Culinary Arts

Kitchen Setup: Essential Ingredients

Thomas Keller

Lesson time 9:09 min

Learn the key ingredients that you’ll need to enhance and add flavor to any dish.

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.

Chef Keller has certainly help me with techniques, but more importantly, he has helped me to value all parts of cooking - from beginning to end.

Really great at teaching. Easy to understand and I like to focus on techniques

Fabulous!!! My eyes just filled when Thomas Keller ended his class and thanked his students! So personal, so powerful, so inspirational! I've learned so many things that I can apply at home... can't wait to get started!!! Thank you Thomas Keller!!!

Didactic. Informative. Useful. A Master Chef who is rightfully also a Master Instructor!


A fellow student

Only a master makes the refined seemed simple. I am very happy to be taking this course. Julie O'Toole

A fellow student

Stop reading peoples reviews and pay attention to an incredible chef who has dumbed it down for us who are not as inclined

Sarah M.

The lessons are tremendous. I find learning from Chef Keller such a privilege . . . but I do wish there was a bit concern for product quality and healthfulness. So many oils, for example, corn oil can be horrifically unhealthy. I personally wouldn't ever use canola, grapeseed, or corn oil. Yikes!


Very informative, especially regarding oils, both cooking & finishing. I have been using olive oil often for sauteing. No more.


a wonderful guy for sure, but he has to stop saying...hummm. ahmmm at the end of every sentence. or masterclass can just cut these out. can't watch this.

Ramona W.

Great information....I have lot's of different salts, and sometimes get confused with using I am less confused. I am wanting to know more about cooking oils... I use Olive Oil and now find out not supposed to... oops... I make Ghee and don't mind the little hint of flavor, same with Coconut Oil...I would like more insight on what type of neutral oil to use that is heart healthy...

Irma D.

Just a great person. Period. What an honor. Thank u so much, Masterclass. I am beyond grateful, MasterChef Keller


Ok, why kosher salt over sea salt? With sea salt there is more minerality and it's not a processed ingredient.... they're not all finishing salts.

A fellow student

The class is very informative, but the lesson pdf has a small mistake about the temperature.

Paulína S.

It's amazing to know that such a little detail as salt does matter :) didn't care three years ago and now i have a favorite kind fo regular cooking and finishing :D Love how i evolved since taking these classes :)