Natural Chef

CLASSROOM – 5 MONTHS (AM) OR 8 MONTHS (PM)
PLUS A 6-WEEK INDEPENDENT CULINARY EXTERNSHIP

The Natural Chef Training Program offers a fresh take on the culinary arts by training students in the professional execution of nutrition-based, restorative cooking. Our hands-on focus emphasizes nutritional and restorative cooking techniques and recipes, beauty in presentation, and mastery of necessary kitchen skills. Our uniquely tailored business curriculum, delivered through the Bauman Business Institute, is integrated into the program to make career dreams a reality. The professional culinary education we offer emphasizes the use of fresh, seasonal, organic, unprocessed, and local foods and goes beyond traditional culinary schools by teaching students how to cook for optimal health. This comprehensive education will prepare natural chef students for a wide variety of food-related careers in different types of businesses upon graduation.

Through our Career Services, students are provided the necessary resources to choose and be successful on their career paths. With access to the Career Services Platform, students can search for jobs; view and sign up for events; and access articles, podcasts, videos, and other career-related resources. Bauman College continues to support students upon graduation with robust Alumni Support and Career Services so that alumni have the tools they need to continue on the road to achieving their career goals.

THE NATURAL CHEF TRAINING PROGRAM IS COMPRISED OF

Culinary Foundations
Farm to Table: Culinary Techniques
Midterms
Externship Orientation + Large-Scale Food Preparation
Culinary Careers Panel
Restorative Cooking for Optimal Health
World Cuisine: Flavor Profiles + Restorative Benefits
Final Presentations
Culinary Showcase
In-House Culinary Hours
Culinary Externship

INTEGRATED BUSINESS MODULES

Putting your Education to Work
Personal Branding
Self Assessment + Exploration
Defining a Target Market + Developing a Specialty
Building Your Professional Identity
Social Media I: Building an Online Presence
Social Media II: Social Media Platforms
Social Media III: The Marketing Funnel
Food Photography + Styling
Organizing + Managing an Effective Job Search
Job Search Follow-up + Negotiations
Writing a Business Plan
Starting a Culinary Business
Running a Culinary Business
Ready for Business Portfolio

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Learn more about the Bauman Business Institute for Natural Chef Students

For a complete description of the Natural Chef Training Program curriculum, tuition + fees, schedules, and more, please view our catalog.

The Natural Chef Training Program is offered in Berkeley, CA.

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