Culinary Healing Arts Initiative


directed by

French Chef Patrick Grosset
EXecutive chef WHF '19


macrobiotic counselor ginat Rice
Co-founder WHF

The Culinary Healing Arts Initiative (CHAI) offers 15 - English speaking -  budding chefs the opportunity to work alongside Chef Grosset, learning from the master.

Chef Grosset offers apprentices a hands-on experience in the kitchen, on a daily basis, at the WHF. Under his able leadership you will learn natural food preparation, menu planning, meal balancing, food selection, medicinal preparations and secrets of healthy, delicious meals.

And to get you ready for the WHF hands-on experience you will broaden your knowledge with Chef Grosset & WHF Director Ginat Rice for 8 months prior with live online classes in vegan whole food theory & cooking for balancing health naturally.

Patrick Grosset
Macrobiotic Chef & Educator, Professional French Chef, Certified Natural Health Practitioner, Co-Founder of 7th Element Services of Los Angeles, CA.

Teaching simple and delicious recipes hands on, Patrick provides the tricks for busy people to manage a natural foods kitchen in the real world.

Ginat Rice
Kushi Institute Certified Top Level Macrobiotic Counselor & Educator, Co-Founder of the Rice House, Zichron Yaakov, Israel.

Ginat presents a dynamic understanding of balanced living, clarifying the laws of nature within the order of the universe.

"As you learn natural order and begin to consciously utilize intuitive understanding, you will master your personal health and control the outcomes of your life experience."

Program Details

Beginning in October 2018, Patrick and Ginat will alternate teaching every two weeks in an on-line format available both live and on demand.

Ginat will present a comprehensive understanding of yin and yang, the five transformations and order of the universe - the keys to unlock the mysteries of the universe!

Patrick will present cooking lessons online, challenging you to replicate his kitchen magic in your own home. Recipes and reading materials will be provided.

The program culminates at WHF IV with the Cook Apprentice Program, your hands-on mentored kitchen experience, including daily classes on the five transformation taught by Ginat.


learning opportunities

  • Pre-Forum reading assignments and online learning.
  • Teams of specifically chosen participants will work alongside Chef Grosset in fast-paced training blocks throughout the five and a half days of the Whole Health Forum, Sunday to Friday morning.
  • Learn medicinal cooking for the season, climate, culture and personal needs, use of salt, oil and sweeteners.
  • Health assessments will be ongoing with the subject of food, taking health conditions into consideration for dish preparations.
  • Learn kitchen skills including knife handling, cutting techniques, ingredients, utensils, menu planning, kitchen management and cost control.
  • Hands-on cooking assignments for both healthy and delicious food suitable for daily cooking, holiday fare and specific conditions of health.

WhF Hands-On experience

  • 15 Kitchen Apprentices will be in the kitchen daily for 4 or 6 hour shifts, assisting with food prep, cleaning, shopping, and front end management.
  • Minimum participation is four days, with priority given to longer stays. Friday morning work finishes by 10 a.m.
  • We welcome requests to be assigned to work shifts together with friends or acquaintances. 

Cook Apprentice Program

This is a program for those who want kitchen training without the pre-Forum study program...

  • All Forum programs and classes are included and available to you whenever you are not on kitchen duty.
  • Overnight accommodation in a group setting on floor mattresses is provided without charge; Bring your own bedding and towels. Optional upgrade to shared cabins is available.


Optional Additions

  • The Whole Health Forum is happy to organize country wide tours with licensed international tour guides for a length of time you request. This can be either before and/or after the Forum takes place from May 6-10th.
  • Insurance is not included in the program fees. You may choose to take out personal insurance for the time that you will be in Israel.