How to Make Exceptional Raw Food Just Like The Professionals

A flagship ** 12 module ** online raw food programme with an emphasis on quick, easy and delicious low fuss methods whilst cutting down or eliminating sugar 

"a proper life changer!Tania , Belgium

Vegetarian Society Approved


The Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award could save you years of expensive experimenting, lots of time in planning, heartache and a bucket load of cash.


Use important skills and strategies to help you stay on track and stop self-sabotaging for LIFE



** Please send an enrolment request **




Take a deep delve into the world of making delicious raw food but with no special equipment or fancy ingredients required 

Learn strategies and recipes to help you quit and reduce sugar FOR GOOD

Discover your likely roadblocks and crunch points and create your motivation manifesto for success

Implement an 8-point success plan on cutting down on sugar

Discover mouth-watering recipes and life-changing techniques that take well under 15 minutes to achieve – you’ll want to use them again and again

Learn 30 REAL INGREDIENTS that provide sweetness without sugar (not gloopy syrups or alcohol sugars) and how to us them

Understand ingredients and  why we choose them (and how we can substitute)

Learn about fruits that have the least sugar and their benefits

Learn the tools of the trade used for measuring, cutting, mixing, refinement and storage of raw plant-based food

Raw chef craft - surprising professional raw chef tricks to ensure you achieve great results 

How to master the basics such as activation, sprouting, making butters and handling herbs and spices – even how to resize a cake pan.

Be able to follow a six point success plan to prepare and feel the benefits of fermented foods for essential gut health (without a microbiology degree) 

a failsafe formula to correct juices if they go wrong, plant-based dairy and breakfasts

Raw soups, wraps, bowls and crowd-pleasers that you can rustle up in less than 15 minutes and be an Instagram sensation

Spreads, dips and lunchbox food for on-the-go

Put together family menus with ease accommodating different tastes

Prepare healthier nut-free and minimal sugar unbaked without the risk of sugar readdiction   

Be part of a supportive community to help pull you forwards and answer questions

Complete the programme in your own time

Go from zero to raw food hero in the matter of a few days

On successful completion, receive your Vegetarian Society approved Certificate.


But before we go on...let's just see if the Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award is right for you.



* Perhaps you feel lacklustre and under weather, you don't have much energy and find it difficult to get motivated (and you've heard how a high raw lifestyle can help.

* Or maybe your sugar consumption has crept up and you are concerned. Maybe you have a family history of auto immune conditions or diabetes and know that you need to take action NOW to live your best life.

* Maybe you experience brain fog, bloating, weight gain, storing fat around the middle, or mood swings which can be signs of insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes (these can be attributed to other issues too so it's always good to seek medical advice). 

* Maybe you think that you'll NEVER be one of those people that will enjoy chowing down on a bowl of raw kale. (By the way, I'm not that person and never will be) ...unless something drastic happens to the kale.

* You want to move beyond 'chuck everything in the blender and hope for the best' raw food recipes - because it can lead to varying results and ingredients can be expensive.


So, you may be wondering if this foundational training is going to be worth your time because you're just not that sure if raw food is for you..... (by the way, this programme has a money back guarantee so it's risk free). 

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"The decision to do this course is one of the best I've made for me and my personal growth. It's not just a good course - it's a GREAT course." Elaine, Nutritionist, Belfast

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Create a better future for yourself , starting NOW....

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"A huge thumbs up for the Low Sugar Foundation Award. Such an absorbing an informative course. Brilliant."  Lucy, Gloucestershire

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“…the most amazing course, covering so many aspects in raw food cuisine that you can find in one place. It’s healthy and yummy! It’s beautiful and unrecognisably raw! I recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn simple techniques, delicious flavour combinations, execute in little-time great recipes, building up great gut-health and general energy. This has been for many of us who did the course a proper life changer!Tania , Belgium




The Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award is a flagship online raw food instruction course for people who are interested in learning raw chef skills.

It is the only Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award programme certified by the Vegetarian Society, UK. 

The reason this course focuses on raw food with reduced sugar and nuts is that much raw food education and recipes seem to fall at two ends of a continuum - either a sharp focus on lots of sprouts and green food or raw desserts that are laden with syrups, fruit and nuts with not much in between for delicious raw food. 

Whether you are raw curious or 100% raw, or you have flicked through a raw food book or two, the RAW CHEF LOW SUGAR FOUNDATION AWARD is perfect for people who want a demystifying deep delve into raw food but don’t want to eat lots of nuts and dates– or spend loads of money on equipment or hours in the kitchen.  

This is the course I wish I had when I started a raw food lifestyle.

