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The 60 Second Chef Patrick Drake
The 60 Second Chef Get Cooking
The 60 Second Chef Get Cooking
The 60 Second Chef Get Cooking
The 60 Second Chef Get Cooking

Ever wanted to cook the perfect poached egg? Or a succulent steak that’s tender and juicy? Become a capable cook with the world’s fastest cooking techniques course!

Patrick Drake, head chef at HelloFresh, has created a range of fun videos teaching practical cooking skills everyone should know, in just 60 seconds. Known as ‘The 60 Second Chef’, Patrick will help you develop your cooking techniques. Fast.

  • Learn essential cooking techniques
  • Online, self-paced training
  • 38 bite-size training videos
  • Each video lasts 60 seconds
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Get a Virtual College certificate

Overview: The 60 Second Chef - Get Cooking

In this ‘Get Cooking’ collection of 38 bite-sized 60-second videos, Patrick takes you through essential, everyday cooking techniques; from hearty homemade porridge and healthy breakfast tips, to roast meat and simple sauces.

Each ‘Get Cooking’ video is jargon free and will give you the tips, tricks and hacks so you can start cooking like a pro.

Get started with Patrick today and you will develop essential cooking skills in 38 minutes flat.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this ‘Get Cooking’ training you will know:

  • Different cooking techniques for meat, fish and vegetables.
  • Basic cooking techniques.
  • Healthy cooking techniques.

The 38 Training Videos:

  • What is marinating?
  • Butterflying and tenderising chicken
  • Poaching, roasting and grilling chicken
  • Roasting chicken thighs
  • Roasting whole chicken and turkey
  • Carving a whole chicken or turkey
  • Pan-frying fish
  • Roasting salmon
  • Bread crumbing meat
  • Stir frying meat
  • Quickly roast veggies
  • Steaming veggies
  • Boiling vegetables
  • Homemade guacamole
  • Simple pasta sauce
  • Crunchy roast potatoes
  • Perfect mashed potatoes
  • Cooking basic vegetable soup
  • What is mirepoix?
  • Cooking perfect pasta
  • Basic risotto technique
  • Cooking brown and white rice
  • Quinoa: how to cook (and pronounce it)
  • Homemade bread croutons
  • Cooking couscous
  • Basic balsamic dressing
  • Simple vinaigrette/salad dressing
  • Basic béchamel (AKA white) sauce
  • What is gremolata?
  • Homemade gravy
  • Perfect stove-top coffee
  • Scrambled eggs (and a trick)
  • Soft and hard boiled eggs
  • Poached eggs – the secret
  • Fried eggs – the secret
  • Super quick omelettes
  • Hearty homemade porridge
  • Wholemeal pancakes

Target Audience

From scared students to stumped spouses, to those who simply want to improve their culinary skills, this training is aimed at anyone wanting to develop their techniques in the kitchen.

Training Duration

Each one of the 38 videos in this ‘Get Cooking’ collection lasts 60 seconds, however, you can revisit the videos as many times as you wish. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material.


Each set of four videos will be followed by a short quiz to demonstrate that you've got a good understanding of the key elements around getting ready to cook.


We’d love your feedback. At the end of the collection is a short evaluation – just 60 seconds, that’s all it will take! Any feedback you give us will be used to enhance The 60 Second Chef solution.


Once you’ve completed the collection, passed all the assessments and filled out the short evaluation, you’ll be able to download your Virtual College/The 60 Second Chef certificate.

How It Works

How does the course work?

This is an online course so you (or your learners) can complete the training on your computer, tablet or mobile device anywhere there is an internet connection.

The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but the course does have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate.

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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