January 9, 2017 to January 13, 2017 All Day

Are you looking to take your cooking abilities to the next level? Do you miss the legendary Blossoming Lotus Restaurant?

Then take advantage of this special opportunity to study closely with Blossoming Lotus Founding Chef Mark Reinfeld as he returns to Kauai to offer a 5-day immersion into the world of vegan and raw food cuisine.

Experience greater confidence in the kitchen

Learn tips and tricks used at the Blossoming Lotus Restaurant that will greatly enhance your culinary abilities

Connect with others who share a similar interest in vegan and raw foods

Deepen your knowledge of the healing qualities of vegan foods

Discover new ideas for presentation that will transform an ordinary meal to a gourmet experience

When: January 9th – 13th, 11am – 4pm

Where: Kekaha, Kauai

Cost: $875/person

Spaces are limited.  There are two reduced tuition positions available: Assistant at: $500; Dishwasher at: $250

Daily Schedule:

Day 1 Vegan Soups/ Salads & Dressings

Day 2 The World of Grains and Beans/Tofu, Tempeh & Seitan Dishes

Day 3 Casseroles and Sauces/Wraps, Spreads, Sandwiches and Rolls

Day 4 Vegan Desserts/Raw Cuisine 1: Smoothies, Pates, Pasta & Pudding

Day 5 Raw Cuisine 2: Elixirs, Soups, Plant Cheeses, Ravioli, Parfaits & Ice Cream/Raw Cuisine 3: Nut and Seed Milks, Granola, Pizza

Email to register and for more information.

Mark Reinfeld

“…The male equivalent to a vegan Rachael Ray-his recipes are flavorful and approachable and certainly have the same potential for mass appeal.” – Publishers Weekly

Mark Reinfeld is a widely acclaimed and multi-award winning chef and author of seven books, including the best selling 30 Minute Vegan series and his latest book, Healing the Vegan Way. Mark has over 20 years experience preparing creative vegan and raw food cuisine. Since 2012, he has served as Executive Chef for North American Vegetarian Society’s Vegetarian Summerfest and has offered consulting services for clients such as Google, Whole Foods, Bon Appetit Management, The Peninsula Spa and more. Mark was the founding chef of The Blossoming Lotus Restaurant in Kaua’i”, voted “Best Restaurant on Kauai.”. His first cookbook, Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, coauthored with Bo Rinaldi and with a foreword by Jane Goodall, has won 9 national awards, including “Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA.” He is the recipient of’s Recipe of the Year award, and Aspen Center for Integral Health’s Living Foods category Platinum Carrot award, which recognizes America’s top “innovative and trailblazing healthy chefs”. He is described by as being “poised on the leading edge of contemporary vegan cooking”. Mark’s work has been featured in countless publications including Vegetarian Times, Veg News Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine and many others. Through his Vegan Fusion company, he offers consulting, chef services, culinary workshops, chef trainings and teacher trainings internationally.