Culinary Arts 2 Online

Next course dates: March 18 – May 1, 2024

Tuition: $600

Building on culinary skills developed in Culinary Arts 1, this course explores a variety of new foods and techniques, from charcuterie and game to ancient grains and rice. From Italy we will make fresh pasta, risotto and polenta. France’s rich culinary tradition informs us as we learn the techniques to produce terrines, pâtés and confit. Lobster, oysters, and clams from our New England shores will inspire our seafood lessons.

This unique online program allows you to study at your own pace over the course of seven weeks with a combination of step-by-step video tutorials and weekly-one-on-one sessions with chef instructor Chef Chris Douglass. Chef Chris Douglass is lead culinary instructor of Boston University’s Certificate Program in Culinary Arts with 40 years of experience as chef/owner of the award-winning Icarus, Ashmont Grill, and Tavolo. This program is ideal for students who are interested in building culinary foundations with a part-time, flexible program.


Is this a Certificate Course?

While certificates are not offered for these courses, we encourage you to consider our Professional Pastry Arts Program if you're seeking a certification.

How much does is cost?


When do classes meet?

On your schedule! Students will have access to the Blackboard course site, where you can review the week’s videos and recipes at your own pace. Each week of class will be comprised of three distinct components:

  1. Recipe execution to be done by students in their own kitchen at their own pace. Recipes are provided in both printed and video format. You will document your cooking with photos at specific points in the recipe and journal your experience.
  2. Individual one-on-one Zoom meetings with Chef Chris Douglass. Weekly half hour meetings scheduled at mutually agreeable times to review and support your cooking experiences from the recipes of the week.

What is the approximate time commitment per week?

Watching videos, taking notes: 2 hours
Weekly food shopping: 1 hour
Active cooking time: 3-5 hours

How do I access the course material?

Course materials are hosted on Blackboard at After your registration is complete, you will receive an email from BU Information Services & Technology with instructions on how to establish your BU account. (You may need to check your spam folder for this email.) Once you have established your BU account, you will be able to access the Blackboard course site.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund is available up to one week before the class starts. After that, there are no refunds. However, you may transfer your enrollment to another person.

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