Penn Foster Career School’s online Gourmet Cooking Certificate program will cover how to create stocks, sauces, and soups; baking and pastry; and breakfast, garde manger, and world cuisines. It also includes cooking labs and videos so you can start impressing family and friends in no time.
Penn Foster's Gourmet Cooking Certificate Program instructs students on the fundamentals of various cooking methods, as well as the tricks and techniques to create flavorful gourmet presentations.
In this cooking lab, you'll caramelize onions to create a caramelized onion frittata, and present your dish with one of the beautiful presentation options in this supplement. You'll slice onions, determine if eggs are fresh, sun dry tomatoes, and learn the difference between an omelet, a quiche, and a frittata.
Textbook: The Professional Chef
Video: Chef Skills
You will stir-fry beans in this cooking lab. Stir-frying is one of the oldest cooking methods in the world. Choose accompaniments for your dish, and create delicious sauces.
Video: Stir-Fried Beans
In your first cooking lab supplement, you’ll sear beef with arugula and onions to create a delicious dish.
Create a creamy, delicious layer of béarnaise sauce with thin, carefully placed slices of filet—seared to perfection—accompanied by olive-shaped château potatoes.
In this cooking lab, you'll create a French rack of lamb served with mint chutney.
Video: Filet with Red Wine Mushrooms
Prepare a chicken breast stuffed with cheese, olives, and herbs. Then, prepare chicken breasts using the alternative recipes and presentation options presented in this cooking lab.
Video: Stuffed Chicken Breast
In this cooking lab, prepare a whole striped sea bass stuffed with herbs.
Video: Seared Tuna
Cook Sesame Shiitake Noodles, a delicious, robust dish with garlic, ginger, and shiitake mushrooms. Select a grater, and learn about different types of ginger.
In this cooking lab, create a delicious phyllo pear tart with a beautiful presentation, and pair it with dessert wine!
In this cooking lab, prepare an entire meal of red cabbage and spinach salad, salmon in parchment with shrimp and peppers, and chartreuse melon with berries. Each piece of the meal will come out on time and delicious!