The Handbook
The Handbook

If lockdown taught me anything worthwhile, it’s that I’m a terrible cook. It made me realise how much I rely on dining out and ordering in takeaways, and how I’m not so dab handed when it comes to cooking up a storm in my own kitchen… Thankfully, after months of burning pasta and overcooking rice, I found Learning with Experts, the online learning platform where students get real-life feedback from some of the world’s leading experts while they’re trying to perfect a new craft. 

Learning with Experts is the ideal platform for anyone looking to broaden their horizon and pick up a new skill set, all with the help of top experts. From floristry to photography, wellbeing to food and drink, the courses are designed to take you from novice to expert in as little as four weeks. 

Wondering how it works? The online classrooms are all intimately sized classes of 20, helping to ensure you receive all of the help, attention and support you need to get you on your way to whizzing up a restaurant quality meal at home. There’s also very much a community focus, allowing you to interact with fellow students and help share your progress and creations. And thankfully because it’s all online you can get involved without even having to leave your living room and change out of your pyjamas, which is a mega bonus for any lazies like me. 

For the foodies, you’ll be able to learn the art of classic French cuisine, taught by the one and only, two Michelin starred chef patron Michel Roux Jr, who will guide you through expert culinary training in just four weeks. Or, uncover the secret to Indian cuisine with help from two Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar, and discover the different distinguishing techniques from the South to East, North to West of India. 

If you’re like me and didn’t manage to learn the art of bread making during lockdown, French baker and chef Richard Berinet will guide you on a journey of bread making, from perfecting the perfect white loaf to understanding the techniques of olive oil dough and just why it makes the best pizza dough you’ll ever try. 

Throughout the course, as well as learning the skills, you’ll be set assignments each session to help you put your learning into practice. Which is actually really handy as you can rewatch the classes while you combine your dough or whizz up the spice blends. After submitting your assignment, you’ll then receive exclusive feedback from your expert tutor, giving you advice on how to improve your skill set for the next time.

If this sounds like a bit of you, Learning with Experts has two course options available, which have been reduced during this period of isolation too (another bonus!). The peer option is available at £29, and offers lifetime access to videos, notes and classroom, online interactive classroom with up to 20 classmates, video lesson tutorials led by your expert, the opportunity to practise what you learn with assignments, as well as downloadable notes. While the expert option, currently available at £109, will additionally get you personalised assignment feedback and coaching from your chosen expert, the opportunity to interact with your expert throughout the course, and a certificate of competition from your tutor. Lovely. 

If you’re looking to learn how to make your food into restaurant quality dishes, Learning with Experts makes the progress hugely fun, collaborative and enjoyable.

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