based foods, cleansing, and fasting, Elaina has healed herself from a serious case of systemic candida, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalances during menopause and cleared up her severe skin problems. She is the creator and producer of the first-ever nut milk bag, The Amazing Nut Milk Bag, and continues to create new recipes and content for online courses and retreats.

Katelyn Louise

Katelyn (aka Kate) specializes in healing autoimmune through low-glycemic, gluten-free, plant-based foods, with an emphasis on medicinal herbs, medicinal mushrooms and superfoods.

She is passionate about detox since she was able to renew her health through cleansing and nourishing her own body.

Kate has taught and facilitated plant-based chef trainings, detox retreats, classes and workshops around the world for years. She is a private chef and works with clients one-on-one to help them transition to a healthier gluten and grain-free diet with delicious alternatives.She'll show you the top superfoods and which ones you should start with, how to make healing Medicinal Elixirsusing herbal medicine and tonic teas, everything you need to know about medicinal mushrooms, adaptogens and why you need them to heal your gut and boost ur immunity.



You can be the chef you've always wanted to be - you just need the right techniques to make your dishes unforgettable



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