Advanced Plant-Based Culinary Arts and Nutrition Certification - Online

Product Description

In this Advanced Culinary Course, you will learn to prepare and serve exquisite meals from the comfort of your own home. Whether you want to advance in your professional culinary career or learn how to create healthy, healing gourmet dishes for your family and friends, this program will open your mind to a new and exciting way to prepare food. You will cover advanced techniques to create truly entertaining dishes, along with the science of flavor balancing and recipe development. 

You can complete the training on your own time in as little as 3 months, or at a pace that's right for you. Once you have completed the course you have the option to get your Certificate of Completion (see criteria below)​ or pursue a Professional Certification by completing other advanced culinary techniques under the guidance of Elaina Love (See details below).

Become immersed in a fun and interactive culinary arts experience that is based on 20+ years of healing, allergy free, low glycemic recipes!

Course Synopsis

Essential​ Culinary Instructional Videos

These fundamental lessons are crucial for obtaining the knowledge needed to become the best plant-based chef on the planet.

  • Culinary arts knife skills
  • Stocking your plant-based pantry
  • All about sweeteners and which ones are best (low glycemic education)
  • All about thickeners and which ones are best
  • How to make your own nut butters
  • How to purchase and open coconuts
Advanced Breads, Savory Pastries, Crackers and Roll
In this module you will learn a wide range of techniques for making delicious and satisfying grain-free alternative bread recipes. 

  • Italian Bread Loaf
  • Savory Pastry Crust
  • Pizza
  • Calzones
  • Spinach Mushroom Quiche
  • Veggie Wraps for Cannelloni, Pot Stickers and Samosas 
  • Coconut Wraps and Turmeric Coconut Wraps
  • Onion Herb Breadsticks or Pretzels
  • Bagels
  • Buckwheat Pita Chips
  • Un-Corn Tortillas or Taco Shells

Advanced 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.

  • Blueberry Scones 
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Jelly Rolls
  • Chocolate Danish
  • Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Chocolate Syrup or Ganache
  • Bavarian Cream Donut Filling or Pie Topping
  • Lemon Raspberry Wedding Cake (or Birthday)
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Butter Cream Cake Frosting
  • Honey "Butter"
  • Medicinal Mushroom Cappuccino Elixir

Grain-Free Noodles

Learn to make healthy and satisfying noodles without any additives!

  • Zucchini Noodles
  • Beet Noodles
  • Kelp Noodles
  • Carrot Noodles
  • Italian Pasta Noodles
  • Asian Seaweed Noodle Salad
  • Warm Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl

Asian 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.


  • Vegetable Noodles
  • Coconut Curry Asian Bowl
  • Asian Noodle-Seaweed Salad
  • Chinese "Fried" Rice
  • Pot Sticker/Veggie Gyoza
  • Wraps for Gyoza
  • Hoisin Dipping Sauce
  • Fresh Spring Rolls 

Italian Cuisine

Learn delicious, gluten-free and plant-based Italian cuisine that is rich in flavor, texture and comfort. Wow your loved ones with the authentic flavors of real Italian delights using plant-based culinary techniques.


  • Cannelloni Wraps
  • Cannelloni Filling
    • "Cheese" Sauce
    • Red Sauce
    • Spinach
    • "Sausage"
  • Pizza Crust and Toppings
  • Calzones
  • Lasagna
  • Pasta Pomodoro

Lasagna review: "First, it was intimidating, especially due to different techniques and maybe the time it suggested it will take to make it, but at last, I overcame the “fear” and was very happy about it. I loved the outcome: marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, all the veggies tasted great together. To describe the taste: creamy on top and in between the layers, and great crunchy texture of the vegetables due to techniques used. As a whole: simply delicious."

BONUS: Cultured/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!

