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Six Disciplines of Success

Thomas Keller

Lesson time 08:56 min

Learn the six disciplines that were critical to Chef Keller’s success early in his career, plus how you can apply them in your professional or home kitchen.

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.

About the Instructor

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.

He showed things completely and kept the cooking simple and focused.

This was a wonderful class. Thomas Keller is not only a great chef but a great teacher. I feel I have learned some strong fundamentals which will bring my own cooking to the next level.

Great to see the techniques in action, not rushed, and so thoroughly explained, with care and precision. Thank you!

love the simplicity of the meals and the calm and collective way Thomas conducts the classes


Paco D.

Definitely the best lesson a cook could have going to start or continue working in a restaurant, chef Thomas Keller is very worry on you understanding the importance of catching on having clear of what is to cook in a busy restaurant but not only at home. I wish I could have chefs been worry on explaining this minimal but very important aspects on the hot line instead of making fun of you when things were unclear to you or any other member of the back of the house as usually happens in the mayor part of restaurants. I am so exited to finish his whole masterclass in order to improve my experience/behavior while cooking.


Keller's lessons were excellent. He took the time to clearly demonstrate the changes occurring in the ingredients during the cooking. That is rare for video lessons. I've personally attended lessons by Giuliano Bugialli, and the Keller videos are of similar quality. RIP, Giuliano

Andrew J.

Thomas Keller . what a giant in his filed yet what a simple and generous man. This was a delightful course/experience. The detail and care of explanations, the elegance in movements in the kitchen and preparation. It sets an example and standard for us beginners. This is a sharing experience and I am grateful for what I have seen, heard and learned. Because of this course I have been inspired and I have enrolled in Cordon Bleu Brazil. I have made all. recepies taught here and look forward to being a cook to Mr. Kellers standards. Many thanks


I am a huge Thomas Keller fan and have the utmost respect for him. However, these lessons are particularly for the uninitiated. I was equating a "Master Class" as being more for medium to experienced cooks. Love to see it kicked up several notches.

Peter N.

Hello. Big thanks to Chef Thomas Keller for a wonderful Masterclass. I have tried every part. It has been rewarding and instructive. However, I had a problem. It was when I was at work with the Agnolotti. When I pushed the filling to create the small pillows, the pasta dough burst. Why? Should I put in more milk or olive oil in the dough? It was not elastic.

Martha K.

I really enjoyed the lessons I was able to get to play, but this one and others just show a spiraling circle when I click on them. There's no apparent way to report this type of technical glitch through the MAsterclass website and it's been this way for a couple of days....


I loved this lesson. So creative and the end result is so appetizing. Must try this recipe. Not sure with my saute skills for flipping the gnocci. I'll be spending a lot of time on the floor picking up the gnocci!


Truly inspiring... I don't know how to cook at all and yet I have this urge to start working on it today. Thank you for showing me how fun it could be :-)

Susan M.

Thank you Chef Keller, I have learnt a lot in this class. You are a great teacher and my favourite Master Chef! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Bart R.

Mr. Keller 6 disciplines of Success = UNIVERSAL for Success.... You can use it also at your worklife or in a sporting discipline ... Try to polish the diamond is not easy, but with these 6 disciplines, which also mean hard work but also fun, you'll manage it ... Cooking is great & cooking like the masters is topsport!