Cooking And Kitchen Essentials: Tools For Every Home Chef
4.0 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
526 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Cooking And Kitchen Essentials: Tools For Every Home Chef to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Cooking And Kitchen Essentials: Tools For Every Home Chef

Teaching the foundations of the good cuisine with project based learning you can eat!
4.0 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
526 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will know sanitation, how to pick good food, and how to prepare essential dishes. In sum you will have the tools needed to get day to day cooking accomplished with no fear or trepidation.
View Curriculum
  • No kitchen or cooking knowledge is needed however you will need the basic pans, and utensils to start your cooking journey

 Struggle with cooking the basics in the kitchen? Tired of brown eggs and cutting yourself with a knife? We will show you the techniques that chef’s use to create repeatable success. Rob Roath has worked with some of the biggest catering companies and restaurant enterprises in the states. We will tackle everything you need to impress your family, friends and most of all yourself.

Here is a quick look at what this course will cover:

    -Safety in the kitchen

    -How to choose quality fruits, vegetables, and meats

    -Cutting with confidence

    -My pro tips from years in the kitchen

Just imagine making these dishes by the end of our journey:

    -Garlic Guacamole

    -Fresh Mango Salsa

This is just the start of your journey chef. Look for our other courses that will enrich your playbook and expand what you can prepare with mastery. Welcome to Foodie Cooking School.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone that is looking to get a firm foundation on the essential skills of the home chef.
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Introduction and icebreaker
1 Lecture 02:57

Time to get to know one another. I tell you a bit about me and I encourage you to post to the boards about yourself and a kitchen nightmare story.

Preview 02:57
Kitchen Sanitation and Safety
1 Lecture 09:10

It is critical to know the rules of the road when it comes to food. It can taste great and still be dangerous of not properly handled. I know this is not the most exciting thing to learn, however stick with me and we will learn how to make all your food safe. 

Preview 09:10
Proper Hand Washing Proceedure
1 Lecture 00:28

Just a quick example of what proper hand washing should look like. 

Preview 00:28
How To Pick Good Vegetables
1 Lecture 14:57

The key to any great food is the ingredients we put into it. We walk through some key things to look for in some popular fruits and vegetables. 

How to pick quality fruits and vegetables
How To Pick Good Meats And Fish
3 Lectures 26:21

With most things in life there is an assortment of jargon that needs to be learned. We go over some for cooking so you know what it means and how it can impact your food. 

Meats Introduction And Definitions

We go over the cuts and common cooking techniques for beef, lamb, and chicken. Using the correct cut with the proper cooking method is half the battle. 

Meat Cuts

Fish is tackled here as a separate matter. We go into some terms as well as proper handling of the product.

Fish Terms And Proper Handling
Kitchen Tips: Wisdom From Years In The Kitchen
4 Lectures 03:11

Ever have your potatoes turn brown? We have the fix for you. 

Kitchen Tips: How To Prevent Potatoes From Rusting

Quick hacks are the mainstay for any kitchen worker. We cover one that can speed up your processing of herbs like cilantro and parsley. 

Kitchen Tips: How To Cut Herbs

There is nothing worse than getting chili residue in your eye. I can attest from personal experience. Here is a cool tip to alleviate this. 

Kitchen Tips: How To Get Chili Heat Off Your Hands

Ever wonder why chefs can cut onions without issue? I saw you the hack we used in the kitchens. 

Kitchen Tips: Never Cry While Cutting Onions Again
Kitchen Gadgetry: Tools Of The Kitchen And How To Use Them
3 Lectures 11:21

As this is a beginning cooking course I wanted to give you an idea of the tools of the trade and what they would be commonly be used.

Kitchen Gadgetry: Tools Overview

We quickly go over what the paper products are in the kitchen and give you some tips along the way.

Kitchen Gadgetry: Common Papers And How To Use Them

We show you the peeler we love as well as another one that you most likely have never seen.

Kitchen Gadgetry: Various Types Of Peelers
Knives And Their Uses
2 Lectures 07:02

If there is an essential tool of the kitchen to master it would be the knife. With that said there are many different types that are used for specialized purposes. We look into that quickly here. 

Kitchen Knives: Various Knives And Their Uses

You can really look pretty professional if you sharpen your knife with a steel. Well I never really mastered that so I show you how the mere mortals do it.

Kitchen Knives: Sharpening
The Prep Kitchen: Cutting Fruits And Vegetables
11 Lectures 27:09

Cantaloupe can be a tricky fruit to deal with. I show you how I did it when I was a prep cook in a salad bar. Cutting items 2 hours a day can gleam some cool tricks.

The Prep Kitchen: Cutting Cantaloupe

Cutting down hard vegetables presents unique issues. I show you how to deal with this slippery problem.

The Prep Kitchen: Cutting Carrots

We present a couple of different ways to cut down long items like chives and green onions. 

The Prep Kitchen: Cutting Chives

The mango has quite a unique secret inside. We show you what it is as well as how to dice it with a quick hack.

The Prep Kitchen: Cutting Mango

Avocados are a main stay for anything Mexican. I show you a quick hack on how to deal with this quickly and with no mess. 

The Prep Kitchen: Cutting Avocados

There is a real quick and easy answer for cutting tomatoes and not smashing them along the way. We show you what this magical tool is. 

The Prep Kitchen: Cutting Tomatoes

I am not sure who actually loves to cut these vegetables, however I show you a quick way to deal with them so you can move on to other cutting tasks.

The Prep Kitchen: Cutting Onions

We go over how to peel quickly and effectively as well as common cuts. 

The Prep Kitchen: Peeling And Cutting Potatoes

Julienne and chiffonade cuts can really made things look really pro. We show you how to do this with kale however this method could be done with just about any flat leafy green. 

The Prep Kitchen: Julienne and Chiffonade Kale

Breaking down chili can really take some time. We present a quick fire method to get them chopped and seeded in no time. 

The Prep Kitchen: Cutting Jalepenos

Who needs a juicer when you have a fork around right? We show you a cool hack to get juice out of any citrus with a common utensil. 

The Prep Kitchen: Juicing Limes
Challenge: Mango Cha-Cha Salsa
3 Lectures 07:36

Here is the recipe for the mango salsa for you to have when you try to prepare it.

Recipe: Cha-Cha Mango Salsa

It is more important for me to show you why I do what I do as much as how. That way you can create your own recipes using my methods. The approach videos give you the insight into the dish. 

Challenge: My Approach To Mango Salsa

For your first challenge we tackle mango salsa. Pull up your sleeves and get going. Don't forget to post your pictures to the boards. 

Challenge: Mango Cha-Cha Salsa
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Chef, author, and food blogger foodiecookingschool com
4.0 Average rating
5 Reviews
526 Students
1 Course
Chef, author, and food blogger/critic

Teaching foodies worldwide how to cook delicious dishes. Even if you do not know how to cook we will get you cooking like a chef soon enough. Wow your guests with fantastic cuisine. Rob Roath is a chef, author and food blogger. He has worked for some of the top catering companies in Denver like Epicurean and Three Tomatoes. Created recipes for Wild Oats and was a corporate pantry developer for Macaroni grill. No matter your skill he will show you how to use ingredients and the perfect wine to create awesome experiences.