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Online cooking classes

Your career is served! In our online cooking classes, online lessons and textbook assignments sharpen your know-how on everything culinary, from knife skills to catering contracts. At the end of the course, you will be ready to use your love of cooking to start a catering service or career as a chef.

You can complete your lessons in as few as four months. Earn your diploma and you will be prepped for your certification exam.

Online Gourmet Cooking Course Curriculum

Through our online Gourmet Cooking and Catering Career Diploma classes, you’ll learn foundational cooking and baking techniques, as well as how to start your own catering business. Your self-paced classes include:

  • Dynamics of Catering
  • Cooking Basics
  • Baking and Pastry
  • Breakfast, Garde Manger, and World Cuisines

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  • Our affordable tuition payment plan options.
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Professional certification

Our online cooking classes include the cost of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) ServSafe® Food Handler Certification Exam* and the related online training program. Certification validates your skills and identifies you as credible and qualified.

What you get

  • NRA ServSafe® Food Handler Certification exam and online training (a $15 value)
  • Textbook: The Professional Chef
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

Our online cooking classes could lead you to a rewarding career cooking, catering, and creating memorable events. The U.S. Department of Labor expects a 15% increase in jobs for chefs and head cooks through 2031**. That's faster than average job growth.


Certification may help you obtain work, improve your pay, and boost your career path.


Our partnerships and online tools are here to help you reach your goals and climb the career ladder.


Advisors, instructors, and account support are all just a call, click, or email away.

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Yes. Our online culinary classes are designed with your professional future in mind. You'll learn the hands-on skills, procedures, and techniques that professional cooks, chefs, and caterers actually use on the job. Taking our online cooking course will give you the know-how and the self-confidence that give you a strong start on your path to success.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your online cooking classes. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Enroll in our online cooking classes, or explore our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs that can help you develop your own unique business creatively serving others.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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