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Vegan Fusion Retreat
Vegan Fusion Teacher Training
10-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive
5-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive
2-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Workshops
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December /2010
Greetings!

Happy Holidays! There are lots of exciting things to share. First off, I am happy to announce a Vegan Fusion Cuisine workshop in New York City, my home town! This 2-day workshop will be held near Greenwich Village in Manhattan on March 12th and 13th from noon to 5:00PM. Please see below for details.

I have also scheduled the very first Vegan Fusion Teacher Training to occur in Portland Oregon on April 15th - 17th. This training is for folks who are interested in teaching classes and eventually workshops and trainings, using the Vegan Fusion method. It is open to anyone who has taken a 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive, or has comparable life experience preparing vegan and raw food cuisine. I will be capping the number of participants at 6. Please read on to learn more.

Years in the making, I am extremely enthusiastic about the new Vegan Fusion website. Please check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think. I highly value your feedback. The new site was designed by Richard Slade of Reinfeld Designs. Please check out their website to see more of their creative genius at work. Mention VEGAN FUSION and receive 10% off your next web design project. Offer expires 1/11/11.

In other news, the current issue of Hana Hou Magazine, the in-flight magazine of Hawaiian airlines has a write up on me and the Vegan Fusion workshops. You can read an online version of "The Cutting Edge of Veg" here.


healthy vegan recipes belize vegan workshop retreatREGISTER BY 1/1/11 - Mayan Journeys Vegan Fusion retreat to Belize.
We must confirm with our hosts the number of participants by the first of the New Year. Please do not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime retreat in a pristine tropical paradise for a week of delectable vegan and raw food cuisine.
See below for details.


Please read on for a schedule of upcoming workshops and intensives. To register for any of these life transforming events, please email info@veganfusion.com and include the location of the event in the subject line.

Europe in the summer. Currently in the works is a 2-day workshop in England in June, a raw feast in the Netherlands in July and the following retreats in France:
  • August 27th - September 3rd - Paris cooking week with a few side trips to markets and near-by beautiful kitchen gardens
  • September 4th - 12th - Loire Valley cooking and kitchen garden extravaganza
     
Please email mark@veganfusion.com with "Europe events" in the subject line if you would like to receive more details on these exciting events as they become available.
Mayan Journeys
Chef Al Portland Vegan Fusion

mayanVegan Fusion Retreat in Belize

February 6th - February 13th, 2011


Please join us before the prophetic 2012 in the mystical and magical land of Belize for our very first Vegan Fusion retreat.

Learn how to prepare creative and delectable local vegan cuisine from Blossoming Lotus founding chef Mark Reinfeld in one of the most pristine and exotic destinations on the planet.

Belize lies west of the Caribbean Sea on the Central American isthmus and is home to ancient archeological sites of the Mayan people, pristine beaches, coral reefs, tropical rainforests, exotic birds, wildlife and more.

We will be staying at the luxurious Belizean Dreams located in Hopkins. For a virtual tour, please visit http://www.belizeandreams.com/

We will shop together at local markets and then return to our villas to prepare and partake of daily gourmet vegan feasts.


Our tentative schedule:

Sunday, February 6th - arrive Belize PM
Monday, February 7th - lunch and dinner classes and meals
Tuesday, February 8th - optional morning adventure*/ dinner class and meal
Wednesday, February 9th - lunch and dinner classes and meals
Thursday, February 10th - optional morning adventure* / dinner class and meal
Friday, February 11th - lunch and dinner classes and meals
Saturday, February 12th - optional full-day trip to Xunantunich Mayan ruins*
Sunday, February 13th - depart AM

Costs:
7 nights accommodations: $1050 - up to 2 people plus child/room
7 nights deluxe accommodations: $1400 - up to 2 people plus child/room
Meals (excluding alcohol) and workshop cost: $780/person

**SPECIAL**
$50 OFF FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED A VEGAN FUSION WORKSHOP OR INTENSIVE

*Optional activities (additional charges apply) include:
Mayflower Mayan hike to waterfalls
Monkey river nature tour
Snorkeling
Diving
Full-day trip to Xunantunich Mayan ruins

To reserve your place and for transportation details, activity rates and for more information, please contact Cindy Edwards at cindyedwards@mac.com

Vegan Fusion Teacher Training


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Vegan Fusion Teacher Training

Portland, Oregon
April 15-17, 2011





Whether you are looking for a new stream of revenue, interested in doing outreach in your community, or both, please consider joining me in the first ever Vegan Fusion teacher training course.

