I received my Raw Foundation 200 hour Raw Food Educator program binder today. It was exciting, like a birthday or christmas present. Included with the package was the large binder seen in the picture, a USB stick containing info slides and videos, six dvd’s and a personal greeting card from Janice Skoreyko.
The 200 hour course is made up of 21 modules. Modules 1 through 12 are home study and the rest are completed in-class. There are weekly quizzes pertaining to each home study module as well as a class conference call with email question and answer periods.
I decided to get started right away with module one this evening.
The dvd’s contain recorded lectures and accompany the worksheets included in the binder. Module one is called Food Safety.
Being a trained chef, I have to say that is was really just a review for me. Food safety is largely based on common sense.
I always have a look into kitchens whenever possible when I’m at restaurants and I can honestly say that in the real world, common sense is more like common idiocy. When eating out, there is NO guarantee that the establishment is complying with safety and sanitation standards. Why is this? It’s because restaurant owners almost always have a revenue/bottom-line mindset. Staff are typically underpaid, under-trained and under-appreciated. If you don’t care about your staff you can be sure that they don’t care about your restaurant. That is why I no longer work in that industry.
Anyway, back to the content at hand.
I started watching the first video. Again, the videos are recorded lectures so it’s a classroom setting.
1.The module was divided into 12 sections. About a third of the way through, the video cut to the course introduction creating a confusing break in the content. No big deal.
2. There was an SUPER ANNOYING pen clicker person sitting near the camera. Hugely distracting and I really hope Ms. Pen Clicker as I’ll be calling her (it may have been a him) gets a cease and desist order before module two starts.
Flipping through the binder I have to say that I’m really excited to experience how this course unfolds. There is a TON of interesting stuff going to be covered. I’m really in to learning these days, still need to work on my application skills lol.