Eric Rivkin, Living Foods Chef, La Joya del Sol

Eric Rivkin is a nationally recognized raw food chef who learned from top chefs of the Living Light Culinary Institute. His classes glow with accessible information, creative practical techniques and recipes that integrate the best of nutrition with living foods culinary arts. Novice and well-seasoned participants wanting to explore new options will benefit from his inspirational methods, delightful flavors, and presentation. Eric has conducted dozens of workshops all over the United States and Costa Rica and is one of the first live foods chefs to teach it in public schools, the American Culinary Federation, USA Swimming Coaches (Olympic athletes), and Miss USA titleholders.

Living Foods Chef, Eric Rivkin
Author, Lecturer, Owner – La Joya Del Sol

“Eric is one of the well-known long-term experts in the raw vegan lifestyle.” Victoria Boutenko, Author/ Lecturer, “Raw Family”

“Part of the whole Raw Food excitement is the presentation – you are a Master! I have loved our classes together, and I have learned so much from you! But every time you come up with so much new creativity – I will be forever your student!” Fateh Bolivar, Chef at Waterfall Villas, Costa Rica

“Eric is one of the best raw food chefs I have worked with. He created an outstanding menu for my wedding, and we also worked together on other recipe projects. In the raw food world Eric is a gem. His place in Costa Rica is remarkable – a true paradise on Earth. Top Qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative” Fred Patenaude, Author, Lecturer

” I love Eric’s style when it comes to showcasing raw living food at its best. I am very impressed with his kind heart and all the great work he is doing …and is living by example and inspiring so many. I recommend Eric to everyone when it comes to rejuvenation….raw foods and catering and so much more.” Nadia Tene, Owner Seeds of Life Premier Spa, Los Angeles

“Eric has a great depth of knowledge about raw foods… My health retreat participants [at Finca de Vida] have always been happy with Eric’s work and presentation style, as well as his generosity. Eric is definitely passionate about what he does. He is an artistic chef, visionary.” Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, “Dr. Sam PT”

“Eric is a very very, very, very, times-a-million-ridiculously-how- does-he-do-it, talented Raw Chef. His work is more like ART than food! I look at the pictures of his food and it just makes me feel happy, like I can see all of the love that has gone into it! Eric is THE chef you want to hire for your event. If I could get married all over again, I would get Eric to cater my wedding.” Anna Rodgers, Author, Eco Blogger and Travel Journalist

“I don’t know where to start…all I can say is how grateful I am to be in your presence, taught under your wing and held with great care and respect. I didn’t expect a thing….so much I have learned, released, been opened by…wow…amazing. You are a kind creature, truly to the core ~ Love All Ways” Chef Melissa Davison, Los Angeles

“It makes me feel so happy to know you and know about the precious work you are doing with the local communities where you live. Education about healthy living and whole raw foods for people who have never had the opportunity to learn such remote but simple miracles will bring peace throughout the world.” – Hillary Hitt, Dharma Healing International, Thailand

“I’ve worked with many raw food chefs over the years, I found Eric to be an excellent raw food prep teacher and his recipes taste amazing. I often use his recipes and suggest them to many people.” Paul Nison, Raw Food Chef, Author,

“On behalf of Carver County Public Health and Lutheran Social Service, I would like to extend our most sincere thanks for your assistance with the Healthy Living Education Series for Seniors “Radiant Health” seminars. You did such a great job at all the sites Eric, and I am sure all the seniors benefited from your presentation. The samples of food you prepared were both delicious and nutritious!” Jane Peterson, Health Educator, Lutheran Social Service

“The food at La Joya del Sol is amazing. Eric will teach you things I thought were impossible. We made sushi with no fish, and all the flavors and textures were absolutely incredible. If you have a chance to get here, my recommendation is DO IT! “ Jairek Robbins, Keynote Speaker, Performance Coach

“Anyone who wants their health back to optimum should take some raw food classes from Eric. I have taken several and have had my health swiftly returning, deliciously!” Monica Falls, Student