Cherokee Nation Entertainment Selects Rouxbe for Culinary Training

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Rouxbe Technology Raises the Bar on Food & Beverage Offerings at Oklahoma Casinos.

Rouxbe is the best solution, as the self-paced online platform and culinary training curriculum is ideal for our staff who come to us with different levels of experience. Each course comes with lessons that our employees can immediately apply to their jobs.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment (CNE), the gaming and hospitality arm of the Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the United States, has entered into a partnership with Rouxbe to provide online culinary training for its food and beverage associates. The agreement covers all properties operated by CNE, including multiple casinos and retail establishments in northeast Oklahoma.

Rouxbe, the leader in online culinary training, offers cost-effective and scalable training and development solutions for culinary associates at global hospitality companies, available online from any device, anywhere. CNE associates now have access to Rouxbe's online training and certification program recognized throughout the culinary industry. This includes a curriculum that covers foundational techniques, fundamental and station-specific cooking methods and new plant-based courses.

"We are always looking to upgrade our food and beverage offerings for our valued guests, and to do that, we have to provide exceptional training programs for our culinary associates," said Eric Shoemaker, corporate director of Food & Beverage for CNE. "Rouxbe is the best solution, as the self-paced online platform and culinary training curriculum is ideal for our staff who come to us with different levels of experience. Each course comes with lessons that our employees can immediately apply to their jobs."

Rouxbe is equipped to provide certificate-level instruction not only to high-quality restaurants but global hospitality organizations as well. The revolutionary online platform delivers cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive and measure learning outcomes and engagement while providing effective, lower-cost alternatives for training professional cooks. Organizations are also utilizing Rouxbe as a benefit to reduce turnover and recruit higher quality applicants.

“It's really great to see the Cherokee Nation’s innovative commitment to staff training," adds Ken Rubin, Rouxbe's Chief Culinary Officer. "We are so proud to partner with an organization that understands and stands behind the needs of its culinary team by providing relevant and comprehensive culinary training as an employment benefit, completely online."

About Cherokee Nation Entertainment
Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the wholly owned gaming, hospitality, retail and tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation. It is the fastest growing entertainment company in Oklahoma. The company currently operates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, Oklahoma's first gaming resort gaming destination, nine Cherokee Casinos including a horse racing track, three hotels, three golf courses and other retail operations. Cherokee Nation Entertainment has corporate offices in both Tahlequah and Catoosa, Oklahoma.

About Rouxbe
Rouxbe, the world's leading online culinary school, was founded in 2005 to train people of all abilities to become better, more confident – even healthier – cooks in kitchens around the world. With high definition videos, world-class instructors, peer support and interactive assignments, Rouxbe has set the bar as the new standard in culinary education; providing certificate-level instruction not only to quality restaurants and hospitality organizations, but also to serious home cooks and career changers. Rouxbe's revolutionary online platform delivers cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive and measure learning outcomes and engagement while providing effective, lower-cost alternatives for training professional cooks. Over 110 hours of foundational training are available in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin and Arabic to hundreds of thousands of cooks in 180 countries. Rouxbe programs are also recognized by both the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation and by WorldChefs as approved training programs.

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