Chef Thomas Keller’s Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Mar 23, 2024 • 5 min read

Traditional hollandaise sauce holds a special place in Chef Thomas Keller’s career. When he started cooking in the mid-1970s, his brother Joseph, a mentor to Chef Keller, was already an accomplished chef. The first sauce Joseph taught him was hollandaise, which Chef Keller made over and over, day after day, learning how to fix and refine it, and how to save it for later service. Repetition was his path to perfection. “Hollandaise sauce for me was... being able to do something that was so refined and had such history to it,” he says. “I still find great joy in making hollandaise.”

Watch Chef Keller demonstrate how to make the perfect hollandaise here.