16 Jun

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Rouxbe Hosts Award Winning Chef Matt Haley

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The James Beard Foundation’s 2014 Humanitarian of the Year, The National Humanitarian from the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the 2014 Cornerstone Humanitarian from the National Restaurant Association — no chef in history has ever been awarded these three high honors — especially in one year. But with Matt Haley’s focus on using food to support and nurture communities, he has garnered this trifecta of awards which has focused a spotlight on the how this incredible man gives back to his global community in immeasurable ways.

Join Chef Matt Haley and Rouxbe Cooking School for a unique and exciting live web event on Thursday, June 19th at 12 noon PST/3pm EST as Chef Haley discusses his life, and how he is working as a chef and philanthropist to enrich communities the world over.

Watch a Short Video About Chef Haley’s Achievements

A focal point in Haley’s charitable work is his commitment to furthering education through food – he sees the impact that education and training can have and he believes that access to education, real foods, and safe places to learn and grow are essential for our collective future. His personal journey from prison to a well-respected chef and business leader is beyond inspiring. Join us and listen.

 To register for this free event, click here.   Once you have registered, details will be emailed to you the day before the event on how to log on and listen.

See you in class!

Interested in Professional Culinary Certification Online? Browse our Programs here:  http://rouxbe.com/professional-culinary-courses

 

 

 

24 May

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Learn to Grow Your Own Food w/ Rouxbe Cooking School

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Learn to Grow Your Own Food

Given that our roots are in teaching people how to cook better, we thought it made sense to start the process of teaching people how to grow their own food.

Learn how to grow your own food with us as our team takes on this new and exciting challenge of transforming a yard or garden space, into a full production urban farm, from scratch.

This inaugural class is a bit different that all of Rouxbe’s other courses. This one comes complete with the unique opportunity for students to weigh-in as part of a collaborative learning community, while we actually build the future course. That’s right—it’s a work in process and you get to be a part of it. As a participant, you will be able to ask questions and follow alongside Rouxbe staff as they explore the tricks of the trade from some of the world’s leading gardeners, most of it delivered directly from the garden of Rouxbe’s founders. Participants can follow along in real-time in their own gardens, share their experiences with our global learner community, and even attend live video sessions with Rouxbe staff and experts.

This is a course for anyone who wants to learn more about growing food. Join us at Rouxbe as we plant deeper roots along a path to better cooking.

Sign up here to learn more: http://rouxbe.com/grow

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

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