In this rewarding cooking class, Chef Greg will prepare you to master the five mother sauces, from which most other sauces are created. You'll prepare five potential dishes, and each will explore one of the five mother sauces: stock-based velouté, dairy-based béchamel, herb-infused tomato sauce, beef-based espagnole and egg-based Hollandaise sauce.
By the time you leave class, you'll have a whole new set of recipes in your repertoire and be ready to craft your own delicious sauces for future dishes. Take the first step towards culinary expertise and sign up today!
Velouté: A Clear, Stock-Based Sauce
May be prepared in class for shrimp Francese with butter
Béchamel: A Dairy-Based White Sauce
May be used to prepare a homemade lasagna
Tomato: A Light Sauce With Herbs
May be used for a Bolognese in the lasagna
Espagnole: A Brown Sauce Made From Roasted Beef Bones
May be used in a beef stroganoff served with farfalle pasta
Hollandaise: An Emulsion of Egg Yolk, Clarified Butter and Lemon Juice
May be used in a zabaglione dessert with Marsala wine
Chef Greg is a professional head chef and consultant for over 25 years. He was trained in Dublin and has worked in multiple prestigious culinary establishments over his career. He has so much experience and skill to share with his guests.
Growing up, Chef Greg fell in love with his mother’s great cooking and quickly began pursuing his own culinary career. After culinary school, he spent the next 25 years working in restaurants all across the world, including a stint at the prestigious Le Bel Age hotel in Hollywood. He’s amassed an expansive knowledge of cooking fundamentals, including chemistry and knife skills, and specializes in Italian and Mediterranean food.