Through video lessons, live virtual workshops and hands on feedback, we help home cooks learn how to develop their own recipes, understand the function of different ingredients and how to train their chef instincts. At the heart of each course is the cultural education behind the cuisine, gaining insider knowledge from local chefs, farmers, producers and experts in their craft to give a deeper understanding of the context behind the culinary techniques for example, you’re guided around the wet markets of Manila learning about Filipino produce or taught by an Irish hunter about game meats as a sustainable alternative to industrial farming.
The courses are ideal for a keen cook looking to take their skills to the next level or even for a more experienced chef looking to explore a cuisine of a different culture. The chefs are on-hand to answer any technical or cuisine-related questions.
A minimum of half a day per week but by enrolling on one of our courses, you're making a commitment to your personal learning journey so we encourage you to get involved as much as possible - ask the chefs for feedback or answers to questions, engage with your course peers and read and watch the extra material.
The majority of classes are pre-recorded so you can work through them on your own schedule. At the end of each module you will be able to book onto a live online workshop with the chef. For these classes we will try to be as flexible as possible and offer multiple time slots to cater for different timezones around the world.
For our courses, you will largely use common items found in your average kitchen for example, bowls, scales, an oven, chopping knives. There may be equipment needed specific to the course you have selected such as, a barbecue or blender, but once you enrol onto the course, you’ll have access to the full checklist of equipment you need as well as a few optional but nice-to-have pieces.
Once a month you will receive a pantry box with a mix of ingredients and tools, which have been hand-selected either for their cultural significance or to highlight an independent supplier. You will need to buy the rest of the ingredients, majority of which you should be able to find in your local supermarket/grocery store however, where there are less common items we will let you know where you can get your hands on them.
Once the course starts you’ll be placed into a peer group with other cooks from around the world who will be taking the course at the same time as you - and we'll tailor those people to you based on your skill level, timezone and your goals for the course. You can ask and answer questions, share your creations with each other and throughout each week the chefs will be checking in to answer any questions you have and help with troubleshooting.
Yes, the chefs will be interacting with you and your peers answering any questions and giving support where they can. Every month you'll also take part in a live virtual workshop with one of the chefs and your course peers, where you can ask for more in-depth feedback on your creations and showcase your work.
We recommend doing a bit each week so that you don’t fall behind the rest of your peers but if you do we’ll help you get back on track.
Yes, every course is entirely virtual, so you can learn from anywhere, all you need is wifi and a laptop, tablet or desktop computer. We’ve designed these courses to not just be convenient but also as interactive as possible: engage with your course peers from all around the world, ask the chefs questions, book onto live sessions and receive a pantry box of tools and ingredients for each module.
The majority of the lessons are pre-recorded and so can be watched in your own time however, once a month you will have a live virtual workshop with a chef. For these live classes we try to be as flexible as possible and offer multiple time slots to cater for different timezones around the world.
Yes, once the course is finished you will have full access to the pre-recorded video lessons and content. You can keep using the content as a resource to refer back to as you progress as a chef.
For the 90 day courses, the price is £37.50/$50 per week (billed monthly) which works out at a total of £449/$600. The price includes your box of specialist ingredients and tools for each month, video classes, weekly Q&A sessions and a live virtual workshop with the chef at the end of each month.
If within the first 5 days you decide this course isn’t for you, you want to try a different cuisine or life’s busy schedule gets in the way, we can give you a voucher matching the course price which you can redeem at a later date (valid for 12 months).
If you've been thinking about working on your culinary skills for a while or are keen to learn from another chef who has a different culinary and cultural perspective to your own, Rassa provides the structure and the perfect opportunity to set aside the time to work on your skills. Learn from the comfort of your own home, whilst putting cultural education at the core making sure you learn the crucial context to the skills you are developing. You'll join a community of people all around the world with a shared interest of cooking and food, who will be with you throughout your course as well as after in our alumni channels.