An Introduction to Living Foods

half-day culinary training

  • An Introduction to Living Foods

    Private Half-Day Culinary Training with Fivelements' Executive Chef, I Made Runatha.

    In this exclusive training, you will have the opportunity to learn the basics about:

    • What is raw vegan living foods and why should we eat them?
    • How can you live happier, longer and with more energy by integrating living foods into your daily life?
    • How can you prepare great tasting living foods at home for you and your family?

    This introductory program combines general theory with practical hands-on learning.

    Enjoy a light and informative morning as our Executive Chef Made takes you on an eye-opening culinary journey in our award-winning Fivelements Sakti Dining RoomTM.


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  • Chef Made RunathaExecutive Chef, Made Runatha

    After joining Fivelements as the healing and wellness destination's Executive Chef, Made Runatha began studying the art and science of healing cuisine. With a vast knowledge in both European and Asian cuisine, combined with his years of experience in hotel restaurants in Bali and overseas, Made found himself facing a brand new challenge: How to make healthy food taste great?

    Made began researching everything he could from macrobiotics to ayurveda and by the support of Fivelements' founders, he went on to study at Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, USA, under the tutelage of Master Chef & Founder, Cherie Soria, known as the Mother of Gourmet Raw Food Cuisine, where he later became the world's first Indonesian certified Gourmet Living Foods Chef.

    Combining his passion for learning with enormous creative talent, Made has become one of the world's top chefs dedicated to mastering the endless flavours, textures and techniques of plant-based, raw vegan, "living foods" cuisine.

    Renowned for its 3, 5 & 7-Course Chef's Tasting Menus, Fivelements Sakti Dining Room™ offers an inspiring gastronomical experience that will take you on a wondrous adventure into the world of epicurean living foods. All of our dishes are exceptionally creative, bursting with surprising flavors and eye-opening presentations, impressing faithful guests across a range of palates.

    In response to numerous guest requests, Fivelements is pleased to be offering Cuisine for Life™, inspiring raw food culinary programmes for health, beauty and longevity.

  • 9:30-9:45

    Welcome & Orientation
    Sparkling Ginger Lemongrass

    9:45-10:15 Theory: An Introduction to Living Foods
    • What are they and why eat them?
    • Healing with Living Foods
    • Importance of using local, “in season” food sources

    Culinary Demo 1: Food Sensations

    • Cultivating our “basic tastes”
    • Learn how to balance flavors and make delicious dressings and sauces from your local market

    Culinary Demo 2: Amazing Juices & Smoothies

    • “One healthy juice a day (or 2) keeps the doctor away!”
    • What’s in them and why they’re one of the most important first steps to super human health for you and your family
    11:15-11:30 Break with Juice & Smoothie Tasters

    Culinary Demo 3: Basic Knife Skills 

    • Learn how to use knives safely & properly – just like a pro!
    • Learn about various textures and how to enhance the flavors of food
    • Learn exciting techniques for cutting vegetables

    Culinary Demo 4: Vegetable Pate

    Practical: Creating Beautiful Healthy Meals

    • Learn how to make hearty salads, noodles & soups; wraps & rolls
    Enjoy a Delicious Living Foods Lunch!

  • Private Half-Day Culinary Training with Fivelements Executive Chef, I Made Runatha
    Rp 1,750++ per person
    Rp 1,400++ per person for groups 3 to 5

    * All prices are in thousands of Indonesian rupiah and are subject to 21% tax and service charge
    *Retreats are available for half-day programmes and 3, 5 & 7 nights stays.
    * Private Half-Day Culinary Trainings available upon booking
    * Groups 6 or more people available upon request