About us

The future of cooking

With brick and mortar culinary schools closing their doors around the world, online learning is becoming the new industry standard for those seeking to learn foundational culinary technique. With high definition videos, world-class instructors, peer support and interactive assignments Rouxbe has set the bar as the new standard in culinary education since 2005. We train hundreds of thousands of cooks in 180 countries, and we are just getting started.

Rouxbe has created an exceptional culinary training tool that can reach aspiring chefs on a scale not previously thought possible.

Marcus Samuelsson

Student-centric mindset

With a team made up of former presidents, chief operating officers, school administrators and lead instructors of brick and mortar professional schools, serving our students is a way of life at Rouxbe. We are highly-focused on bringing you the best training available – and it is completely online. Whether you are a home cook, culinary student, professional chef, nutritionist or someone in between, we have something for you.

The story behind the name

In 2005, we 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, we built 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! We dropped the hardware component and focused on developing premium instructional content that was available completely online and that's when Rouxbe was born. Sorry, Ruby. (Not really.)  

ROUX – [pronounced "roo"] is a transformative mixture used in classic cooking to turn a liquid into a soup or sauce. 

BE – to live or exist
Together, it's about transforming how you live.
INDIVIDUAL TRAINING
Educating home cooks, professional chefs, nutritionists, health coaches and everyone in between to become better cooks, or to help someone else to. 
INDUSTRY GROUP TRAINING
Providing a world-class culinary training program for kitchen staff that meets the needs, schedule and budget of the client. Take your staff to the next level.
HEALTH & WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS
Providing a cooking and nutrition course for healthcare professionals and corporations to offer patients or employees to transition to a healthier lifestyle. 

Meet our dedicated team

Lindsey Neidig
Vice President of Marketing 
Adam O'Connor 
Chief Technology Officer
Joe Girard
CEO | Co-Founder 
Chad Sarno
Plant-Based Ambassador
Caleb Matthiesen 
Senior Software Developer
Ken Rubin
Chief Culinary Officer
Dawn Thomas
Content Creator | Co-Founder 
Eric Wynkoop 
Director of Culinary Instruction
Patrick Britton
Director of Post Production 
Catherine Delf
Vice President of Sales 
Gary Apito
Chief Operating Officer
Holly Snell
Controller
Daniela Tovar
Media Creative | Video Editor
John McDonald
Chief Strategy Officer
Jon Alberts
Vice President of Enrollment & Student Support
Christophe Kwiatkowsky
Culinary Instructor | Consultant
Kirk Bachmann 
Director of Culinary Development
Fran Costigan 
Director of Vegan Baking & Pastry Arts
Tom Halligan 
Director of Sales 
DeAnn Herringshaw
Student Support Specialist 

Our investors and advisors

Stewart Butterfield 
Investor | Advisor 
Scott Staff 
Business Development Advisor 
Warren Carr
Investor | Production Advisor

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