We are excited to welcome you to the Professional Cook Certification course!
Once you purchase the course, you can start right away, even though the official start date is October 11th. You now have access to the entire course content to work on at your own pace. There are no specific days or times that you are required to be online and no specific due dates for your assignments. The only stipulation is that you must complete the course requirements within 9 months of the official start date (July 12th) to earn the certification.
Find your course by clicking My Courses. You will find your course on your Rouxbe dashboard under the My Courses tab.
Getting Started — Click the Start Course bar and you’ll be taken to the Course Home View. If you are new to Rouxbe be sure to start with the Platform Tour to familiarize yourself with the course structure you’ll be working in.
When you’re ready, dive into Task 1. The first several tasks are text to help orient you. The course structure will walk you through everything else as you go! Remember, this is a self-paced course so you can begin and pause at any time. Most students report spending 10-12 hours per week to stay on pace to complete the course within 9 months.
Take a few minutes to define your goals — Tell us about your story. Login to your dashboard to complete these sections. We will do our best to help you reach the goals you’ve defined.
Add your profile picture HERE while you are logged in. Please use a real face photo!
Understand how our instructors and team support you as we grade your assessments and answer your questions. Please read this HERE.
Your equipment list, found HERE, outlines which items are needed throughout the course. While not all will be used right away it’s important to have them available when the lesson requires. To get started, make sure you have the following:
- Sharp knife and cutting board
- Sturdy sauté pan and large pot
- Set of 8 small bowls for your mise en place.
Want to be part of our student-only Facebook group? JOIN NOW (optional) to introduce yourself and interact with fellow students, current students and alumni — share tips and tricks, ask questions and celebrate your progress!
Live Events — These events are intended to complement your course experience and are voluntary. If you cannot attend a live event, they will be recorded and available for archive viewing within a few hours. Access a live or recorded event by clicking the Live Events tab at the top right of your dashboard.
As a reminder, this 6-month course is self-paced and available to you 24/7—so you can begin and pause at any time. Plan on spending 12-15 hours every week to stay on pace.
Need support? Our Student Support team is available 7-days a week. Please contact us with any questions you have.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Your Rouxbe Instructors and Team