Cooking Class: Mastering the Five Mother Sauces

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 15
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
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  • LabelsGroup, Beginner, Italian, Couples, Fun, Mother's Day, Holiday

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02 Sep 2023

Chef Greg was excellent! We had so much fun with him, and he was incredibly informative and entertaining and the food was delicious. Thank you!

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01 Feb 2024

Chef Greg was awesome! The menu was delicious and he even made a couple additional items that were mouth watering! The Diablo shrimp and turkey bolognese for me! Plus he cleaned my kitchen better than I do! 11/10 would recommend :)

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22 Jan 2023

We had a wonderful evening with Chef Greg. Great communication from beginning to end. He called the day before to confirm, he was punctual, and explained what he was preparing throughout. We learned how to make several delicious dishes. The pepper steak had so much flavor! Bananas foster for dessert .. yum! If you looking for a way to bring some fun to a night at home, book Chef Greg.

$ 125 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

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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.

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