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At a moment's notice, contestants from the Emmy-Award-winning show Top Chef appear in Top Chef University members' homes, ready to give one-on-one cooking lessons. Though users will meet stars such as Spike Mendelsohn and Stephanie Izard, they don't have to wipe down the counters or season their neglected cast-iron pans in preparation. That's because the school's 200 lessons are all online videos, streamable to any computer.

Top Chef contestants walk members through a slew of cooking methods in 12 one-month courses, each composed of videos ranging from 5 to 30 minutes long. The easy-to-follow curriculum starts with basic cooking techniques such as sautéing and braising, ending with more advanced recipes for modern and ethnic cuisines from Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais. Each video comes with a printable recipe to save and cherish, along with a Top Chef Certificate of Completion.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

The Adobe- and Microsoft-certified instructors at Photo Art Studio prepare pupils for careers in graphic design, web development, and photography during 14-hour certification programs. The digital photography course drills novices in handling and cleaning their cameras, regulating light, and convincing jumping beans to hold still for track-team portraits. During Adobe Photoshop classes, students survey the program's myriad manipulation and touch-up options by applying such flourishes as modified hues and formatted text over their own compositions. Other courses in software such as Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver focus on animation, image design, and web development respectively. The studio also hosts in-depth classes on Microsoft Office software to instill practical administrative skills.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

Bartending Schools Online broadcasts a wealth of helpful video-based lessons and interactive quizzes in an easy-to-use online format, boosting the barkeeping skills and job prospects of students all over the world. Pupils study their way through 50 drink-recipe clips and 14 lessons, tracking their progress through helpful games and challenging timed quizzes. Intuitive tools and supplements breathe life into bartending careers—helping clients craft professional portfolios with resumé-creation tools—and finally make juggling cool with bottle-tossing flair lessons.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

Hall of Fame chef Dominic O'Neill satiates the minds of burgeoning chefs with a carefully curated selection of online videos designed to build from basic skills up to more advanced techniques. More than 250 instructional videos imbue home cooks with a deep set of abilities, and recipes both simple and complex add restaurant-quality flavor to family feasts, holiday gatherings, and the mouths of passing pelicans. Customers also learn related concepts such as proper hand washing and the creation of ice sculptures, which make elegant centerpieces. Lessons are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics, and content is intuitively organized so that students can explore the intricacies of tomato sauce or the many ways to defend oneself with a napkin.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

The online instructors at flying photo school teach students to move beyond the constraints of auto mode so they can capture more complex and innovative images. Courses include SLR-specific videos, worksheets, and homework assignments that afford busy students the freedom to work at their own pace and on their own schedule. Each week, instructors review the assignments and provide feedback to help students make better use of natural lighting, employ more complex settings, or quit accidentally taking illegal photographs of the bank?s security system. Classes range from Digital 101 sessions designed for beginners to more advanced courses that emphasize editing, lighting, or portrait photography.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US