3-day Vegetarian, Conscious Cooking Workshop

First course in a unique series to study and learn directly with Craig Cavaluzzi, Master Vegetarian Chef.

In the Amrit Yoga Kitchen with  Chef Craig you will gain proficiency in the following important fundamentals:

  • Knife Skills
  • Essential Spice Basics
  • Energy Considerations
  • Nutritional essentials
  • Classic Indian Dahl preparation
  • Vegetable Dishes made easy
  • Menu planning
  • Spontaneity
  • Creativity
  • Spiritual attitude mindset
  • Essential building blocksChef Craig Cavaluzzi

Chef Craig has been practicing his culinary skills for more than forty years and has been combining his cooking skills, along with staff mentorship on the spiritual aspects of cooking, at the Amrit Yoga Institute for the last two years. He has worked in a variety of restaurants, large and small, and catered for myriad occasions with his own company, Healthy Meals Catering. A great majority of his time and experience has focused on and specialized in vegetarian cuisine. It is Chef Craig’s view that any sincere individual who utilizes fundamentals, through time and application, will progressively improve and expand their culinary skills.

The spiritual and energetic aspects of the practitioner (person preparing the food) will be discussed and explored as an imperative in the integrative cooking experience, and revealed as the true source of creativity. The outcome being food you love to eat and food that serves your body, mind and spirit.

The below prices include room and board, if you have questions or have special housing arrangements (private rooms are available for an additional cost) call our registration office at 352-685-3001

  • 2019 Mar Cooking Workshop AYI
    03/01/2019 - 03/03/2019
    4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
  • 2019 May Cooking Workshop AYI
    05/10/2019 - 05/12/2019
    4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
  • 2019 Sep Cooking Workshop AYI
    09/27/2019 - 09/29/2019
    4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
  • 2019 Nov Cooking Workshop AYI
    11/15/2019 - 11/17/2019
    4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Price Qty
March 2019show details +$369.00 (USD)  
May 2019show details +$369.00 (USD)  
September 2019show details +$369.00 (USD)  
November 2019show details +$369.00 (USD)  


Venue Phone: 3526853001

Venue Website:

23855 NE Highway 314, Salt Springs, Florida, 32134, United States

The Amrit Yoga Institute is located in Salt Springs, Florida, amid the tranquil beauty of the Ocala National Forest on Lake Kerr, a spring-fed lake of nearly 3,000 acres. Beneath a canopy of towering Live Oaks, the six-acre campus features lush tropical gardens, stone decks and walkway, and a peaceful sand beach. The property includes a Main House, Lodge, two small cabins and the new Ayurveda Center, to accommodate our offices, programs, and guests. The food we serve is not only vegetarian and organic, most is from a local farm. This secluded haven offers the ideal setting for a retreat of self-discovery and exploration of life’s mysteries, away from the distractions of day-to-day life. Here you can immerse yourself in a supportive, nurturing environment, and emerge enriched and transformed. Dedicated to serving and awakening the highest consciousness within all, the purpose of our campus is to provide a sacred space where you can explore the deeper meaning of life, and reach out to experience new levels of freedom in body, mind and spirit.