Revised and Expanded
Isn't It About Time You
Turn Your Boring Dishes Into a
Healthy Culinary Adventure?
The Seasoned Chef
Home Study Program
"Eating is a major
source of pleasure. This course comes with 'bragging rights'. Your
guests won't be sure how you've done it, but they will know that
they'd rather eat your food than anybody else's."
This practical, fun
filled, interactive home study course gives you the knowledge and
basic skills to turn your ordinary meals into healthy gastronomic
Best of all is that you
don't need to spend a small fortune on this e-learning program.
Because your material is delivered via the internet this course is
extremely affordable, and you can do it from anywhere in the world.
one, you'll be able to elevate your cooking from boring to
between the ordinary and the extraordinary, between good and
brilliant, tasty and heavenly, hearty and unhealthy, can be summarized
in one concept: HERBS and SPICES." -
Michèlle van Breda, editor of 'Sarie' Magazine
This course is intended
for people who want to learn how to use herbs and spices to add bigger
and bolder flavour, freshness and flair to their dishes.
Upon completion of the Seasoned
Chef you will be able to:
Wow your guests with
your mouth-watering culinary creations.
Turn your ordinary,
everyday dishes into flavourful, healthy meals.
Add bigger and bolder
flavour, freshness, and flair to your dishes.
Stock your herb and
spice pantry with a selection of popular herbs and spices. And
discover how to store them in the correct way.
Grow a few herbs of your
own. It's the ultimate in culinary adventure. Fresh from the garden to
Avoid the 7 disasters
waiting to happen when cooking with herbs and spices. Never again will
you ruin a dish with herbs and spices.
Make a selection of
popular gourmet herb pantry products to spice up your cooking. These
can easily be turned into a small home-based venture or given away as
gifts. Where applicable, our detailed step-by-step guides even show
you what can go wrong and why.
Use our in-depth
culinary profiles of a handful of the most popular and flavoursome
herbs to lift your daily cooking to a new level.
Use our extensive
listings of 'flavour pals' and 'matches made in heaven' to mix and
match herb and spices with each other and with your dishes.
Explore the 6 levels of
the flavour experience and use them to create an extraordinary sensory
Expand your culinary
boundaries with two of South Africa's mouth-watering mother cuisines.
Use our more than
herb-inspired recipes to wow your guests and to develop your own
Develop your own healthy
eating plan modelled after one of the healthiest diets available
Show that food that is
healthy and food that gives pleasure are not mutually exclusive.
Give your existing
boring menu a complete make-over.
Download a detailed course outline.
cover five subject areas
This is a practical
course. Even the 'theory' part of the course needs to be taken into
the kitchen and applied to your cooking. To bring this point home, we
do not present the material in one big course workbook. We present it
in subject specific mini-workbooks, and we call them mini-cookbooks,
Culinary Arts -
In the five mini-cookbooks in this series we share the same cooking
skills that students learn in professional culinary schools
and how they can be applied to cooking for health and flavour. But we also go beyond that
with in-depth material about using herbs and spices to add flavour and
a healthy spin to your dishes.
Herb Profiles -
In each mini-cookbook in this series an individual
herb becomes your teacher. You'll discover
important principles of using herbs in general and you'll learn the
specifics of how and when to use the
specific herb: good herbal partners; matches made in heaven;
how to grow your own and how it can
add vitality to your diet.
The mini-cookbook also feature a collection
of recipes that showcase the many facets of using the herb
to create culinary masterpieces.
Pantry Products -
There is a whole range of products like seasoning salts, splash & dash
vinegars and herb infused oils that feature herbs and spices as a main
ingredient. These gourmet pantry products are typically found in the
deli-section of the supermarket and they bring a totally new dimension
to any chef's cooking. Most can be likened to fresh herbs. Once you
have learnt how to use them, they become an indispensable tool in your
kitchen. In the five mini-cookbooks in this series you'll learn how to
add eight of these to your repertoire.
Principles of a
Healthy Diet - In the three mini-cookbooks in this series we share
tips, techniques and ideas dealing with the principles of a healthy
diet and how to develop you own healthy eating plan. We also share a
model diet to help you develop your own healthy eating plan and
herb-inspired healthy recipes to add to your own repertoire.
- In the two mini-cookbooks in this short series we explore the
culinary profiles and classic recipes of two popular international
cuisines. One is renowned for its use of herb and spices and the other
for helping cooks develop their savoir faire. They both add a
wonderful new dimension to your cooking. What's more, they are both
mother cuisines of true South African cuisine.
For a description of
each mini-cookbook please
detailed course outline.
Format to Suit You!
The unique mini-cookbook (mini-workbook) format allows us to offer
participants a full course or
modular format study option.
is for those who like a structured approach to learning and it
a substantial cost saving.
If you want to obtain the certificate you have to complete all five
modules within 25 weeks of enrolling.
option is ideal for those who cannot commit to a 25 week course,
preferring to order each of the five successive
modules as and when
they have time or the funds available. The biggest
disadvantage of this option is that it costs
slightly more than the full-time
option. If you want to obtain the certificate you
have to complete all five modules within one year of enrolling in the
the first module.
How much time do you need?
To get the most value
from this course plan to spend more time in the kitchen cooking with
herbs and spices, than sitting on the couch reading.
If you opt for the
full-time option you will be enrolled in the program for 25 weeks.
During this period you will receive five special emails with
instructions to download your five modules.
You will need to devote
an average of about 2 hours per week to this course. Fifteen to thirty
minutes reading through the mini-cookbook, selecting recipes, and
typing up and emailing your short assignment. And about one and a half
hours, doing what you do anyway, cooking for yourself and your guests.
(So there is no huge additional demand on your time.)
But here's the great
part. We know that you have other demands on your time and sometimes
things don't go as planned. Therefore every fifth week in the full
course option is a 'rest week' which gives you time to play
catch-up if you've fallen behind.
You are not alone...
Even though this is a
home study course you will not be all on your own.
You get an experienced course facilitator, a real person with a
real love for cooking with herbs, who is only an email or phone call
away should you experience any problems with the program material.
Proudly Display Your Seasoned
you successfully complete all the assignments
within the time allowed for your study option,
you will qualify for the Seasoned Chef Certificate.
Don't look so worried. It's a lot easier than you think. And your
facilitator is there to help you every step of the way.
What does it cost?
participation fees, which include all twenty mini-cookbooks, delivered
in five modules of four
mini-cookbooks each, amounts to a once-off amount of R595.
facilitation fee amounts to R150 per module. Each
module consists of four mini-cookbooks.
When can you start?
Because this is a home study course there are no fixed start dates.
you can start right now.
What happens if you've paid and the
course is not to your liking?
All our products and
services are guaranteed. For the full-time option, there's a
conditional guarantee. You will need to opt-out before starting with
the second learning material package if you are not satisfied.
If you find that after
you have received the first module, that this course is not
what you expected simply email us, we'll be happy to give you your
Important: There will be no refund after you have accessed and
downloaded the second module in the full course
It's that simple. No
questions asked. No hassles. No delays. We'll send your money back to
you just as quickly as you sent it to us. That seems only fair.
And you may keep the first learning