Londoner Patrick Drake, co-founder and Head Chef of HelloFresh has launched his first solo venture, The 60 Second Chef. The world's fastest online cookery course gives you all the skills and recipes you need to be a confident chef through a series of quick and easy to follow 60 second videos.

Created to fill the void for those looking for an affordable, speedy and easy way to teach themselves to cook at home, The 60 Second Chef gives you all the knowledge you need in quick, bite-sized chunks so you can spend less time learning and more time cooking. All for the price of a dinner for two – just £49. The 60 Second Chef is split into 3 simple sections: Unit 1: The Basics of Nutrition (10 Videos), Unit 2: The Main Cookery Course (60 Videos), FREE Bonus Unit: Full Recipes. No waffle, no pre-roll ads to skip through and no more dodgy dinnertimes. Throughout the year Patrick will continue to release separate seasonal videos and recipes, tailored to key calendar dates such as Valentine's Day, Easter, Summer entertaining and Halloween (you get the gist), priced between £1.99 - £4.99.

The 60 Second Chef answers all your food related questions and queries from - what is a calorie, good fats vs bad fats, what's the deal with salt? Through to understanding the key basics to get you ready for cooking - essential kitchen equipment, understanding pan temperatures and food hygiene. Once you have completed the basics Patrick will teach you knife skills (aka how to chop stuff) and once you've learned these he will go on to teach you more advanced techniques such as preparing meats through to the cooking of full meals - all in the same, quick, easy to follow format. Before you know it you'll have developed the instinct to pick the right ingredients and know exactly what to do with them in the kitchen. Then we all celebrate as you have graduated as a 60 Second Chef!

Each video has been lovingly made at home by Patrick – no smart studio, no production team, no gimmicks or fancy editing – just Patrick. With a calm, confident and smooth narration, Patrick takes you on a magical journey of food where you can discover your inner Chef, at your own pace, when and wherever you please. 

And that's not all! Eating and learning how to make nutritionally balanced, delicious food is just the start of Patrick's 60 Second journey. Patrick takes an inspiring holistic approach to taking care of the body and mind. As well as fuelling the body with the right things Patrick will soon be sharing his incredible and simple tips to bring mindfulness, balance and yogic calm to complement The 60 Second Chef journey. More details to follow in 2016.