Our patent-pending process starts with the Healthy Hands Cooking Instructor Certification program, which teaches the principles of business start-up, food handling safety, class structure, marketing and more. This is an online self-study program that you complete at your own pace from the comfort of your home computer.

Module 1: Getting Started (Welcome & Intro)

  • Course overview
  • How to Use the Course Materials
  • Testing and Certification Requirements
  • Background Check

Module 2: Business 101

  • Getting started
  • Your business structure
  • Business Licensing
  • Regulations of owning a cooking business
  • Business Resources
  • Legal Requirements
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping Overview
  • Insurance

Module 3: Building Your Business

  • Business Plan
  • Facility/Kitchen
  • Identifying your Target Market
  • Projecting Revenue
  • Financial analysis

Module 4: Food Handling Safety

  • Certification process
  • Basic Food Safety
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cross-Contamination & Allergens
  • Time and Temperature
  • Cleaning and Sanitation

Module 5: Media Plan

  • TV, radio, newspaper, magazine
  • Press Releases
  • Articles
  • Important Contact Information

Module 6: Marketing Plan

  • Target Market
  • Marketing Tools (business cards, flyers, brochures)
  • Social Media (Facebook)

Module 7: HHC Classes and Student Kits

  • Instructor Kits and Materials
  • HHC Class Types
  • Student kits and Materials
  • Pricing Review

Module 8: Recipe, Nutrition & Food Allergy Training

  • Food Allergy training course
  • Learn about the recipes including proper kitchen safety
  • Teaching the nutrition elements and games/quizzes
  • Expected flow and class participation
  • Tools you'll need for each class
  • Working with children (communication tips)

Module 9: Growing Your Business

  • Additional revenue opportunities

Module 10: Forum and Support

  • Certified instructor forum
  • Support information
  • Graduate resource site

Module 11: Instructor Websites

  • How to schedule your classes
  • Student online registration process
  • Test (40 questions)

*Additional Mandatory Requirements for Certification:

  • Food Handling Safety Course: $15 U.S. (outside vendor)
  • Background Check - $19.95 U.S. (outside vendor)

(Canadian Food Safety Course is approx. $96.00 plus tax with webcam proctored exam. Outside vendor).

With any food handling or food preparation program, risks are inherent. HHC Instructor Certification helps you to reduce those risks, and gives you what you need to run fun, efficient, and safe classes.

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