Nutrition Consultant + Natural Chef Programs

Shaping the Future of Holistic Nutrition + Culinary Arts

Join Our Holistic Community in Berkeley, California

As a part of the National Holistic Institute (NHI) family since August 2020, Bauman College is a leading provider of vocational programs in the fields of integrative nutrition and culinary arts. Based out of Emeryville in Northern California, in the heart of the SF East Bay Area, near Berkeley, CA, for over 30 years, Bauman College has led the way in educating future leaders, thinkers, and creators in the holistic nutrition and culinary arts professions.

At Bauman College, students share more than a hopeful vision. They share a drive to combine ideology, science, and business—and they get it all here through our visionary curricula. Our students gain an advanced understanding of nutrition and are taught to think critically and provide others with a better understanding of healthy eating and cooking.

With curricula that blend the science of nutrition with the art of restorative cooking, Bauman College graduates leave with an in-depth knowledge of whole-foods nutrition and cooking. They are prepared to provide personalized expert evaluations and help others reach optimal health.

  • Natural Chef

    The 12-month online holistic Natural Chef Culinary Program uniquely combines culinary technique and a nutrition-based philosophy with the entrepreneurial skills needed to build a career in service of others through food. Graduates are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities. Learn more.

  • Nutrition Consultant

    The 15-month online Nutrition Consultant Program provides an in-depth knowledge of whole-foods nutrition as it contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health. Graduates are eligible for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board (HNCB) examination to become Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®. Learn more.

What Sets Bauman College Apart

Since 1989, Bauman College has been preparing students for careers in holistic nutrition and the culinary arts in a wide variety of locations throughout the SF East Bay Area such as Emeryville, Berkeley, across the country and the world.

Our curricula are constantly being updated to incorporate findings from the most current scientific research.

  • Educating With Vision—Built on the revolutionary ideas of Dr. Ed Bauman, we are at the forefront of the holistic health movement. We offer rigorous curricula that include relevant, marketable career training and the direction students need to succeed.
  • Guiding Students to Success—We do not just teach students; we provide them with a powerful vision for employing their knowledge and skills in the world. Students are prepared for a variety of professional opportunities as our renowned certification programs are reinforced with robust career guidance.
  • What’s Next in Nutrition—Our graduates are equipped with a non-dogmatic and thorough understanding of nutrition, so no matter where they take their knowledge, they will be making an impact.
If you are looking for an inspiring place to learn, create, network, and heal both yourself and those around you, this is the place. You get so much more than just an education. This is a stepping stone for a healthier, more nurturing life. You leave knowing that you just gave yourself one of the greatest gifts you possibly it to better your life and your child's life. Be part of the change that our world so greatly needs.
Tessa M., Bauman College Graduate
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Leaders in Holistic Education

Nutrition consultants and natural chefs trained at Bauman College are prepared to be leaders in the holistic nutrition, wellness, and culinary arts industries, and they are in high demand for their unique knowledge and training.

With Bauman College’s industry expert instructors, alumni resources, and integrative and comprehensive programs, prospective students can rest assured that Bauman College is the right choice.

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Is a Rewarding Career as a Nutrition Consultant or Natural Chef Right for You? Get More Information…

If you are interested in learning more about a career as a nutrition consultant or natural chef and want to explore whether one of these fields is right for you, to receive more information.

A helpful Bauman College admissions representative will answer all of your questions, from program details to career opportunities, and will help you discover the best option for you.

For immediate questions, please call 1-800-987-7530.