Once you master the five mother sauces, you unlock the entire world of culinary sauces.
During this unique cooking class, you'll learn all about the five mother sauces, from which most other sauces are created. You'll explore each of the sauces by preparing five potential dishes, whipping up a smoky Dijon-cheddar Béchamel sauce, creamy garlic basil marinara, white wine Velouté sauce, red wine Espagnole sauce and a sweet egg yolk sauce in the process. You'll leave the class with a whole new set of recipes in your repertoire, as well as with the skills to craft your own delicious sauces for future dishes.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Greg showed up on time and we got to speak a few times before he got here about kitchen equipment and prep. He has enormous experience and we actually did all 5 Mother sauces Plus variations! This class is for people who want to learn how to cook- not for someone to teach you a recipe. You can follow that from a page. This is skill- wish I had done it in my 20's. Plus the skill set is so important we may all do the class one more time.
For example we made the Hollandaise and in a separate pan had a reduction to alter it to béarnaise! If I only had berry's we would have made Sabayon!
We did the béchamel and turned it into a few items and from the Volute we made marsala and Française. All along Greg told us short cuts and fixes.
Our last sauce was the tomato and it was really good. Not like the Italian family style we have always made so for sure a useful skill.
If you really like to cook and want true skills this is your class! Fantastic!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Greg
25 May 2023
Greg came over to cook for my husband's birthday. He was professional & punctual, and the food was delicious! We really enjoyed our evening with him and would recommend his services as a private chef.
28 Apr 2023
Great class! Greg helped us to prepare a delicious meal, and he was friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend to small and large groups of any age!
11 Mar 2023
We had a great experience with Chef Greg. The menu was very robust and each course was delicious. We were full by the end of the dinner! We didn't know what to expect since this was our first time. The process is: The Chef cooks and he explains his cooking process and provides tips and techniques along the way. We asked questions and he was great at sharing his knowledge. (This isn't one of those "hand-on" learning by "doing" classes -- but you get to watch the chef work and learn by observing -- which was just as great!). After each course was prepared, we ate, fresh off the heat, and talked about the dish, prior to moving on to the next course. It was interesting to watch a real chef work, close up. Greg was kind and was great at handling our dog too, even though he kept interrupting and begging for food. We very much enjoyed the experience and learned plenty. And, did I mention, the food was delicious? Great class. Thank you Chef Greg!
06 Mar 2023
Chef Greg surpassed our expectations! He is very knowledgeable, personable, and makes delicious food. We had wanted more of a cooking lesson, but I accidentally booked a private chef experience. We chatted with him quite a bit before the event to communicate our hope to have it be interactive and educational and I could tell he put a lot of thought into modifying the menu and experience to meet and surpass our expectations. I learned a lot from him, ate a ton of delicious food, and would absolutely do something like this again.
27 Feb 2023
I wanted to thank you for the cooking class at our home last week. My girlfriend and I really appreciated your tips and we think we learnt a few good techniques. However, I felt that the experience could have been improved but didn't feel comfortable sharing the feedback with you during the class:
You were very friendly, arrived on time and shared with us some good tips.
However, overall, the experience was poor:
The cooking classes was not hands-on at all. You called it a "tasting" but we had paid for a hands-on cooking class. You didn't use any fish or beef or chicken broth but rather bouillon cubes. The seafood chowder got really salty. You had the seafood for the seafood chowder in a plastic bag rather than in a proper container.
Overall, we felt the ingredients were low-quality (lack of proper fish broth or beef broth). I would have been happy to pay an extra $20/person to have better ingredients.
I really hope you don't take the feedback the wrong way and can improve the class for future customers. You are a great chef and I think guests would really appreciate better classes.
19 Feb 2023
My boyfriend and I had a fabulous time learning and cooking with Chef Greg! This was a Valentine's Day treat and I would be interested in other classes run by Chef Greg!
18 Feb 2023
We had a great experience with Chef Greg. The food was great as was the conversation. We learned a lot of useful tips. The chicken marsala was the best I've ever had.
15 Feb 2023
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Greg. He was very knowledgeable and shared lots of cooking tricks we never knew. On top of it all, the food was delicious! We would definitely recommend this class to others.
30 Jan 2023
We gave a cash tip:)
28 Jan 2023
Chef Greg was phenomenal! Every dish was excellently prepared, he gave us tons of great tips on how to cook the dishes, he was very personable and easy to talk to. We were a little nervous about having someone come into our own kitchen to prepare the meal but it wasn’t an issue at all. He did a great job, we have tons of leftovers, and we would highly recommend him to anyone considering one of his classes!
23 Jan 2023
We had an amazing experience with Chef Greg! He brought all the necessary ingredients/supplies and also helped with the cleanup, making the whole experience hassle-free. Greg himself was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and we loved hearing about his interesting life story. The food was delicious and we learned a ton. Highly recommend!
14 Jan 2023
Greg over exceeded our expectations! He was knowledgeable, personable and made some delicious meals that we will definitely be repeating! We learned a lot of great tips and had some great conversation. He even did the dishes for us after each meal! Would definitely recommend him for a date night or group cooking class!
10 Jan 2023
Chef Greg is a true renaissance man!
On top of an incredible four course meal, he regaled us with stories of his incredible life and travels. We sat around and laughed all while talking life, music, travel and of course food!
The food was incredible and he talked us through every step of the process. We learned new techniques, terminologies, and approaches to cooking easy and delicious dishes. I would absolutely recommend chef Greg to anyone who wants an incredible meal and a fun and memorable experience to boot!
I will definitely be doing this again!
07 Jan 2023
Chef Greg was great and the food was amazing. We will definitely be taking another class. We learned so much!! He is very knowledgeable in food science and provided great tips and tricks for cooking. I 100% recommend Chef Greg’s courses as he is a great teacher.
02 Jan 2023
We had a great time with Greg! And the food was great, too. (My teenagers are still talking about it)! At the same time, we learned some valuable cooking tips. I highly recommend Greg and this class as a fun activity with food-loving teenagers and adults.
30 Dec 2022
This was a great experience!! Fun conversations with Chef Greg and the food was Delicious! His sauces to die for!! We look forward to the next experience with Chef Greg ?
18 Dec 2022
I wish I could give zero. Very unprofessional! This guy almost ruined my birthday. He was forcing me to pay extra for groceries , etc. He was blaming the cozymeal. He just left when I said that he is not honest! Just left((
26 Aug 2022
Chef Greg was fantastic. he was extremely patient, professional, and helped us with some very cool tricks to enhance our cooking. I would highly recommend anyone that is booking on Cozymeal to work with him. also, the food was AMAZING
Guest reviews for Chef Greg
19 May 2022
Greg was a godsend to me. I had no idea regarding his capabilities until he cooked his first meal for me and my family. I've employed private chefs and caterers before but none of them compare with Greg's ability to cook a diversified array of flavorful menu items. Bravo Greg!!
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.
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.