Introducing The 60 Second Chef
Do you want to learn how to make delicious food that helps you get the most out of life, but don’t have the time or not sure where to begin?
Patrick Drake, head chef at HelloFresh, has created a range of fun videos teaching basic cooking skills in just 60 seconds. Known as ‘The 60 Second Chef’, Patrick will help you to be confident in the kitchen. Fast.
The 60 Second Chef and Virtual College
Patrick Drake, ‘The 60 second chef’, is a presenter on Discovery, National Geographic and Fox and the head chef of the world’s largest recipe box service, HelloFresh. His mission is to make cooking and great food accessible to everyone. Patrick first came across Virtual College when he completed an online food hygiene course.
Using our complementary skills and expertise, Virtual College and Patrick are launching a series of bite-sized certificated online courses which will be ideal for busy individuals who want to acquire the confidence and knowledge to cook healthy, tasty food which fits in with a busy lifestyle.Read press release
Get Started, Get Cooking and Get Nutritious Courses
Each of these great bite-sized course can be taken online and will help you get to grips with the basics of kitchen equipment, cooking processes and good nutrition..
The 60 Second Chef - Get Started Course
In this ‘Get Started’ collection of 22 bite-size 60-second videos, Patrick takes you through the basics of cooking as a beginner; from which equipment to buy and how to set it up, to food hygiene and essential chopping techniques.
The 60 Second Chef - Get Cooking Course
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.
Introducing the Exclusive Bundle
All three courses for one great price!
Fancy taking all of The 60 Second Chef courses? We've packaged them together into a training bundle which you can buy for a discounted price.
Completion of the bundle will also unlock regular free updates of 60 second video cooking recipes from Patrick.
Individual courses price:
£49.99 | Bundle price: £39.99
Get the bundle now
Thinking about putting your chef hat on? We have created some free resources to help you achieve basic food hygiene for cooking at home.
Food hygiene for Freshers
For many students, moving away from home is the first time in their lives that they take full responsibility for their own diets and prepare their own food. Here we outline our top do’s and don’ts for any student who wants to up their game – without getting salmonella in the process.
Student food fails: Can you boil an egg?
In an ideal world, students should already have the ability to cook meals from scratch by the time they reach university. Despite this, it has been revealed that a number of students in the UK currently lack basic cooking skills.
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