Food Science Basics

Become familiar with the basics of food science in 6 lessons.

This course is not open for enrollment.

Welcome! Are you ready to start your food science journey? If so, you're at the right place.

This course has been made for all of those who'd love to learn more about food and science, but lack the fundamentals.

Whether you're a chef wanting to understand what happens when boiling potatoes, a food blogger who's frustrated over a recipe that's keeps on being ruined or work in food industry, this can help you kick off your next steps. Even for those orienting on career options or anyone who's interested in food and science this is a great course to get those fundamentals.

It's been made for those with a basic high school education, but without necessarily majoring in science. We're trying to keep everything as basic as possible.

By the end of this course you should have a basic understanding of the types of science involved with food. You should be able to explain why a chocolate mousse holds its shape, which role atoms and molecules play in food, what a pathogenic microorganism is and why your bread turns brown in the oven.

Your Instructor


Hi there, it's Science Chef here. I'm an enthusiastic, though not incredibly good cook with a passion for science (I'm a trained scientist in food technology). One of the reasons I'm not a perfect cook: I keep on experimenting! I love baking bread (and pancakes and lots of other foods) and loving writing about my trials (and failures) on the blog foodcrumbles.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
As long as this course exists you'll have access! So no need to hurry, although it's best to keep going at a good pace. We recommend finishing the course within 6 weeks.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Let us know why and give us some tips on how to improve, that's how we learn and grow! Since the course is free :-), there's no need for a refund.