Elaina Love

ElainaLoveHi, my name is Elaina Love and I have been teaching raw food courses and giving talks worldwide since 1998.  I worked as a Chef/Instructor at the renowned Living Light Culinary Arts Institute from 2000-2010 before moving on to the creation of Pure Joy Culinary Academy in 2010. I have authored 3 books (in addition to the Academy Manuals which is like 4 books combined) and 3 DVD’s.  And I am the proud creator of the Amazing Nut Milk Bag which is sold and used worldwide as an integral kitchen tool for raw foodies, vegans and anyone wishing to make better food choices. Currently, I travel the world teaching, but when not traveling, I reside in Tucson, Arizona. My teaching and support empowers people to lose weight and gain energy by making positive lifestyle choices and incorporating more living, raw food into their diet.






My Raw Foods Chef Certification courses in Bali are highly sought after, attracting students from across the globe.

As they say, my raw energy and bright smile are infectious!  My zeal for life and healthy living are an undeniable driving force, which shines through in my teaching style.  It’s also what has led me to create such a thorough curriculum for my students, encompassing food prep and styling, low glycemic alternatives, holistic health and nutrition, detoxification, and much more!

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Catch me in my classes and together let’s create Pure Joy!

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e-lainaWorld’s Very First Online Low Glycemic Raw Food Cheffing Program.  Join me for this 1st ever online raw cheffing course!







1425335649310Scottsdale, AZ Gluten-Free Dessert Workshop 

Wed, March 25, 2015, 6:00 to 7:30, PM, Whole Foods, 7111 Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona


Learn how to make tasty gluten-free desserts!  I’m doing a live demo (free samples!) featuring raw, gluten free, vegan, and no-bake desserts!

These recipes are easy to make and feature coconut palm sugar, dates, and stevia for sweeteners.






Bali Levels 1-3 Raw Chef/Holistic Health Certification

Mon, April 6, 2015, 8:00 AM to Fri, April 24, 2015, 9:00 PM








Bali Detox April/May 2015 (with certification)

Mon, April 27, 2015, 8:00 AM to Fri, May 1, 2015, 7:00 PM








Zurich, Switzerland Raw Food Intensive Course

Tue, July 14, 2015 to Thu, July 16, 2015

Join me for a fun hands-on learning!  We will be making some amazing gourmet, raw food and I will teach beginning recipes (smoothies, juices, soups, salads) as well as desserts, pizzas, cheeses, and more.  All Raw.  All Vegan.  All Day!




Florence, Italy Level 1 PLUS a 2-day Juice Cleanse

Thu, July 23, 2015, 6:30 AM to Wed, July 29, 2015, 10:00 PM

Residenza Oltrarno

Summer in Italy is gorgeous!  What better time to take in the beautiful sights of Florence, Italy and become a Certified Raw Food Chef (Level 1) with me.  This week long course is commenced by a 2-day juice cleanse.  Tuition includes accommodations at Residenza Oltrarno!


WHAT’S NEW in 2015?

Elaina-posts There’s something special for you every week here in my blog and in my Facebook. Week 1 of the month is when I share to you my upcoming events. I’ll share photos and testimonials from previous students and what to expect from my events and workshops. Week 2 is when I share free recipes from a graduate of Pure Joy Culinary Academy or other guest raw chefs. This will come with the hashtag GourmetSundays. Week 3 is when I give you tips on some of the special items and ingredients that I use in my kitchen or my latest ebooks available at Pure Joy Planet. Week 4 – this one is really exciting! At the start of the 4th week of the month, you may send in your chef/nutrition/fasting/raw questions to info@purejoyacademy.com or post it here in FB, just add #AskElaina and I’ll answer the question at the end of the week.