The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) announced last month a new offering in its suite of acclaimed ProChef® online culinary training tools.
ProChef for Culinary Programs is an innovative, ready-to-use digital framework that imparts fundamental skills, techniques, and theory. The program is ideal for vocational tech and community college culinary programs, as well as independent restaurants and foodservice businesses.
For culinary educators, this new model means access to the highest caliber culinary training—whether their students aspire to one day attend CIA or simply seek a solid foundational knowledge. For businesses, it can be a powerful workforce development tool, helping to ensure consistency across the kitchen, and providing an opportunity to expand to more advanced offerings—including managerial training—once complete. And, because it’s delivered online, users have 24/7 access to learning–on any device–in both English and Latin American Spanish.
“Traditionally, ProChef has been offered as an enterprise solution for multi-unit, large-scale foodservice and hospitality organizations,” said Brad Barnes, certified master chef, and director of CIA Consulting & Industry Programs. “We are continually asked for a training solution that better fits the needs—and the budgets—of educators and small businesses and therefore, set out to create a program that both delivers on that, and provides the same high-quality curriculum.”
Consisting of 20 short courses, this flexible curriculum readily aligns with almost any culinary training and helps ensure consistency and confidence. For a limited time, a one-year subscription of ProChef, which accommodates up to 100 users, is available for $180.
The program joins the CIA’s growing portfolio of on-line programs including the CIA’s online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Leadership. The program enables CIA associate degree holders to upgrade to a bachelor’s degree. With convenient, accessible part-time study, foodservice professionals can work—at their own pace. This online BBA program is designed specifically for AOS alumni with at least four years of full-time, progressive work experience after graduating. The CIA program features advanced knowledge from the same world-class faculty. It also offers essential connections with business leaders that you’ll carry with you throughout your career.
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.