Our Online Culinary School is Open!

by Jennifer Iannolo

You’ve been asking, so we thought 2010 would be a great time to open the doors of our new online school, the Culinary Media Network Academy. From cooking techniques to lifestyle tips, we’ll be adding the types of classes that will help take your kitchen and entertaining skills to the next level. If you have a restaurant or food business, we’ll also show you how to leverage social media to improve your bottom line with our Restaurant Social Media 101 course.

The walls are freshly painted, and we’ve got some initial pieces live, including some of our favorite recipe collections, sets of Chef Mark’s Cooking Tips and our Entertaining Survival Guide — the perfect companion to our Gilded Fork: Entertaining at Home cookbook. We’ll soon be launching my Bachelor’s Boot Camp (the first victim student is in NYC this week), so keep an eye out for that. In the coming months we’ll be adding more classes in various formats, from text to audio and video courses.

Now here’s where you come in: We need your feedback to create our curriculum! If you have a burning desire (no pun) to learn how to purchase and cook different types of meats, or if you’ve always wanted to perfect your knife skills, we are open to your suggestions. Tell us what you want and we’ll create it. If you sign up for the Academy now, you’ll receive special pricing on new classes that come out.

Please add your feedback below and tell us how we can help you take your cooking and entertaining skills to the next level. We’ll see you in class!

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Tenina January 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I would love a ‘chef’ glossary, language (in the nicest possible way) class! Often I read a recipe and have to do a search on some of the terminology used…thanks and good luck!

Carissa Caramanis O'Brien January 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm

This is great! I would love to see you address some approachable ethnic dishes that incorporate authentic but accessible ingredients. I would also welcome unique concepts for entertaining, particularly with new ideas for simple desserts that please. Best of luck with the online school, and let me know how my foodie friends and I can help.

Best regards,

Jerry January 2, 2010 at 1:33 am

Love the idea have a laptop in the kitchen can’t wait to see how this works.

Jennifer Iannolo January 2, 2010 at 1:34 am

Thanks for your feedback, ladies and gent. Keep the suggestions coming!

Kiesha January 2, 2010 at 11:15 am

This is a great idea! I’d love to see tips for impressive plating techniques.

Conni January 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Fool proof tart shells and pie crusts.

Nancy August 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I’d love to see a course on all lower fat, lower carb, “healthy” eating. Less use of sugars, white flour, and high fat ingredients, i.e. cream. That would be a challenge for sure, but very beneficial.

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