In this teacher training, we will go over all the basics of conducting a cooking class in your community. We will go over menu development, shopping list creation based on number of students and yield of recipes, advertising and promotion for the class, preparing for the class, conducting the class, working with an assistant, fielding questions and everything else that goes into conducting a successful class.

We will shop together on the second day and each participant will get to conduct a portion of the class for the others.

This teacher training is the second level of a Vegan Fusion certification program I am developing. The certification process has three levels:

Level One - successful completion of a 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive, or comparable real life experience preparing vegan and raw food cuisine.
Level Two - successful completion of a 3-day Vegan Fusion teacher training program.
Level Three - successful completion of the Vegan Fusion Teacher Training certification process. This level will have three tiers: 1. Single day demos and classes; 2. Two or three day workshops; and 3. Five or ten day trainings.

Once a person successfully completes the 3-day teacher training, I will offer them assistance in setting up a class in their community. We will work together to schedule and promote the class, and I will promote it nationally through the Vegan Fusion Newsletter, social media etc. Vegan Fusion will handle registration and payment. The instructor will receive a flat fee payment for conducting the class. The payment will be determined by the number of students attending the class.

The participants will then be eligible to complete a certification program which is currently being developed. The actual certification process will be quite rigorous to ensure that we keep a very high standard for all Vegan Fusion certified trainers.

The cost for the training is $950/person for the 3-day intensive.This includes the training, the teacher training manual, and daily meals on each day. I will be capping the number of participants at 6. If you are interested in securing a spot or for more information, please email info@veganfusion.com.
Manual
10-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive

 10-Day
Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive


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 Seattle, Washington
May 9th - 13th & 16th - 20th


Prepare to transform your life as you immerse yourself in the world of vegan and raw food cuisine!

Whether you are a trained chef, foodie, novice or homemaker, we guarantee that you will learn the skills to create a lifetime of health:


  • Experience greater confidence in the kitchen
  • Save money by learning how to prepare more delicious and healthy cuisine on your own
  • Learn new tips and tricks 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 into a gourmet experience

Week 1

Monday

Vegan Soups

Tuesday

Salads & Dressings

Wednesday The World of Grains and Beans
ThursdayTofu, Tempeh & Seitan Dishes
FridayCasseroles and Sauces


Week 2

MondayWraps, Spreads, Sandwiches and Rolls
TuesdayVegan Desserts
Wednesday Raw Cuisine 1 - Smoothies, Pates, Pasta & Pudding
ThursdayRaw Cuisine 2 - Elixirs, Soups, Plant Cheeses, Ravioli, Lasagna, Parfaits & Ice Cream
FridayRaw Cuisine 3 - Nut and Seed Milks, Granola, Pizza, Tacos, Live Pies


$1500/student

Includes daily gourmet vegan feasts and the Vegan Fusion Cuisine chef training manual

**ONE ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE FOR SEATTLE INTENSIVE - $500 OFF TUITION.
EMAIL FOR DETAILS**


Please visit the Vegan Fusion blog to see photos and the menu from previous intentisives.

 

 

"I learned a ton about how to prepare a wide variety of delicious vegan food during the Vegan Fusion Intensive and had a blast while doing it! I'm grateful to Mark for designing such a thorough course - the passion he has for the course materials shines through in his teaching. I definitely made the right decision to attend this course!" - Katie Cain, 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine intensive participant


5-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive

 5-Day
Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive

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 Portland, Oregon
May 27th - 31st, 2011

 

This intensive, held at Tabor Space Coffee House, is for those who are wishing for more of an immersion than a weekend workshop provides. This special event will feature the highlights from the longer 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive. 

Friday,

May 27th

Vegan Soups/ Salads & Dressings

Saturday,
May 28th

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

Sunday,
May 29th

Casseroles and Sauces/Wraps, Spreads, Sandwiches and Rolls

Monday,
May 30th

Vegan Desserts/Raw Cuisine 1 - Smoothies, Pates, Pasta & Pudding

Tuesday,
May 31st

Raw Cuisine 2 - Elixirs, Soups, Plant Cheeses, Ravioli, Ice Cream/Raw Cuisine 3 - Nut and Seed Milks, Granola, Pizza, Live Pies



$875/student

Includes daily gourmet vegan feasts and the Vegan Fusion Cuisine chef training manual.

