Recognizing that busy professionals need access to information, training, and resources on their own time and at their own location, CIAprochef delivers the best of training and who want to stay on top of the industry. If you are seeking professional development, training, or awareness, these courses provide access to the most up-to-date trends in foodservice.

The CIA's Online Culinary Training center is a virtual university. An individual can register, receive training, submit tests, communicate with others, and receive certification over the Internet. Students can learn any time, any place, and at any pace with the point-n-click simplicity of their standard Web browser. No special plug-in is needed.

The CIA's Online Culinary Training center incorporates interactive components (multimedia, email, chat, Web site hyperlinks, discussion rooms, instructor Q&A) in a self-paced, robust learning environment. All functions are performed simply through a standard Web browser. The Center for Training is a highly integrated, highly scalable Internet delivery platform driven by Microsoft SQL advanced relational database technologies.The Culinary Training integrates remote registration, lessons, interactivity, testing, tracking and reporting to provide a secure and self-contained training platform. The software will even print out the certificate for the student who has completed testing successfully.

Mastering Culinary Fundamentals

Learn the vocabulary, concepts, and cooking techniques that professional chefs know about the world of food and cooking. Six interactive modules with streaming video guide you through the world of today's culinary professional.

Mastering Culinary Fundamentals will immerse you in the world of chefs, restaurants, and professional kitchens. If you're a restaurant manager, distributor sales representative, or foodservice professional, our new program will help enhance your knowledge of the foodservice industry and broaden your understanding of the professional kitchen organization, ingredients, and tools. Upon completion, you will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The program covers:

  • Currents and cutting-edge trends
  • Time management techniques
  • Food cost controls
  • Purchasing and pricing consideration
  • Human resource management requirements
  • Key marketing strategies
  • Importance of food and kitchen safety
  • The seven guidelines for nutritional cooking
  • Seasonality, availability, and storage of raw ingredients