Culinary Arts

Essential Philosophies

Thomas Keller

Lesson time 14:24 min

Chef Keller leaves you with his personal philosophy about cooking and his thoughts on the importance of nurturing the people you love through food.

Thomas Keller
Teaches Cooking Techniques
Learn techniques for cooking vegetables and eggs and making pastas from scratch from the award-winning chef and proprietor of The French Laundry.
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Fundamental techniques. Fantastic food.

Thomas Keller has won more Michelin stars than any chef in America. In his first online cooking class, the founder of The French Laundry and Per Se teaches you the underlying techniques of making great food so you can go beyond the cookbook. Learn how to confit vegetables, poach perfect eggs, make hand-shaped pasta, and bring Michelin star-quality meals to your kitchen.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

It gives me a plenty of ideas about cooking. Great tool!! thank you

I didn't expect the curriculum to be so fundamental; however, it was extraordinarily well done in that regard. Several key takeaways were worth the price of admission for me. One was a better understanding of vinegar and its general use. Keller's six keys to success can be applied to any career or endeavor and are worth internalizing.

Great recipes, amazing techniques and a perfect way to teach. I really feel like a Mr. Keller's student.

A fantastic compilation of techniques and philosophies. Keller is magnetic.


A fellow student

Such an inspiring course and talk. Was a fantastic use of my time, and I loved every moment. Certainly my cooking is already better. Thank you Chef!

Diane T.

Love love love all of these lessons.....I have learned so very much from Chef Keller.....delightful learning....

Chris T.

This whole course was awesome. Techniques is what I was looking for and it really has improved my cooking. My wife thanks Chef Keller for teaching me!

A fellow student

Chef Keller amazed me with his calm personality, and made cooking look easy and fun. This coming from a person who hates cooking :) Really inspiring for me!

Ron C.

Chef Keller influenced me to enter the kitchen. He influenced me to take over the majority of cooking for the household. He influenced me to fail and be alright with my failures. He influences me to improve on my failures. Practice, practice, practice. One day I hope to be inspired and create with my cooking. Thank you Chef Keller.

Nicole D.

A really nice and interesting class to watch. I learned different basic techniques that make the difference between a good and an excellent dish. Thank you Thomas Keller!


I enjoyed spending some time with Thomas Keller. Not only I found some new information and interesting professional approaches, but it was also truly pleasurable to watch a highly intelligent man, delivering his knowledge to us. I'm not a native English speaker, but still was able to appreciate the intelligence and beautiful wording used during the lessons. Thank you, Chef Keller, you've made a great impact on me!

A fellow student

I have watched the courses of Maximo Botura, Gordon Ramsay and Thomas Keller. All of them are really amazing and I learned a lot. I thought that the Thomas Keller lessons were recorded to somebody that is beginning to start his or her learning in the kitchen and I really enjoyed it.

Sean F.

Many thanks to Chef Keller for doing this MasterClass. I literally binged watched it as I was captivated by the thoughtful approach Chef Keller takes to explain the importance of exceptional ingredients, care in handling those ingredients (ie: eggs), the techniques and the simplicity that can be applied to create exceptional dishes. Much appreciation as well for his overall philosophies regarding continuous improvement, teamwork and respect for all of those you work with. Hope to see more from Chef Keller on MasterClass (suggestion: maybe some classes on proteins).

Nancy A.

Thank you so much for agreeing to do these sessions. I love that you are not arrogant and all your instructions are at a great pace while showing your appreciation of the food you are making. You seem to be such a caring and unselfish person too in saying to respect every team member equally and mentioning the importance of mentoring others. I hope you decide to do other lessons. They are fantastic and have given me the courage to try recipes and techniques I wouldn’t have done without your lessons. Thank you!