It’s the course I want YOU to have if you’re experiencing any of the following

  • You want to enjoy delicious raw food everyday without loads of gloopy syrups, dates and a loads of nuts  
  • You would love to enjoy a wider variety of raw plant-based food that you can eat everyday but want to move beyond ‘chuck-everything-in-the-blender’ smoothies, date and nut energy balls and a simple chopped salad…
  • you DON’T want to spend hours in the kitchen (under 15 minutes would be preferable)


  • You want to understand the ingredients and processes and move past copying recipes off blogs and pictures on Instagram
  • You are currently piecing together what feels like 972 tutorials on YouTube and a further 654 blogs and want it to be a lot simpler 
  • When you look at recipes you feel you need a permanent PA to remind you of your shopping list, soaking calendar and when your alfafa sprouts need rinsing  


  • You would like to feel more confident making tummy nourishing fermented foods that build your immune system without chomping through a whole lot of sauerkraut 
  • You want to know how to build delicious raw foods and sweetness without putting nuts, syrups and dates in eeeeevvverything?
  • You don’t want to spend money on expensive equipment or dehydrators at the moment (just a blender would be fine)
  • You’ve looked at professional raw chef’s trainings, but don’t want to spend thousands of pounds but you still want to achieve those impressive results
  • You are looking for food that the whole family will eat but don’t want to prepare 3 or 4 different meals every evening
  • You would love to make delicious raw food for lunchboxes
  • You want to take your first step to making more professional flavoured raw food.


“Worth every penny and you will genuinely save yourself time and money in the long run..”  Elaine, Nutritionist and Raw Food Teacher, Belfast


Vegetarian Society Approved


QUICK and EASY TRIED AND TESTED strategies and OVER 100 RECIPES recipes that won’t leave you feeling heavy

Say HELLO to a BRAND NEW YOU

The Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award is a flagship online raw food instruction course for people who are interested in learning raw chef skills.


It is the only Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award programme certified by the Vegetarian Society, UK. 

The reason this course focuses on raw food with reduced sugar and nuts is that much raw food education and recipes seem to fall at two ends of a continuum - either a sharp focus on lots of sprouts and green food or raw desserts that are laden with syrups, fruit and nuts with not much in between for delicious raw food. 

Whether you are raw curious or 100% raw, or you have flicked through a raw food book or two, the RAW CHEF LOW SUGAR FOUNDATION AWARD is perfect for people who want a demystifying deep delve into raw food but don’t want to eat lots of nuts and dates– or spend loads of money on equipment or hours in the kitchen.  

Throughout the Foundation Award you will 

  • Set up your raw food kitchen and raw food pantry with confidence
  • Understand ingredients and why we choose them (and how we can substitute)
  • Learn about fruits that have the least sugar and their benefits
  • Learn surprising professional raw chef tricks to ensure you achieve great results 
  • Know how to select from 30 sugar alternatives to develop sweetness without resorting to gloopy syrups or dried fruit
  • Be able follow a six-point success plan to prepare and feel the benefits of fermented foods for essential gut health (without a microbiology degree) 
  • Select and prepare ingredients for clean green juices using a failsafe formula to correct them if they go wrong
  • Apply your knowledge of how to make different sugar free options to enjoy for breakfast
  • Prepare flavourful and satisfying raw soups using different methods
  • Select ingredients, prepare and serve delicious quick meals , fakeaways and lunches on the go so you can be an Instagram inspiration in your own lunchtime
  • Put together family menus with ease accommodating different tastes
  • Prepare healthier nut-free and minimal sugar unbaked pastries without the risk of sugar readdiction   
  • Develop an motivation manifesto action plan to incorporate more raw and living plant-based foods into your lifestyle 
  • Use important skills and strategies to help you stay on track and stop self-sabotaging for LIFE

What you get

12 modules | More than 90 lessons |100+ recipes |50+ tasks | Live lectures |27 recorded lectures and demonstrations

  • Personalized instructor support from professional raw chef, Deborah Durrant

  • Step by step supported training - complete it in your own time and no deadlines

  • Live and recorded online demonstration sessions (via Zoom)

  • Swipe files on essential guidance

  • Downloadable recipe pack with over 100 recipes

  • Interactive quizzes and practical activities

  • Online live Q&A special events (recorded for your convenience)

  • Vegetarian Society approved Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award upon graduating

  • Lifetime access to the course

  • Automatic updates with recipes and content

See the syllabus

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Unit 1: The Raw Food Kitchen

    • Overview of The Raw Food Kitchen

    • Tools of the Trade

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - The Raw Food Kitchen Part 1

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - The Raw Food Kitchen Part 2

    • The Pantry

    • Superfoods

    • Learning to Work Like a Chef

    • Balancing Taste

    • Reflection Points

  • 3

    Unit 2: Sugar and Spice

    • Overview of Sugar and Spice

    • Sugar Simply Explained

    • Sugar Substitutes

    • Sweeteners in the Raw Food Kitchen

    • Ingredients That Provide Sweetness Without the Sugar

    • Activities for further understanding Sugar and Spice

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson Sugar and Spice

    • NEW LESSON - 10 Lowest Sugar Fruits and their Benefits

  • 4

    Unit 3 Mastering the Basics

    • Overview of The Basics

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Session - Overview of Mastering the Basics

