The Most Comprehensive Online Cooking Course
The Forks Cooking Course includes 55 hours of content you can complete at your own pace. By the end of the course, you’ll receive 30 credits from the American Culinary Federation and have no trouble getting healthy, plant-based meals on the table every day!
Includes lessons on:
- Choosing knives and mastering knife skills
- Cooking without oil and creating healthier stocks and sauces
- Time-saving cooking strategies and more
You’ll also get:
- Lifetime access to all course content
- Virtual Q&As and support from your instructors
- Quizzes to track your progress
Sample Course Videos
Looking For a Shorter Course?
Our new Essentials Course is 20 hours of in-depth instruction on foundational skills, taught in the same format by our seasoned instructors. It’s perfect for beginners or anyone looking for an online cooking course with a shorter time commitment!
- Course begins: August 11
Frequently Asked Questions
- What material is covered in these courses?
View the complete course syllabus chart here.
- Is there a time limit to complete these online cooking courses?
The courses are self-paced and designed to allow you to learn to cook online 24/7 from any high-speed-internet-connected device. While you will have access to the course content for life, students taking The Ultimate Course have 90 days to complete all activities and pass in order to earn their Certificate of Completion.
- How many hours per week do I need to plan for?
Students progress at their own pace and to schedule their learning as they see fit. However, students in The Ultimate Course interested in earning their certificate of completion should expect to spend an average of five or more hours per week in the course. This will vary from person to person based on learning style and experience with plant-based cooking.
- What type of support do I get with these online courses?
We pride ourselves on providing students with the support they need to become better, more confident cooks. Throughout the course, you’ll have multiple opportunities to engage with our instructors and student support team This includes regular live Q&A sessions. Additionally, there are discussion forums where you can engage with anyone who’s learning how to cook.
- What is your cancellation policy?
Once you pay for this course, 25 percent is immediately nonrefundable. We understand that sometimes circumstances beyond your control may require you to withdraw from a course. We’ll work with you on a case-by-case basis if any circumstance arises within the first week of your course. However, after seven days, we no longer offer refunds.
- What equipment will I need?
A basic set of pots, pans, standard bakeware, mixing and serving bowls, utensils, a comfortable knife, steamer basket, and standard blender. We will also walk you through these requirements in the first units of the course.
Hear From Our Students
I have learned more in the past ten weeks than I had thought possible! Well done, the course is terrific.
This cooking course enabled me to make delicious dishes. My husband now describes me as an amazing cook.
They’ve shown me how flavorful plant-based cooking can be! I’ve also learned how I can prepare these delicious meals without using oil.
I am relatively new to this way of eating and feel much more knowledgeable and equipped now to continue successfully with it in the future.
My family loved tasting all of the new dishes, and it has expanded my repertoire of meals to make during the week. I give this course FIVE STARS!!!
As a nutritionist, I wanted to help my patients to eat healthier, and now I can do it.
Experience the Power of a Plant-Based Diet
Always get your fill
Plant-based foods are naturally low in calories and high in fiber, so you never have to worry about going hungry.
Lower your cholesterol
All our recipes are oil-free and use naturally cholesterol-free ingredients—good news for your heart health!
Prevent or reverse disease
Research has shown that following a whole-food, plant-based diet can prevent, halt, or even reverse chronic conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Lessen Environmental Impact
It’s a fact: Relying on plant-based foods uses fewer resources and places much less stress on our planet.