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Take your skills up a notch with short courses

In these ACFEF-approved courses, you’ll receive personalized feedback from experts. Plus, you’ll build your repertoire of skills so you stay sharp in the kitchen.

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Elevate your cooking craft – we’ll help

Improve your skills with short courses designed to fit your schedule and budget.


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Knife Skills Boot Camp

Learn the fundamentals of selecting, handling and using a knife with confidence.

Sharpen your skills

Cooking on a Budget

Reinvigorate your favorite dishes without breaking the bank by focusing on flavor, versatility, easy storage and reheating.

Dig in

A Plant-Based Celebration

Dress up your winter celebrations with vibrant and flavorful vegetarian offerings.

Get ready to party!

The Main Course

Diversify mealtime with techniques that add a dash of flair and put a new spin on traditional entrées, side dishes, sauces and salads.

Master mealtime


Create flavorful soups suited to your taste by effectively combining ingredients and preparing budget-friendly recipes.

Soup's on

Chocolate Lover

Mix up something sweet by learning the intricate balance of heat and liquid needed to cook with chocolate.

More chocolate please

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Full-length culinary courses

Design the culinary education that suits you with six ACFEF-approved courses that you can mix and match to meet your needs. 


Design your program

Form the foundations of cooking

Save when you take all six courses. Complete each 55-hour course with expert chef guidance, instructor-supported chat and graded feedback.


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Get to know Master Chef Scott Conant

At Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute, we’ve partnered with world-class chef, restaurateur and TV personality Scott Conant.

For more than 34 years, he’s worked his way up in the restaurant industry, going from dishwasher to James Beard Award Winner. Chef Conant built a reputation for outstanding leadership and creativity early in his career as a chef and restaurateur, garnering esteemed culinary titles, including Best New Restaurant from the James Beard Foundation and Best New Chef from Food and Wine magazine.   ​

Conant, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, is known for his Food Network appearances, including his tenure as a judge on Chopped since 2009. Conant has also published three cookbooks: New Italian CookingBold Italian and The Scarpetta Cookbook

During his culinary journey, Conant has continued learning and honing his culinary craft and is passionate about sharing what he’s learned. Now he’s partnering with other culinary experts at Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute to bring you an immersive and affordable online educational experience that will help you reach your culinary dreams. 

A culinary education focused on you

Become the chef you’ve always wanted to be from the comfort of your own kitchen. A world-class culinary education at your fingertips.

Get ready to get your hands dirty

Take your culinary skills to the next level with Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute’s hands-on curriculum. Dig into the interactive courses and engage in discussions with expert chef instructors. Receive constructive feedback on what you dish up.

Learn from professionally trained faculty

Receive expert guidance from highly trained chefs who have worked in top restaurants around the world.

Go at your own pace

You’re busy. We get it. With Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute, you’re in control. Log in when it’s convenient for you and have fun designing your own curriculum. Take only the courses that interest you and proceed on your schedule. 

Explore courses to meet every taste

From Culinary Nutrition & Wellness to the Basics of Baking & Pastry to a Knife Skills Boot Camp, we offer courses to please every palate. At Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute, we’re committed to offering a culinary education focused on you. 

A high-quality culinary education

Feel confident knowing that Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute is a high-quality culinary education. Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute is recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) as an Approved Program.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for six of Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute's courses.

*ACE CREDIT recommendation applicable to 55-hour courses only.