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Hot Raw Chef Sweet Valentine Contest Winners! #fb

February 14, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS AMBER & CHAYA!!! (See Amber’s recent review of Sacred Chocolate:

HAPPY Valentine’s Day from the SACRED TEAM 🙂

The voters have spoken!

As one of over 5,000 voters for the next Hot Raw Chef, you are entitled to a recipe eBook of all the
Sweet Valentines Recipes!

Living Light Culinary Institute
is proud to announce the winners of the…

The Grand Prize Winner receives $4,995 towards tuition for ANY culinary class at Living Light Culinary Institute OR a stay at the Living Light Inn in Fort Bragg, California, and the title of HOT RAW CHEF!
And the winner is…

(Drum roll)

Amber Shea Ford

The Hot Raw Chef Runner-up, who wins $450 credit
towards any culinary class at Living Light is…

Chaya Ryvka Diehl

Winner of The People’s Choice Award, who receives
a gift certificate for $250 to spend in any way they
choose at one of Living Light’s four businesses is…

Amber Shea Ford


The voting among our judges was very close. We evaluated the teaching style and recipes of the contestants, using 24 different judging criteria. That amounted to only 80% of the total points, so the People’s Choice online voting also weighed heavily in determining both the People’s Choice Winner and the Grand Prize and Runner-up Winners.

And thanks to each of you who voted for your favorite video, two lucky (and determined) raw food chefs have earned their day in the spotlight!

Even if they were not one of the three top prize winners, each of our contestants may have been viewed by the more than 5,000 people who voted in the contest. Congratulations to each of you for sharing your talents and your recipes with such a large audience. Every one of you is a winner!

Cherie and her students at Living Light Culinary InstituteOur founder, Cherie Soria, started Living Light Culinary Institute 13 years ago, inspired by her commitment to teach raw vegan chefs and instructors. Since that time, people from over 40 countries around the world have attended our chef and instructor training programs at Living Light Culinary Institute, and have changed their lives for the better. Many have started restaurants, written books, become full or part-time culinary or nutritional science instructors, and private chefs. Many others have embarked on dozens of other exciting new career choices, while some of our students attended simply to learn how to make great tasting, nutritionally sound meals for themselves and their families. All of our students have been thrilled with the high standard of excellence at Living Light. After 13 years in business, we know what people want and as the experts in our field, we know how to deliver!

Living Light Culinary Institute, Mendocino Coast, and Living Light Inn

Living Light is located on the beautiful northern coast of California, just a few blocks from the ocean. We have four eco-friendly businesses to support our students: Living Light Culinary Institute, which offers both culinary and nutritional science courses, Living Light Cafe, Living Light Marketplace, and Living Light Inn.

Put yourself in the picture! Become a student at Living Light and you’ll learn everything you need to know about raw culinary arts, from basics to gourmet. Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or a professional chef, 18 or 80-it will change your life! Why wait any longer? Go to today and check our schedule of classes, or call and speak with one of our enrollment specialists at 707-964-2420. Do yourself a favor and DO IT NOW. You’ll be glad you did!

Click here for our student success stories.

Click here to download the
Hot Raw Chef Sweet Valentine Contest Recipe eBook.



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