What's Culinary Academy by Chef Rudakova?

It’s an online culinary school with constantly growing library of classes that will transform your life. Learn at your own pace, participate in class challenges and get personalized Chef’s feedback on your dishes. 

Watch introduction video. All You Need To Know About My Culinary Academy

Meet Your Instructor

Hey, I’m Natalia Rudakova a.k.a Chef Rudakova. It took me 10 years of working in finance & accounting to finally give myself a permission to hit a pause and follow my culinary passion. In 2018 I’ve enrolled into a traditional full-time culinary school, where I’ve learned some fundamental, basic skills and the same year I’ve dived deep into the real industry. Let’s just say, it was a shock to my system. It was hard. I did not start my cooking journey at the age of 16, I was just a regular human being pursuing a regular, “safe”, stable career before deciding to give my cooking dreams a go.

Nowadays, I successfully practice as a professional Chef in the restaurant kitchens, combining it with my other passion for teaching by sharing my accumulated culinary knowledge and expertise with my audience of over 100k people on social media (YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Gronda etc.) and with over 5k of my dear students throughout my online culinary courses.

I wanted to give up numerous amount of times, I’ve been burned out, done so many mistakes… Being influenced by the brutal traditional industry, my attention was often directed towards the wrong goal, and I’ve waisted so much time on learning techniques the long way. But this all changed, when I’ve discovered something very important about cooking. Cooking is not about knowing a 1000 recipes, it’s not about being able to follow these recipes with your eyes closed, and it is absolutely not about chopping veggies at the speed of a torpedo, and impressing your guests with a trick of cutting an avocado in 2 seconds. 

Real cooking is about respecting food, it’s about understanding the techniques and general principles behind any food preparation method, thus enabling you to implement these techniques in any circumstances and freely manipulate recipes. Most importantly, cooking is a never-ending journey, and it’s all about continuous learning.

That’s the secret. And that’s exactly what I’m teaching in my online culinary school. 

Over 75 cooking Videos

We give you all the insider tips, tricks and secrets to transforming yourself to a successful chef from a regular food lover and culinary enthusiast. Become a Pro in the business and master your cooking craft.

Always up to date

Unlike courses that become outdated after a year or even months, Culinary Academy by Chef Rudakova is an expanding online culinary school meaning the content will always stay current and evolve over time.

30 day money-back guarantee

We want the investment in this online culinary school to be an absolute no-brainer for you. So, if you watch the video lessons, complete all the tasks, and still don’t find our cooking classes useful, drop us an email and we'll happily refund your full payment within 30 days of purchasing date.

It's not just a collection of pre-recorded videos

First of all, there’re plenty of recipes to illustrate the techniques (20+), but the classes are focused mostly on cooking principles. Second of all, there’re class challenges with an opportunity to submit your projects and GET CHEF’s FEEDBACK personalized to you.

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It was a great class, and i would recommend it to anyone who wishes to improve their fundamental (but very important) cooking skills and/or knowledge. I learned things today, i never knew I needed. Great class. Thank you so much Chef Rudakova!
Jakob S.
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what you'll learn

Video Lectures in our online culinary school are packed with both theoretical knowledge and its practical applications.

Culinary Techniques & Theory

Work Station Setup
Mise En Place Preparation
Sanitation & Safety
Knide Sharpening
Flavor Profile Identification, Building & Balancing
Understanding Food Nutrient Density
Difference Between Stocks & Broths
Categories of Stocks
Main Components of a Sauce and Their Incorporation Technique
Sauce Reduction Technique
Types of Flour and Their Application
Factors Influencing Baking
Food Plating Rules
Recipe Development Framework


Chicken Stock
Velouté Sauce
Brioche Bread
Chocolate Petit Gâteau
Béchamel Sauce
Sauce Mornay
Mornay Mussels
Tomato Sauce
Sauce Hollandaise
Sauce Mousseline
Eggs Benedict
Velouté Sauce
Sauce Suprême
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Espagnole Sauce
Demi Glace
Slow Cooked Roast
Modern Paella Amuse Bouche

Kitchen Confidence

Understanding of How To Efficiently Organize Your Workflow
Cook Fast
Understand and Freely Manipulate Recipes
Easily Impress Your Guests & Yourself
Replicate Any Cookbook Recipe
Present Any Kind of Food in a Beautiful & Impressive Manner
Create New Dishes, Unique to Your Style, Taste and the Way of Cooking
Really great course overall that covers some wonderful basics of the culinary world. I appreciated the friendliness of the instructor and her obvious knowledge of the content she taught. Very engaging and clear as well.
Jairo C.
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Class Challenges
Food Plating Checklists
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Hands down, a great presentation. It is giving me confidence as I am an untrained Head Chef who is trying to get out of his comfort zone and progress in my career.
Shawn K.
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courses overview

Module One | 12 video Lectures

Culinary Education Basics

Learn all the kitchen basics. Work Station Setup, Mise En Place, Sanitation & Safety etc. Everything to get the culinary education fundamentals.

Module TWO | 7 video Lectures

How to plate Food like a Chef

Follow my simple guidance and learn how to think like a creative Chef. Whatever you choose to eat today, whether it’s a simple sandwich or a fine-dining steak, any kind of food could be plated & made look beautiful.

Module THREE | 13 video Lectures

Creative Recipe Development

Despite common belief, recipe development is not a guess work. Find here a proven recipe development framework that pro-Chefs use all the time, when creating their famous modern dishes.

Module FOUR | 43 video Lectures

Master of French Saucery

Get to know the detailed techniques behind each step of the preparation of 5 French Mother sauces: Béchamel, Tomato, Velouté, Hollandaise and Espagnole, and be able to cook any other derivative, or as a matter of fact, any other modern French sauce as a result.

selected classes preview

Grab a coffee, because it’s a long one, 30+min selected classes preview. Get a feeling of the Culinary Academy and decide for yourself. 

5,000+ students trust Chef Rudakova Culinary Academy

This was a fantastic class for a beginner like me who is a home cook who loves to cook for friends and family. I loved the lesson on mise en place as I do struggle with what i can cook ahead of time to what degree and this lesson helped there. Would love to see more on this topic. Can't wait for the next course.
Melinda A.
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Here’s what you get when you enroll in CULINARY ACADEMY

Online Culinary Academy

frequently asked questions


Who is this course for?

This culinary course is suitable for all the levels of students, from passionate pro-homecooks and aspiring people considering going to a culinary school to experienced Chefs wishing to improve on or refresh their culinary knowledge. 

Is there a deadline for me to complete all the modules?

No. The beauty of this online culinary course is that you will be able to take it at your own time and pace. Take as much time as you need to complete all the course modules and classes. It is advised, however, for your own studying sake not to take too lengthy breaks between lectures and completing class assignments, and submit all your projects within 3 months from purchase date.

Do you offer a FREE Trial?

No. We do, however, provide a FREE Introductory Course Preview. 35+ minutes of course material. In this manner, you will be well aware of your expectations. In fact, we even encourage you to watch the course preview before purchasing the main course. 

Will I always have access to this course?

Yes! By purchasing (One-Time Payment Option), you will have a lifetime access to all it's modules and classes. PLUS, future updates & lectures or video lessons. Please note, the (subscription option) is billed every 12 Months (annually) until cancelled.

Is there a money back guarantee?

Yes! We want the investment in this course to be an absolute no-brainer for you. So, if you watch all the video lessons, submit all the class projects, and still don’t find this course useful, drop us an email and we'll happily refund your full payment within 30 days of purchasing the course.