16 Apr

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Waldorf Astoria Shows Commitment to Training Success with Rouxbe Program

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Waldorf Astoria Graduate and Chefs

Waldorf Astoria Graduate and Chefs

The Waldorf Astoria NYC

Ken Rubin, Vice President Culinary Training at Rouxbe 

We are pleased to announce that another cook has successfully completed the Waldorf Astoria New York culinary training program powered by Rouxbe. This online training program complements on-ground training efforts at this iconic hotel and reinforces their commitment to innovation and excellence. Rouxbe uses interactive assessment technology and rich video content to provide quality culinary instruction for cooks at all levels – all in an effort to create exceptional culinary experiences at the Waldorf Astoria.

The Waldorf Astoria Program requires that cooks complete a number of different types of assessments that measure and track a range of competencies as well as more general culinary knowledge. The live practical assessment feature uses a convenient smartphone or tablet interface to evaluate employees while on the job – these assessments take just a few moments and focus on specific culinary competencies and performance measures.

Director of Culinary at the Waldorf Astoria NYC, Chef David Garcelon, is enthusiastic about Rouxbe.

I am convinced that the Rouxbe Online Cooking School is the future of culinary education and training,” he says, “Rouxbe teaches, reinforces and verifies culinary skills.”

Our content and learning platform gives us the unique ability to bridge the gap between online instruction and real life cooking experience – whether through interactive and live grading features or connecting the dots on a process or technique.” says Ken Rubin, Vice President of Culinary Training at Rouxbe.

Rouxbe has pioneered this powerful way to learn online. It is being played out in the kitchens of restaurants, hotels, schools and resorts around the world.  “It’s not science fiction,” says Rubin, “Get in the game – this is real and people are learning in unprecedented ways.”

About Rouxbe’s Professional Training Programs

Rouxbe is equipped to provide professional certificate-level instruction not only to individuals but also to quality restaurants and hotels, like the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas, and many other premium properties. Rouxbe’s revolutionary online platform can now deliver cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive, and more effectively measure learning outcomes while providing viable, lower-cost alternatives for training professional cooks.

If you are looking for professional training tools for your staff and are interested in learning more about Rouxbe, please contact Joe Girard (CEO & Co-Founder) at jgirard [@] rouxbe.com.

 

07 Apr

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The BEST Biscuits | Dairy & Egg-Free

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Shut the door on this one — the testing is over, we have a winner folks!! And the fact that these biscuits are completely vegan-friendly is TOTALLY irrelevant—these biscuits are simply delicious. They are light, flaky and even ‘buttery’. I am just going to let the images speak for themselves!
Okay, I’ll just add this one last thing— when working with biscuits the most crucial thing to remember is that you DO NOT want to over work the dough. The less you touch the dough, the lighter and more flaky the biscuits will be. If it helps, I sing this song (in my head) when I make these biscuits—it’s called “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer. Sorry in advance, if the song sticks with you for the rest of the day :-)





Here is the full text recipe for these Delicious Biscuits!
Hope you enjoy them.
Cheers, Dawn

02 Apr

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Rouxbe Cooks Up Partnership with the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)

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Rouxbe Partners with National College of Natural Medicine to Broaden Wellness Reach & Services

We are cooking up a partnership with the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) and we wanted to share a web-based educational experience with you that you may find useful as you learn to cook. NCNM, the oldest and largest Naturopathic College in the US, is hosting a Food as Medicine Symposium webinar event that is focused on the connections between cooking, eating and wellness.

Since we now have many health professionals among our ranks, many have asked about other opportunities that can support their culinary instruction at Rouxbe. NCNM is offering a unique opportunity via a two-day webinar that reinforces the importance of cooking with real, whole foods. But, it’s not just for professionals – anyone can attend this unique event.

This event is open to the general public, as well as to health professionals, for continuing education. It is part of a larger initiative that NCNM is spearheading, and we think it pairs nicely with work we are doing around wellness at Rouxbe and our commitment to getting people back in the kitchen.

Registration Information

April 5 & 6: Continuing Education for Health Professionals.

If you are a healthcare professional and would like CEUs.

Register HERE - enter code rc15 for a 15% discount

April 5th only:  If you are just interested in learning more about the connection between food, cooking and health, you can join the public webinar.

Register HERE – enter code rc15 for a 15% discount.

Stay tuned for more announcements from Rouxbe about health & wellness programming or register for our upcoming Plant-Based Professional Certification Course that starts May 15th.

The Rouxbe Team

01 Apr

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Breville Canada Partners with Rouxbe to Send Customers to Cooking School

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Rouxbe & Breville Canada Join Forces to Help People Cook Better

We are pleased to announce a unique partnership with Breville Canada. Breville is a leading provider of some of the finest beverage, cooking and food preparation equipment on the market—products that we use in many of our instructional videos.

As part of the partnership, Breville Canada will be subsidizing general student enrollments, as part of our monthly brand-exclusive sponsorship program. Breville Canada will also be sending their customers to cooking school on Rouxbe so that they can improve their culinary skills.

“I have been a Lifetime Member at the Rouxbe Cooking School for 4 years now and I’m convinced that our customers will benefit from Rouxbe’s premium cooking technique instruction,” says Elaine Chubry, Multimedia Manager, Breville Canada.

What makes this partnership special for us at the Rouxbe Cooking School, is that we always love to work with premium partners that genuinely care about helping people cook better; partners that don’t just support product sales with recipes, but who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that their customers have the very best experiences with their products. Welcome Breville customers. We look forward to seeing you in class.

Cheers,

Your Instructor Team at the Rouxbe Cooking School

About the Rouxbe Cooking School:

Founded in 2005, Rouxbe (“ROO-bee”) is the world’s leading online cooking school. Rouxbe offers instructor-guided certification cooking courses for cooks of all levels using intuitive learning technology. Courses can be taken on demand, at your own pace. Rouxbe can be found in the kitchens of homes, schools, restaurants and professional culinary academies in over 180 countries. Learn more.

06 Mar

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Rouxbe Launches Game-Changing Professional Cook Certification Course

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5-years in the making and it’s finally here!

Enrollment is now open for Rouxbe’s inaugural Professional Cook Certification Course. This follows on the heals of Rouxbe’s Plant-Based Certification Course which is in full swing with 2 offerings (the first sold out in under 3 weeks).

The first offering of the Professional Cook Certification Course will launch on May 1, 2014 and is limited to 250 seats (100 already snapped up at the time of this writing).

The launch of Rouxbe’s online Professional Cook Certification Course charts a new path for cooks that want to learn to develop their craft. Equally suited for culinary students wanting to enter the industry, working cooks looking for professional development, or even serious home cooks that want to develop their culinary skills, this course introduces and reinforces fundamental techniques and knowledge needed in today’s kitchens.

This 6-month, 200-hour program introduces an alternative educational path for cooks; for those who either can’t afford the expensive tuition of conventional culinary schools, or for those who simply prefer to develop their skills and culinary knowledge while working paid-positions in a professional kitchen. Click here to view the full syllabus.

“It’s now possible to graduate with certification from a professional culinary school without any student loan debt. And for cooks in the industry, you’ll be gaining valuable practical experience, developing skill, AND best of all, earning a paycheck at the same time,” says Joe Girard, CEO & Co-Founder of Rouxbe.

Check it out. $200 off the regular price for the first offering only, regularly priced at $999.99 USD.

Check out the seating plan.

Rouxbe’s Profession Cook Certification Course

Profession Cook Certification Course

The 21st Century Culinary Certification - Be the First to Earn it!