This 200-hour online course covers material and instructional content found in top professional culinary schools, at a fraction of the cost. With a focus on foundational techniques, our program was designed for aspiring cooks, culinary students or anyone who seeks an intensive immersion in culinary technique. This self-paced course was designed and is led by, leading chef educators.
Available from anywhere, on any device, at any time
27 units | More than 85 lessons | 500+ tasks
Personalized instructor support and grading
More than 200 instructional technique videos
Certificate of Completion upon graduating
Focuses on the same foundational skills taught at culinary schools around the world
Taught by industry-leading chef educators
Rouxbe is training the kitchen staff in more than 1,100 professional kitchens worldwide
Learn from anywhere,
on your schedule
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
along the way
Ongoing chef support, interactive quizzes and live online seminars keep our students going strong.
Use our robust learning
Our structured courses and syllabus-driven programs guide students to achieving their culinary goals.
Join our active
With over 300,000 students worldwide, enjoy an engaged online community that supports your journey during and after class.
Culinary training is a combination of hands-on experience and engaging content. Rouxbe has developed a cost-effective and globally relevant platf orm that enables us to deliver both elements in our efforts to advance the careers of our culinarians.
Corporate Executive Chef, Marriott International
I am convinced that the Rouxbe Online Cooking School is the future of culinary education and training.
Former 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
Never in my four decades of culinary education have I seen a resource with Rouxbe's potential to transform the way students learn.
C-CAP founder, culinary educator, cookbook author, and James Beard Award Winner
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.
James Beard Award-Winning Restauranteur
Led by a world-class team
Over 125 years of combined experience in top-performing culinary schools and professional kitchens
Today, advancements in technology and online learning have allowed culinary students the opportunity to learn foundational technique and accelerate career advancement at unprecedented speeds gaining access to all of the top chefs in the world with a click of mouse. At a time when we face one of the greatest cook shortages in history, future cooks have the unique opportunity to secure culinary positions in some of the best kitchens and climb the kitchen brigade faster than ever.
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.
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