 
Please visit our blog at 
www.veganfusion.com to see photos and the menu from previous chef trainings.


Please email info@veganfusion.com for more info and to register

 
2-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Workshops

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Vegan Fusion Cuisine Workshops

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New York, New York
March 12th & 13th, 2011

Discovery Bay, California
April 30th & May 1st, 2011

Learn the basics of Vegan and Raw Food Cuisine preparation from award-winning author and Blossoming Lotus Founding Chef, Mark Reinfeld.

This workshop is a wonderful introduction to many of the techniques that will enable you to create a lifetime of health for you and your family.


Our Gluten-free menu includes:

Day 1

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Creamy Broccoli Bisque
Raw Pesto Pasta Puttanesca
Coconut Curry Tempeh over Quinoa Pilaf
Raw Chocolate Mouse with Macadamia Cream

Day 2

Sun-Dried Tomato Flax Crackers with Cashew Cheese
Raw Carrot Ginger Soup
Coconut Spinach Rice
Macadamia Nut Crusted Tofu with Golden Gravy
Organic Mixed Greens with Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette
Chocolate Dream Pie


Cost is $285/person and includes Vegan Fusion recipes and daily gourmet feasts.

Please email info@veganfusion.com for more info and to register.


Testimonials
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Please read what participants are saying about Mark's workshops and trainings





"The training is inspiring, delicious, easy and fun. Who knew vegan cooking could be taken to such an extraordinary level. Mark is a genius with food!" - Shelly Triplet, 2-day workshop participant

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"Like making meals for a 5-star restaurant" - Becky Moody, 2-day workshop participant

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"Mark is a fabulous instructor and chef. His relaxed style is very conducive to learning. He covers a wide array of recipes from all over the world. I've taken bot the 10-day chef training and the holiday workshop. I would highly recommend any of his trainings - and cookbooks!" - Edith Schultz, 2-day workshop participant and 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine intensive participant

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"The training far exceeded my expectations. I am not an experienced cook and I felt comfortable with all of the recipes." - Sierra Modro, 2-day workshop participant

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"This is an amazing course, especially for a non-vegan to realize how good vegan food really is!" - Emma Kettering, 2-day workshop participant

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"Mark demystifies vegan and raw food preparation techniques making healthy eating accessible, which is just what the general public needs." - Corinne Loveland, 2-day workshop participant

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"I learned a ton about how to prepare a wide variety of delicious vegan food during the Vegan Fusion Intensive and had a blast while doing it! I'm grateful to Mark for designing such a thorough course - the passion he has for the course materials shines through in his teaching. I definitely made the right decision to attend this course!" - Katie Cain, 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine intensive participant

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My two weeks spent at Vegan Fusion classes offered an amazing array of plant-based recipes alongside a comprehensive vegan culinary education. From soups and salads, to grains and beans, cooked foods and raw, I have learned more about vegan food preparation than I ever thought possible in such a short time. Mark is a most talented chef, who brings wit and creativity to the kitchen and much nourishment to the table. And the best part has been in the eating! - Diana Blend, 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine intensive participant

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"Mark has created a great 2-day workshop that is great for vegans and non-vegans alike. My mother and I traveled to Colorado from Portland and it was worth every penny! Thanks Mark!" - Theresa Heim-Stohler, 2-day workshop participant

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"Three days goes by way too fast! I am truly inspired and motivated to delve into recipes i did not previously consider. My new motto after this workshop is NO FEAR. This was an amazing and unforgettable opportunity that I plan to never forget (at least until my mind fades)."  - Jo Tozzi, 3-day workshop participant

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"Having been a professional chef on luxury yachts for the last eight years, I felt pretty comfortable preparing food for most cuisines and dietary restrictions, and thought this would be a fun way to get a few more recipes under my belt. This class was so much more, with a cloud sized dollop of inspiration on top! I learned so many helpful techniques and flavor combinations that I have already started creating recipes and writing my own vegan cookbook. I can not say enough about Mark's kind and thorough teaching or my awesome classmates. Learning, laughing, eating, cooking, coming together and sharing - I'm tempted to do the class again, just for kicks!" - Nicole Poirier, Seattle Vegan Fusion Cuisine intensive student

