Building and Designing Your Course Bundle

Learn how to test your recipes and turn them into a published cookbook that you can market and sell!

Have you ever wondered about turning your recipes into a physical book that people can buy, but maybe the thought of figuring out how to develop a cookbook totally overwhelms you.

  • How do I plan out and create recipes for my book?
  • How do I test the recipes and make sure they will work in everyone's kitchen?
  • How do I photograph my food?
  • How do I get a barcode/actually sell the book?
  • There are so many colors and fonts out there? How do I choose?
  • How do I use this crazy InDesign publishing software?
  • How do I design a cover?

I hear you! That used to be me about a year ago, when my own cookbook: Everyday Sous Vide: It's All French To Me was just an idea in my head.

But now my book is out in the world and I want to show you exactly how you can create and craft your own cookbook!

Courses Included with Purchase

Building Your Cookbook
Chelsea Cole
Designing Your Cookbook
Carly Jayne

Original Price: $0

In Building Your Cookbook, you will learn:

Lesson 1 – Introduction

  • Learn how to get organized, use a project management tool, and create a timeline so you actually finish your book!
  • Budgeting: Learn the details of exactly what it costs to publish your own cookbook and where you'll be spending your money

Lesson 2 – Determine your Topic

  • Choosing a highly specific niche for your cookbook
  • Learn how to use Google Analytics to think through topics
  • Learn how to get feedback from your audience and gauge excitement for your topic

Lesson 3 – Book Structure

  • How to outline your cookbook
  • Learn how to save money and time by determining what you actually want in your book
  • Learn cost vs. benefit of exactly what should be included in your book, based on POD (print on demand) standards

Lesson 4 - Recipe Development

  • Develop recipes fit for a cookbook
  • Learn how to test your recipes and make sure anyone can cook them
  • My guide to creating a testing group and receive specific feedback from recipe testers

Lesson 5 - Photography

  • Planning shoots for maximum efficiency
  • Thinking through the types of photos you'll want to include

Lesson 6 - Writing Your Book

  • Learn how to actually write a cookbook
  • Talking about cookbook structure
  • Learn how to find and work with an editor

Lesson 7 - Polish and Fine Tune

  • My strategies for catching ALL the errors and thoroughly editing
  • Checking for any final layout and design flaws before pressing go

Lesson 8 - Publish your book!

  • Learn how to get an ISBN number/barcode for your book
  • Self-publishing platforms and how to choose one

In addition to the course, I'm dishing up all my resources, including:

  • A workbook
  • A royalties calculator
  • Recipe feedback form template
  • Shot list template
  • Recipe status tracker

In Designing Your Cookbook, you will learn:

How to Create Your Brand

  • Learn how to discover your brand and create a cohesive style for your book
  • Color theory and font choice
  • How to create a vision board for your book
  • How to make sure your book stays on brand

How to Design Your Book

  • How to design your book for publishing with our InDesign Template - This template makes the design process super easy and I'll walk you through how to stylize your text, add photos, and export the book so you can publish it!
  • How to design a cover for your book that looks professional, even if you have zero design knowledge
  • How to design a book that will capture interest and keep people reading
  • Step by step video tutorials in Adobe InDesign - Even if you have never used InDesign before I'll show you everything you need to know to create your book and get it ready to be printed


  • How to brand your photography to match the book
  • What shots you'll need for your cover and recipes

In addition to the course, I'm including these free resources:

  • Indesign Template - This template will make your book a reality! Instead of creating your book from scratch you can drop your photos and text into my template and have a professional cookbook! If you're feeling a little overwhelmed by software, don't worry! I'll walk you through exactly how to use the software and create your book.
  • A mini branding photography course on how to stylize your photos and take better photos. This will ensure your food looks just as good as it tastes!

This course is closed for enrollment.

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?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

This course is closed for enrollment.