$99 for a One-Year Membership to Top Chef University ($199.95 Value)

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Kim-Ashleigh M. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed March 3, 2018
The customer service has been great. I got locked out of my account and they fixed it right away. A lot of the courses though have been really basic (like how to make a tossed salad), and I found out like a week after I purchased it that the course has been cancelled but they are letting current members finish out their year. It feels a bit like they know it's not the best program and I paid for it and shouldn't have.


Kristen H. · 2 reviews
· Reviewed February 18, 2018
I got this as a gift for a good friend who recently became passionate about cooking. He seemed to really like it.


Gene S. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed February 10, 2018
Very easy to use and informative. Really breaks down cooking to the basics

What You'll Get

Before Top Chef popularized competitive cooking, chefs routinely bet on who could hard-boil the most eggs for block parties: hard-luck boxers with salmonella phobias or Paul Newman. Reap the benefits of the show’s revolutionary improvements in culinary challenges with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a one-year membership to Top Chef University (a $199.95 value).

Lauded across the amber-waved virtual landscape for its creative and effective service, Top Chef University carves first-rate chefs out of everyday web traffickers using knives of technology. The university consists of 12 self-paced courses––taught by Top Chef cheftestants schooled in meal-lesson pedagogy––that touch on everything from kitchen basics to the fine art of bacon ice cream. Today’s Groupon gives you complete access to the curriculum, starting with the first course, titled Getting Started: Basics & Technique. The course is split into 19 topics that include organization, cookware, and knife skills; cooks working with sporks should consider upgrading before getting started. Future courses reveal the gastronomic secrets of marinades, Southern fried chicken, and rolled pasta, all of which were heavily guarded during the Cold War.

Top Chef is a beloved and mouth-watering Emmy Award–winning show that, unlike the 1958 hit and proto-reality show Who’s Got the Hamburgers?, encourages balanced, delicious diets and doesn’t romanticize condiment binging or sesame-seed spitting. Give a great gift to yourself and your weary digestive tract, or symbolically teach a dear friend to fish, thereby guaranteeing him a lifetime’s worth of popcorn shrimp. You must activate your Groupon within six months of purchase.


Top Chef University has been featured in Esquire's Eat Like A Man, on ABCNews.com, and on The Food Channel:

  • You've watched them whip up delectable dishes, and a soupcon of drama, in the Top Chef kitchen. Now, stars of the hit Bravo TV series are ready to school their fans: Pack your knives and go... online. – Michelle Locke, ABCNews.com

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Must activate membership by 7/10/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Top Chef University

At a moment's notice, Chef’testants from the Emmy-Award-winning show Top Chef appear in Top Chef University members' homes, ready to give one-on-one cooking lessons.

Top Chef winners and finalists, including All-Stars winner Richard Blais, walk members through a slew of cooking methods in over 200 lessons, each composed of interactive video tutorials ranging from 5 to 30 minutes long. The easy-to-follow curriculum starts with kitchen fundamentals on knives, pantry, and ingredients, it then moves on to basic cooking techniques such as sautéing and braising, and ends with more advanced recipes and skills to master the kitchen. Each lesson comes with a printable recipe to save and cherish, along with a Top Chef Certificate of Completion.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.