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!


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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

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Marina

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.

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Nicole Wilding

02 May 2022

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.

$ 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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