From Thomas Keller's MasterClass

Essential Philosophies

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

Topics include: Cook to Nurture People • True Creation: Be Aware, Be Inspired, Interpret, and Evolve • The Law of Diminishing Return • Choose Words as You Would Ingredients • Sayings to Work By • Stand on the Shoulders of Masters • Parting Words

Play

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

Topics include: Cook to Nurture People • True Creation: Be Aware, Be Inspired, Interpret, and Evolve • The Law of Diminishing Return • Choose Words as You Would Ingredients • Sayings to Work By • Stand on the Shoulders of Masters • Parting Words

Thomas Keller

Teaches Cooking Techniques

Learn More

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.

Reviews

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

My basics have improved a lot. Amazing chef and personality

As a person who enjoys cooking, my initial impression was that the class was too basic. I've changed my opinion as I feel being confident in the 'basics' is what makes a good cook. I learned lots of little things plus a lot about making pasta which is a new adventure for me. Chef Keller is a great teacher.

My favorite class ever, in any subject! What a master!

It was a privilege to get to spend this time with Chef Keller. His passion for what he does shows in every recipe, and it is inspiring. His personable nature and willingness to share is equally inspiring. A true Master. Thank you to Chef Keller, and Thank you to Master Class for bringing it to everyone.

Comments

A fellow student

Thank you Chef Keller! I enjoyed your lessons very much, and I will review them in order to put them to practice. I look forward to your next class as well.

A fellow student

If we ran our countries how Chef Keller runs a kitchen we would be knocking it out of the park. The most beautiful lesson from this was not calling the dish washing area the pit and encouraging a respect for the whole team. Amen.

Rameen Z.

Thank you for this class. I have reservations at Per Se on 05.10.2019 with my wife and two friends. I am very curious to try your menu because I want to experience what it means to eat excellent food. The benefit of that, to me, is that any time you elevate your experience in life, whether thru cuisine, education or art, it makes you a better person who, hopefully, pays it forward. Thanks, Rameen

A fellow student

Wow! I have been so inspired by this course and Thomas Keller's teaching style. His information, delivery and attention to the details has empowered me as a personal chef and my passion for cooking. I felt that my learning was mostly in the area of refinement. From clearing out the clutter in my kitchen where I work, to taking care of my space and the tools, and tending to the craft of cooking with practice and patience - this all have help refine my style of cooking and elevate my involvement even more so. Truly, I look forward to the second course and continued practice.

Mary Jean L.

I have been cooking for over 40 years now. I am a home cook and have always enjoyed cooking, trying new recipes on my family, introducing them to new foods, but over the last number of years, I would say since my children moved out, I have become very bored with cooking. For a while, I ate out a lot or bought prepared food, both of which I grew very tired of. I could see that my spouse was hoping for those good old home cooked meals again. Watching Thomas Keller has inspired me to start cooking again, to improve my skills and to get back into what I had once enjoyed so much. Thank you Chef Keller.

Jennifer P.

Brilliant! Thomas Keller is indeed a master. I have learnt many practical techniques that I am already using everyday, but he's also an leader and an inspiration.

Gail D.

A sincere thank you from Melbourne, Australia, for a most amazing course. You have gently and generously taught me so much.

Graeme R.

Brilliant! Thank you for your generosity in sharing, Chef Keller, and your evident professionalism in planning and preparing it. Thank you!

Jennifer P.

Thank you chef Keller! I really appreciate this class, very much! It allows me to understand a lot of the principles in meal preparation so that I can freely prepare my meals instead of blindly following recipes. You have instilled in me a fundemental understanding of the basics! You are clear, knowledgeable and calm. That sets a very good example to me!

Linda V.

Thank you Chef Keller. Your courses are exceptional. Excellent video and sound quality so that all the skills and techniques are clearly demonstrated and effective at passing on the skills and philosophy of a Master Chef. I truly appreciate the level of detail in your descriptions which encouraged me pay attention to the transformations and elevate my techniques. You do inspire me to be more patient and to have confidence that with practice and persistence I can master these skills and recipes. This has renewed my enthusiasm and dedication to becoming a better home cook. My friends are thoroughly enjoying gathering to enjoy the results of all this practise. I am passing along a favourite comment. My “failures” are better than anything I used to serve! No shortage of willing taste testers. As a single retired professional I finally have time to really learn to cook and this platform is fantastic. I recently moved to central Vancouver Island, an area called Comox Valley surrounded by organic growers and ethical pasture raised stock and knowledgeable producers. I feel I am now doing justice to the high quality ingredients available here. Excellent Set of courses Highly Recommended.