Category: Food & Industry Talk

09 Jan

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Rouxbe to Co-Develop and Power Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Course

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Vancouver, B.C. (January 9th, 2015)

Rouxbe Cooking School has partnered with Forks Over Knives to develop and deliver an online culinary instruction and lifestyle immersion program with a focus on low-fat, whole, plant-based foods.

Rouxbe is excited to announce that it has partnered with Forks Over Knives to create an immersive online cooking course that will help their customers and supporters become better, more informed, and more confident plant-based cooks. The learning experience will focus on the fundamental cooking and nutrition instruction needed to realize a low-fat, plant-based diet.

Forks Over Knives was launched in 2011 as a feature documentary. Backed by scientific research, the film presents a radical but convincing case that modern diseases can be prevented, halted, and often reversed by leaving animal-based and highly refined foods off the plate and adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet instead.

The film, which received rave reviews from medical experts and entertainment critics alike, has been viewed by millions of people around the world and has become one of the most influential documentaries of our time. Forks Over Knives has helped ignite a food-as-medicine revolution, as a growing number of people are learning more about the benefits of plant-based cooking.

“We are excited to partner with Rouxbe because they are the leader in online cooking instruction,” said Brian Wendel, president and founder of Forks Over Knives. “The first-class course we’re developing with Rouxbe will provide the self-guided learning pathway needed for people to create delicious, satisfying, and healthy plant-based meals on their own.”

The course curriculum will cover a variety of subject areas from how to properly cut with a knife, to preparing and cooking vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes. The course focuses on teaching foundational plant-based cooking techniques that will drive better cooking results and will help more people make a successful transition to plant-based cooking.

Students will be able to move through the course at their own pace, accessing it from any device. After learning new techniques, students will be given practical (and edible) assignments and complete each learning module with an assessment quiz. There will even be live online question and answer sessions with Rouxbe and Forks Over Knives’ staff.

“For Rouxbe, Forks Over Knives is so powerful because it tells a story that the world desperately needs to hear. This film changed my life and I’m honored that we can help others begin to understand how and why our world is shifting towards eating more plants for better health—where forks DO rule,” says Joe Girard, Rouxbe Co-Founder & CEO.

Fork Over Knives and Rouxbe will begin pre-sales for the Forks Over Knives Online Course on February 1st for a March 1st 2015 release.

Get on the list!

Seating will be limited. Want to be the 1st to be notified when we release, sign up on Rouxbe’s plant-based list (bottom of page).

31 Dec

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Marriott International Selects the Rouxbe Cooking School to Launch Online Culinary Training Across its Global Properties

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Vancouver, B.C. (December 30th, 2014) 

The Rouxbe Cooking School announced today a partnership with Marriott International, a leading global hospitality company, that offers its culinary associates a new way to elevate their culinary skills. Beginning in 2015, Marriott associates at participating hotels will have access to the Rouxbe online training and certification program recognized throughout the culinary industry.

“Culinary training is a combination of hands-on experience and engaging content,” says Brad Nelson, Corporate Executive Chef, Marriott International. “Through Rouxbe, we are able to capitalize on a globally relevant platform to deliver technical training to our culinarians and to promote their career growth.”

The culinary training includes a vast library of instructional videos and various modes of other learning through interactive quizzes, instructor-submitted activities and practical in-house assignments graded by other senior Marriott chefs. Culinary associates who complete the full requirements of the program can earn a Marriott endorsed training certification through Rouxbe while maintaining their roles in Marriott’s kitchens.

Marriott International’s focus on providing its culinary associates with training is paramount to the company’s culture and core values to ‘Put People First.’  The program leverages Rouxbe’s delivery and cost-effective online instruction and pairs it with real-world work experience that associates have with Marriott.  The self-paced online platform and culinary training curriculum focuses on teaching professional cooks of all abilities foundational techniques and key cooking methods.

“In a continually evolving business environment where food trends and consumer preferences change, lifelong learning is a necessary ingredient for success,” says Mark Boccia, Senior Director, Global Learning, Marriott International. “Learners with all levels of culinary experience will have access to hundreds of well-designed and visually appealing lessons they can immediately apply to their jobs.”

“As a professional cook for many years, I only wish I had the resources of a professional cooking school in my back pocket while I worked in the kitchen. Marriott is clearly leading the industry with this major initiative to provide their culinary teams with cutting-edge training opportunities to develop their craft,” says Joe Girard, CEO of Rouxbe.

About Rouxbe’s Professional Training Programs

Rouxbe is equipped to provide certificate-level 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.

18 Aug

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American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Recognizes Rouxbe Online Cooking School!

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Rouxbe Cooking school has been recognized for quality education by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation – marking a giant step forward for Rouxbe by acknowledging the important role that a quality online program has in today’s culinary training and educational markets.

In addition to offering culinary instruction for home cooks and cooks training for the culinary industry, Rouxbe also offers two unique professional certification courses as a way to gain a solid foundation in essential culinary techniques for cooks at all levels. These 6 month online courses can be completed during spare time, making them the perfect complement to those with busy schedules. They include hundreds of instructional training videos and recipes, as well as live events, adaptive learning assessments, and practice activities that are graded by Rouxbe faculty.

Rouxbe’s Professional Cook Certification Course is geared towards aspiring cooks, culinary students, those already working in the food and culinary industry, or for anyone who seeks an intensive immersion in culinary skill and knowledge development. Over the past few years, dozens of professional food and hospitality clients have adopted Rouxbe’s platform for use in their internal training programs, including the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC.

Rouxbe’s Professional Plant-Based Certification Course is for aspiring plant-based cooks, or anyone who seeks an intensive immersion in culinary skill and knowledge development with plant-based cuisine.

“Our professional certification programs have been incredibly well received by our students and partners” said Joe Girard, co-founder and CEO of Rouxbe, “Our platform is designed to provide a much more economical option for aspiring cooks who seek to secure quality employment while they learn, rather than being laden with excessive student loan debt, then trying to find work to pay it off.”

Learn more about Rouxbe’s Professional Culinary Certification Courses.

Note: There are still some seats left for September 3rd offering of this course. If you are interested in enrolling, select your seat before they get snapped up – $200 off the regular price, so only $799 for a professional cook education. Stay tuned for upcoming news regarding Continuing Education Credits for Rouxbe Professional Certification courses.

 

About Rouxbe

Founded in 2005, Rouxbe is the world’s leading online cooking school. We deliver technique instruction and training to over 140,000 home cooks, culinary students, professional cooks and healthcare professionals in over 180 countries.

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

 

 

 

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.