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Learning to Cook Like a Pro with Salted

For the last 5+ years one of the items on my bucket list has been to take classes at our local culinary school. Not the one-off “Date Night Learn to Cook Italian” kind of special event but a real class where I learned about new techniques, skills, cooking methods, cuisines, etc. Alas, my schedule has been a little crazy and that just hasn’t happened quite yet.

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This is why I was really excited to learn about a new online service that’s like Netflix for cooking school. Meet Salted! It’s an online cooking school that works with 100 chefs from around the country to offer cooking education via video.

I was invited to experience Salted and it’s the perfect solution to my class dilemma. I’m only just beginning my journey of exploring all it has to offer. It’s incredible!

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I love all of the ways that you can browse recipes, especially by mood!

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The “I’m feeling healthy” category yielded me all kinds of results from Coconut, Lime, Cilantro and Cauliflower Rice to How To Break Down and Work with Daikon Radishes. I really, really love that they have a mix of recipes and educational tutorials.

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If you’re looking for a deeper dive, you can enroll in a course.

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These are mostly themed around learning techniques, cuisines and holidays.

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I’m hosting my family for Thanksgiving this year so me and the Thanksgiving Classics course are going to be spending at lot of quality time together! (I so needed it last year when I embarked on my first solo turkey roasting and carving journey!)

The cool thing is that when you complete a course, you receive a certificate. Salted tracks all of your completed courses, tutorials and saves things that you “favorite.”

One more feature that I think is really special is the Chef Hotline. If you have a question about anything from a specific recipe to a technique to ingredient substitutions, you can submit it to the culinary team and receive a response in under 30 minutes! (Their record is 2 minutes!) Do you know how many hours I’ve spent googling cooking questions!? (Or how many calls I’ve made to my dad…haha.) This is a great benefit to receive advice from a trained professional.


I think Salted is such a great service for novice and advanced chefs alike. The range of tutorials and courses you will find on their website is wonderful. You can keep it as simple as “how to use a meat thermometer” or “how to separate and egg” all the way to “how to break down an octopus” (I needed that a few months ago!) or “how to make cinnamon sugar brioche donuts.”

Learning to cook today can be expensive with cookbooks in the $30-$50 range, two-hour cooking classes running for $100 and culinary school is a major financial investment. Salted’s missions is to offer a $50,000 culinary education for just $9.99/month or $99/year.

Want to try Salted out for yourself? The first 25 readers to use promo code PBRUNNER will get 3 free months of Salted TV! CLICK HERE!

I can’t wait to share all the things I’m going to make from Salted with you. Be sure to look out for my upcoming “Recent Eats” posts!

Have you ever taken a cooking class? Anyone else aspire to take a course at a local culinary school?

This post is sponsored by Salted but the excitement and opinions are my own. I love to cook and I love to learn!

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  • maya September 16, 2015, 7:12 am

    It looks awesome. I just signed up and got 3 month free membership, thank you Jen!

    • Jen September 16, 2015, 12:11 pm

      You’re so welcome! I hope you love it!

  • Sam September 16, 2015, 10:51 am

    I just signed up!! Thank you!!! I have been wanting to do the saaaame thing. I always say if I win the lottery I would take time off from my design/illustration work and go to culinary school because I am just so passionate about food and cooking, but don’t necessarily want to make it my career…I just love learning and love cooking!! Can’t wait to explore Salted!

    • Jen September 16, 2015, 12:11 pm

      Happy to hear it! I hope you love it!

  • Donna September 16, 2015, 12:34 pm

    Just signed up for 3 free months – thank you so much! By the way, I love your blog and have been reading it for years. You are quite an inspiration to me in many ways and just wanted to tell you I’m grateful!

    • Jen September 17, 2015, 3:37 pm

      Thank you so much! Hearing feedback like that is one of the reasons I love blogging!

  • Nikki September 16, 2015, 2:59 pm

    Thanks so much, Jen! I’m excited to enhance my skills with 3 free months!! Here’s to being a better chef by Christmas. 🙂

    • Jen September 17, 2015, 3:37 pm

      Ha! Hope you enjoy it!

  • Emily September 16, 2015, 5:24 pm

    This is awesome!! I’m so excited to try this out, I’ve been in a cooking rut and have been wanting new challenges. Thanks for the free months!!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt September 16, 2015, 5:51 pm

    This is so cool! I cook all the time, but always feel like I have more to know! Knowledge is power!

    • Jen September 17, 2015, 8:28 pm

      Exactly! I hope you love it as much as I have!

  • Sara @ Oats & Rows September 16, 2015, 7:50 pm

    Oh my gosh…whoever came up with this is a GENIUS! I cannot wait to learn more before the holidays. Thanks for sharing, Jen- can’t wait to sign up!

    • Jen September 17, 2015, 8:24 pm

      I know! Hope you love it!

  • Kara September 16, 2015, 8:49 pm

    This looks awesome! I just signed up and can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for the info and great deal!

    • Jen September 17, 2015, 8:25 pm

      It really is! Hope you love it!

  • sabrina September 17, 2015, 5:01 pm

    Same here, THANKS for the 3 free months, I just signed up.
    Perfect timing with the holiday’s quickly approaching.
    Love your blog!

    • Jen September 17, 2015, 8:26 pm

      You’re welcome!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

  • Cassie September 26, 2015, 10:28 pm

    What a great course! If I take this, would I be qualified for Chopped? LOL!

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