Cookology21 Professional Culinary School Rolls Out Virtual Program
Course offerings include on-site training; separate Spanish-speaking program; daytime and evening options nearly 50% off
By: K-Will Communications, LLC
On-site classes take place 1-2 days per week for a few hours per day, while 70% of the program takes place at home via WebEx. The company offers payment plans and up to two years to complete the certificate program.
"Chef Instructors within the program felt that an all virtual program didn't make sense. The 1-2 days together gives students the feedback on recipes they're learning," states Maria Kopsidas, owner of Cookology21.
Cookology began its virtual course offerings with summer camps and classes throughout the summer. It then rolled out a variety of virtual events—ranging from birthday parties to corporate team buildings.
Like many businesses in 2020, the company's pivot came in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, class sizes are limited to six people, working under a 30-foot hood that guarantees excellent ventilation. With sufficient room to follow social distancing guidelines, all chefs and chef instructors wear masks and gloves during their time in the kitchen with no exceptions.
With businesses reopening amid lifting coronavirus restrictions, a number of restaurants are finding themselves short of quality staff and Cookology21 hopes to combat that.
"Our program's goal has always been to teach students culinary techniques that allow them to be proficient in any commercial kitchen," says Kopsidas. "Even though our culinary arts program is mostly virtual, what they need to learn now are the skills they will master in the future."
Courses begin October 2020. Cookolgy21 also offers virtual tours on Fridays to learn more about the program.
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ABOUT COOKOLOGY21 PROFESSIONAL CULINARY SCHOOL
Cookology21 Professional Culinary School is a private, post-secondary school putting a 21st century spin on culinary education. The professional culinary school strives to take a modern gastronomic approach to culinary education. Cookology21 is open to high school graduates, culinary industry professionals, or anyone looking to pave a new career path. Cookology21's mission is to prepare its students through complete hands-on instruction. With the programs we offer, we aim to educate our students so that they can reach their creative goals, appreciate the true meaning of hospitality, understand the business complexities of food service, and compete in a lucrative food service industry. To learn more visit https://cookology21.com/
Since 2009, Cookology Culinary School has provided cooking instruction for adults and children in Northern Virginia. This year, the company launched virtual classes and workshops for families around the world. Cookology believes that with a little help everyone can learn how to cook healthy and delicious meals. Each week the company hosts a variety of classes, and just like its in-person classes, Cookology's virtual camps and workshops teach professional culinary techniques to children and adults through specific recipes to ensure a better understanding of cooking. Recipes change weekly and world-class chef instructors use proven teaching strategies to make sure each student finds a path to success. Join them in the kitchen for a fun and educational time of cooking and eating—virtually.
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