Designed to enrich kitchen skills and confidence, students are introduced to an array of whole foods, diverse methods of food preparation, and how certain techniques can enhance the restorative qualities of food. With 30 hours of experiential learning available, students sharpen their practical abilities while deepening their knowledge of whole foods and holistic health.
Classes are taught by Barb Sheldon, who is a professional speaker, holistic nutrition and culinary educator, and author. For the past fifteen years, Barb’s brand of nutrition and culinary education has reached audiences all over the world as she insights and inspires crowds to pick up a knife and get back in their kitchen cooking and eating real, whole, locally grown food. Whether she is in the kitchen demonstrating culinary techniques or in front of thousands teaching about the benefits of whole foods, Barb’s focus is always on one main topic – food literacy. Barb believes that learning how to grow, prepare, and nourish the body with whole foods are life skills that, like reading, every person needs to know to survive and thrive. From children to CEO’s, everyone benefits from Barb’s ability to connect people to their food and show that cooking truly is the key to health.
Barb achieved her Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies where her Graduate work researched the connection between effective food literacy programming and minority youth populations. Barb has instructed formally at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and has a private nutrition and culinary education and coaching practice for 15 years.
Students who complete all 30 hours of training will receive CSNN’s Holistic Culinary Certificate. Classes are taught by Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ professionals and professionally trained chefs. They are designed to integrate the benefits of food into the kitchen, provide recipes, and give students increased confidence and skill in the areas of meal planning, food shopping, and food preparation.
The Holistic Culinary Certificate is approved for CECs by canfitpro.