Fundamentals Of Cuisine

A class for the serious enthusiast, this is a structured programme that can be taken as a whole 10-class programme, or, students can attend any class that appeals to them (e.g. the class on fish and crustaceans or pasta). Classes are for a duration of 3-4 hours. Please contact the School for further information.

Session 1
Knife Skills
Session 6
Fish & Shellfish
Session 2
Stocks, Soups & Thickeners
Session 7
Session 3
Vegetables & Eggs
Session 8
Session 4
Starches & Sauces
Session 9
Baking & Pastry
Session 5
Red Meat
Session 10


  • Duration: 10 classes - (Classes can be taken as series or on individual basis)
  • Level: All

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Fee Structure

Programme of 10 classes: AED 4,500
Individual classes: AED 500 per class

Schedule for January 2018 - March 2018:

01 February Knife Skills Class

Learn how to use knives skillfully.... Learn how to use knives skillfully, different cuttings, emulsions and salads.

  • Sharpen and Clean Knife
  • Emuslions - Mayonnaise & Vinaigrette
  • Cobb Salad
  • Olivier Salad

05 February Stocks & Soups Class

Master chicken, and vegetable stock... Master classical recipes in preparing chicken and vegetable stock - the base of all soups and sauces; in addition to this, learn how to prepare delicious soups.

  • Knife Skills/Cuttings
  • Vegetbale Stock
  • Chicken Stock
  • Potage Parisien
  • French Onion Soup

08 February Vegetables & Eggs Class

Know the difference between eggs & vegetable dishes... Know the difference between scrambled, soft and hard eggs & how to make delicious and healthy vegetable stew.

  • Ratatouille
  • Quiche
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Scrambled Eggs (French Style)

18 January Poultry Class

Debone until you can’t debone no more.... Debone until you can’t debone no more. Learn the intricacies of chicken, duck and quail.

  • Duck Magret
  • Chicken Ballotine
  • Stuffed Quail
  • Debone Chicken Leg and Stuff

22 January Pasta Class

Starts at 6pm... Learn how to roll pasta like a true Italian! We will learn to make pasta from scratch and some delicious meals in just 3 hours:

  • Pasta Dough
  • Lasagne
  • Ravioli
  • White Sauce
  • Red Sauce

25 January Baking & Pastry

Class starts at 6pm... If you want to master the art of baking, this class was amde for you. A real introduction into baking and desserts:

  • Sponge Cake
  • Quiche
  • Pizza
  • Lemon Tart

29 January Desserts

Class starts at 6pm... If you have a sweet tooth and want to practice your dessert skills, then come and try out this class with our special instructors:

  • Apple Crumble
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Panna Cotta
  • Creme Caramel

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