Become a Natural Chef or Vegan Natural Chef

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The CNM Natural Chef Cooking Course Diploma

The CNM Natural Chef diploma course is a three-part course covering everything you need to know 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 520 hours of life–changing education including the 100 hours internship in an external kitchen.

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.

Course Overview

Location: In-class or Online

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


Become an experienced Natural Chef

  • How the Body works (understand how food is digested and utilised).
  • Nutrition and Health (how food influences health and wellbeing).
  • Food combining, pantry essentials, and food safety.
  • Energetics of Food (what food is best for what type and condition).
  • Flavour, taste, preparation, and presentation.
  • Essential kitchen techniques (how to prepare food to get best nutrition out of it).
  • Recipe costing and scaling.
  • Therapeutic menu planning and writing.
  • Food therapeutics (what are the best foods for which condition).
  • Business and building a career as a Natural Chef.

“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 lecturer’s 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.”

Susanne Noakes, CNM Natural Chef student

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