There will be a combination of food demos and hands-on food prep, interactive lectures, moving and shaking, breakfasts and lunches and informal Q&A. We believe the best way to learn about food is to have a tactile experience. Hands memorise far better than our brains. In January our aim is to make food together in our lovely, spacious and well equipped kitchen. You'll be in foodie heaven!
Planning raw food in advance (it is all about the planning!)
Techniques: dehydration, pizza bases & crackers, kale chips & other plant based chips
Raw dessert basics (become a true raw dessert master)
Techniques: setting, learning the qualities of different oils and fats used in raw desserts as binders, raw chocolate making, superfoods and planning ahead with desserts. Raw food desserts for children and quick decadent desserts on the go.
Making quick and nutritious raw food lunch on the go
Sauces, sushi, wraps, raw rice. Main condiments. Key ingredients to have in your kitchen to be prepared for a rawsome meal, anytime.
Reaping the rewards of raw food advance planning (and making delicious raw pizza)
Techniques: fermented dips, marinara, plant-based cheeses, fermented cheeses, and pesto's (how to make your raw pizza delicious). We will be diving into the architecture of complex dishes and showing you how to apply the same principles for the endless variety of dishes you will create in the future.
Nutritional powerhouse smoothies
Techniques: key building blocks to create delicious green and non-green smoothies. Key ingredients to have at home to maintain this daily healthy habit. Essential food combinations and what mistakes to avoid.
Bonus: quick and fulfilling raw snacks on the go
Techniques: how to make the best raw, veggie hummus without using beans. How to make the most delicious raw dessert fast, without using any equipment.
Topics we will cover over the weekend:
How to handle raw food cravings and approach cleanses
See how the playfulness and creativity that comes with raw food comes in handy with food cravings and making food for children
How to approach cleansing in a balanced way and our top tips for every day cleansing
Key cornerstones of modern, authentic, expansive wellbeing that feels amazing
Protein vs carbs argument
Nutrient rich foods and how to incorporate them in every day diet - and much more!
You will receive generous hand-outs and follow-up information; a resource directory with all our suggestions and guidelines; ingredients list; meal plans for both days; an equipment list to suit all budgets; lunch, refreshments, goodie-bags, surprises, laughter and magic are included!
Central Street Cookery School. All proceedings from the venue rental go towards community activities for underprivileged inner-city communities providing them with engagement through cookery classes, free lunches and other community activities.
We guarantee that you will complete the course feeling elated, inspired, empowered and equipped with wild knowledge and experience.
Don't just take our word for it, here's what our past attendee's had to say.
"I just wanted to say a sincere thank you for an amazing cookery course last month. I can't describe how good your food tastes! Your flavours are magic! And the sweet/salty/sour combo you taught us, that is important for every recipe has made such a difference to my cooking! I have yet to come across any recipes as imaginative and tasty as yours. Thank you for making nourishment so delicious, fun and indulgent." Charlotte, Banker from London, (May 2014 Immersion)
"I am still buzzing from yesterday! I don't know if I'm high on durian and cacao or if it's the very positive vibes and love that you managed to infuse in all of us. Or both! Whatever it was it was really magical!" - Giuseppe, Filmmaker from London, (June 2014 Immersion)
"This experience has changed my life in terms of my relationship to food and my understanding of what using the right foods can do for my body. I have experienced a mind altering and body changing experience that has set me on a path of wonderful deliciousness. Thank you all so much." J.S. (October 2012 Immersion)
"It was amazing! It was everything I was hoping for and more. Loved the lectures and found them incredibly interesting, informative and close to home. Really hoping that there will be a follow up." (February 2013 Immersion)
"Everything you have said over the last 2 days has been spot on and I am thankful for finding this course and finding someone that "gets it" I have met so many people who have claimed to know what they are doing that just send you round in spirals and what I have now is clarity and focus.....thank you" Sarah Walsh, London (July 2013 Immersion)
The course is run by Joel Gazdar, he is a visionary chef and the co-founder of Wild Food Café. With over 15 years of in-depth experience in the field of raw food, nutrition, paleo & indigenous diet, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, herbalism, wild foraging and more! He has been learning, teaching and making raw food internationally and is known for his leading edge, balancing and playful approach to wellbeing and nutrition. His partner & co-founder of the Wild Food Cafe, Aiste Gazdar is passionate about food as medicine and believes food encourages creativity, fun and self-expression. Food isn't just a fuel for wellbeing & vitality but a new way of thinking and being in the world. She loves sharing her practical, simple, light and playful approach to raw food, nutrition, empowered living and wellbeing.
Aiste & Joel will be supported by the awesome Wild Food Cafe crew who know, live and breathe raw food every day. They will be able to support and guide you through your journey with practical tips and personal attention. Our inspiration and drive comes from seeing you THRIVE, being ALIVE and becomming EMPOWERED through food, nutrition and wellbeing. We'd love to see you on our workshop where we bring the whole experience to life, making our SOUL'S sing, dance and have fun together.
There is a growing determination to stop following the mainstream food inertia and expand possibilities into a new way of being, eating and thriving. Most importantly, to become a positive example of thriving for friends, families and beloveds. What we hear from our participants over and over again is a desire to take control of their health, of their lives and inspire the people around them. We believe these are some of the reasons why YOU might be interested in expanding your knowledge and skills with raw food. Raw Food Immersion is designed to do exactly that. We dive deep into the core foundations of wellbeing, raw food and, most importantly, the key principles that build a solid understanding to all the common WHYs and HOWs.
We don't stay long with left-brain, rigid nutritional guidelines. We truly believe - and experience over and over again - that a holistic, well-rounded fun learning experience is the best way to facilitate long-term shifts and transformations. Our approach is playful and all-inclusive. We do not prescribe to any specific dietary systems. Instead we offer you a holistic system of understanding and practical tips which you can apply to your own life in a way that is authentic for you.
We pay attention to movement, our bodies, and embodying the wellbeing that you already have. Be prepared to move, dance, smile and laugh. There's something to be learned by everybody: you might be surprised and excited about the fact that adding one teaspoon of pau d'arco powder to your tea will keep the inflammatory infections away, or it might be learning that eating a tablespoon of cold-pressed coconut oil each day will significantly reduce your sugar cravings and improve memory.
It is our belief that individuals who have a continuous desire to learn and grow are naturally the most youthful. Playful learning is the best beauty therapy.
You will learn a lot about the context and core architecture of wellbeing, food, nutrition and more, because we believe that once you understand the core principles of your body, environment, ecosystem, nature and food you will be empowered to make choices that perpetuate your wellbeing, naturally. You will be empowered to lead a healthier, more sustainable, rewarding and playful lifestyle. Because you deserve it.
We wholeheartedly believe in what we do. This is why we would like to make sure you feel 100% confident in your decision to join us for this immersion. If, at the end of the course, you feel that you did not get value from the weekend with us we will happily give 100% of your money back. That's our promise.
Ok, let's get this wild party started - see you at the wild workshop!
If you cancel a month before the course begins you are entitled to full refund minus the ticket administration fees.
All cancellations made with less than a months' notice will receive 50% refund, minus the ticket administration fees.
Cancellations made less than a week prior to the course start date are non-refundable.
If you cannot attend the full course you will receive credit for one session to attend future courses subject to availability.
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