Ayurvedic cook

  • Your entry into the secrets of Ayurvedic cooking!

  • Compose delicious Ayurvedic recipes and menus - appropriate to type, regional and seasonal.

  • Study the healing power of food and spices - for your own well-being and professional use

Creativity and joy in cooking and enjoying: Learn about the Ayurvedic art of cooking in its diversity and createdelicious recipes for more health, vitality and healing of body and mind.

In traditional Ayurveda, cooks are called alchemists of life energy. And even today, expert Ayurvedic cooks know about the healing power of foods, spices and preparation methods and implement them in an enjoyable way with creative culinary art.

Learn to use the facets of Ayurvedic cuisine in a practical way. The special feature of our training as an Ayurvedic cook is the integration into Western, nutrition-conscious dietetics: The dishes are prepared according to Ayurvedic principles, but do not have to be typically Indian in their taste and style. Rather, you learn to develop your own recipes and create an enjoyable synthesis of traditional Indian, Mediterranean and therapeutic cooking.

Learning objectives

The training as an Ayurvedic chef provides you with a sound knowledge of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic nutrition and spices. You learn to apply the rules of Ayurveda nutrition to strengthen health and balance the doshas and agni and can integrate this knowledge into the kitchen practice.

During the Ayurvedic cook training you will learn
- basics of Ayurvedic nutrition with 8 factors, 6 tastes, 4 forms and 12 food groups.
- Ayurvedic cooking for every occasion: from fast everyday cooking to gourmet buffets, from regional and Mediterranean cuisine to original Indian Ayurvedic recipes.
- How to use and prepare spices, herbs and food according to the principles of Ayurveda.
- Ayurvedic constitution determination, creation of Dosha-balancing menus and the type-appropriate preparation of meals.
- to adjust recipes and menus according to the seasons, constitution and needs of the individual.
- to design, calculate and successfully implement holistic menu plans for Ayurveda cures and seminars.
- to inspire and pamper people with professional, creative and tasty Ayurvedic cuisine and to motivate them to adopt a healthy diet.

Many hotels, health resorts and clinics know about the good quality of the cooks trained at the European Academy for Ayurveda and ask us directly for competent staff. We are happy to act here as a "job exchange" and are pleased to have already conveyed the "Birsteiner Ayurveda cuisine to many other places in Europe.


The Ayurveda Chef training includes four theory modules, an intensive practical training with 5-day Ayurveda Cooking School and an internship.

The theory blocks of Ayurveda basics, nutrition and spice theory can be completed as an online study at the Rosenberg eAcademy or as a classroom course at our locations:

  • Ayurveda Basic Course: Concepts and Factors of Disease ABK.
  • Ayurveda Basic Course: Constitution and Healing ABH
  • Ayurveda nutrition according to type AEI
  • Spices, Herbology, Home Pharmacy APH


The Ayurveda Cooking School takes place as a 5-day intensive course in Birstein or as a 5 x 1-day cooking course at our locations in Austria or Switzerland.

The training concludes with a 6-day kitchen internship with integrated practical examination in the bio-certified Ayurveda kitchen of the Rosenberg Ayurveda Academy and Health Resort in Birstein.


Postgraduate studies

Many of our students extend the training as an Ayurveda cook with only one further training module


Your way to the degree

Designation Days Attendance time Total learning hours


Training Ayurveda cook




2 Internship (incl. REAA final exam: written elaboration of an Ayurveda menu plan and practical preparation of an Ayurveda menu)




Certified Ayurvedic Chef
23 172,5 250


Type-appropriate Ayurvedic nutrition
- General rules of Ayurvedic nutrition
- Individual adjustment of food to the constitution and metabolism
- 8 factors of nutrition, 6 tastes, 4 forms, 12 food groups
- Recognizing type-appropriate Agni conditions, including tongue observation
- Design Ayurvedic menus and food plans according to the chronobiological biological clock
- Type-specific recommendations for dosha balancing and Agni strengthening

Ayurveda basics: Concepts and disease factors
- Introduction to the history and philosophy of Ayurveda
- Essential features and literature of Ayurveda
- Traditional Ayurvedic medicine versus modern science
- Five elements (panca-mahabhuta)
- Nature of the human being: Differentiation of body, mind and soul
- Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of Ayurveda
- Functional components: doshas (classification, properties, functions, seats) and agnis (classification, function, states)
- Structural components: dhatus, upadhatus , malas and srotas
- Process of tissue formation (dhatu-parinama)
- Definition of health (svastha)
- Causes (hetu) of health and physical and mental diseases
- Process of etiopathogenesis (samprapti)
- Stages of etiopathogenesis (six kriyakala)

Ayurveda basics: Constitution and medicine
- Theoretical and practical introduction to the concept of Ayurvedic constitutional theory (prakriti)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic symptomatology:
- Symptoms of the doshas
- Symptoms of the tissues (dhatu), excretory products (mala), transportation spaces (srotas), digestive power (agni)
- Theoretical introduction to diagnostics in Ayurveda: Models of patient examination
- Three-fold examination (tri-vidha-pariksha)
- Six-fold examination (shad-vidha-pariksha)
- Eight-fold examination (ashta-vidha-pariksha)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic concepts of health maintenance (svasthavrtta):
- Dinacarya: daily routine measures and order therapy
- Ritucarya: recommendations for a lifestyle adapted to the seasons
- Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition and food science
- Rasayana: Measures that strengthen
- Basic therapeutic strategies
- Introduction to Pancakarma therapies

