Rouxbe announced its 10-hour Kitchen QuickStart training course will immediately be available for free. The offering comes as the industry struggles to find qualified staff. The online course is designed to provide returning and new frontline kitchen staff the fundamentals necessary to ensure a smooth transition into the kitchen.
The course includes 10-hours of instruction, with 14 key lessons that range from using a chef’s knife and roasting vegetables, to vinaigrette basics and poultry fundamentals. There are over 50 instructional videos, with knowledge check quizzes after each section. At completion, students will be knowledgeable in a variety of cooking methods, ingredients and kitchen terminology that will help them hit the ground running.
“Not every restaurant can continue to raise wages in the hopes of securing employees, however by offering training, they are able to invest in their employees in a way that can benefit everyone -- from the employee to the restaurant owner,” said Scott Samuel, Vice President of Culinary at Rouxbe.
Access to the course can be found at https://rouxbe.com/industry-training/.
The Kitchen QuickStart course is an introduction to Rouxbe’s professional courses. For restaurant managers looking to further their staff’s education, Rouxbe also offers a 30-hour Basic Training Course, a 110-hour Pro-Course, and in-depth courses in Seafood Literacy, Plant-Based Foundations, Introduction to Pastry Arts and more.