Looking to Upgrade Your Skills Inside and Outside the Kitchen?

Learn from our team of world-class chefs, led by Chef Pablo Aya.

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Did you know that 84.6% of front- and back-of-house workers are Hispanic?

Learn how to lead, teach, and pursue excellence.


You Can Achieve More

Learn the method employed by industry experts and apply them to:

  • Master the use of ingredients and their unique flavor profiles.
  • Transform the kitchen's disorder into a smooth operation.
  • Lead your team effectively and efficiently, striving to be better.
  • Provide your customers with an unforgettable experience.
  • Turn your business into a profitable enterprise that works for you.

Yes, It Really Is Possible!

In this Professional Culinary Development course, you'll gain all the knowledge necessary to evolve into an authentic culinary expert.


In The Next 12 Months, You Could…

  • Achieve profitability
  • Have a loyal, highly-efficient team
  • Be a centerpiece of your community

The right mentor can make all the difference. We incorporate all these elements and more in this Professional Culinary Development course.


HRA Professional Culinary Development

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Ready To Take Your Skills to the Next Level?

This course will teach you everything you need to know to master the kitchen and the business. You’ll learn how to:

  • Build complex flavors from simple ingredients
  • Lead your team effectively and efficiently
  • Make a profitable food business

With a simple shift in your mindset and some smart practices, you could start your journey to the top.

What's Included In The Course...


Culinary Expertise & Skill Enhancement

In this module, you'll learn:

  • Hands-on Training: Chef Stovell emphasises practical, hands-on training sessions where aspiring chefs can refine their culinary skills under his guidance. This could involve techniques ranging from basic knife skills to advanced cooking methods.
  • Innovation in Cooking: Encouraging creativity and innovation in the kitchen is essential. Chef Stovell promotes thinking beyond traditional boundaries, exploring diverse cuisines, and experimenting with ingredients to create unique and appealing dishes.
  • Ingredient Knowledge: When it comes to teaching about ingredients, it's important to cover various aspects to provide a comprehensive understanding.

Customer Service & Hospitality Skills

In this module, you’ll learn:

  • Customer-Centric Training: Training programs focus on understanding the nuances of excellent customer service. This includes teaching staff how to anticipate guest needs, handle complaints gracefully, and create memorable dining experiences.

  • Cultural Sensitivity: In the hospitality industry, cultural awareness is vital. Training includes educating employees about different cultures, customs, and dining etiquettes, ensuring they can cater to a diverse clientele effectively.


Leadership & Team Building

In this module, you’ll learn:

  • Effective Communication: Leadership training emphasises the importance of clear and concise communication. Leaders need to articulate their visions, expectations, and feedback effectively to create a harmonious work environment.

  • Team Collaboration: Chef Stovell focuses on building a sense of camaraderie among team members. Activities such as team-building exercises and collaborative cooking projects help in fostering a cooperative and supportive workplace culture.


Financial Literacy & Business Acumen

In this module, you’ll learn:

  • Cost Management: Understanding the financial aspects of running a restaurant or a culinary business is essential. Training modules cover topics such as budgeting, inventory management, and cost control, ensuring that employees comprehend the economic aspects of their roles.

  • Menu Engineering: Chef Stovell educates aspiring chefs and restaurant managers on the art of menu engineering. This includes analyzing profitability, popular dishes, and pricing strategies to optimize revenue and customer satisfaction.


Adaptability & Resilience

In this module, you’ll learn:

  • Crisis Management: The hospitality industry can be unpredictable. Training programs address crisis management techniques, teaching employees how to handle emergencies, unexpected rushes, and challenging situations with composure and efficiency.

  • Continuous Learning: Chef Stovell advocates for a culture of continuous learning. Employees are encouraged to stay updated with industry trends, new culinary techniques, and customer preferences, ensuring they remain relevant and competitive in the ever-evolving hospitality landscape.


Ethical & Sustainable Practices

In this module, you’ll learn:

  • Environmental Responsibility: With a growing focus on sustainability, Chef Stovell emphasizes the importance of eco-friendly practices. Training includes educating staff about sourcing local ingredients, reducing food wastage, and adopting environmentally conscious cooking methods.
  • Ethical Behavior: Upholding ethical standards is non-negotiable. Employees are trained to maintain integrity, honesty, and respect in all their interactions, both with customers and colleagues.

Food Costing Mastery

Acquire expertise in food costing techniques to enhance profitability while preserving quality and value for customers.


Menu Development Expertise

Explore the art and science of menu creation, from innovative dishes to strategic pricing approaches that drive revenue.


Food Safety Protocols

Comprehend and implement rigorous food safety measures to ensure the health and well-being of both customers and staff.


Inventory Management Skills

Master the necessary skills for efficient inventory control, reducing waste and optimizing resource utilization.


Facebook & Discord Community

Engage, connect, and collaborate with industry leaders and peers. Cultivate lasting relationships.


Weekly Zoom Lessons with Culinary Titans

  • Exclusive Insights from Chef Pablo Aya: Learn directly from the master of Hispanic cuisine.
  • Interactive Q&A Sessions: Get your burning questions answered by industry leaders.
  • Expand Your Culinary Horizon: Engage with a diverse range of culinary experts and gain invaluable knowledge.

This Course Is For You If...

  • You aspire to earn promotions in your organization
  • You seek greater confidence in the kitchen
  • You have a desire to expand your skillset
  • You dream of mastering the culinary arts
  • You aim to establish a legacy of excellence

Meet Our Team

The mission of the Hispanic Restaurant Association is to promote unity and cultural exchange through the universal language of food. We believe that regardless of our diverse backgrounds, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, we all share the common bond of enjoying meals together. By collaborating and supporting one another, we can create extraordinary culinary experiences and facilitate mutual growth. We are dedicated to providing assistance to Hispanic restaurateurs, chefs, and back-of-the-house staff, recognizing their invaluable contributions. Through these connections, we aim to empower and uplift both the Hispanic and restaurant communities, leaving a lasting impact for future generations. Let us join hands, share meals, and construct a brighter future together.

"It was a life-changing experience being mentored by Chefs Fernando and Pablo. I most highly recommend anything they have to offer."

- Chef Rafael Zamora, Hotel La Fonda (Santa Fe, NM)

"I gained inspiration and insight from Chefs Fernando and Pablo. They helped me see the future and set me up on a path to success."

- Sebastian Cruz, Sea Salt Healthy Kitchen (St. Simons Island, GA)

"Learning from chefs such as Chef Pablo Aya, Chef Fernando Stovell, Chef Betty Basquez was a priceless experience I will forever thank the HRA for. Invest in yourself and your future by learning from people who inspire you to be and see more everyday."

- Chef Carolina Zubiate, Yuan Wonton (Denver, CO)

HRA Professional Culinary Development

This course comes with lifetime access as well as weekly lessons and Q&A with Chef Pablo Aya and many other culinary titans. This course will be taught in both English and Spanish.

Payment Plan


12 monthly payments


Pay In Full


Save $300!


Corporate Plan


For teams of 5 or more


If you aren’t completely satisfied with HRA Professional Culinary Development, let us know within the first 14-days for a full refund. No questions asked.