Author: Joe, Co-founder of Rouxbe

24 May


Learn to Grow Your Own Food w/ Rouxbe Cooking School


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:

02 Apr


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


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


Breville Canada Partners with Rouxbe to Send Customers to Cooking School


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.


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


Rouxbe Launches Game-Changing Professional Cook Certification Course


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.

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Rouxbe’s Profession Cook Certification Course

Profession Cook Certification Course

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

14 Nov


Waldorf Astoria Hotel In New York Selects Rouxbe Cooking School to Train Chefs


For over a century, The Waldorf Astoria New York has set the standard in culinary excellence. Whether it’s pioneering the concept of social dining, or inventing modern-day classics such as the Waldorf Salad, they have always shaped new trends, rather than follow them. Their culinary teams consistently push the boundaries of food preparation, and deliver dining experiences that create unforgettable memories for their guests. At the heart of this effort stands their culinary team – built by recruiting the very best talent, and sharpened by an industry-leading training program.

To carry on this tradition of excellence, The Waldorf Astoria New York has partnered with the Rouxbe Online Cooking School to provide their chefs with access to their very own, technology-driven culinary school, complete with premium instructional cooking videos, a 21st century curriculum platform, and an assessment architecture that help cooks develop and master their craft.

As part of the training, participating cooks take online lessons and then have to complete a variety of assessments such as interactive quizzes and instructor-submitted assignments which are graded by Rouxbe Chefs. They also have to perform a variety of practical exercises, from demonstrating their knife skills, to making a french omelet, cooking pasta, risotto, chicken medallions, and hollandaise sauce. Practical exercises are conducted in the Waldorf kitchens and then presented to the Chef for grading using iPad grading tools with formal grading criteria. In total, cooks complete around 50 hours of coursework as a complement to their on-the-job roles. They then earn a “Certificate of Culinary Arts” upon graduation.

“I am convinced that the Rouxbe Online Cooking School is the future of culinary education and training,” says Chef David Garcelon, Director of Culinary at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC.



About Rouxbe’s Professional Training Programs

Rouxbe is equipped to provide certificate-level instruction not only to consumers, 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 food service organizations. 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 (Co-Founder) at jgirard [@]