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"This has been such a transforming experience. The knowledge that I have gained and the people that I was able to share this time with - it has been such a blessing. It is truly amazing, the power of ten days. I feel excited. I feel inspired. I feel ALIVE. Thank you!" - Kelly Hollins, Seattle Vegan Fusion Cuisine intensive student

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"Taking this class brings each recipe and chapter of Mark's books alive and you are able to learn first hand all the details and special tricks to make each dish special. This is a truly unique opportunity to learn from a master chef the reason why The 30-Minute Vegan made the Amazon top 100 selling book list. Mark is precise, clear and calm in showing us the way of making absolutely extraordinary vegan meals. Every day is spent in a fun and engaging learning environment. Mahalo Mark!" -  Dave Niekerk, Seattle Vegan Fusion Cuisine intensive student

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"I cannot put a value on this training. It has and will touch and change every part of my life for the better. I have learned skills I can use cooking for my family of six or in a work environment. I have developed ideas for business and enriched my love of humanity, the environment and myself!" - Lisa Ward, Kaua'i Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive student

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"The workshop is not only great for experienced vegans and vegetarians, but also for anybody who is just interested in healthy living. Even as a non-vegetarian, I learned so many incredible recipes that I can't wait to try!" - Aki Morita, Kaua'i Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive student

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"I've been vegan for many years. This chef intensive has given me the confidence and hands-on experience to support my healthy lifestyle and the health of my clients. My awareness and understanding of vegan food preparation and presentation make this training a big success for me. I highly recommend it." - Rivers Cynthia Blake, Kaua'i Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive student

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"The Vegan Fusion training has provided the opportunity for me to better my health, the health of the environment, and to develop potential business opportunities.  The course was so packed full of information, it's given me a holistic base of training from which to approach food preparation.  Mark is very friendly and focused on extending his knowledge to his students.  The ability to interact with him and ask specific questions that I had was invaluable to my overall understanding of cooking.  I feel this course was a great investment in my quality of life for generations to come! "- Kristin ten Broeck, Kaua'i Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive student

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"I was introduced to vegan dishes with new and exciting flavors. I am happy to say that my cooking abilities have gone up greatly, inspiring me to cook better and healthier food for my family and friends." - Kellie Pleas, Kaua'i Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive student

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"I have never had a bland meal since I attended the training!! I am now willing to experiment and take risks in my own cooking ideas showing me that I have gained a lot of cooking confidence. I am also experiencing a true shift in health as I work closely with the new techniques and recipes. My family has now committed to eating vegetarian at least five times a week and we are now drinking one green smoothie a day. I notice that when we eat out I am also choosing vegetarian food as it is just becoming what my body wants. This is just the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship with vegan foods and flavor-filled cooking." - Victoria Markham, Kaua'i Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive student 

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"Thank you so much for such an awesome, transformational, enriching, class! All the info is really beginning to set in and I am having so much fun with food and the kitchen! I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed and appreciated the course! The world of food and cooking has a whole new set of glasses to look through....I get the biggest joy out of creating something yummy and sharing it with my family. Walking into the health food store is a totally different, amazing experience full of ideas, fun, and inspiration. The course runs much deeper than on the surface, and will be enriching loved ones and myself for a lifetime and more! Mahalo Nui Loa for spreading your love and passion of Vegan Cuisine" - Fawne Frailey, Kaua'i Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive student
 

Mark Reinfeld Healthy Vegan RecipesMark Reinfeld
Co-author, The 30-Minute Vegan, The 30-Minute Vegan's Taste of the East, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw, and Vegan Fusion World Cuisine

Mark has over 20 years experience preparing creative vegan and raw food cuisine. He is described by VegCooking.com as being "poised on the leading edge of contemporary vegan cooking". Mark specializes in vegan and raw food recipe development and offers vegan cuisine workshops, trainings and retreats internationally. He is the co-author of four books and the founding chef of the celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, winner of a prestigious I'lima Award for "Best Restaurant on Kaua'i". Mark is the recipient of a Platinum Carrot award given to America's top "innovative and trailblazing healthy chefs".  To learn more about the healing quality of foods, he received a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition. For more information, please visit www.veganfusion.com


I am deeply grateful for your support!


Sincerely,


Mark



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