Cooking Class - French Foundations 101

Learn how to create the most classic dishes that form the foundations of French cookery.

In this hands-on class, Chef William guides you as you work your way through his five-course French menu touching on a variety of techniques and flavors.

Begin by wrangling live lobsters for a classic lobster soup. Next, you will move onto an intermezzo course to make the sorbet. You will learn how to properly marinate and sear duck breast and learn the art of deglazing the pan with wine, sugar, orange juice, and herbs. A green salad will cleanse the palette and make way for the chocolate mousse finale.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 5
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Date Night, French, Gourmet

Reviews guests left for this experience



21 Aug 2019

Chef William was great! My wife and I are both pretty good cooks, and we still both learned a lot! Chef William was very warm, welcoming, and great at explaining what we were doing, why, and how it all worked and would come together. The final result was magnificent. 10/10 experience.



16 Aug 2019

We loved our experience with chef William. He was very knowledgeable and a great teacher!



27 Jan 2019

Incredible! Such a fun night learning to cook with my husband. Chef Will was fun, very knowledgeable and the food was delicious.

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Chef William has over 18 years of culinary experience and an enthusiasm for the hospitality industry. This background has deemed him an exceptional culinary instructor to aspiring culinarians, professional chefs and food technologists. With degrees in baking and pastry arts, culinary management, and food service management as his foundation, Chef William has procured an impressive resume filled with roles as a top-notch culinary instructor that have earned him many awards in his field.

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Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Chef William will travel to guests within Washington, D.C. for this experience.

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