    • Activating Nuts and Seeds

    • How to sprout

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson and Q&A on sprouting

    • Experiment

    • How to Make Nut and Seed Butters

    • How to Melt Ingredients at Low Temperatures

    • Experiment

    • How to Make Vanilla Extract

    • How to Get the Most from your Herbs and Spices

    • How to Keep Food Fresh

    • How to Make a Reuseable Wax Wrap

    • Lining a Cake Pan

    • Cake Pan Conversions

    • Experiments

  • 5

    Unit 4 Quick and Easy Fermentation - Friendly Health Helpers

    • Overview of Quick and Easy Fermentation

      FREE PREVIEW
    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - Overview of Fermentation

    • Fermentation Experiments

    • The Best Conditions for Fermentation

    • Troubleshooting

    • Vegetable Salt Brine Fermentation

    • RECORDING: Making a Simple Salt Brine Ferment

    • Fermented Aubergines

    • Krautchi

    • RECORDING: Live zoom lesson - Krautchi

    • NEW LESSON - Spring Nettle Kimchi

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - Spring Nettle Kimchi

    • Superspice Pesto

    • Preserved Lemons

    • Tsukemono

    • Apple Cider Vinegar

    • NEW LESSON - Fire Cider Tonic

    • Fermentation Experiment

    • NEW LESSON - Why fermentation is important

    • RECORDING: Live zoom lesson - mid point Q&A

  • 6

    Unit 5 Getting Juicy - Clean and Green

    • Overview of Clean and Green

    • RECORDING: Types Of Juicers - Pros And Cons

    • The Benefits of Juicing

    • The Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - Making a Green Juice

    • Clean Green Juice Formula

    • Alternative Juices

  • 7

    Mid Course Quiz

    • You're Half Way Through - Test Your Knowledge

    • Raw Chef (Low Sugar) Foundation Award Mini Quiz

  • 8

    Unit 6 Plant-based Dairy

    • An Overview of Plant-based Dairy

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom lesson - Overview of Plant-based Dairy

    • Nut and Seed Milks

    • Nut-free and seed-free Plant Dairy Milks

    • Enhanced Plant-based Dairy

    • Plant-based Creams

    • Milkshakes & Thickening Agents

    • Warm Beverages - (new recipes)

    • Warm Beverages

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - Warm Beverages

    • Plant-based Cream Cheese

    • Mousse and Custard

    • Ice-creams

    • Ice cream sorbets & sundaes

    • Reflection Points

  • 9

    Unit 7 Breakfasts - Carpe Diem

    • Overview of Making Raw Breakfasts

    • Pro Chef Guidance for Smoothie Operators

    • Smoothies

    • Making a Smoothie Bowl

    • NEW LESSON - Crucial Omega seeds

    • Silky Smooth Chia Pudding

    • Almond Butter and Cacao Chia Pudding

    • Sprouted Omega 3 Super Boost Carrot Cake Porridge

    • Making Muesli

    • The First Steps to Living your Best Life

    • Reflection Points

  • 10

    Unit 8 Soups - Food to Get Cosy With

    • Overview of Raw Soups

    • The Principles of Raw Soup Making

    • Purée-based Soup

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - Soupmaking

    • A 'Cream Of' Soup

    • Dashi Stock and a Broth-based Soup

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - Dashi Broth

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - Spring Nettle Kimchi Soup

    • Infusion based soup - Part 1

    • NEW - Infusion based soup - Part 2

    • Reflections - Soup Evaluation

  • 11

    Unit 9 - Wraps, Bowls and Crowd Pleasers

    • Overview of Wraps, Bowls and Crowd Pleasers

    • Troubleshooting - how to correct a salad dressing

    • Spreads and Dips

    • Wraps and Rolls

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - Flower Rolls

    • RECORDING - Live Zoom Lesson - Savoury Stuffed Mushrooms

    • Mushroom Brochettes Two Ways

    • RECORDING - Live Zoom Lesson - Brochettes

    • Mushroom Burger, Caramelised Onion and Red Pepper Chilli Jam

    • NEW! Mushroom steak with chimichurro ranch dressing

    • Noodle Making 3 Ways

    • Street Style Noodles for On The Go

    • RECORDING - Live Zoom Lesson - Noodles

    • Vietnamese Pho

    • RECORDING: Live Zoom Lesson - Pho

    • A Taste of Asia: 5 dishes

    • A Taste of Morocco

    • NEW - Meals with Low Sugar Fruit

    • NEW RECORDING - Live Zoom Lesson – Burrito bowl with sweet and smoky dressing

    • NEW RECORDING - Live Zoom Lesson - Asian inspired crunch bowl with ginger miso dressing