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda
- Basics of Ayurvedic spice and herb teachings (Dravyaguna)
- Classification of spices Balancing the psyche (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) to balance doshas, constitution and digestion (Agni)
- Type-appropriate and practical use of spices in everyday life to improve food tolerance (Karana)
- Detailed discussion of 21 selected Ayurvedic spices according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 12 selected Ayurvedic herbs according to their properties and qualities - Detailed discussion of 12 selected Ayurvedic spices according to their properties and qualities - Detailed discussion of 12 selected Ayurvedic herbs according to their properties and qualitiesherbs according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 13 selected Ayurveda oils according to their properties and qualities

The great Ayurveda cooking school
- Ayurveda cooking techniques: Roasting and cooking methods, harmonizing menu components, preparation of dal, rice, vegetables, soups, chutney and spreads
- Practice of creative Ayurveda cooking for all constitutional types and seasons
- Ayurveda healing food and special diets: Panchakarma cuisine, recipe variations for food intolerances and for vegans
- Type-appropriate recipes and creations for the three main meals, conception for Ayurveda menus and buffets
- Kitchen management and quantity calculation for spa and seminar catering


Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Dr. Martin Mittwede
Kerstin Rosenberg Porträt
Kerstin Rosenberg
Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Udo Schneider
Udo Schneider
Porträt Stephanie Albert
Stephanie Albert
Porträt Brigitte Ferencz
Brigitte Ferencz


Training fee from € 2.990

plus examination fee € 100
minus discount for payment in one sum in advance € 50

plus room and board - only for attendance dates in Birstein

On the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda there are guest houses available. For your overnight stay during the training you can choose from rooms of different categories. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Payment method

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one sum at the latest one month before the start of the training (immediately for eLearning modules, so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately).
b) Option for participants from Germany and Austria: monthly installments of 250 EUR each by direct debit. The payment (debit) of the monthly installments will be made on the 1st of each month, starting from the month of the beginning of the training booked here, for eAcademy modules immediately. If the training begins with modules of the eAcademy, the activation takes place provisionally immediately after receipt of the deposit, regularly then after receipt of the first monthly installment.


Rosenberg gGmbH - European Academy for Ayurveda | DE - 63633 Birstein

For whom?

Especially recommended for
- amateur and professional chefs
- oecothrophologists and dieticians
- Ayurvedic nutritionists who would also like to work as Ayurvedic seminar chefs or cooking course instructors.


6 days in the Ayurvedic kitchen Birstein
In order for you to be able to practically apply your newly acquired cooking skills, an internship in the Ayurvedic organic kitchen in Birstein is part of your training. During this week you will work intensively on preparing Ayurvedic menus for our training or course participants. Our team of ayurvedic cooks will support you with words and deeds.

At the end of your internship you will work out an Ayurveda menu plan and prepare it practically as an examination meal.

The internship is free of charge. You only pay for the accommodation in the category of your choice.

Your cooperation in the Ayurveda kitchen leaves you approx. 4 hours of free time per day. If you need more time for yourself, for example to recover or to study, the internship is chargeable.

More info

with many recipes for Ayurveda hobby cooks and professionals
To Ayurveda Life Blog


Book recommendation
The new Ayurveda kitchen (home cookbook)
Order in AyurMed-Shop

Learning checks and examination

In this training, you demonstrate that you have internalized the knowledge from this course in the following way.

- Learning checks: Each module ends with a learning check to assure you and us that you have achieved the learning objectives. It contains 20 multiple choice questions and must be passed with at least 70%. You can take the learning check a maximum of three times.

The exam consists of 3 parts.

- Qualification test in the digital learning platform: 8 questions on the topic of Ayurveda nutrition and kitchen practice await you. You have two free attempts to answer the questions.

- Practical exam: During the practical exam you have to create a lunch menu on your own, cook it and present it to the guests.

- Written final paper: Execution about the basics of Ayurveda nutrition and the cooking course (2 pages) as well as the thorough elaboration and detailed explanation of your Ayurveda menu (approx. 6 pages)

The final exam is considered passed if all parts of the exam have been passed at least.

All done? Then you can look forward to your final certificate, which we will send to you by mail.

At a glance



Required previous knowledge:
practical experience and enjoyment of cooking


Examination with degree: Certified Ayurvedic Chef

294 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 5 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 234 hrs
-> 1 modules internship 60 hrs

Standard period of study 8-12 months

Learning forms/hours (per module):
e.g. 45 learning hrs of which
22,5 hrs presence (3 days)
45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs
live-webinar (3 days)
45 learning hrs (42 e-lessons in free time management with 5 hrs live webinar)

Blended learning:
Maximum 5 of 5 modules as e-learning
Maximum 4 of 5 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 2.990
Already completed parts of the training will be credited: see prices

plus examination fee € 100

plus room and board, if applicable

* Learning hours = total number of didactically accompanied and supervised incl. lessons, prepared exercises, guided learning or guided practical exercises, learning checks practice, learning checks in each case in online or in presence or also in own work.

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Basic modules

Ayurvedic Nutrition and Constitution

3 days 3 days 42 lessons

Ayurveda Basics: Concepts and disease factors

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Ayurveda Basics: Constitution and Healing

3 days 3 days 39 lessons

The great Ayurveda cooking school

5 days

Advanced modules

Attendance of at least 1 basic module is recommended in advance

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda

3 days 3 days 59 lessons

Entry-level seminars

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