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Cooking- Introduction to Culinary Skills

Gain an expert chef’s insight into tips, tricks, and secrets that will cover the lastest techniques, ingredients, tools, flavors and skills in cooking.

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Course Description

Professor

Kari Rich

Mrs. Rich is a Chef with a Culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu. She's a well-known restaurant consultant and has been running kitchens for over 17 years

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  • Beginner (No experience needed)
  • 24 Lessons Online
  • No Schedules, Self-Paced
  • Detailed Videos & Exercises
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This course will provide the foundational culinary skills in your path to become a Chef, or for anyone looking to elevate their cooking to delicious and impressive meals.

The course ensures students will know and learn cooking terminology and be able to apply the latest and best culinary techniques. The terminology and techniques are Classical French in nature with an emphasis on growing research, trends, and new learning to keep the students up to speed with current and historically proven skills. Students learn to properly care of kitchen tools and equipment as well as develop confidence in a kitchen space. Also addressed is order of operations, time management and patience.

Sample Lesson List

  • Cooking – Ingredients, Technique, and Flavor
  • From Poach to Steam- Moist Heat Cooking
  • Your Most Essential Tool- Knives
  • Sauces- From Beurre Blanc to Béchamel
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A Career in Culinary Arts and Food

The culinary industry is fun, creative, fast-paced, and delicious! There are a variety of careers and sub-specialities for those with a culinary degree, and someone can work for a hip restaurant, create their own, work at hotels or cruise ships around the world, etc. The following is sample job data on salary and growth from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for jobs as a master or executive chef, along with recommendations based on our research.

National Avg. Salary

$45,920

Job Growth Rate

8.9%

Degree Recommended

Associate's

Attributes

  • Fast Paced Career
  • Flexible Hours
  • Skill-Based Work
  • Work With Your Hands

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A master or executive chef is the ultimate leader of a kitchen and its staff. His/her role is to ensure exceptional customer service, and that requires menu and recipe creation, staff hiring, training, and management, food ordering, order expediting, and improving workflow processes in the back of house.

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