Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
This course is for you if you’re a beginner who loves good food and wants to learn the basics of French cuisine fast or you're learning how to cook and want to build your skills and confidence to tackle French dishes.
Who is this course NOT for?
This course is not aimed at experienced home cooks as it focuses on the basics of French cooking. This course is also not for professionals working in the restaurant industry and will not provide a professional accreditation. If you’re looking for a course that provides official accreditation this isn’t the course for you.
How is this course different from other cooking courses out there?
When we set out to design Getting Started with French Cooking we wanted to set it apart from other cooking courses. You will learn the essential cooking techniques taught in culinary schools in France but adapted to the modern home cook. And you will achieve this in a fraction of the time you would spend in a culinary school (and for the fraction of the price!). But you’ll feel like you’re in a school with Stephane as your cooking instructor, and this is also what makes this course different. It’s both instructional and practical, including essential theory, cooking demonstration videos and practical exercises and recipes to get you applying what you learn.
Can’t I just learn this stuff from watching You Tube?
It’s true that you can learn a lot from Youtube and it’s a good resource for recipes. But if you’re serious about learning how to cook, You Tube has its limitations. What you don’t get from You Tube is the complete range of culinary techniques taught in sequence and structured so you’re learning like a professional would. Getting Started with French Cooking goes deeper than what you can access on YouTube. It breaks French cuisine down into a logical sequence of techniques and variations rather than presenting a bunch of recipes and clips recommended by google algorithms. The course also has heaps of cooking exercises, recipes and resources to help guide your transformation from merely following recipes to knowing how to cook. These materials are exclusive to the French Cooking Academy.
How much time commitment is required for the course?
This course is completely self-paced. You decide when you start and when you finish. There are 12 Units with a combination of theory lessons, cooking demonstrations and recipe challenges videos with around 10 hours of watch time in total. Plus there are cooking exercises, recipe practice and learning materials so the time commitment to complete will vary from person to person.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have lifetime access to all course materials and videos. You’ll always have access to any updates made to the course at no additional cost.
Do I need certain equipment to complete the course?
Yes. To get the most out of this cooking course, you will need access to some basic kitchen tools, cookware and a functional kitchen. This is covered off in the course material.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
You bet! If you find that the course is not for you within 30 days of purchase, just let me know and I'll provide a full refund.
Why is the course in US Dollars?
The reason we work with US Dollars is because the USD is the most widely-accepted currency around the world. But don’t worry. You can purchase the course with any debit or credit card, no matter where you live, and your bank will automatically convert the USD to your local currency at the market rate.