Want to cook like a Top Chef?
Well here's your chance,
Anthony Jones - AHN Entertainment Reporter
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN) - "Top Chef" has already launched two spin-off shows, books, a line of cutlery, and more. Now, the hit Bravo show is allowing fans to learn how to cook like a "Top Chef" by attending culinary school, without ever leaving their homes.
Top Chef University is a new online culinary academy which teaches everything from basic knife skills to more advanced culinary trends. The online culinary school features content from the show's "chef'testants" across 200 lessons in 12 courses.
With over 60 hours of comprehensive material, lessons include "Basics and Technique," "Desserts," and "Entertaining, Molecular, Advanced Culinary Skills," which will likely include a cameo from Richard Blais of "Top Chef" Season 4.
Other memorable names and faces from the past seasons of "Top Chef" include winner Stepanie Izard of "Top Chef: Chicago," Spike Mendelsohn of "Top Chef: Chicago," Kevin Gillespie of "Top Chef: Las Vegas," and Carla Hall of "Top Chef: New York."
The site, created by Jeff Goldenberg of Post Oak Productions, along with resident judge Gail Simmons and culinary director Anthony Hoy Fong, will let students work their way into "Top Chef" certification.
"Top Chef is one of television's most popular franchises and we are delighted to be extending this property to the web with what we believe to be the ultimate destination for culinary education," said Goldenberg. "We have developed the site with like-minded, food lovers in mind and believe our top-notch curriculum and instructors will be a real asset to those fans who want to learn from the best in the business."
Top Chef University also costs the fraction of actual culinary school. A monthly course will run $24.95, or $199.95 gets students access to the entire curriculum for a year. Fans and foodies can visit the new online school at www.topchefuniversity.com.