Rouxbe is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver (NWCAV) â?? a progressive and unique chef training school built, owned, and operated by its dedicated chef instructors.
â??Our work with NWCAV is a natural extension for Rouxbe, and compliments our mission to provide at-home cooks with the worldâ??s best online culinary resource,â? said Rouxbe President and CEO, Joe Girard. â??What sets Rouxbe apart from other online offerings is our application of a proven learning process that has been used for decades to teach professional chefs around the world. Our partnership with NWCAV will help us further strengthen our offerings.â?
Starting in October and continuing over the next two years, NWCAV and Rouxbe will begin production of the worldâ??s first online video-based cooking school, covering over 250 culinary techniques. â??There are basically two approaches to cooking: you can either be a â??slaveâ?? to a recipe, or you can let skill and technique set you free. Through our partnership with Rouxbe, we will bring our core technique curriculum online, and change the way people learn how to cook at home forever,” said NWCAV co-owner and Chef, Tony Minichiello.
NWCAV and Rouxbe expect the first few chapters of the online school to be available in early 2008. Students will then be able to progress through 3 different levels containing 12 chapters per level, over the course of the next couple of years. At-home cooks will even be able to take optional online exams to monitor their progress.
Enrollment will be $99 US per year starting in September or $199 for a lifetime membership We have extended our introductory offer to the end of the year, of which fifteen percent goes to support Rouxbe for Life â?? the Companyâ??s Social Program to feed hungry school children in developing countries. This offering will be included in all current memberships, so if you are already a Rouxbe Member or Founding Rouxbe Member, you’re all set. Also note that prices will increase from $49 per year to $99 starting late September in 2008, so if you haven’t signed up yet at our discounted rates, you still have a little time.