Mother of All Sauces


Class Description

Introduction to French Sauces

When you have a good stock, you have a good sauce. When you have a good sauce you have good food. Learn the basics of French sauce making in the Mother of all Sauces.

This class offers a good introduction to French sauces as elaborated by chef Auguste Escoffier. Traditional French cooking has always been about the sauce and stock. A whole kitchen station was dedicated just to this task. This is a fundamentals class and will prepare you to take your sauces to the next level.

PRICE: 150 euros (Adults); this class is not open to children

Maximum participants: 8 Adults

Interested in taking multiple classes? Reductions are given on your second class. Book your first class to receive a confirmation containing the promotional code to use for subsequent bookings. 

Privatize this class: If you wish to have a customized private class, please select Customizable Private French Cooking Classes Paris on our booking page.

In this French sauce making class the sauces are the stars. We will prepare simple meat, fish and vegetable dishes to accompany our sauces. Learn to make a stock – the essential base for any good sauce. We will also teach you how to clarify butter as well as variations of sauces to enlarge your sauce-making library.

Of course as usual, everything will be fresh and in-season, so the accompanying recipes will vary based on what is available.

Some examples of what you’ll make in class (based on season and availability):

Chicken or fish velouté
Sauce au Poivre
Clarified Butter
Beurre Blanc
“Aise” Sauces (ie mayonnaise, Hollandaise, etc.)

For timing, some parts of the preparations may be done in advance by your chef. You will receive by email a PDF booklet of recipes including some not covered in class.

As with all our classes, the meal,wine and calories are included at no extra charge.


  • Learn to make a stock from scratch

  • Master the basic French sauces essential to French cuisine

  • Learn technics for elaborating your sauce preparations

  • Hands-on learning experience in a fun and convivial atmosphere

  • Class in English

Class Duration: 4 hours
Price per person: 150€

Discounted rates given upon booking your second class. Book your first class and receive the promotional code on your confirmation.

Offer this class as a gift to your friends and family. 

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