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25 Mar

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Rouxbe Powered Forks Over Knives Cooking Course Celebrates the Success of Over 3,000 Students

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Forks Over Knives and the Rouxbe Cooking School celebrate the success of their students and the positive response after release of their online cooking course.

Since it’s launch in August 2015, over 3,000 students from around the world have learned to cook the Forks Over Knives way, thanks to their partnership with the Rouxbe Cooking School. The course is designed to help people overcome the challenges inherent in transitioning to a plant-based diet by giving them a better understanding of cooking fundaments. The end result—a new level of confidence that is transforming the lives of those that participate.

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The experience has been fantastic! I am now motivated to create my own recipes and have confidence in being able to cook delicious and healthy meals,” said Sandra C., a graduate of the course.

The course is the first of its kind to be available online. In this self-guided, 90-day course, students dive into cooking fundamentals and learn the basics of plant-based nutrition. The course showcases rich instructional video, live web events, instructor-graded activities, and adaptive learning exercises – all embedded in Rouxbe’s proprietary learning management system.

Richard V. said, “I went from a complete novice in the kitchen to someone who is confident and competent. Thank you!”

The techniques and approaches taught in the course all focus on cooking fundamentals specific to the Forks Over Knives plan, including topics like knife skills, how to cook grains and beans, a variety of moist and dry heat cooking techniques, preparing foods, sauces and dressings without added oils.

“It’s amazing to hear about the life-changing experiences people are having with the Forks Over Knives online cooking course. Every week, I read the posts and am overwhelmed to see how so many people have found great joy in cooking. But the best part are the testimonials about how these important skills are helping our students and their families lead healthy and vibrant lives, says Brian Wendel, President and Founder of Forks Over Knives.

The next course offering is May 3, 2016 and is filling fast. To read more about it, please visit Forks Over Knives Online Cooking Course.

About Rouxbe’s Wellness Programs

Rouxbe provides wellness and health programming for individuals, health care providers and organizations. Rouxbe’s revolutionary online platform delivers cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive and measure learning outcomes and engagement while providing effective, lower-cost alternatives for teaching people the fundamentals of cooking as part of larger lifestyle and preventative health efforts. For more information on culinary wellness or to learn more about Rouxbe, please contact Joe Girard, CEO & Co-Founder at jgirard@rouxbe.com.

11 Mar

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The Springs Living Initiates Culinary Training Program with Rouxbe

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The Springs Living and the Rouxbe Cooking School are partnering to bring culinary skills training for cooks at multiple communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Rouxbe is pleased to announce the initiation of a training partnership with The Springs Living, a group of independent retirement living, assisted living and memory care communities.

The Springs Living was founded in 1996 to serve as an enriching and compassionate alternative to conventional assisted living facilities that did not meet the needs of their residents. Part of this approach was to develop a culinary culture that exceeds the expectations of both the industry and their clients with strong values around food quality and having appropriate healthy options.

“We strive to deliver culinary excellence by partnering with quality producers who follow ethical and responsible practices, by offering healthy menu choices for any dietary need, by engaging with our residents and supporting our staff.” said Sam Currie, Director of Culinary Services at The Springs Living.

The online training program consists of instructional video content that focuses on foundational cooking techniques used in professional kitchens. The goal is to help kitchen staff across all properties produce deliciously healthy food—meals that meet the wide range of food preferences and requirements of their customers.

In addition, participants can track their learning, take assessments to verify progress, and review course content on demand. Rouxbe course content, consisting of close up HD video instruction and adaptive learning exercises, is available 24/7 from any Internet-enabled device.

“The Springs Living shares Rouxbe’s core mission to support people with quality training with a focus on the health and wellbeing of the residents in each community. They show a real commitment to innovation and health in the assisted living and wellness communities and we are proud to be able to help support these leadership efforts,” said Joe Girard, Rouxbe’s CEO and Co-founder.

About Rouxbe’s Professional Training Programs

Rouxbe provides training and instruction not only to quality restaurants and hospitality organizations, but also for serious home cooks and career changers. Rouxbe’s revolutionary online platform delivers cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive and measure learning outcomes and engagement while providing effective, lower-cost alternatives for training professional cooks. For more information on professional training tools, or to learn more about Rouxbe, please contact Joe Girard, CEO & Co-Founder at jgirard [@] rouxbe.com.

08 Jan

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Former French Culinary Institute President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Apito Joins ROUXBE as VP Operations

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Vancouver, BC, Canada, January 8, 2016 – Rouxbe Online Cooking School (Rouxbe) has hired former French Culinary Institute (FCI) and International Culinary Center (ICC) President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Apito as Vice-President of Operations. Apito will bring to Rouxbe, over two decades of culinary and career school expertise to the growing table at the world’s leading online cooking school.

Gary led FCI as Chief Operating Officer through its biggest growth period as it scaled revenue by tenfold, grew its square footage from 10,000 square feet of space to over 100,000, and added a west coast acquisition of the former Professional Culinary Institute in Silicon Valley California during his tenure.

