Pure Joy Culinary Academy Course Review

Pure Joy Culinary Academy

I recently completed the Advanced Raw Plant-Based Culinary Arts Certification through Pure Joy Academy and it was an amazing experience! I love learning (especially about raw food of course), so when I decided to take my learning up a notch I was excited to see Pure Joy Academy has an Advanced Raw Food Course available online.

In May 2015, I completed the Level 1 course through Matthew Kenney (now PlantLab) so this was a great choice for me.

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!

The course included so more information than just recipes, and really focuses on healing and detox with this cuisine which is important. She shares so much knowledge on ingredients, pantry staples, sweeteners etc.; so many raw food courses use ingredients that are unfortunately I would not consume and don’t consider them healthy. 

I love this excerpt from Pure Joy Academy’s Facebook Page explaining why their course offerings are so unique:

We get asked a lot, “well what makes your school different from other culinary schools?” Our #1 difference is our deep focus on health, healing, and nutrition in every recipe and concept. Nutrition education and cutting-edge health science are built into every training. For those looking to take their health to the next level, to heal from a health challenge, to help their communities, to learn some of the best recipes on that planet that don’t include gluten, dairy, cashews, agave, or soy, we invite you to join our Pure Joy Family.
Our motto:
Decadent & Delicious & Nourishing
Gluten-free, Low Carb, Low Sugar
Whole Body, Mind & Spirit Nutrition
Optimized Nutrition For Hormone, Gut & Brain Health

I would HIGHLY recommend Pure Joy 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! If you are interested in this program you can sign up HERE. 



Crystal Bonnet is an International Raw Food Chef, Instructor and Cookbook Author. Her culinary passion started with living, plant-based food in her own kitchen which led her to train at industry leading culinary schools. Read more.

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