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Course Description

Cooking and baking are the kinds of activities that most people assume are second nature. After all, we're humans, and our most basic need is to supply ourselves with nutrition. Logically, we should just be able to get in the kitchen and make something to eat.

Many people grow up watching their mothers or fathers cook; they may see them read recipes, combine ingredients, and use sauté pans. These same people often take for granted the ability to get into the kitchen and know what to do.

Having an inborn ability to cook isn't guaranteed. Studies show that having a good role model in the kitchen is one of the best ways to learn how to cook and bake. However, maybe you never had the opportunity to watch someone cook. Perhaps you never had enough time to really apply yourself to the task. Maybe you're just scared of not knowing what to do.

The good news is, it's never too late to start, no matter what your background may be. The most important thing to take with you into the kitchen is a basic understanding of what to do and how to do it.

This course is designed to give you just that. You will learn everything from what supplies you need for getting started to reading recipes and planning meals. You will be provided with a basic understanding of what it means to be in the kitchen and sources for additional information to foster a lifetime of culinary growth!

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson One: Cooking vs. Baking: A Brief Overview

    In this lesson, you will learn what it means to be in the kitchen. You will learn the basic fundamentals of cooking and baking, and what you will need to know before you really get started.
  • Lesson Two: Kitchen Equipment

    In this lesson, you will learn what equipment and utensils are commonly found in the kitchen. You will learn what you need to get started and what you can add to your collection as you go.
  • Lesson Three: Cooking Terms

    In this lesson, you will learn what words and terms are unique to the field of cooking.
  • Lesson Four: Baking Terms

    In this lesson, you will learn what words and terms are unique to the field of baking.
  • Lesson Five: Fresh Ingredients

    In this lesson, you will learn basic information about the fruits, vegetables, and herbs found in most modern recipes.
  • Lesson Six: Pantry Essentials

    In this lesson, you will learn what cooking and baking items are an essential part of a well-stocked pantry.
  • Lesson Seven: Using Cooking Recipes

    In this lesson, you will learn how to read and utilize recipes as the groundwork for becoming proficient as a cook.
  • Lesson Eight: Using Baking Recipes

    In this lesson, you will learn how baking recipes differ from cooking recipes.
  • Lesson Nine: Expanding Recipes

    In this lesson, you will learn all about incorporating recipes into your daily cooking and baking routines.
  • Lesson Ten: Meal Planning

    In this lesson, you will learn how to plan in advance for your meals. You will learn how to handle large parties as well as smaller meals for one or two.
  • Lesson Eleven: Safety in the Kitchen

    In this lesson, you will learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and clean place.
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Course Title: Cooking and Baking 101
Course Number: 8900271
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $35.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $60.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe kitchen equipment needed.
  • Define cooking terms.
  • Define baking terms.
  • Summarize the use of fresh ingredients.
  • Describe the essential stockings of a pantry.
  • Demonstrate usage of cooking recipes.
  • Demonstrate usage of baking recipes.
  • Summarize techniques used to expand recipes.
  • Summarize safety techniques in the kitchen, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson One: Cooking vs. Baking: A Brief OverviewExam13
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Two: Kitchen EquipmentExam14
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Three: Cooking TermsExam13
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Four: Baking TermsExam15
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Five: Fresh IngredientsExam15
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Six: Pantry EssentialsExam13
Zagat SurveyAssignment100
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Seven: Using Cooking RecipesExam15
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Eight: Using Baking RecipesExam13
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Nine: Expanding RecipesExam15
Gluten Free MealsAssignment100
James Beard AwardAssignment100
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Ten: Meal PlanningExam14
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson Eleven: Safety in the KitchenExam14
The Final ExamExam52
Total Points:886

Student Testimonials

  • "There was a lot of termonology I did not understand when reading recipes and the course helped me figure out what everything meant....The instructor always got back to my promptly, and I really appreciated that." -- Karen G.

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