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News & Press
Introducing Rouxbe Short Courses (priced from $29 to $49 USD)
Vancouver, B.C. — Thursday, Jun 6, 2013
Lately, we have received a lot of feedback that you want shorter, more condensed courses that help you tackle your culinary learning one bite at a time. In response, we're pleased to introduce a whole slew of short cooking courses. Want to dive deep into knife skills? No problem. Interested in cooking premium steaks? We've got it covered.
Get all the details here!
Savvymom.ca Chooses Rouxbe as #1 Cooking School
Vancouver, B.C. - Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Savvymom.com says Rouxbe is: "Reasonably priced, and stocked with a library of excellent recipes, this would be my first choice for an online culinary education."
Read full post here.
Rouxbe Gives Designmom.com the Courage to Give Anything a Try in the Kitchen
Vancouver, B.C. - Friday, May 10, 2013
"Designmom.com says Rouxbe is:"the next-best-thing to canning my career as an almost-foodie and going to culinary school. Thanks to Rouxbe, we now have the building block skills to carry us through even the most complex recipes I come across in my bedtime reading and- more importantly- the courage to give anything a try".
Read full post here
Rouxbe Disrupts Culinary Education, Launches Breakthrough Online Cooking Courses
Vancouver, B.C. — Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
Rouxbe has launched the first-ever online instructor-guided certification cooking courses with an innovative new learning platform that makes the path to better cooking accessible to any skill level, anywhere, on demand.
Veteran Chef Educator & Food Anthropologist Joins Rouxbe
Vancouver, B.C. — Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012
Rouxbe is thrilled to announce our newest team member, Ken Rubin, Vice President of Culinary Training. His core role will be to oversee our cooking course curriculum development along with recruiting (and leading) the world's best culinary instructors for our online training programs.
Rouxbe Announces Pre-Sale of New Cooking Courses (to be Launched January 14, 2013)
Vancouver, B.C. — Friday, Dec 14, 2012
Wake up your cooking brain! Get ready to explore a higher level of cooking creativity: Rouxbe's new cooking courses arrive January 14th, 2013! But starting today, you can guarantee your seat in any of our new available courses that you choose by purchasing in advance.
Note: Existing Rouxbe Lifetime students have a guaranteed seat, at no additional cost, in any of the courses of their choosing.
New Instructors: Upcoming Classes Bring Nutrition to the Table
Vancouver, B.C. — Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
Rouxbe announces the addition of Barb Thomas and Christina Acevedo to the instructional team. Barb and Christina, seasoned chefs and nutiritonists with expertise in whole foods education, are dedicated to helping everyone better understand the consequences and opportunities present in the foods they buy, cook and eat.
Welcome Najat Kaanache! Rouxbe Attracts World Class Talent and She's on a Mission.
Vancouver, B.C. — Monday, Jun 18, 2012
Rouxbe announces the addition of Najat Kaanache to the Instructional Team. Najat has trained with some of the world's most influential chefs, including working at El Bulli during its last two historic years. She brings to Rouxbe her expertise and passion for reaching the creative spirit in all people through the magic of cooking.View Press Release
Announcing: Rouxbe Partners with Kathleen Flinn to Provide Innovative Online Cooking Lessons
Vancouver, B.C. — Thursday, Sep 22, 2011
Online cooking school innovator Rouxbe Cooking School has teamed up with best-selling author Kathleen Flinn (The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry) to offer online video cooking lessons as a companion to her highly anticipated book The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks (Viking/Penguin, publish date October 3, 2011).
“Hands-down, Rouxbe is the best online solution for cooks of every level to learn independently, and on any device, which truly means that any kitchen counter can become a private cooking school,” Flinn said.View Press Release
Announcing: C-CAP Partners with the Rouxbe Cooking School
Vancouver, B.C. — Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011
Careers through Culinary Arts Program and the Rouxbe Cooking School Enhance Students’ Culinary Education and Address Teachers’ Needs with Pioneering Online Partnership
“This partnership will have a tremendous impact on any student considering a culinary career,” says Chef Marcus Samuelsson.View Press Release
Instructional Video — and More — with Rouxbe
Here’s what I love about the videos:
They’re short, focused, and extremely practical. When they explain something that can’t be easily seen, like the molecules in a metal pan moving around in response to increased heat, they find a clever way to demonstrate it (like putting peppercorns in the pan to show motion). The navigation makes it super-easy to jump around… yay for demanding learners like me!
