Looking for reviews on the Rouxbe Culinary Rx class and wondering if it’s worth it? If you’re on a plant-based diet, you enjoy cooking, and you want to learn how to make tasty meals, then I have to say, yes, it’s definitely worth it!
I took this cooking class from Rouxbe, and I would highly recommend it.
What’s really great about Rouxbe is that they offer more than just the Culinary Rx cooking course if you’re interested in expanding your horizons in the kitchen even more. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’ll discuss all of that later.
First, let me take you through my experience with the Culinary Rx course.
How Does the Culinary Rx Course Work?
I first have to say that going through this class was such a fun, informative and creative experience. I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up, and I honestly didn’t know if it was going to be worth my time and money.
My expectations were exceeded.
Here’s how it works.
You have a syllabus that you follow throughout the course and you watch videos, complete tasks and you even have to send in homework sometimes! Usually, the homework is a picture and a description of a task you just completed.
The Culinary Rx Syllabus
Here’s the syllabus for Culinary Rx. You can go to Rouxbe.com and look at the syllabuses for any of the courses.
You’ll go through a set of tasks in each unit. Usually, there’s a quiz at the end of each unit. So, pay attention! 🙂
Tasks & Homework
There are times when you have to do a task and in order to get a grade, you’ll need to submit a photo and a description. What’s awesome is that you can make your photos public and you can compare with other students who are also doing the course.
In the first photo, we were tasked with cooking garlic. We had to compare it when it was cooked at a lower temperature versus a higher temperature and what that did to the taste. In the second photo, I had to prep a cauliflower recipe. I might be a better cook now, but I’m certainly no photographer! lol
The classes are done with video lessons. The videos are extremely easy to follow.
Your Rouxbe Dashboard
Once you’re a Rouxbe member, you’ll have a dashboard that looks like this.
Some people do great with written goals. You can set those here.
In your dashboard, you can also see the courses that you’re working on, or that you’ve completed. As you can see, I’ve already done this one, and I passed! Woo hoo!
What’s really great is that once you become a member or sign up for a course, you get access to Rouxbe.com’s database of recipes!
(You also have continuous access to their webinars, which are really, really good. They do them on different topics like learning about and using different types of noodles, Ask the Doctor, Valentine’s Chocolates and so much more!)
Access to Rouxbe’s Recipe Database & Courses
You can see that you can check a box that shows plant-based recipes only.
Once you’ve purchased a course, you’ll continue to have access to that course. So you can always go back and relearn a lesson.
As you can see, there’s so much to see and do in the Rouxbe Online Cooking Class. I really had fun going through it, and I think you will too.
What Kind of Food Will You Make in the Culinary Rx Course?
You will learn how to properly cook things like:
- Rice pilaf
- Roasted vegetables
- Dried beans
These are the types of foods you’ll be learning how to cook:
You’ll also learn about batch cooking, which is extremely helpful if you’re a busy person, as I’m sure you are.
If you enjoy cooking or want to learn some new skills, especially in the plant-based world, then I highly recommend you giving this a try. What’s better than going to school in the comfort of your own home? You can even go to school in your jammies if you want. I ain’t judgin’.
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Rouxbe Culinary Rx Review – Pros & Cons
Not everything in life is perfect, but the Rouxbe Culinary Rx course is pretty close. From my perspective, here are the pros and cons of this course.
- Convenient. Attend class from the comfort of your own home.
- Easy-to-follow video instructions.
- Learn a variety of new skills including knife sharpening, the proper way to cut vegetables and cooking without oil.
- Go at your own pace.
- Have access to Rouxbe’s database of recipes.
- Have access to your classes forever.
- You have to finish within the 60-day window. You can get an extension, but there’s a fee for that.
I truly think of any more cons. It was such a great experience learning with Rouxbe.
Other Rouxbe Course Options
Rouxbe.com offers several different courses, plus they have a membership option. Let’s go over these options to see what they offer and how much they cost.
Rouxbe Monthly Membership
Here’s what you get with the Rouxbe monthly membership:
You pay just $9.99 per month, or you can pay for a whole year for a discounted price. Give it a try before you buy. They offer a free 7-day trial so you can check it out.
This is the course that I took you through above. It’s 60 days, and you have to complete your classes in that time. This is a plant-based course. You can start this course at any time. The price has gone down since I took it, so you are lucky! It’s just $49.99.
Essential Vegan Desserts
According to Rouxbe, “Essential Vegan Desserts is an online course based on Fran Costigan’s popular Vegan Baking Boot Camp. This 90-day course focuses on essential techniques and recipes so you can create quality vegan desserts with confidence.” Price: $399.99
Look at some of the food you’ll make in this course. Yum!
Professional Plant-Based Certification Course
If you really want to increase your skill level with plant-based cooking, this is the course for you. This course has 18 units with 85 lessons and over 200 instructional videos. This course gets a solid 4.8 out of 5 stars. (Check out the reviews here.) Price: $1039.99. (Or they have a no-interest payment option.)
Check out some of the food you’ll be making in this course:
Professional Cook Certification
If you’re not 100% plant-based, this could be an option for you. This is a 6-month course with over 200 instructional videos. Price: $799.99 (They have a no-interest payment option for this one.)
I hope this Rouxbe Culinary Rx review helped you to decide if it’s worth it or not. In my personal opinion, after going through the course, I definitely think it was worth it. It was a lot of fun to learn new skills in the kitchen centered on a plant-based diet.
You can see that Rouxbe offers a lot of options when it comes to courses and classes, and if you’re having trouble deciding where to start, then I would definitely recommend the Culinary Rx class. It’s not too expensive and it’ll give you a great taste of what Rouxbe is all about.
After that, you can expand your skills with their membership or one of their professional courses.