Master technique in the plant-based kitchen

This ground-breaking plant-based certification course will focus on the application of core techniques and allow you to explore and practice a variety of recipes and flavors from around the world. Advanced raw techniques are also included and address health supportive cooking with no oil, low sodium and gluten-free options. The program is self-paced, meaning you submit assignments and learn the curriculum on your own schedule – the only limitation is that you must complete the course within six months to become certified. 

6-month course | Class starts August 14th
No interest payment plan available – contact us.
18 units | More than 85 lessons | 400+ tasks
Personalized instructor support and grading
More than 200 instructional technique videos
Certificate of Completion upon graduating

Course Details

Just a taster of the some of the 100's of recipes you'll make in this course

Course Start DateTuitionPurchase
August 14, 2018$1,299.99ENROLL

The Rouxbe instructor and support team

Recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as a quality program

Learn from anywhere,
on your schedule

Available 24/7 and streamed on any device our courses were designed to fit your schedule.
We'll keep you engaged
along the way
Ongoing chef support, interactive quizzes and live online seminars keep our students going strong.
Use our robust learning
management system
Our structured courses and syllabus-driven programs guide students to achieving their culinary goals.
Join our active
online community
With over 300,000 students worldwide, enjoy an engaged  online community that supports your journey during and after class.

Welcome to class.

A message from your lead instructor: Chef Chad Sarno

Ever since I made the connection between how the foods we prepare affect our health, it has been my personal mission to share with anyone that would listen, that we can take control our health starting in the kitchen. Rouxbe was a perfect fit to make this mission a reality. With their incredible global platform and commitment to groundbreaking quality instructional videos, Rouxbe is a game-changer in the world of online education.

I am thrilled to be able to lead Rouxbe's Plant-Based Professional Certification Course. Breaking it down to the basics and starting from the ground up is essential knowledge for anyone that shares this mission around this approach to cooking. Join me in building a plant-based army of educators and advocates to spread this message to the world- for our health, for real food and for our planet.Who's in?

Common questions

What is Rouxbe?
Rouxbe is an online culinary school that teaches culinary students, culinary professionals and home cooks to become better and more confident in the kitchen. Rouxbe captures a professional culinary curriculum in high-definition video and delivers it via self-paced online classes, making professional culinary instruction more accessible and affordable to both individuals and organizations. Founded in 2005 by professional chefs Joe Girard and Dawn Thomas, Rouxbe has been adopted by professional culinary schools, high schools, food services organizations and cooking enthusiasts around the world.
Is there a time limit to complete the course?
Yes, students have six months to satisfactorily fulfill the course requirements to complete the course. If more time is needed, one and three month extensions may be offered upon request (for an additional fee).
How and when do I attend class?
Your course is available on-demand 24/7 from any internet enabled device. The program is self-paced, meaning there are no specific dates to submit assignments or attend class. The only limitation is that you must complete the course within six months if you want to earn your Certificate of Completion.
Do I have access to the course content after the 6 months are over?
You will be able to maintain access to all of your professional course content, as well as access to all other non-professional Rouxbe content for only $4.95 per month (we will waive the $299.99 Initiation fee for successful graduates that would like to join our alumni).
What is the passing grade?
A passing grade is 75%, something we are confident can be accomplished, as we will set you up for success in this course. Leave it to us to get you inspired and cooking. We support you the whole way through!
What type of certification is earned?
Upon the successful completion of this course you will be issued a Certificate of Completion. While we are not an accredited institution at present, we are being used as a training tool around the world in professional kitchens and culinary academies. All Rouxbe Professional Courses are recognized also by the ACFEF (American Culinary Federation Education Foundation) as a Quality Program.
How many hours per week should I plan on dedicating to the course?
The course material covers includes approximately 220 hours of learning, which includes various learning activities, practical cooking exercises, written assignments and graded exams. You can do this at your own pace, but it takes regular work and discipline to complete the course. So think about the commitment as approximately 40 hours per month, or 10-15 hours per week. Best of all, most of this time is spent cooking.
What technology is required?
You will be able to access your course on any device that is connected to the internet.
What is your cancellation policy?
Once you have paid the tuition for this course, 25% of it becomes immediately non-refundable. As for refunding your tuition, we understand that there are sometimes unfortunate circumstances that are beyond your control that may require you to withdraw from the course (e.g. medical condition). We of course want to be supportive during these situations so will work with you on a one-on-one basis to help. However, after 7-days of the course start, there are no refunds.

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