Rouxbe is an online training platform for aspiring chefs, home cooks and just about anyone interested in learning how to cook well.
The coronavirus pandemic has moved a lot of what was normally done face-to-face online, and the world of training in the culinary arts is no different. The Rouxbe platform offers courses for individuals, schools or businesses, and there are hundreds of certified courses available.
Online learning has allowed students to tailor their training towards their needs, and a nine-to-five approach for learning no longer applies. The Rouxbe platform means you can fit your learning around your own schedule and works with a combination of video, tutorial and access to the online community.
Rouxbe is made up of experienced chef educators and culinary school executives, and unlike other online video tutorial platforms, your course will be instructor-led with individual assessment and feedback baked into the course. The platform is recognised by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as an approved programme and WorldChefs as approved quality culinary training.
The platform has the backing of some notable chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson, who said: “Rouxbe has created an exceptional culinary training tool that can reach aspiring chefs on a scale not previously thought possible”.
There are a wide range of courses available across all devices, with varying degrees of difficulty and duration depending on your needs such as Seafood Literacy, Professional Cook Certification, Plant-based Professional Certification, Introduction to Pastry Arts and Bread Baking Arts. Some courses last just a few hours while others are a professional grounding in the culinary arts and therefore can last 120 or 180 days.
Even for those not subscribed to the online training platform, Rouxbe represents an invaluable resource for those looking for recipes, tips, tricks and skills for kitchen accomplishment. Its YouTube channel is full of past live events and tutorials, and classes that can show you how to raise your cooking game.