‘Natural Chefs’ College of Naturopathic Medicine. London. ‘Affiliate ICSA Member’. Supporting & developing new progressive cookery schools.
“Natural Chefs embody healthy, delicious, nutrient-dense, sustainable dining. This is how we transform the food industry: one Natural Chef at a time.”
Rachel De Thample, CNM Natural Chef Academic Director
Demand for non-toxic, ethical and organic food is on the rise and in a growing ethically consuming market, there is an increasing need for Chefs able to represent these values in their culinary practice. With dedicated, state-of-the-art kitchens, a culinary herb garden and aiming for zero waste, the College of Naturopathic Medicine (est. 1998) Natural Chef/Vegan Natural Chef ICSA-accredited Diploma courses meet this growing demand.
Benefitting from CNM’s 22-year track record of training successful professionals in natural health, Natural Chef students are taught to prepare delicious gourmet meals that focus on nutritional value, using whole, organic, fresh, and minimally-processed foods, procured in season.
According to Andrew Maxwell, ICSA Accreditation Assessor, “…There is a sense of leadership through inspiration. CNM has a general feel of being a ‘happy ship’. Students were clearly engaged and enjoying learning.”
With graduates such as Rosemary Ferguson and Madeleine Shaw, CNM graduates bring much needed, unique skills to the industry. Professionals such as a Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Nurses, Herbalists or Fitness Instructors can use their CNM Natural Chef title as an adjunct to develop their existing business. Students are treated as professionals from day one and, by the time they graduate, they have all of the training, skills and education they need to go out into the workplace and succeed.
“I have found the Natural Chef course to be all I hoped it would be and much more. I am amazed that not even half way through my course I am able to cook recipes to a high standard. I love the variation of different lecturers that we have. I love cooking in this team environment and get so excited by all the different food types we cook with. It’s been eye opening. I am so grateful for the support CNM offers and really enjoy the friendly, helpful learning environment.” Suzanne Noakes, CNM Natural Chef Student.
Natural Chef Diploma or Vegan Natural Chef Diploma
As an example, the CNM Natural Chef Diploma Course is a three-part course covering everything you need to know in order to become a successful CNM Natural Chef, from how the digestive system works, to building a culinary career. CNM’s Natural Chef training consists of 420 hours of life-changing education. You will then need to complete an internship of 100 hours.
Length of Study: 9 – 12 months, 520 hours, part-time
How the Body Works: 60 hours
Nutrition for Every Day Living: 60 hours
Kitchen: 140 hours + 160 hours home assignments
Internship: 100 hours
CNM Diploma: Dip. Natural Chef
CNM’s Natural Chef training has been developed to meet the growing demands of a society increasingly interested in food that supports and promotes health.
CNM Natural Chef students are taught to prepare delicious gourmet meals that focus on nutritional value. Whole, organic, fresh, and minimally-processed foods are procured in season. As no single dietary regime is appropriate for everyone, we teach how individualised food can enhance health.
Natural Chef Course and its Vegan version encompass intensive, practical training which prepares Chefs to work in commercial kitchens. This thorough training incorporates nutrition therapeutics: cooking for specific health goals, health circumstances and recovery from poor health.
Options include becoming a Natural Chef in a restaurant, health café, or spa; working as a private chef, or developing your own catering or food business.
From cooking instructor, product developer, food and recipe writer or cookbook author, to educating clients and businesses on how to prepare natural foods, the possibilities are endless. Professionals such as a Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Nurses, Herbalists or Fitness Instructors can use their CNM Natural Chef title as an adjunct to develop their existing business
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