    • NEW! Nectarine spring rolls with chilli sauce

    • RECORDING - Live Zoom Lesson - Wholefood Bowls

    • Wholefood Bowls

    • Reflections - Wraps, Bowls and Crowd Pleasers

  • 12

    Unit 10 - The Nut Free UnBakery

    • Overview of the Nut Free UnBakery

    • RECORDING - Live Zoom Lesson - The Nut-free UnBakery Overview and Considerations

    • Flour Power

    • Nut Free Chocolate Brownies

    • Chai Spiced Oat Bites

    • Sticky Toffee Superfood Truffles

    • Tahini Caramels

    • Carrot Cake Bars with Mascarpone Style Icing

    • Nut Free Pastry and a Chocolate Custard Tart

    • Grasshopper Pie

    • NEW - Chocolate Raspberry Crunch Cake

    • Life By Chocolate

    • Reflections on the Unbakery

  • 13

    Meal Planning

    • Unit 11 Overview of Meal Planning

    • RECORDED: Live Zoom Lesson Meal Planning Overview and Considerations

    • 28 Day High Raw Menu Plan

    • Summary of Meals at a Glance

    • Weekly Menu Planner

    • Sharing the Love - Menu Options for Entertaining

  • 14

    Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award Certification Activities

    • Completion of Award

    • Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award Test

    • Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award Final Assignment

  • 15

    Next steps

    • You are almost done!

    • Before you go...

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in this course?

Scroll up and you'll be able to see all the lessons and videos. 

Is there a time limit to complete the programme?

No, this course is structured for you to learn and undertake the activities at your own pace. 

Do I work through the course on my own or with others?

Both. You can join at anytime - and join in the live lessons if you like to work with others for mutual support.  

How many hours a week will it take?

On average it will take 25 hours to complete this course. Once you have completed the Award, you will continue to have access to the materials to refer back to.

What equipment will I need?

You’ll need a blender, a food processor, a knife and other equipment that you will probably have in your kitchen. A juicer is useful but not essential. You can download the equipment list here.

How much support will I receive?

The Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award has tasks for you to work through at your own pace with support from your online tutor with recorded live lessons, downloadable recipes, materials and swipe files, discussion forums, experiments and reflection activities,  community chats, live Q&As, live presentations,  and feedback on tasks and your final assignment. If you have a question, or something is not working out as planned, just ask!  

What is the cancellation policy?

We hope that you’ll enjoy the course and won’t feel the need to cancel. If you are unhappy with the course, you have 30 days from when you signup to request a refund. If you have completed the Foundation Award and received your certification within the 30 day period, you will not be eligible for a refund.  


** Guarantee **

I want you to try The Raw Chef Low Sugar Foundation Award at my risk. Because I know it works but you don’t …yet!

If you aren’t 100% satisfied, I want you to let me know. I mean it, I don’t want your money.

I value our relationship and my reputation more than the price of the course. So please, try the Foundation Award for 30 days (even though you will get everything immediately, I am giving you 30 days to be completely sure and utterly satisfied.)

So go ahead, buy the Foundation Award now – you have plenty of time to go through everything and decide if this is the right fit for you….

…But you’ll never know unless you take a chance and invest in yourself.

Yes I would like to join the Raw Chef Foundation Award



Deb has a knack of taking simple ingredients and elevating them into something that tastes deliciously satisfying – dare I say, even decadent at times – yet they're nourishing!  The Nut Free Chocolate Brownie recipe blew my mind – I’m still in awe.  The Moroccan Couscous is now an all-time favourite.  There are so many recipes – real winners that have that magic balance of being both nutritious and delicious – and they don’t take days to prepare.  I loved this course!” 

Janet Hochstein, Canada

Vegetarian Society Approved


“To work with Deborah has been one of my greatest experiences since starting with raw cuisine. She is truly a ‘Raw Food Wizard.”

Monika Wacker, Switzerland www.schoccolatta.com

Vegetarian Society Approved


“Having spent months searching for a good course, a few disasters in the kitchen and quite a bit of wasted time and money, I had a chance encounter with an old school friend living in the UK who highly recommended Deb. I have not looked back and the decision to do this course is one of the best I've made for me and my personal growth. It's not just a good course - it's a GREAT course. The group are open, helpful and so willing to support each other. The recipes are very well put together AND better still, they work and compliment each other. The techniques and skills you will learn will so broaden your horizons and the possibilities are, well endless. Deb in my opinion has got the experience and expertise like no-one else I have come across in this business. There are so many levels this course can take you. I'm so glad I choose to do it.””

Elaine, Nutritionist, Belfast  

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