Rouxbe goes further than just providing tutorial videos, though. I’m particularly impressed by the way...
Rouxbe Powering Video Training at Farestart
Vancouver, B.C. — Monday, May 9, 2011
Rouxbe enters into an training agreement to provide online instructional video access to all culinary instructors and students in the Farestart program across the United States.
To learn more about Farestart, view their James Beard video here.View Press Release
Rouxbe: How-to Web Video At Its Best
Vancouver, B.C. - May 5, 2011
Upon viewing Rouxbe videos, a few things should stand out. First, the image quality is top notch from the lighting and focus to the framing of shots and the styling of the food. The sound is clean. It exudes professionalism and that builds confidence in their product. The script is tight and to the point. The voice over is warm, assured and easy to understand. Music is added to set the tone. The editing, too, is tight, with every shot giving new and useful information. Finally, it is short."
Delight Magazine calls Rouxbe “a Gem of a Cooking School"
"Rouxbe is truly the best online cooking school we’ve seen." Joe Weidert, Editor-in-Chief, Delight Magazine Click here to read the full article.
Announcing: Rouxbe Cooking School Partners with Allrecipes.com
Vancouver, B.C. — Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010
Exciting news for Rouxbe! We might be small in scale but we’re strong on instructional cooking video content and today we are very pleased to announce that we’ve officially partnered with the largest recipe site in the world – Allrecipes.com.View Press Release
Apple.com Selects Rouxbe and Showcases iPad Readiness Alongside World Leading Sites
Vancouver, B.C. — Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Rouxbe was selected by and on Apple.com, as one of premier iPad-Ready sites at the launch of the iPad. In fact, Rouxbe was the only food related site on the Internet featured by Apple. Thanks Apple!View Press Release
Startup Spotlight on VentureBeat.com Features Rouxbe Cooking School
Editors note from VentureBeat: Every week, VentureBeat sifts through scores of companies applying to be promoted and profiles the best one. Rouxbe was selected for the week of September 17th, 2009 as part of Entrepreneurs Corner.
Instructional video sites like Howcast and 5min are becoming more and more popular these days, offering short visual guides for a variety of tasks ranging from fixing a bicycle to breaking up with your boyfriend. Not surprisingly, many of them also contain cooking categories, teaching users how to make specific dishes. Rouxbe (pronounced like ruby) takes this idea a few steps further, providing a video curriculum that actually teaches you to become a competent cook, complete with recipe drills, quizzes and progress tracking.
Rouxbe is Selected as Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day!
"For me, Rouxbe, is one of the best, if not the best example of the use of video in learning, so even if you don't like cooking, you should take a look at this site." Jane Hart.
Jane Hart is a Social Media and Learning Consultant and has a 25-year track record of helping business and education understand how new technologies can be used for learning as well as to improve job and business performance and implement them successfully in their organizations.
Best Online Learn to Cook Resource | Rouxbe Featured on the Gadget Show
Rouxbe was just featured on the Gadget Show - a Channel 5 TV program out of the UK - as one of the best online learn to cook resource sites. Here is a short clip from the full length program:
"My absolute favorite website... it's a fantastic online cooking course and recipe website", says Co-host Jason Bradbury of the hit show the Gadget Show.
Nice to see Rouxbe topping the charts in the UK...
Portland Farmers Market and the Rouxbe Cooking School Partner to Offer Shoppers Online Lessons on How to Cook
Vancouver, B.C. — Thursday, Jul 30, 2009
Portland, Ore., July 23, 2009 - The Portland Farmers Market and the Rouxbe (pronounced roo-bee) Cooking School have partnered to offer market-goers a 90-day free membership to the world's first-ever online cooking school.View Press Release
Mashable.com: Top 15 Social Media Resources for Foodies
Rouxbe in top 15 Social Media Resource site list and in top 6 for the "Cooking Category".
Rouxbe is an online cooking school and video recipe library, offering a large collection of how-to videos covering both basic and advanced cooking techniques and entire recipes. What really sets Rouxbe apart from other food video blogs is the production value and amazing video player.
