Take professional chefs, add students passionate about cooking, and mix them all together in our professional kitchens. Add a dash of the EXPLO experience and it’s a recipe made in culinary heaven. Fire up the burners and bring your appetite — this is your first taste of the future at EXPLO Chef.
At EXPLO Chef you will:
"Chef was an amazing teacher. He taught me how to cook without recipes, as well as fix any mistakes I created, and it made me so much more confident in the kitchen."
Kenzie D., Student, EXPLO Chef
"When you start working in your own restaurants, you'll see: taking care of your customers is just good business."
Sous Chef Matthew Zikesch, EXPLO Chef
"I've felt like I've grown more independent. I've learned stuff like how to do laundry, how to keep a schedule for myself and know when it's time to go to dinner and time to go to sleep. I think those are really useful things, even if I'm not 100% sure I'll become a professional chef."
Malia N., Student, EXPLO Chef
This is where you learn by doing. Practice knife skills and produce cutting techniques. Learn how to sauté, sear, sweat, and simmer dishes on the stove — and how to roast and braise in the oven. Test your tactile talent to determine the internal temperature of food you touch. Debone a fish, plate and present a dish, and caramelize crème brûlée to perfection. What you explore and discover is sure to whet your appetite.Why EXPLO Chef?
Strong burners, hot ovens, and daily cooking challenges will test your mettle and challenge you to create restaurant-worthy dishes you’d be proud to serve to your present (and future) patrons. Shopping for ingredients at Boston’s famed Haymarket, preparing and plating dishes, and cleaning your stations to perfection — on deadline — will give you very real taste as to how chefs prepare 90 covers a night and work to make each dish more innovative and delicious than the one before.
Imagine a future where every day you get to cook the food you love shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most talented (and acclaimed) chefs in the business. Imagine sourcing fresh ingredients, starting with a recipe, and then riffing off in your own direction — creating a culinary experience that could only come from you. At EXPLO Chef, that future starts now.Meet Our Master Chefs