Cooking Class: Techniques of Traditional French Cooking

Learn the traditional techniques used for classic French cooking in this hands-on cooking class taught by Chef Nathan. Learn an expert chef's tips to master authentic French sauces, hors d'oeurves and pastries using wine, vegetables and herbs to sautée, sear and caramelize.


Chef Nathan will begin with cucumber canapés topped with fresh tomatoes and flavored with tarragon. Next, you will learn how to properly sear a salmon and create a citrusy white wine sauce with butter and shallots. Master the art of sautéing and carmelizing for green beans with caramelized shallots. Master the art of making decadent crème brûlée for dessert and enjoy the impressive fruits of your labor!


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Cucumber Canapés

With tomatoes, olive oil and tarragon


Seared Salmon and Lemon Dill Beurre Blanc

With white wine, butter and shallots


Sautéed Green Beans and Caramelized Shallots

With olive oil and garlic


Crème Brûlée and Seasonal Fruit

With heavy cream, vanilla bean, egg yolk and sugar

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.
  • LabelsGourmet, Date Night, French, Pescatarian, Couples

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Jennifer B.

30 Jun 2022

Chef Nathan has been working in the culinary industry for years and has a special passion for organic, farm to table cuisine. HIs recipes are creative, original and delicious!

$ 85 Per person

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


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Chef Nathan loves ad-libbing in the kitchen. After graduating from Culinary Institute of Michigan, he spent a decade mastering the art of cuisine and addressing food insecurity in his community. He's a fan of international flavors, with Asian, Italian and Indian as particular favorites. With years of experience under his hat, Chef Nathan is eager to help aspiring chefs expand their own culinary talents.

Event location: Grand Rapids

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