Lifehacker: Top 10 How-to Cooking Videos
Rouxbe, a high-resolution, seriously detailed food tutorial site, is sponsored by the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, and it shows in the step-by-step nature of their videos. Their "Drill-down" on mincing and crushing garlic offers a great close-up view of what a knife should be doing when the recipe calls for either of those things...
Erin Hakansson from Conde Nast Joins Rouxbe as Deal Advisor
Vancouver, B.C. — Monday, Apr 6, 2009
Erin has been a driving force in shaping the corporate development and M&A strategy for Conde Nast's interactive division, which includes the brands Epicurious, Wired, Style and Concierge. Erin will help Rouxbe begin to scale by reaching out to premium food and beverage-related companies who are looking to leverage premium web video content.View Press Release
Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield, Invests and Joins Advisory Team
Vancouver, B.C. — Sunday, Mar 22, 2009
Rouxbe has attracted top tier talent from almost every key discipline required to drive a company to excellence. Stewart adds the one missing ingredient ? a proven track record for building highly scalable, user-driven sites, that lead online categories. His expertise will help transition Rouxbe into a company to watch in the online food space.View Press Release
Interview with Dawn Thomas for Cahoots Online Magazine
Charmian Christie, food and travel writer, interviews Dawn Thomas (Co-Founder and Voice of Rouxbe) for Cahoots online magazine.
CJGW: 10 examples of smarter customer focus
Rouxbe.com is technically a site for people who want to prepare great meals and love food. However that is not its beauty. They use video better than just about anyone else out there. Their detours provide the right amount of education without overkill ? such as selecting and cleaning morels (a type of mushroom). It is a beautiful well-thought out approach to cooking....
Lifehacker.com: Rouxbe Has Seriously Impressive Cooking Videos
"...What makes these videos impressive is the broken-down, step-by-step nature, letting you skip back and re-watch the detail you need to watch again instead of dragging a slider bar around (which can be difficult with chicken-greased fingers)."
Rouxbe CEO Interviewed on KCRWs Good Food with Evan Kleiman
"...find yourself online looking for an instructional cooking video. There are a lot of them out there, but among the best, maybe THE very best are those at Rouxbe." Evan Kleiman, KCRW Good Food.
Rouxbe Cooking School on KCRW's Good Food with Evan Kleiman
<p>Evan Kleiman has been the host of <a title="good food kcrw evan kleiman rouxbe" href="http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/gf">Good Food</a> on KCRW since 1998 and a longtime restaurateur and owner of Angeli Caffe on Melrose. She was the founder of Slow Food, Los Angeles and is an avid gardener. You can learn more or follow Evan <a title="good food kcrw evan kleiman rouxbe" href="http://goodfoodonkcrw.vox.com">here</a>. </p> <p>Here is a radio interview with Joe Girard, CEO of Rouxbe and Evan Kleiman from November 1, 2008. </p><p>"I get lots of emails from people asking me if they should go to cooking school." </p><p>"I have to admit that I think that the best way to learn how to be a chef is to get yourself into a kitchen, not necessarily to get yourself into an expensive school. But there's a new way to get that kind of education that can save you a lot of dough, and you don't have to quit your day job. It's an <a title="rouxbe online cooking school " href="http://rouxbe.com/...
Rouxbe Announces Online Content Engagement Partnership with Dean & DeLuca
Vancouver, B.C. — Saturday, Oct 4, 2008
Co-Branded Website Enables Dean & DeLuca to Build Consumer Loyalty by Offering Rouxbe?s Rich Instructional Cooking Content to its Customers
Vancouver, British Columbia, and Wichita, KS - September 20, 2008 - Rouxbe.com, the premier online instructional cooking site, today announced a unique partnership with Dean & DeLuca that...View Press Release
Rouxbe Launches the Crème de la Crème of Online Cooking Schools
Vancouver, B.C. — Wednesday, Jul 16, 2008
Rouxbe.com, the premium online instructional cooking site, has launched the Rouxbe Cooking School. The extensive online school delivers a professional cooking curriculum in high quality, close-up video to home cooks around the world.View Press Release
Rouxbe announces content partnership with HarperCollins Canada and creation of co-branded channel
Vancouver, B.C. — Thursday, May 1, 2008
Rouxbe.com, the premier online instructional cooking site, today announced a breakthrough partnership with HarperCollins Canada that will create a dedicated Rouxbe channel for consumers who purchase select HarperCollins Canada cooking publications.View Press Release
Ready for the world's first online video-based cooking school?
