Mastering Classic Sauces, Stocks & Emulsions Cooking Class


A technique-driven class that teaches you how to master a variety of sauces, from egg-based emulsions (like homemade mayonnaise) to the kind of signature tomato sauce future generations will remember you by. 

Allergens: Celery, gluten (wheat), eggs, fish, milk, mustard, sulphur dioxide. This class can be adapted to vegetarian and nut-free diets. Please tell us your requirements in the field below.

Product Details

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, with a focus on the 'mother sauces' of French cuisine, such as béchamel, velouté, Hollandaise, and tomato sauce. You will also learn how to make mayonnaise from scratch, as well as chicken or vegetable sauce. All of these will give you a structural understanding of how to build flavour in any dish you cook at home. 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. 

Age Restriction: 16+

Allergies & Diets: Allergens present in this class include celery, gluten (wheat), eggs, fish, milk, mustard, and sulphur dioxide. (A complete list of the allergens in our cook school classes can be seen on this allergen matrix.) This class can be adapted to vegetarian and nut-free diets. If you have additional questions, including whether we can accommodate halal or kosher diets in this class, please contact us at – we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cancellation Policy: You must contact us 10 working days before your class to be eligible for a full refund. You can transfer your seat to a different class up to 5 days before your class date. As this is a live ticketed event, we cannot make any exceptions. For our full T&C's, click here.

Redeeming £115 or £230 Gift Cards: If you have a Cook School Gift Card valued at £115 or £230, it can be redeemed for any scheduled cook school class without extra charge before 15 April 2024. If this is the case for you, please email with the voucher number, the class you would like to attend, and any allergens or dietary restrictions. Gift cards valued at other amounts can be redeemed at their face value – the amount will be deducted from your order at checkout after you input your gift voucher code.

Accessibility: Our Battersea Cook School can be adapted for wheelchair users. Please contact our customer service team at to discuss your needs, so that we can assist with the booking process.

Why we love it

'A practical exploration of the classic sauces of French cuisine, which will teach you skills that'll come in handy for any dish you cook at home.' 

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