Natural Epicurean, a Vegetarian Culinary School, Announces Scholarship with AOMA Graduate School
12/24/2011

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts (NEACA) in Austin, TX, one of the first whole-food and plant-based cooking schools in the United States, announces a scholarship partnership with AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, which offers a master's-level graduate program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Austin, TX. Together, NEACA and AOMA will offer a $5,000 merit-based scholarship for Natural Epicurean’s professional chef training program. To qualify, applicants must meet the program’s application requirements and demonstrate an intention to employ the culinary training they receive through the Natural Epicurean in a significant way. For more information, visit www.naturalepicurean.com or call (512) 476-2276.

Online PR News – 24-December-2011 – – The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts (NEACA) in Austin, TX, one of the first whole-food and plant-based cooking schools in the United States, announces a scholarship partnership with AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, which offers a master's-level graduate program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Austin, TX. Together, NEACA and AOMA will offer a $5,000 merit-based scholarship for Natural Epicurean’s professional chef training program. To qualify, applicants must meet the program’s application requirements and demonstrate an intention to employ the culinary training they receive through the Natural Epicurean in a significant way. For more information, visit www.naturalepicurean.com or call (512) 476-2276.

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts’ Scholarship Program matches aspiring culinary professionals with affiliated industry partners who have a vested interest in developing human capital and supporting the future leaders of the integrative health community. “The scholarship partnership between the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts and AOMA demonstrates a shared commitment to education in health and wellness,” explains Ken Rubin, Vice President of Food & Culinary Arts at NEACA. “This scholarship will provide a unique opportunity for continuing education and professional development in the art and science of healing through the applied study of food and cooking.”

The next session of the Natural Epicurean’s professional culinary arts program, which is a 900-hour course of study where culinary professionals can build a career around the inherent synergies that converge between food, diet, and health, begins on February 20, 2012. The classroom portion of the program lasts six months. Students have an additional six months to complete assistant hours, externship, cooking demonstration, and other assignments.

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts is a professional culinary arts training school devoted to educating the next generation of chefs and culinary professionals in health-supportive and plant-based approaches to cooking. The program embraces a holistic view of health, which includes the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, societal and environmental and promotes that diet, when consciously and masterfully designed, can support health on all these levels. The Natural Epicurean trains professional chefs in the theory and practice of meal planning and preparation in a wide variety of styles: macrobiotic, ayurvedic, classical vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods. At the same time, the program trains students to develop their intuition and self-awareness so that they may transcend these categories and make sound dietary decisions for themselves and their clients. For more information about The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, visit www.naturalepicurean.com or call (512) 476-2276.

About The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts: The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts (NEACA) is the premier educational institution where culinary professionals can build a career around the inherent synergies that converge between food, diet, and health. Offering both public classes and a professional culinary arts training program devoted to conscious cooking and a plant-based diet, NEACA draws upon ancient traditions and modern approaches to using whole food for healthy eating. The Natural Epicurean curriculum draws from traditional Eastern diets, including macrobiotics and ayurveda, as well as a number of Western approaches to healthy eating including vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods. The programs emphasize locally available and seasonally based foods in their natural and unprocessed state with an equal emphasis on pleasing the senses and promoting health. For more information, visit www.naturalepicurean.com or call (512) 476-2276.