Forks Over Knives Online Cooking Course

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q What course material is covered in this course?  
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The course curriculum will cover a variety of subject areas, including how to properly cut with a knife; preparing and cooking vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and creating weekly menu plans. The course focuses on foundational plant-based cooking techniques that will help build your confidence in the kitchen.
Q Is there a time limit to complete this course?  
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Yes, students have 90 days to satisfactorily complete all activities and pass the course. The course is self-paced and available to you 24/7 from any high-speed internet device.
Q How many hours per week do I need to plan for?  
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Most students should expect to spend 20 hours or more per month, averaging 5+ hours a week. This will vary by person based on your learning style.
Q Do I need to be online at specific times and are there deadlines for turning in my assignments?  
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The program is self-paced, meaning there are no specific dates to submit assignments or attend class. The course is available to you 24/7 from any high-speed Internet device. So you can plan your curriculum work around your schedule. The only limitation is that you must complete the course within three months.
Q What if I am away for a week or two? Am I going to miss anything?  
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The program is self-paced, meaning there are no specific dates to submit assignments or attend class. The course is available to you 24/7 from any high-speed Internet device. So you can plan your curriculum work around your schedule. The only limitation is that you must complete the course within three months.
Q Do I have access to the content after the time limit?  
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We will be proud to see you graduate and receive your Certificate of Completion to hang proudly on your wall! If you need some extra time to finish your course you can purchase a one-month extension for just $39.99. This way you can take the extra time you need to complete the course and receive your certificate. If this is not feasible, or you are not concerned about receiving a Certificate of Completion, you will continue to have access to your course for as long as you wish. You just won't be able to take the quizzes or upload assignments to our instructors for feedback. As an added incentive, as a course graduate, you will have the opportunity to purchase a heavily discounted Rouxbe General Membership. Our general membership is $9.99. As a benefit of being a successful graduate, all you'd have to pay is the $4.99 per month. As a general member, you will have access to 100's of instructional video recipes, lessons, courses, assessments, and of course, continued access to your purchased course and fellow student community. Professional level and other partner courses, are NOT part of general membership. Therefore the credit is not applicable to these offerings. You can cancel anytime.
Q I live outside of North America. Can I still join the class?  
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Rouxbe teaches students in over 180 countries around the world, so there should be no issues with accessing the course from wherever you are, assuming your Internet connection is sufficient. Feel free to substitute ingredients if you cannot find them in your area.
Q What equipment will be needed for participation in this course?  
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A basic set of pots, pans, standard bakeware, mixing and serving bowls, utensils, a comfortable knife, steamer basket, and standard blender. Ideal wish list: all of the above, plus a basic food processor and high-speed blender. We will also walk you through these requirements in the first units of the course.
Q I have specific dietary needs. Do I have to make all the recipes?  
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No, you do not have to make any recipes that don’t fit within your specific diet plan, nor will you be graded on any cooking assignments (recipes are optional activities). This is a course about learning foundational plant-based cooking techniques. Further, while there are many recipes in this course, one of our key objectives is to provide you with the knowledge and information needed for you to be able to confidently make appropriate modifications or adaptations to fit your specific needs.
Q What type of support do I get with this course?  
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We pride ourselves on providing students the support they need to become better, more confident cooks. There are many opportunities for interaction, engagement, and support throughout your course. As an instructor-guided course, you will have an opportunity to interact with our instructors in multiple ways. This includes regular live online Q&A sessions for our student community. Additionally, there are discussion forums to engage with classmates and your Rouxbe instructional team.
Q What is the passing grade?  
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A passing grade is 75%, something we are confident can be accomplished easily, as we will set you up for success in this course. Leave it to us to get you inspired and cooking. We support you the whole way through!
Q What is your cancellation policy?  
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Once you have paid the tuition for this course, 25% of it becomes immediately nonrefundable. As for refunding the balance, we understand that sometimes unfortunate circumstances beyond your control that may require you to withdraw from the course (e.g., an accident or medical condition). We of course want to be supportive during these situations, so we will work with you individually if such a circumstance occurs within the first week of your course. However, seven days after the course begins, we offer no refunds.
Q Are there any prerequisites or requirements to take this course?  
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While there are no formal prerequisites, Rouxbe does have expectations that our students are active learners, have the desire to take the time to cook each week, and are self-motivated and excited to learn new subject matter. You will get the most out of this course if you practice regularly, which means there will be plenty of food to cook and share.
Q Who are Rouxbe instructors and chefs?  
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This course was designed by a team of committed educators with over 50 years of combined teaching and industry experience, alongside the Forks Over Knives team of experts.
Q What or who is Rouxbe?  
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Founded in 2005, Rouxbe (“ROO-bee”) is the world’s leading online culinary school. Rouxbe’s instructor-guided certification cooking courses offer an effective, lower-cost alternative to traditional culinary education programs for students of all levels and for all styles of cooking. Rouxbe’s revolutionary online platform delivers cutting-edge e-learning solutions that drive engagement and measure learning outcomes while teaching people the fundamentals of cooking as part of a larger lifestyle and preventative health efforts.
Q Are there age requirements for enrollment?  
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No. There are no age requirements. Rouxbe has successfully instructed people of all ages around the world to be better cooks.
Q How do I pay for the course?  
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You pay for the entire course tuition at registration time, using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Have additional questions? Please contact Rouxbe.