As VP Operations, Gary will join the outstanding Rouxbe leadership team to continue their rapid expansion into the online institutional training sector which now provides professional cook training at over 190 progressive food service establishments around the world in English, Mandarin, Arabic and Spanish.

Rouxbe CEO Joe Girard shares, “Gary has been on our radar since we met in 2009. We could not be happier to have him join our team and know well the intelligence, passion, and commitment to excellence that is his hallmark.”

Apito remarked, “After seventeen years at one of the most prestigious bricks and mortar culinary Institutes in the world, this new role with Rouxbe is the perfect opportunity to launch online awareness of the remarkable content and learning management system at Rouxbe. Culinary education continues to evolve as evidenced by so many recent culinary school closures across the country, and the rapid rise of online alternatives to conventional education and training. Passionate students deserve a flexible, low- cost option at the highest standard, and Rouxbe is that platform”.

Rouxbe has grown dramatically in recent years and has developed specialized programs at the highest caliber, including both Professional Cook and Plant-Based certification programs. Their enterprise division has acquired top brand clients like Marriott International, Waldorf Astoria New York City and Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services to train and professionally develop their staff. In its wellness division, Rouxbe’s Culinary Rx course, provides a food-first approach to medicine, delivering an online, self-paced, cooking and nutrition course that healthcare professionals prescribe to their patients or clients. This instructor-guided cooking course has the potential to be one of the most influential and life changing wellness experiences of its kind.

About Rouxbe
Founded in 2005, Rouxbe (pronounced “ROO-bee”) is the world’s leading online cooking school for cooks of all levels (home or professional). Rouxbe deliver technique instruction and training to over 170,000 home cooks, culinary students, professional cooks and healthcare professionals in over 180 countries, in multiple languages.

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29 Jul

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University of Texas at Austin and the Rouxbe Cooking School Start Training Program

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Vancouver, B.C. (July 28, 2015)

The University of Texas at Austin and the Rouxbe Cooking School are partnering to bring culinary skills training for cooks at multiple dining locations on campus.

Rouxbe is pleased to announce the initiation of a training partnership with The University of Texas at Austin, one of the largest and most prestigious public universities in the United States with over 50,000 students and 500,000 alumni.

The University of Texas at Austin is focusing on creating new approaches for training cooks and other culinary and foodservice staff to provide a dining experience that reflects the health and wellness needs of the entire university campus community.

The establishment of The Dell Medical School has further elevated the overall awareness around the food, nutrition and health conversation. Food and cooking play important roles in overall campus health and the effective use of technology that Rouxbe enables helps more innovation forward.

The training program consists of instructional content that focuses on foundational cooking techniques used in a professional kitchen. Whole foods and plant-based foods are emphasized throughout to highlight a technique driven approach to learning how to use fresh ingredients to build flavor to suit a range of dining needs and preferences.

In addition, participants can track their learning, take assessments to verify progress, and review course content on demand. Rouxbe course content, consisting of close up HD video instruction and adaptive learning exercises, is available 24/7 from any internet enabled device.  Participants will be given access to iPads to learn and complete assessments on the job.

“The University of Texas at Austin shares Rouxbe’s commitment to innovation and health in foodservice. We are proud to offer this training solution that directly supports their  team and gives them the tools needed to learn and meet the changing demands of guests.” said Joe Girard, Rouxbe’s CEO and co-founder.

About Rouxbe’s Professional Training Programs

Rouxbe provides training and instruction not only to quality restaurants and hospitality organizations, but also for serious home cooks and career changers. Rouxbe’s revolutionary online platform delivers cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive and measure learning outcomes and engagement while providing effective, lower-cost alternatives for training professional cooks. For more information on professional training tools or to learn more about Rouxbe, please contact Joe Girard, CEO & Co-Founder at jgirard@rouxbe.com.

22 Jun

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Rouxbe & Plantrician Project Release Culinary Rx

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After 10 years in development, we are pleased to release Culinary Rx – a collaborative project between the Rouxbe Cooking School and The Plantrician Project

Culinary Rx is the definitive online course that will provide healthcare professionals with the educational resource needed to help patients transform their personal health. It is also a course for anyone that wants to change their health through food and cooking.

This 60-day transitional cooking and nutrition course will help people navigate the many challenges inherent in moving away from foods that harm, to foods that truly have the power to heal and drive optimal health.

Culinary Rx is a course for those that are ready and motivated to make the commitment to change their life with delicious health-supportive foods. The approach we are taking with Culinary Rx is a plant-based approach, but you don’t have to be 100% plant-based. The instructional material that you will learn here is universal and can be applied to any diet that you follow. Further, with Culinary Rx, you will have a team of chef instructors and healthcare professionals alongside to support you.

Reserve your seat right now by enrolling at 50% off the regular price. 

The price is $49.99 USD for this first course offering only, regularly priced at $99.99.

Seating is limited to 500 students. The inaugural course will start July 15, 2015. It’s entirely online and you can take it on your own time, at your own pace.

In cooking and health,

Rouxbe Cooking School & The Plantrician Project