Online Program

Holistic Chef

Learn traditional culinary techniques and how to use alternative ingredients while gaining entrepreneurial skills to build a rewarding career working with food. Our 12-month, 100% online + externship Holistic Chef culinary program empowers and supports you to nourish yourself and others in the field of culinary arts.

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Fire Up Your Passion & Creativity

Gain expertise in a rewarding food career through:

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Comprehensive curriculum

Focused on nutrition-based philosophies and culinary techniques.

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Entrepreneurial skills

Designed to help you build a thriving career both inside and outside of the kitchen.

Learn how to:


Craft menus based on client lifestyles, tastes, and dietary requirements.


Create delicious food through flavor, texture, and visual appeal.


Run a kitchen through day-to-day operations and business skills.

Hands-on Holistic Chef Culinary Training

Blending classic culinary school techniques with a personalized, person-centered approach to wholesome eating, Bauman College prepares you to be a chef who cooks with compassion and creativity.

Is Culinary School Worth it?

At Bauman College, we understand that deciding to attend culinary school is a significant choice, one that can define your future career and personal fulfillment. Unlike traditional culinary schools focused primarily on restaurant work, Bauman College is dedicated to expanding the horizons of what culinary education can offer.

Our Holistic Chef Online Culinary Program is meticulously designed not just to prepare you for a job but to open a world of opportunities in health-supportive culinary careers. We aim to ignite your passion and creativity, allowing you to nourish others with food that truly makes a difference.

The scope of career opportunities for our graduates is broad and exciting. After completing our organic culinary school program, you can find yourself working in diverse settings such as restaurants, hotels, cafes, and food trucks, as well as in wellness & retreat centers, catering and corporate kitchens, and even community centers, schools, senior centers, and hospitals. This wide array of potential work environments demonstrates the versatility and applicability of the skills and knowledge we impart.

The success of our graduates speaks volumes: Over 95% of our 2022 graduates are currently employed in the culinary field, underscoring the demand for our unique culinary perspective in various professional settings.

At Bauman College, we believe that culinary education should equip you to follow your dreams in any culinary direction you choose. If you’re looking to step beyond traditional roles and embrace a career that emphasizes health and nutrition, our Holistic Chef Online Culinary Program might be the perfect path for you. It’s not just about making food, but making a difference—with every dish you prepare.

Specialty Ingredient Pantry Kit

To help you along the way through your courses, we will send you a Specialty Ingredient Pantry Kit! We want to make sure you have access to some of the more hard to find items: while common ingredients are much easier and less expensive to source locally, this kit of specialty ingredients can save you a lot of money! You’ll receive your complimentary box full of specialty spices and ingredients in time to use them in the corresponding Virtual Classes and lab recipes. 

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Online Access, Classroom Feel

Weave education into your schedule with our 100% online + externship Holistic Chef Program. Our program combines modern technology with personalized attention to give you the support you deserve.

  • Complete coursework anywhere, anytime
  • Connect through live, interactive lessons
  • Build community with small class sizes
  • Support from a dedicated team
Nutrition Online Program

The Holistic Chef Culinary Program is approved to enroll residents of these states:

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Holistic Chef Culinary Program Curriculum:

Holistic Chef Fundamentals
Knife Skills + Culinary Techniques
Foundational Ingredients
Pastry Arts + Alternative Baking
Cooking for Health
Specialty Diets

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Is Online Nutrition Consultant or Holistic Chef Culinary Career Training Right for You?

Take the Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts Career Readiness Quiz!

This fun online quiz takes three minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts Career Training Readiness Score Now!

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I completed the Holistic Chef program and it was the best decision I could have made for myself. Since graduating my husband and I bought a Bed and Breakfast where I am now running my own business and cooking for guests with a variety of dietary preferences at Loganberry Inn. It had always been a dream of mine to own a B & B and graduating from the holistic chef program gave me the confidence and skills to pursue that dream.

The program was a great introduction to so many techniques, specialty diets, world flavors and traditions, business, and getting real world experience through the externship has proven to be a valuable addition to the program. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and truly want every student to succeed. This isn't like trying to learn off of YouTube videos, this is real life experience and training. Attending the weekly classes and staying on pace with the lessons and cooking labs is intense but once you graduate you will be amazed at everything you learned and can do. You will be "thinking like a chef" and able to pursue your own dream!

— Nanette King

Holistic Chef Graduate
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Bauman College gave me a foundation and understanding of how to cook for chronic health conditions using alternative ingredients, plant based, seasonal, organic whole foods. This foundation was very important for me not only personally but in my professional career. The skills I learned help me to become a better cook and recipe developer. Through my recipes, I’m able to provide solutions for people who needed to live without allergens that could potentially harm them.

— Shahla Rashid

Holistic Chef Graduate
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The curriculum is rich with value and learning and the instructors truly care that you make the most of your training. I found myself in exactly the right place, facing in the right direction with my career path stretching out before me in beautiful, satisfying ways.

— Jennifer Caroff

Holistic Chef Graduate
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I’m blown away by how my education has up-leveled since graduating from Bauman College. My confidence with cooking has risen dramatically. The layout of the program, the deep-rooted education we’ve been taught has been much more than I ever could have dreamed of. We’ve gotten a MODERN CHEF’s dream education to be honest. Bauman has taught me how to source properly, how to cook using ingredients that are better for the body & support healing all while making food taste SO DANG GOOD!!!

— Nikki Martinez

Holistic Chef Graduate
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One of the best decisions I made was to enroll in the Culinary Arts program. I graduated with all the skills necessary to be successful as a Personal Chef, Cooking Instructor, and Caterer. Bauman's cooking instructors and staff are professional and supportive. The curriculum is comprehensive, unique, and practical. I immediately found employment as a personal chef to pro athletes as well as clients with health challenges. The knowledge and experience that I walked away with opened many doors which allowed me to explore different aspects of cooking including writing, recipe development, and meal plans. The opportunities are endless and the satisfaction of supporting others on their health journeys through food is magical. I really appreciate all the health benefits that my family and I have enjoyed from everything I learned at Bauman College.

— Shannon Marie

Holistic Chef Graduate
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I graduated from the Natural Chef program a couple of years ago and it was a great experience for me. It was an intense and very complete program where we learned how to work around a commercial kitchen, safety, making healthy and nutritious food, new ingredients and tips from our instructors and International Cuisine. I would probably just liked to have known more about the work load before enrolling so I could have organized my time in a different way but it was worth the work.

Everything I learned in the program has helped me at two jobs already.

— Paty Stewart

Holistic Chef Graduate
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I am a recent graduate Class of November 2021 Holistic Chef. It was very challenging initially, but at the end of my journey, I'm very thankful to tough it out. I had a great mentor/instructor Chef Porsche, who is very supportive and won't let you give up on yourself. If you have a love for cooking and enjoy cooking for people, Bauman is a great place to develop your culinary skills. Thank you again, Chef Porsche and the very supportive administration staff at Bauman College.

— Miriam Jones

Holistic Chef Graduate

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