The Graff Academy of Raw Food Education offers a Three Week Certification Course, One Week Home Chef Course, and a Three Days Weekend course. Click here to view the list of courses and dates planned
Sunday March 12 - Saturday, April 1, 2017
Raw Food Nutrition Science, Health Educator, Raw Culinary Chef Certificate
Earn your certification as a raw culinary chef and develop a raw food business plan.
Increase your earning potential and professional status with our three-week certification program that includes all four components crucial for launching a successful raw food business:
- Raw Food Nutrition Science
- Health Educator
- Culinary Arts
- Business Basics
We provide individualized consultation and coaching to develop a personalized business plan for each student. Our course will be limited in size to ensure we can give individualized direction.
Who should attend:
- Anyone with a passion for the raw food lifestyle looking for a raw food certification course with a goal of starting their own business
- Existing culinary chefs looking to expand their knowledge and expertise in raw food preparation and presentation
- Current raw food chefs still struggling to find their “niche” or who want to enhance their professional learning and knowledge
What you will learn:
- The latest nutrition facts, including why the raw food diet should be individualized
- Why some ingredients used by raw food chefs are not raw or the most healthy and what substitutes can be used
- Consultation training with menu planning for some major health issues
- Presentation skills for teaching raw food classes with video feedback
- Principles and skills to become a raw food chef with time-saving ideas
- Experience working in a Professional Raw Kitchen with advice on how to build one to meet your needs
- Hands-on instruction in raw food recipes, including how to make nut milks, fermented foods, pickling vegetables, sprouting, cheeses, breads, chips, wraps, delicious cookies, pies, ice creams, cakes, salad dressings, marinated salads, nutmeats, entrees, juicing and many more raw foods with a focus on shelf life
- How to garnish, plate and make beautiful presentations
- How to use kitchen tools efficiently and identify the best tools
- How to plan and execute raw event catering and entertaining
- Packaging and labeling: what is required by law and what works best
- The important state and county rules for producing and selling food
- Compliance and licensing for food processing establishments or restaurants
- Recipe development with planning and costing menus
- How to develop a raw food delivery business out of your home
- How to shop for wholesale ingredients, produce and packaging
- Unique ways to finance your business
- Raw Business 101: where to start, defining the right business for you, digital marketing tips to maximize your visibility online
Cost for the 3-week (6 days a week) certification course including manuals, recipes, accommodations, and all food is $3950 per person. Compare our course with other Certifications that cost $6000 or more to include all of the different classes, and receive less information. Our classes are small and individualized. We do not use volunteers or other students to teach, with all classes being taught by us. Register soon as space is limited. Payment plans or financing is available. No need for car rental, we can arrange pick-up from the airport and transportation to public transportation on days off.
To get an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 770 634-1572
The Graff Academy of Raw Food Education 3-Week Raw Food Chef Training is a slam-dunk Grade A+ experience for any individual looking to advance their knowledge and expertise in the world of Raw Food meal preparation. From the individualized
I came to The Graff Academy of Raw Food Education looking to understand what the world of raw food was all about. I left an aspiring chef with the experience that comes from spending hours working in a restaurant. Jackie's amazing recipes and Gideon's food industry knowledge compliment each other to make each day's experience at the Academy a nugget that builds on the next so that when you leave each student has a found their pot o' gold.
If you are wanting to build your raw food knowledge or just enhance what you have I strongly encourage you to look into attending The Graff Academy of Raw Food Education. You will be so glad you did.
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The Graff Raw Food Academy has bid farewell to our beloved co-founder Jackie Graff, RN, one of the country’s top raw food chefs and nutrition consultants, who passed away from cancer on December 7, 2015.
Jackie’ spirit and creativity live on in our Academy. Her energy, knowledge and unique approach to raw food remain a focal point of the Academy’s courses and her example will continue to inspire our many Academy graduates, who have taken her teachings to their own communities and raw food businesses.
In her 15 years as a raw food chef, nutrition science expert and author, Jackie built a national reputation for her raw food lifestyle classes, serving on the faculty of Hallelujah Acres® Culinary Academy in North Carolina, the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Life University in Marietta, Georgia.
A Nursing graduate of the University of South Carolina who worked for more than three decades at Northside Hospital, Jackie held key hospital management positions and was a clinical instructor to nurses.
