2 month program

Culinary Knife Skills and Cooking Basics

Whether it’s preparing the kitchen for cooking, honing your knife skills, or creating delectable sauces and soups, your mentor will guide you every step of the way. This program is designed to give you a head start toward mastering the culinary basics.

Turn Up The Heat On Your Culinary Career

You love cooking shows, preparing meals for friends and family, and trying new foods whenever you can. You want to be a chef, but random cooking clips or online tutorials don’t give you the opportunity to ask questions or give you an idea of working in a real-world kitchen. The Chef Apprentice School of the Arts Pro Series 1 Program gives you a professional kitchen experience along with online learning to create a cohesive learning experience.

You’ll start the program in the professional kitchen of your mentor, learning one-on-one the basics of kitchen processes. This is an immersive experience that just isn’t possible in a classroom or test-kitchen environment. You’ll also work from home, preparing recipes from your mentor, making a digital culinary portfolio, and presenting what you’ve learned during the program.


Identify/describe a variety of knives and other tools and their uses as well as types of refrigeration.

Learn the three main menu types, understand “standardized recipes,” and measure ingredients.

Identify frying techniques for different foods and understand the differences between roasting, baking, and sautéing. Learn the five Mother Sauces, prepare stocks, and identify soup ingredients. Critique menus from existing restaurants.

Learn the five Mother Sauces

Define several techniques for cooking vegetables, as well as seasoning and flavoring combinations.

Build Your Culinary Skills and deep dive into our Cooking Basics Program

From preparing the kitchen for cooking, honing your knife skills, and creating sauces and soups, your mentor will guide you on a journey to beginning a career in the culinary arts. and more. This eight-week program will focus on proper safety and sanitary steps in the kitchen to prepare you for an entry-level position within a restaurant or food establishment as a prep cook.

At the end of the program, you’ll have prepared a series of recipes, proven your knife proficiency, and exhibited proper kitchen processes. You’ll even put what you’ve learned from your mentor to good use by writing a restaurant review as part of your final presentation. This initial program will act as a base for the following Pro Series Programs.

Private Learning
Cook 134 Recipes
Job Placement



Engage with TWO PROS – a PRO CHEF who is your Mentor and an Academic Facilitator who is your Career Coach from the first day you enroll.


Cook over 134 recipes created by PROS crafted just for our students as part of your ongoing training and growth.


Get placed inside a professional restaurant anywhere in the U.S. and finish your studies off as an apprentice, in the real world.


Learn One on One and Privately from a PRO CHEF. We call this Culinary Bootcamp. 25 hours of private one-on-one instruction.


While you are working with a PRO, study at home and create culinary creations from our family of Pro Chefs.


You Graduate in 6 Months (24-Weeks) for 1/4 of the price* of traditional culinary programs.

*Not all programs are available in every state. Consult an Admissions Representative to learn more.

All this in 6 months and for 75% less tuition costs than most all other Culinary Schools.

With CASA, you learn one-on-one in a real kitchen. We will give you private lessons while the restaurant is closed or slow. As you learn privately, you will be studying and cooking at home too.

After you complete all your recipes (134 of them to be exact) and once you complete all your private lessons with the pro chef, we will place you in a real restaurant anywhere in the U.S. to finish your studies as an apprentice in the real world.

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You will be mentored by an expert chef and gain real-world experience in an actual kitchen. Professional chefs have never been in such high demand and our job placement is unmatched in the industry.

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Entering the culinary arts world loaded down in debt can seriously thwart your future success. CASA’s curriculum-backed, on-the-job training is time-efficient and cost-efficient.

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Not in comparison to other culinary arts programs you may have seen. This program was created for those that don’t have the resources to attend more robust programs while still giving you a foundation to find work or improve your existing skill set.

No other program provides the one-on-one mentoring, introduction to a professional kitchen, and intensity of our programs for the price or time period. Our mentors are professional, working chefs that want to teach the next generation of culinary stars and have connections that could get you started on your career.

The Pro Series 1 Program is eight weeks, including two in-person courses in your mentor’s kitchen and six virtual courses that are performed at home.

We pride ourselves on giving access to all of our programs to those who want to enroll. Pro Series 1 is a beginner’s program so prior kitchen experience or training is not necessary.

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