The Gift of Cooking & Health

The perfect gift for friends and family who are passionate about food, cooking and health.

Great For Cooks of All Levels

The Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute delivers rich, interactive curriculum to help learners master their culinary craft from home. Students enjoy hands-on learning with expert chef guidance, including a live chat option, and receive feedback on what they create. Courses can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

Easy to Give, Easy to Love

Schedule a personalized e-card to arrive whenever you choose. Your family and friends can redeem your gift immediately online.

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Step 1: Select Your Gifts

Select the quantity of gift cards you would like to purchase, then follow the steps to customize your gift.
All gifts will be delivered via e-mail on a date that you choose.

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A Plant-Based Celebration
$89.00

Dress up your winter celebrations with vibrant and flavorful vegetarian offerings that will impress and amaze even meat-eating relatives. Explore hearty entrées and sauces, add traditional and creative side dishes, and incorporate no-fuss desserts. This is your chance to express your plant-based, global style for the holiday table. Available to U.S. residents only.

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Cooking on a Budget
$59.00

For the little-used kitchen, reinvigorate your favorite dishes that emphasizes flavor, versatility, easy storage and reheating. Includes an approachable menu with endless variations that dances across the globe without breaking the bank. Themes: easy, recognizable, variable, quantity, stretch food dollar, slim pantry and kitchen tools, unpretentious, worldly, satiating, substantial, new look at old favorites. Available to U.S. residents only.

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Knife Skills Boot Camp
$59.00

Everyone envies the host who possesses those fancy knife skills. Based on multiple practice recipes, this course walks you through the kitchen fundamentals on selecting, handling, and using a knife with confidence. You will prepare a variety of veggie-packed soups, chopped entrée salads, inventive main dishes that accentuate your slicing, dicing, and cubing. Available to U.S. residents only.

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Basics of Baking & Pastry
$299.00

Baking and pastry arts rely on precise formulas and ratios, not improvisation and adjustment. Therefore, the field can be intimidating to many, yet proves exceedingly rewarding for the profile of any foodservice operation. This course focuses on ingredients, quick breads, breads, custards, soufflés, and chocolate. Basic concepts and techniques of baking such as ingredients and processes of baking are reviewed and practiced. Students appraise gluten, flour, yeast, water and salt and their functions in bread making. They identify the anatomy of a grain, practice the stages required for making basic bread, shape an epi, and make successful crepes. Available to U.S. residents only.

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Culinary Nutrition & Wellness
$299.00

Students examine the basic principles of nutrition, including its application in food preparation, menu planning and a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis in plant-based culinary arts. High quality plant-based dishes are increasingly crucial to meet consumer demand. Students build a nutritional foundation related to personal health, the food supply, and dietary restrictions. Available to U.S. residents only.

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Cooking Meat, Fish, Poultry & Plant-Based Proteins
$299.00

As the student grasps basic cooking techniques, they need to further master those methods using a variety of animal and plant proteins. These food items are generally the costliest to procure, the most difficult to reproduce expertly and consistently, and consequently come with a premium price on the menu. Available to U.S. residents only.

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Cooking Methods
$299.00

The heart of cooking knowledge rests on applying basic cooking principles to food items. Beginning with dry-heat cooking methods, the learner practices roasting, grilling, pan frying, sautéing, deep frying, and stir-frying. Students practice moist-heat applications such as poaching, steaming and simmering, followed by the combination cooking methods of braising and stewing. Other methods of preparation such as fermenting and dehydrating are also introduced. Available to U.S. residents only.

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Foundations of Cuisine
$299.00

Regional and national cuisines are organized on foundational components such as a flavored liquid and cooked starch or grain. These elements can further be recombined to create or enhance distinct dishes and menus. In traditional cooking approaches these building blocks include stocks, soups, and sauces, as well as modern and plant-based sauces. Available to U.S. residents only.

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Professional Cooking Fundamentals
$299.00

For professionals as well as accomplished home cooks, a successful culinary journey is built upon a bedrock of central principles for cuisine and kitchen organization. Professional Cooking Fundamentals is designed to assist the learner make more informed decisions, decipher recipes, apply techniques, understand flavor development, and freely explore the world of food and cooking. Available to U.S. residents only.

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Soup!
$59.00

The purpose of the course is to get you comfortable with the structure and cooking methods of soups to allow endless creativity and customization. We start out with the foundations of superb soups—quality stocks or broths. From there, we introduce some possible garnishes to up your soup game. Parmesan crisps, crostini, fried leeks, infused oils, among others, are suggested as accompaniments to transform soup for an event.

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Chocolate Lover
$89.00

Explore the world of chocolate desserts in its many forms. Chocolate lovers pine to share their passion with others. Enjoy the benefits of practicing the essentials of chocolate preparations by serving sweets to your loved ones. Beginning with basic chocolate making and use, the course guides you through various types of chocolate creations with multiple preparations, recipes, and presentations. From familiar cookies, pies, and cakes made with chocolate, you’ll advance to tortes, truffles, and mousse. Display those amazing desserts with fruit and cream accompaniments, or a chocolate sauce, glaze, ganache, and syrup.