Amy is a classically trained professional chef who found her way into vegan and vegetarian cooking in 2004 while training to be a holistic health counsellor at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
After working for several of the UK’s most respected raw food & chocolate companies, Amy was able to apply that experience and knowledge to her role as Senior Sous and Pastry Chef to World Renowned Executive Chef, Chad Sarno (co-founder of Wicked Healthy) at Saf London & Munich during their opening years.
With over 20 years experience as a professional chef and a decade specialising in healthy chocolates and desserts, Amy leads the way when it comes to empowering people with the tools needed to forge their own path within this sector.
Amy has been teaching her signature chocolate and dessert classes, both live and online, since 2009. Her skills as a teacher are unparalleled whether it be teaching a home cook or professional chef.
Why I do what I do . .
I focus on chocolate because it’s my passion. Students frequently ask me what got me into chocolate and if I have always been passionate about it. The answer is, I fell into it and, No I wasn’t passionate about chocolate or pastry as a chef.
I never planned on it being my passion, but I don’t think we can control these things. Passion creeps up on us and takes hold of us. It drives the boat and we just navigate it as best as we can.
Working with chocolate allows me to express myself in a way I was never able to do through other forms of cooking. I think it’s the emotional connection I have to sweets from being a child that really connected to me so deeply.
I’ve watched so many people start making chocolate as a way of giving better options to their children and ended up with starting a small business. As cliche as it sounds, I’ve watched the art of raw chocolate transform people’s lives. When people make chocolate they feel happy, excited… they light up and chill out at the same time.
The more we do the things that tap into our creative genius and spread wonder and joy, the better we feel, the more alive with purpose we feel. And that’s why I do what I do.
Kind words from our friends
Working in the industry and the huge surge in food intolerances, allergies and required diets, with Amy’s help I can face any challenge with a grin and think, “What would Amy do?”Sammy Tranger
Having Amy’s raw chocolate courses on therawchef.com makes me so proud. Our students love learning about raw chocolate from Amy, because she’s so knowledgeable and methodical.Russell James“The Raw Chef”, London UK
Amy is an inspiring teacher and someone who pushes raw culinary artistry to the edge. Her sophisticated chocolates and elegant desserts were the cornerstone at all SAF restaurants during their opening years.Chad SarnoChef, Consultant & Speaker
I love Amy’s recipes, she is always creating and sharing so openly with all of us. What’s a plus, she actually uses weight measurements (thanks, Amy)!Monika WackerFounder Schoccolatta, Switzerland
Amy Levin is a very knowledgeable and enterprising professional chef and culinary artist, whose creativity, organisational skills and teaching abilities are remarkable.Amy WebsterFounder of Simply Raw, Zurich Switzerland