Culinary Mastermind

  • Learn

    Live weekly lessons

  • Connect

    Engage and connect with other chefs weekly via zoom and in our private Facebook group

  • Support

    Join like-minded chefs all working toward their purpose.

What is Culinary Growth & Development Live?

Culinary Growth & Development Live is an opportunity for you to learn, grow and develop in every aspect of your craft with live lessons taught directly from Chef Ford. Subscribers have the benefit of engaging with Chef Ford in a group environment to ask questions and interact with other high-level chefs. 

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Who should join?

Have you found yourself in an environment surrounded by chefs who are not pushing themselves to grow? Are you the highest up in your kitchen or town and having a hard time getting critical feedback?  Culinary Growth & Development Live is open to chefs with industry experience who are in search of a way to upgrade their careers.

How is it set up?

  • Live lessons are presented via Zoom every Sunday at 7pm EST (with time for Q&A)
  • There is also a Live Q&A every Monday at 1pm EST 
  • All lessons are recorded and are available for you to view at 
  • You will be invited to join Chef Ford's Private Facebook Group

Subscribers paying month to month may cancel at any time


Chef John Miller, CEC, CCA

“My experiences with Master Chef Ford through his Culinary Growth and Development Live coaching have RECONNECTED ME WITH MY PATH and REIGNITED MY PASSION to continue to PURSUE the goal of earning the CERTIFIED MASTER CHEF designation. “INVALUABLE” is the word I use when I describe my experiences with Master Chef Gerald Ford.”

About Gerald L. Ford & Legit Concepts

Certified Master Chef, Gerald Ford has spent years learning from the best chefs, cooks, and establishments globally, having worked with Master Chefs, Michelin Starred Chefs, Bocuse d'Or Competitors, and Olympic Competitors. Legit Concepts is now working to concentrate on those lessons learned and bring them to you. Learning through my platform, you will save on the massive investments of time and money from learning it on your own through trial and error. I believe that a chef will always be a craftsman before they can be considered an artist. Only through mastery of the fundaments and a fully developed understanding of the raw materials can this level of expertise be achieved. Through mentoring, coaching, accountability, and personal growth, I am here to evolve the kitchens' culture and practices around the world. It is time for the toxic, shadow kitchen culture to be replaced. Craft and education must meet. Our responsibility is to ensure that the generations behind us learn about quality, wholesomeness, and technique. Our commitment is to ensure that the generations behind us understand the standards, practices, and philosophies that will serve as the building blocks to a successful career. Our responsibilities as chefs are to evolve how we teach, mentor and coach to ensure our message reaches our students. Standards like expectations need to be raised, not lowered, and that message needs to be precise and consistent. There will always be a critic of something we do. Sometimes the truth hurts, but it is our responsibility to tell it. Our message is our responsibility. My commitment is to the future of our industry.