During her career, Jackie published 22 themed recipe books, and demonstrated her unique food-preparation techniques on leading news outlets, from CNN Headline News to Fox 5 “Good Day Atlanta.”
The Graff Raw Food Academy will continue to serve as a vital hands-on learning destination for individuals who hunger for a new, healthier way of life. It is our mission to honor Jackie’s lifelong passion to educate and inspire the community, and her philosophy remains at the heart of this raw food learning center.
Gideon Graff brings 15 years of raw food preparation and teaching experience and 35 years in food and hospitality management to the Graff Academy.
A raw food chef, health coach, and director of the Graff Academy, Gideon oversees the Academy’s business and marketing strategy and leads the Graff’s raw food catering and distribution businesses that have delivered delicious fresh raw cuisine to Atlanta residents and high-profile celebrities.
Previously an instructor for Hallelujah Acres® Culinary Academy, Gideon also was co-founder of the Sprout Café and Shinui Living Food Learning Center. Hear Gideon’s secret to starting and sustaining a successful raw food business.
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Since 2000, the Graff Academy of Health Science, based in Atlanta has trained the next generation of leaders and teachers in holistic health and nutrition with raw vegan food. The Academy’s 1,000 graduates have gone on to successful careers as restaurant owners, raw food teachers, detox experts and nutrition consultants. In October 2016, the Graff Academy will conduct a two-week detox program in Southeast Florida.
Gideon Graff, Co-Founder, Academy Director
A native of Israel, brings 40 years in food and hospitality management to the Graff Academy as well as 16 years as a raw food chef and health coach.
As director of the Graff Academy, Gideon oversees the Academy’s learning curriculum and business and marketing strategy that has graduated hundreds of students. He brings significant knowledge of raw food nutrition and expertise in managing raw food businesses, including wholesale, retail and catering. He now applies that expertise to Graff Academy’s U.S. and international students, many of whom go on to establish their own raw food enterprises around the world.
Gideon previously served as an instructor for Hallelujah Acres® Culinary Academy. He also was co-founder of the country’s first raw food café and learning center, the Sprout Café and Shinui Living Food Learning Center in North Atlanta.
Katharine Clark, RN, CHC, CSAC-R, Director of Education at Graff Academy, brings 30 years of expertise in wellness and education. She trains people to regain and maintain their health though simple, affordable, natural methods of evidence-based self-care. Rather than focusing on what people eat, she teaches them how their body works, so they can make better decisions about caring for themselves, including diet and lifestyle. She also provides instruction on how to prepare a plant-based, uncooked culinary diet.
She graduated from the nursing program at Indiana University and is a 2013 graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (2013). She is certified in massage and hydrotherapy at the Florida School of Massage. A former Hippocrates Health Institute certified health educator, Katharine served a director of Education at the Institute from 2009 to 2011.
In addition, she was director of the Home Self-Sufficiency Center at Miami-Dade Community College, and developed the Wellness Program for The Farm at San Benito, Lipa, Philippines. For the last 30 years, she has owned and served as executive director for Healthworks Enterprises, Inc. a nutrition-based wellness company.
Katharine holds certifications in iridology, reflexology, colon hydrotherapy, rebirthing and alchemical hypnotherapy. She is currently applying for North Carolina Licensure from the Board of Nursing, which will allow her to be licensed as a registered nurse in 37 states and 17 countries around the world. She has studied Qigong for more than two decades and is certified in Wuji Qigong by Master Wan Sujian at the Beijing-based Traditional Medical Exchange Institute.
Jackie Graff, Co-Founder (1945-2015)
The Graff Raw Food Academy has bid farewell to our beloved co-founder Jackie Graff, RN, one of the country’s top raw food chefs and nutrition consultants, who passed away from cancer on December 7, 2015. In her 15 years as a raw food chef, nutrition science expert and author, Jackie built a national reputation for her raw food lifestyle classes.
Jackie’ spirit and creativity live on in our Academy. Her energy, knowledge and unique approach to raw food remain a focal point of the Academy’s courses and her example will continue to inspire our many Academy graduates, who have taken her teachings to their own communities and raw food businesses. It is our mission to honor Jackie’s lifelong passion to educate and inspire the community, and her philosophy remains at the heart of this raw food learning center.