Vancouver, B.C. — Thursday, Aug 16, 2007
Rouxbe is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver (NWCAV) ? a progressive and unique chef training school built, owned, and operated by its dedicated chef instructors.View Press Release
Rouxbe.com and HarperCollinsCanada Offer HD Instructional Cooking Videos for Apple TV
Vancouver, B.C. — Monday, Apr 30, 2007
Rouxbe Video Technologies in partnership with HarperCollinsCanada, is pleased to announce that its step-by-step High Definition ("HD") instructional cooking videos can now be downloaded and played in HD using the recently released Apple TV. Rouxbe.com is the first cooking website to provide instructional cooking content in HD. In the weeks ahead and into the future, additional content will be sourced from recipes taken from many of the highly-acclaimed cookbooks published by HarperCollins.View Press Release
CEO Joe Girard is interviewed on Breakfast Television!
On the morning of January 18th, 2007 Joe Girard was interviewed in a five minute segment on Vancouver's Breakfast Television. View the Segment (Video)
The Rouxbe family continues to grow!
Vancouver, B.C. — Sunday, Jan 14, 2007
Allow us to introduce Tessa Vanderkop and Brad Ando, the newest members of our crew. Tessa has joined as Assistant Community Manager and Writer and will be working on building our online community...View Press Release
Rouxbe hires additional team members and ramps up!
Vancouver, B.C. — Monday, Oct 2, 2006
We are starting our new production cycle which will allow us to produce and deliver new videos each week. In order to accomplish this goal, we are fortunate to have secured some more of Vancouver's top talent.View Press Release
Rouxbe featured in Globe & Mail newspaper
The Globe & Mail looks at Rouxbe's unique approach to raising capital. Read the Article (PDF)
Rouxbe films twenty-five new Internet video recipes in record time
Vancouver, B.C. — Monday, May 29, 2006
Rouxbe has completed filming twenty-five new Internet video recipes including custom recipes for content partner Tayo Foods (Canada) Inc. During this production phase, Rouxbe also discovered a few new media capture techniques that have enhanced its proprietary media capture process (patent pending).View Press Release
Rouxbe Signs Perkins Coie's Head of Business Development, Scott Staff, to Rouxbe's board of advisors
Vancouver, B.C. — Thursday, May 11, 2006
Scott Staff of Perkins Coie has joined Rouxbe's advisory board. Mr. Staff is the Director of Business Development at Perkins Coie, the largest law firm in the Northwest.View Press Release
Rouxbe attracts former Flickr.com COO Jason Classon as Interim CTO, Investor and Director
Vancouver, B.C. — Thursday, Apr 27, 2006
After helping create and grow Flickr.com into one of the world's most heavily trafficked English-based Internet sites (since acquired by Yahoo!), Mr. Classon joined Rouxbe as Interim CTO and Director.View Press Release
Award-winning film director joins Rouxbe as Head of Media Production
Vancouver, B.C. — Thursday, Apr 20, 2006
Five-time award-winning film director Lisa G Nielsen has left her post at the renowned Vancouver Film School to join Rouxbe as Head of Media Production.View Press Release
Rouxbe signs first content partner
Vancouver, B.C. — Sunday, Mar 26, 2006
Non-dairy product maker Tayo (www.tayofoods.com) and Rouxbe have signed a media support agreement valued up to US$90,000.View Press Release
Sought after communications specialist, Randall Mang, joins Rouxbe advisory board
Vancouver, B.C. — Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006
Randall Mang is a senior writer, editor and principal of RandallAnthony Communications, a dynamic group of writers, graphic designers, photographers and other specialists who address the communications needs of organizations of all sizes...View Press Release
Beacon Law Advisor principal Invests in Rouxbe
Vancouver, B.C. — Tuesday, Jan 3, 2006
Rouxbe announced a significant private equity investment today made by Chris Hurley, Rouxbe's legal advisor from Beacon Law, who personally invested in the company. Mr. Hurley has worked closely with Rouxbe over the past five months.View Press Release