  • Coconut Kefir
  • Coconut Yogurt
  • Cultured Nut/Seed Cheese
  • Feta "Cheese"
  • Parmesan "Cheese"
  • Herb "Cheese"
  • Garlic Dill Sauerkraut with Caraway

Overview and Extras

Work On Your Own At Your Own Pace or With a Pure Joy Instructor

As part of the Certification process, the Pure Joy Team provides guidance and feedback as you learn. The Pure Joy Certification program allows you to work on your own or have access to live chat anytime Monday to Friday 9-5pm MST.

Learning How to Shop

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. As a Pure Joy Course Member, you will gain access to our favorite brands and ingredients so you can feel confident of getting the best out of your recipes.

Join our Pure Joy Family!

Once Certified, Pure Joy Academy offers job opportunities working with our alumni, in our production facility or as an independent instructor, teaching classes in your own home town. Let’s spread the health and pure joy message together!

As a Certified Graduate, you will be part of our Pure Joy Alumni database. This exclusive group provides an amazing opportunity to network and connect with others in this exciting culinary field. We have graduates from around the world who actively ask questions and post job opportunities. Elaina Love and the Pure Joy Academy Team are available daily to answer questions at anytime.

As a graduate, you will also be invited to our exclusive Pure Joy Alumni Summer Retreats!

When you become Certified, you will have:

  • Culinary Arts Knife Skills
  • Pro Restaurant and Catering Techniques and Recipes
  • Low Carb, Low Glycemic Grain-Free Pastries
  • Delicious Gourmet Grain-Free, Low Glycemic Desserts
  • Satisfying Gluten-Free, Low Carb Breads, Crusts, Crackers and More
  • Global Cuisine - Recipe Knowledge of Food From Around the World
  • Fundamentals of Culturing Foods
  • Intro into Medicinal Elixirs and Herbal Tonics
  • Advanced Flavor Balancing
  • And much more!

Be a part of the Pure Joy Academy Alumni!

Tuition and Certification

How the Pure Joy Certification Programs Work:

Below you will see 3 options. OPTION 1 is for those not looking to obtain a professional certification. OPTION 2 is for those who have already obtained their Level 1 Raw Immersion Certification, (online or in person) and wish to complete their Advanced Professional Chef Certification. OPTION 3 is for those who wish to get their Advanced Professional Chef Certification and have not taken Level 1 Raw Immersion Certification. We recommend this for the best value.

OPTION 1 - $695 USD

Certificate of Completion for Advanced Raw and Plant-Based Chef (NON Profession Certification)

Your program includes:

  • A complete recipe manual. Downloadable and printable PDF’s to read and practice over and over again.
  • Comprehensive instructional videos. Thorough demonstrations to help you understand each step in the recipe preparation and presentation process.
  • Ask questions. Your personalized online student learning portal is a place where you can comment and get your questions answered.
  • Quizes to test your skills and promote more practice in the kitchen.


OPTION 2 - $895 USD OR 2 Payments of $459

Professional Certification after completing Level 1 Raw Immersion Certification.

Your program includes everything in OPTION 1, PLUS you also get:

  • Our experienced faculty. Online support via email, Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm MST, USA.
  • Access 24/7 to Pure Joy Planet's Online Community. Be invited to our private student Facebook group to connect, get advice, and network with instructors, alumni and current students.
  • Exclusive invitation to Pure Joy Academy's Alumni Retreats and Business Mastermind Events.


OPTION 3 - RECOMMENDED $1,530 USD 10% bundled discount

Level 1 Raw Immersion Chef Certification and Advanced Raw and Plant-Based Chef Certification (option 1 and 2).

How the Pure Joy Certification Works

  • Complete all course material.
  • Successfully complete all quizzes.
  • Complete and submit the final project via email. A written PDF report of each recipe experience with a plated photo.
  • 1 Complete​ Recipe Demonstration Video using your favorite recipe from the course work.
  • 15 minute Skype evaluation. Take a verbal exam with Elaina Love.

If you have any questions please contact Katelyn Louise directly at


$ 695.00