Depending on where you live, I bet you have spent more time in the kitchen this last year than in the last decade! Going from cooking one meal a day to three meals every day was a shocker. I soon discovered just how often we ordered in or picked up on the way home. With that no longer an option, and with more of us cooking; it was the perfect time to dive into online cooking classes. Let’s chat about how you can build your culinary competence and confidence with Rouxbe.
Rouxbe is the world’s leading online culinary school, offering courses developed by a team of world-class chef educators and former culinary school executives. In 2005, they set out to capture the curriculum of a professional culinary school, in high-definition video, and deliver it online to home and professional cooks across the world. Originally, they created a touch screen driven device (basically an iPad before it existed) and called it “Ruby”. Ruby was your “in-kitchen friend” to guide you to cooking success and better health. Interestingly enough, few investors thought that anyone would buy a piece of hardware and then pay for content. Go figure! Soon they dropped the hardware component and focused on developing premium instructional content that was available completely online.
Build Your Culinary Competence and Confidence with Rouxbe
This culinary school offers annual memberships for just $99.99. This membership allows you to learn the skills and confidence needed in the kitchen. Set up for you to learn on your own pace, you can start and stop or backup to repeat anytime. Some of the skill topics include knife skills, making pasta, and mastering your frying pan. It’s easy to learn to cook on Rouxbe. Memberships include full access to courses, lessons, live events with culinary experts, and wonderful recipes for one year.
The CulinaryRx program is an online instructional cooking and nutrition course taught by leading chef educators and medical professionals. It is designed to empower students through their transition to a more health-supportive diet and lifestyle. Completing the course provides individuals with the tools, resources and culinary confidence to take control of their life through food and cooking.
After completing this course, some of the skills you will learn:
- cook with more confidence and find greater success in the kitchen
- prepare delicious for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- practice the basic time and cost saving principles of batch cooking and stretching meals
- demonstrate basic proficiency in cooking techniques such as simmering, steaming, sautéing and roasting
- organize your cooking space and manage time to cook more at home
- safely demonstrate and practice a variety of basic knife cuts
- understand the body’s basic nutritional needs and how nutrition affects health
I love to cook because I love to eat. I am not a chef by any stretch of the imagination. Taking cooking lessons has been on my bucket list for decades, so I have been having a blast working through some of the lessons. You should see how improved my knife cuts are! Another thing I love is that they teach from the position of understanding where you want to end up rather than focusing on the path to get there. Most of us were taught to find and follow a recipe. That’s how 99% of us cook. But, what if you learned how different flavor profiles and preparations worked together separate from just the recipe? That’s interesting and helpful for me. Finding out how long to cook something is easy, but if you want to open the world of flavors up, learning what works with what is a game changer.
Of course, this past year has been challenging for all of us. Even in our home where most of our children are off on their own, the amount of time spent in the kitchen tripled at least. So it really is a good time to dive into online cooking classes. One of the things that makes Rouxbe great is that you get access to courses from anywhere, from any of your devices, and at any time of the day or night. Just take a look at some of the basic courses available:
Learn on your pace and schedule
The site has so much to offer both the new to the kitchen person and to the professional that is looking to up their technical skills. These skills will be useful for the rest of your life. For me, the online platform is perfect since I tend to get interrupted often…as in all the time…all day and night. Love it, but at times it is a challenge to stay focused. But, using this platform I can pause the lesson when I need to and come back later. Or as is most often the case, I rewind and watch again and again until I understand what the instructor is teaching. Don’t get me wrong, the lessons are easy; the issue is with my ability to replicate the same thing that is a challenge. Guess that’s why I am the student and not the instructor.
If you love to cook or have someone in your family that is a budding chef, now is the time to build your skills and confidence with Rouxbe. And for a limited time, they are offering a free 30-day trial for anyone looking to build their culinary competence and confidence.
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