My experience with SNC has been transformative. I had a rudimentary knowledge of plant-based cooking before, but having completed what is now the Masters Course I feel like a virtuoso of vegetables.
I was not a strict recipe follower as making a grocery list from recipes often seemed a chore. I would get frustrated when I was unable to find some key ingredient or toil with a recipe in the kitchen only to have the final product turn out unsatisfying. Now that I understand the Language of Cooking I can improvise like a jazz musician. I feel confident approaching any cooking situation I could possibly encounter now. Whether it’s improvising a dinner for my family at the end of the week with limited ingredients on hand or preparing an extravagant diner party I can compose a healthy delicious meal limited only by my own creativity.
The theories of the program easily scale all the way up to commercial cooking to feed hundreds. Additionally as you begin to understand how traditional dishes are composed and why they work, you can upgrade to healthier ingredients or methods and achieve similar results. Even the Basic Course provides enough material to explore indefinitely.