Master First Things First - The Kitchen Essentials

Start with a smooth-running and ultra-operational kitchen to make life easier.

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About the Kitchen Essentials Course

Before you tie on your apron, charge into the kitchen, and begin whipping up amazing meals, you need to get back to the basics of cooking. Yes, any good chef worth his or her salt needs to first bone up on the tricks and tools that will make a kitchen smooth-running and ultra-operational. We suggest you start with these eight foundational courses.

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Kitchen Essentials Course Curricullum

  • Cleaning and Sanitation
    1. After You've Cooked
    2. Clean As You Go
    3. Food Safety and HACCP
    4. Note from the Chef
    5. Recieving and Storage Of Food
    6. Working With Food
    7. Your Work Station
  • Food Storage: Five Common Storage Areas and Conditions to Store in
    1. Dairy
    2. Dry Goods
    3. Freezer
    4. Freezer Storage Timeline
    5. Meats, Poultry, and Seafood
    6. Note from the Chef
    7. Produce
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Knife Skills
    1. The Knife for You
  • Measurements
  • Menu Planning
  • Pantry
  • Reading A Recipe
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About Chef Michael Davis, CEC

Chef Davis is a member of the American Culinary Federation. His 30-year career has included stints at the prestigious Museum of Science in Boston, the vaunted Tanglewood music venue in Massachusetts, and a number of premier country clubs and institutions of higher learning. He currently serves as a managing partner at the Whitetail Preserve and Event Center in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Chef Davis serves up wholesome foods and savory meals whether he’s cooking for his family or for large gatherings. His latest venture, The Chef’s Diet, and its companion program include a life-changing dash of spirituality. In addition, his insightful eBook, Kitchen Cents, is available now on and highlights tips for cooking healthy on a budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Chefs Cooking School?
    • The Chefs Cooking School is an online culinary school that teaches professional chefs, employees, and home chefs how to run a kitchen and produce high-end from-scratch meals. The Chefs Cooking School delivers a professional culinary curriculum via self-paced online classes, making professional culinary instruction more accessible and affordable to both individuals and organizations.
  • Once I purchase the course, how soon can I access the material?
    • Your course is delivered 100% online and available on-demand 24/7 from any internet enabled device. The course is self-paced, meaning there are no specific dates to begin, to submit assignments or attend class at any particular time.
  • Does this course qualify me for a job in the food and beverage industry?
    • We do not claim that this course, or a course from any school for that matter, will guarantee employment or a particular position. This is because many factors go into an employer's hiring decision. What we do claim is that this course is a high quality, in-depth training created by a Certified Executive Chef with over 30 years of experience.

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