A new five hour class exploring some classics of French haute cuisine.

You will use a wide range of practical skills to prepare and cook five dishes using professional techniques and develop your understanding of different cookery methods.

Class includes a delicious lunch with a glass of wine!

Techniques you will learn:

  • Cut, chop dice, slice, fry, boil, braise, roast, bake and grill!
  • How to use a variety of knives to cut, slice and chop a range of different commodities.
  • How to perfectly caramelise onions for a warming French onion soup.
  • Cut up a chicken, identify the cuts and how to use them efficiently. You will make a hearty authentic Coq au Vin.
  • Make a delicious red wine sauce.  Reduce and adjust consistency and what to look for in a finished sauce.
  • How to make Cauliflower Mornay, making a roux based cheese sauce. Preparing and cooking cauliflower to make this favourite French tea-time treat.
  • How to prepare potatoes for Pommes Hasselback, a herb roasted potato dish which is a tasty alternative to roast or new potatoes.
  • Prepare a classic Crème Brulee. Learn the principles of cooking ‘au bain-marie’. Create the classic crispy sugar caramel topping.


Full recipes, including ingredients list and method, are provided for you to take home to add to your repertoire so you can keep on cooking them time and time again:

  • French Onion Soup
  • Coq au Vin
  • Cauliflower Mornay
  • Pomme Hasselback
  • Crème Brulee

What you can take home:

There is a tasting session after each class where you have the chance to sample the tutor’s version of each dish.

Please note that you do not need to bring any equipment or ingredients with you as this will be provided by the cookery school and is included in the cost. You will however need to bring some sizeable (minimum 1L) food storage containers to take your food home in.

Tea and coffee are provided throughout on all of our classes.


If you’d like to make an enquiry before making a booking please check our FAQ section, and if the answer to your query isn’t there, email us on info@leedscookeryschool.org.uk and we’ll get back to you within two working days. If you’d like to call us please do so on 0113 323 7700 and if the phone is unmanned please leave a message with your contact number. We’ll aim to get back to you within two working days.

Bookings are closed for this event.