Rouxbe Professional Cook Certification

Rouxbe offers an effective path to learn foundational culinary arts - all online. Rouxbe’s professional certification program has been recognized and endorsed by leading chefs and organizations.

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Rouxbe Professional Certification Courses cover material and instructional content found in top professional culinary schools. This focus is foundational techniques - essential knowledge and skills for cooks. These are timed instructor-led programs with rich assessments and both student-submitted assignments and live instructor-led support.

Designed for cooks who want to work in the industry or anyone who wants an intensive immersion in cooking, Rouxbe serves as cost-effective complement to on-the-job training or as a professional development tool. This is next generation culinary instruction that fits your lifestyle without sacrificing the quality of instruction you receive.

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Message from Rouxbe's VP Culinary Training

Ken Rubin Teaching people to cook has been a passion of mine for 20 years. Before joining Rouxbe, I was a chef instructor and culinary school director. I've held executive level academic positions with Le Cordon Bleu Schools and The Art Institutes - so I know and respect the power of culinary education first-hand.

I think Rouxbe will have a greater and more lasting impact on how we learn to cook than anywhere I've ever taught. Rouxbe serves cooks at all levels - home cooks who want more confidence in the kitchen as well as patients & healthcare providers who understand the important connection between for and health. For more advanced cooks, we also offer professional certification opportunities. Rouxbe engages students in unprecedented ways at a cost that democratizes access to quality culinary arts instruction.

Join us and be a part of a new way to learn foundational cooking skills and techniques - all online with Rouxbe. As a member, you’ll be a part of a vibrant community of learners from around the world.

We look forward to seeing you in class.

Ken Rubin, VP Culinary Training, Rouxbe Cooking School

Earning & Learning

We think about culinary instruction a bit differently at Rouxbe – we like to re-think the whole approach.

Here's what we know: many cooks are looking for more affordable and effective ways to learn about food and develop their craft; whereas employers are looking for better ways to attract, train and retain quality cooks. Rouxbe solves both problems.

For Cooks- Let's be real: many of today's culinary schools are expensive and they're not for everyone. For some students, Rouxbe is viable option to get started in the culinary arts compared to paying tens of thousands of dollars for a professional culinary program. Complement a paying job with online training by taking this professional cook certification course - so you earn while you learn.

For Employers- Rouxbe has a cost effective culinary training platform that will help you attract, train and retain employees. Trained cooks are more productive, safety oriented and satisfied on the job. Consider Rouxbe your training partner – to build and reinforce essential concepts and techniques. Track progress and task completion with deep metrics that measure performance and learning outcomes. We can even co-brand our solution to keep your brand in front of your employees while they learn. Contact for more information.

Video: Founder's Message

A short story of Joe's start in a professional kitchen and how it might relate to you if you're just starting out in your own kitchen (4:36 mins).

Recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as a Quality Program

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"I am convinced that the Rouxbe Online Cooking School is the future of culinary education and training." David Garcelon, Director of Culinary at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC.


"There is no better online resource for learning and practicing cooking skills and techniques than Rouxbe." Chef Robert LeCrom, Former Executive Chef, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver


"Rouxbe has created an exceptional culinary training tool that can reach aspiring chefs on a scale not previously thought possible." Marcus Samuelsson, Award-winning author and chef


"Rouxbe has been a fantastic tool for our team. It's engaging and it creates a collaborative edge between multiple units and it fulfills our need for continued learning. Our chefs respect the program and are excited to learn with Rouxbe." Matt Haley, James Beard Award-Winning Restauranteur


"To me, there is 'Luxury in Simplicity' and that's what I want to teach people...and without a doubt, Rouxbe is the very best program and platform online to help accomplish this." Najat Kaanache, Former Chef from El Bulli and Alinea.


"Never in my four decades of culinary education have I seen a resource with Rouxbe's potential to transform the way students learn." Richard Grausman, C-CAP founder, culinary educator, cookbook author, and James Beard Award Winner


"Our partnership between Rouxbe and CCI will provide another opportunity to enhance competency-based learning for students while ensuring they are being exposed to techniques that are relevant to their future careers within the restaurant industry." Gene Fritz, Director of Cascade Culinary Institute


"It is the best site I have seen for clear, concise cooking video demos." Andrew Hewson, Chef Instructor, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

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