A great sauce can elevate even the humblest of meals. This technique-driven class will delve deep into the science behind various stocks, emulsions and sauces, such as:
- Béchamel, from how to make a roux to adding cheese
- Velouté, a blonde roux that forms a rich base for soups
- Hollandaise, a 'hot stable' emulsion to elevate homemade brunch or even simple roasted vegetables
- Mayonnaise, a 'cold stable' emulsion that's tricky to make (but not after you take this class)
- Tomato sauce, and how to use it as a base for your own creative spins
- Chicken or vegetable stock you can make to use up any leftovers and cut back on food waste
You can raise your cooking game onto a whole new level with this practical knowledge. At the end of the class, you will sit down and enjoy the sauces you've made in the form of roasted vegetables with hollandaise sauce with roasted vegetables; vegetable lasagne with tomato sauce and béchamel; and tarragon and mushroom velouté. You will take home the mayonnaise you've made (and be inspired to swear off the store-bought stuff for life).
Think this class would make a perfect gift? We do too—that's why we offer Cook School Gift Cards, for one or two guests, in paper and digital formats. That allows your giftee to decide the class, time, and location, as well as let us know about any dietary preferences or allergens.
Age Restriction: 16+
Diets & Allergens: This class can be adapted to vegetarian and nut-free diets. Please provide details on any diets or allergies, especially dairy or gluten intolerances, in the Allergen & Dietary Restrictions field at checkout or by emailing email@example.com, so we can best accommodate you. A complete list of the allergens in our cook school classes can be seen on this allergen matrix.
Accessibility: Our Battersea Cook School can be adapted for wheelchair users. Please contact our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs, so that we can assist with the booking process.
Cancellation Policy: You must notify our customer service team via LiveChat, email (email@example.com) or phone (020 7043 1478) 10 full business days before your scheduled class to get a refund. You can transfer your seat to a different date or class if you notify us 5 full business days before your scheduled class. Any changes made within 5 full business days of the class cannot be accepted. Due to our small class sizes and to avoid increases in our ticket prices, there are no exceptions to this policy, including illness or any other reason. However, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to any friends or family who can go in your place. For our full T&C's, click here.
Note: Due to rising costs of operation, we are increasing the price of our 2024 classes to £125 per seat. This allows us to maintain our standards for sourcing high-quality ingredients, as well as fairly compensating our cook school team. If you have an existing £115 or £230 cook school voucher, it can be redeemed for any scheduled cook school class without extra charge – this class must be booked before 15 April 2024. Cook school gift cards valued at other amounts can be redeemed at their face value.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the voucher number, as well as the class, location and date you would like to attend. Please include allergens and dietary restrictions. You can also email us at this address if you have any Borough Kitchen gift cards that are unused but expired – we will reinstate the card for you.
Why we love it
'A practical exploration of the five mother sauces of French cuisine, which will teach you skills that'll come in handy for any dish you cook at home.'