Training with Top Chefs

Top Chef University is a web-based interactive training system designed to quickly teach the average person how to cook like a pro and master the art of cooking. From mastering the backyard BBQ to creating unbelievable dishes for entertaining, you can now earn your own Top Chef title and impress the pickiest eaters, the most finicky family members and even the most calloused critics.

Step Up to the Butcher’s Block

From preparing mise en place to cooking the perfect steak, Top Chef University offers the fundamental basics of cooking to advanced culinary techniques from professional chefs. Courseware includes instruction on kitchen equipment, basic knife skills, food preparation and restaurant-quality recipes. Test your culinary knowledge and practice cooking alongside Top Chef instructors with printable recipes, fully explained glossary of food terms, cooking tips and tools, and comprehensive ingredient lists.

Experience a cutting edge interactive culinary training platform and master professional cooking techniques and food preparation methods with one-on-one instruction from your favorite Top Chef chef’testants.

From Bravo’s Emmy and James Beard award-winning reality cooking show, Top Chef University brings culinary excellence to your kitchen. Sharpen your cooking skills and recreate your favorite dishes at home.

Make winning dishes from the chef’testants in the comfort of your own home. Complete all recipes and courseware to become “Top Chef Certified” and receive a printable Certificate of Completion. Don’t wait for the next episode to create a culinary masterpiece! Bravo’s Top Chef chef’testants will instruct you with easy, step-by-step, video-based courses in your own home kitchen.


The web-based interactive training and communication platform is designed to allow a fully immersive training experience and state-of-the-art accountability features. Testing, tracking, and measuring capabilities engage users to foster retention for maximum benefit and return on investment. Accessible anytime and on any device, training can be completed from home.

  • Built by professional chefs for home cooks: Former Top Chef contestants serve as your personal guide as you experience immersive, interactive virtual training modules.
  • Internet Accessibility 24/7: Accessible anytime on any web-enabled desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
  • Easy-to-use: Our user-friendly platform makes navigation simple for all skill levels. Once logged in, you will be able to begin cooking with just a few clicks of the mouse.
  • Virtual interactivity: Uniquely designed testing mechanisms allow users to actively participate and engage to foster comprehension and retention. Repeat and review key courses and recipes as you advance through the training.


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Getting Started

Chapter One Video Tutorial

Ready to get cooking? This course shows you how to prep your kitchen, how to stock it, equip it, and set up. You’ll also learn basic knife skills and get introduced on how to cook fruits, veggies and herbs.

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Stocks, Soups, Sauces & Salads

Chapter Two Video Tutorial

This is where you’ll learn about the building blocks of cooking: stocks, soups and sauces. We’ll also delve into salads, covering the specific principles, techniques and how to cook with different recipes.

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Saute, Boil & Grill

Chapter Three Video Tutorial

This course covers the basic cooking techniques of sauteing, boiling and grilling – from the fundamentals, to advanced principles, you’ll work with different ingredients to cover it all.

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Roast, Braise, Fry & Confit

Chapter Four Video Tutorial

This course covers more cooking techniques: roasting, braising, frying and confit – a method of food preservation that is a staple of French cooking. Working with different meats and vegetables you’ll learn how to cook with all the subtleties it takes to use these techniques like a pro.

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Vegetables, Eggs & Dairy

Chapter Five Video Tutorial

Do amazing things with the most basic ingredients. This is where we explore how to cook with different possibilities and techniques using veggies, eggs, dairy and cheese.

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Pork & Poultry

Chapter Six Video Tutorial

This course offers lessons on how to cook with the best of poultry and pig. Explore a wealth of recipes for different cuts of pork, and chicken along with dishes created for turkey, quail and duck.

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Beef, Lamb & Beyond

Chapter Seven Video Tutorial

We’ll break down some of the basic cuts of beef and show you how to cook them to perfection. Then we’ll work with lamb giving you some great recipes before finally moving on to how to prepare the awesome world of offal.

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From The Ocean

Chapter Eight Video Tutorial

This course dives into the basics of fish and how to cook with it to achieve amazing results. Immerse yourself in recipes for scallops, oysters, mussels, clams, shrimp, crab and lobster.

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Good Harvest

Chapter Nine Video Tutorial

No need to go against the grain. Here you’ll explore the art of making pasta and creating delicious dishes from grains like rice, bulgar, barley and grits. You’ll also rise to the occasion with lessons on breadbaking.

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Just Desserts

Chapter Ten Video Tutorial

Now it’s time for the best part – dessert. Learn how to make fruits, cookies, cakes, pies, tarts, custards, puddings and more. There’s something for every sweet tooth.

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Global Cuisine

Chapter Eleven Video Tutorial

Here’s your passport to a world of flavors and exciting ingredients. We’ll explore how to cook with a variety of cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, Spanish, Thai, Mexican and German.

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Entertaining & Advanced

Chapter Twelve Video Tutorial

Now you’re ready for something a little more…complicated. In this course, we’ll cover some advanced techniques for truly entertaining recipes – along with the science of some modern cooking methods.


 Stephanie Izard Top Chef Season 4 Winner Chicago
Stephanie Izard

Top Chef Season 4
Winner Chicago

Kevin Gillespie Top Chef Season 6 Finalist Las Vegas
Kevin Gillespie

Top Chef Season 6
Finalist Las Vegas

Carla Hall Top Chef Season 5 Runner-Up New York
Carla Hall

Top Chef Season 5
Runner-Up New York

Nikki Cascone Top Chef Season 4 Chicago
Nikki Cascone

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Spike Mendelsohn

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Dale Levitski

Top ChefSeason 3

Ariane Duarte

Top ChefSeason 5
New York

Chris CJ Jacobson

Top ChefSeason 3

Brian Malarkey

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Marcel Vigneron

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Las Angeles

Richard Blais

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Top Chef University
Monthly Membership


⋅ Complete coursework from basics to masters, it’s like a live culinary school in your own home.

⋅ More than 60 hours of instructional videos created by Top Chef University.

⋅ One-on-one training with your favorite Top Chef Chef’testants.

⋅ Learn from America’s up and coming chefs.

⋅ Members-only interactive training exclusively from the official Top Chef University studio, unavailable anywhere else.

⋅ Schools’ in session 24/7 so you can learn on your own schedule.

⋅ The flexibility and portability to take the Top Chefs into your kitchen with you.

⋅ Learn for a fraction of the cost of a live culinary school.

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Top Chef University
Annual Membership


⋅ Everything included in the Monthly Membership, but at a lower annual membership fee.

⋅ Save 33% over Monthly Membership.

⋅ 30 day satisfaction money back guarantee.

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