Rouxbe & Chad Sarno Assembling an Army of Plant-Based Cooks to Change the World

by · November 23, 2013

We are excited to announce a preview of our most ambitious project:

Rouxbe’s Plant-Based Professional Certification Course

This is a major step forward with our course offerings. With this course we switch gears from a focus on the casual, yet serious home cook, to the professional cook that wants to develop their skills and knowledge to lead industry and global wellness change.*

The Certification

Rouxbe seeks to train a small army of cooks, chef instructors, life coaches, health advocates and healthcare professionals, that will help us lead industry and wellness change. This certification course is the first step towards driving this change. It will not be for everyone. It is extensive, requires a serious time commitment, has a high standard for a passing grade, and a six-month time limit for completion. But for those of you to whom it appeals, we know it will change your life, as you help to change the lives and health of others.

With this course you will experience our highest level of chef support, including live sessions with our chef instructors, many challenging new exercises and more rigorous assessments that will stretch your plant-based brain, not to mention the way you think about food and cooking in general. This course will move you beyond recipes to a new level of culinary awareness – one that will get you thinking and improvising like a professional cook.

Given the comprehensive nature of this course and instructor interaction, this course is limited to only 250 students and will cost students $1,499.99 USD (discounted at $999.99 for this inaugural offering only).

Please keep in mind that all of the instructional content from this course will also be packaged up for general Rouxbe site members in smaller, less demanding course offerings that have no time limit. So if you’d rather follow along at your own pace, the content will become available to you over time outside of this course.

Course launch date is January 20, 2014. If you want in, you’ll need to enroll right away by selecting your seat (note: please ensure that you are logged in and have a proper profile picture – no pictures of your cat please).

If you have any questions about the Plant-Based Professional Certification Course, please contact us directly at

* While this course is an “animal-free” culinary course, we will also be offering a Professional Culinary Certification Course in the New Year that will mirror the rigorous training students receive in professional culinary programs. Sign up here to get on our mailing list for more announcements about this!

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  1. Gayle Voigt says:

    I’m enrolled in the plant-based professional cooking school and have received notification that the course is half-over (a while back). I’m really struggling to catch up after a couple of months overseas taking care of family matters, and being bombarded with unexpected work since getting back. I have received a one month extension and will endeavor to finish the course on time. Really hoping I can do it!

    My question is this. I have not been able to be online for any of the live events because it conflicts with my work schedule. Nor have I been able to view the class live events after the fact. When I click on the tab in the course dashboard for live events it just lists future ones, and when I click on recorded events I only get the choice of guest speakers, not the class events. Can you tell me how to access these?

    Thank you

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