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Becoming A Certified Instructor

The “Done For You” Classes To Get Your Started

In addition to the training you’ll receive as a Culinary Nutrition Expert, you have the opportunity to become an Academy of Culinary Nutrition Certified Instructor.

We want to see you out in the world sharing all you have learned (and continue to learn) and we want you to succeed in your efforts.

With that in mind, we have created this unique, information and resource-packed portal that is only available to certified graduates of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

3 Steps to becoming a Certified Instructor:

  1. Register for and successfully complete the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.
  2. Enrol as a Certified Instructor and review the materials in the Teaching Resources Portal.
  3. Schedule your first class!

Once you begin teaching these classes, we will include you and your classes in our monthly newsletter, and promote across social media.


The Teaching Resources Portal is the hub for everything you need to start teaching classes straight away as an Academy of Culinary Nutrition Certified Instructor.

In the portal you will find everything you need to teach eight carefully selected classes created exclusively for use by our instructors. Based on over a decade of experience, we have chosen class topics that have far reach, are in demand and suitable for both a recent graduate of our program and someone who has been out in the world teaching since we first opened our doors in 2014.

Cooking Class / Workshop Topics Included:

  • Inspired Anti-Inflammatory Eating
  • Allergen-Friendly Cooking
  • Best Healthy Breakfasts
  • Cooking for Great Digestion
  • Eating for Awesome Energy
  • Family Favourites
  • Meal Prep Made Easy
  • Smoothie and Elixir Magic

The Resources We Provide For Each Class

For each of the above eight cooking class themes, we provide the following detailed resources to support your success in sharing these classes and empowering those who seek your guidance to make health happen in their own lives.

For each of the eight classes outlined above, you receive:

  1. Promotional Copy: You’ll receive a word document with promotional copy that you can add to emails, social media posts or blog posts to help you share and promote your classes.
  2. Promotional Flyer: A professionally designed promotional flyer using original photography that can be sent as an email or printed and shared in local businesses to help promote your classes.
  3. Promotional Images: You’ll have gorgeous professionally styled and shot images (one per class) in various sizes and formats to use across social media to help you support your efforts in getting the word out about your classes. 
  4. Original Recipes: A packet of original recipes specially created to support the class topic.
  5. Logistics Plan for a Cooking Class*: This logistics plan is to help you get set and ready for success. It includes your prep schedule, equipment list, and time blocking for a hands on cooking class.
  6. Logistics Plan for a Workshop: Prefer a demonstration-style workshop? We also include a logistics plan for a workshop that includes a prep schedule, equipment list and time blocking chart for a demonstration-style class.
  7. Teaching Manual and Talking Points: Consider this your cheat sheet. For each class you receive a fully researched and referenced guide to sharing your nutritional knowledge while teaching. This guide includes all of the recipes, outlining specific key health tips and culinary tips for key ingredients in each recipe. There is also space provided to add your own notes.
  8. Student Handout: Enable your students to follow along and leave them empowered with a handout that includes the key takeaways from the class guides, tips, strategies, all of the recipes made in class along with all of the references for the research.
  9. Shopping List: Finally, we also include your class shopping list in an editable document so you can add and remove items as needed based on any specifications you need for your class.

*There is no logistics plan for a cooking class for the Smoothie and Elixir class. We’re hopeful people know how to blend stuff, so this class topic is best suited as a demo-style workshop where you can wow your crew with knowledge.

We Have Videos, TOO!

Meghan Telpner

Well, we have videos for you! Yes, we do, indeed. By popular demand, we have also included twenty-five tutorial videos that answer some of the most common questions our graduates have when you get out in the world and start teaching. We explore how to get your home ready for teaching, waivers and insurance, food allergies, how to fill your classes, handle cancellations and more.

Video Modules

  • Module 1: How To Use Class Resources
  • Module 2: Organizing Your Class (Location, Insurance, Prep etc.)
  • Module 3: Best Practices for Registration
  • Module 4: Filling Your Classes
  • Module 5: Pricing and Adding Value for Guests
  • Module 6: Making Your Class a Success

What’s Included

Certified Instructors receive access to the Teaching Resources Portal which includes:

Promotional copy and designed page for each of the 8 classes
Promotional images for use across social media for each of the 8 classes
Original recipes for each of the 8 classes
Logistics plan for demo style workshop for each of the 8 classes
Logistics plan for hands-on cooking class for each of the 7 classes ?

There is no cooking class plan for the Smoothies + Elixirs class

Fully referenced speaking/presentation notes for each of the 8 classes
Fully referenced student handout for each of the 8 classes
Editable shopping list for each of the 8 classes
25 tutorial videos to support your teaching success
2-year license to teach these materials ?

Two year guaranteed use as per our terms and conditions without additional costs. Beyond two years, we reserve the right to update, modify add or remove classes as we see fit and/or begin charging an annual fee for ongoing licensing.

Certified Instructor emblem to use on your website, business cards etc.
Group support webinars with Meghan to address questions

Your Next Steps

When Can You Become An Instructor?

You can become an instructor following successful completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. There are two ways to register as a Certified Instructor and gain access to the Teaching Resources Portal:

  1. Certified Deluxe Level: If you register in the top level of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, the Certified Deluxe level, the Teaching Resources Portal is included at a cost savings. Access is granted to Deluxe students upon successful completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.
  2. Certified or Certified Professional Level: Should you decide that you’re not ready to take the leap or aren’t sure if you want to be an instructor, that’s okay! Upon successful completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, you have the opportunity to enroll as an instructor separately. Enrollment in the portal opens in January for a two-week period.

Teaching Resources Portal FAQ

Can I register for this on its own, without registering for the Deluxe Level?

Registration for the Teaching Resources Portal on its own will be available in January 2020.

How much does the Teaching Resources Portal cost as a stand-alone registration?

It is available for purchase once a year (January) to Culinary Nutrition Experts for $680.

Can I use these materials to teach classes online?

No, these materials are intended for live, in-person classes only as per the terms and conditions of your registration.

Do I have to use these materials to teach classes? Can I use them for one-on-one consulting and private classes?

Absolutely! And this can be a very powerful format to help those who seek your guidance transform their cooking.

What does a “Two-Year License” mean?

Our two-year license guarantees you to be able to access and teach these classes to your heart’s content without any additional fees or changes. After the two-year license is up, we reserve the right to offer the option to renew the license and/or update, amend, add or remove any classes.