Cooking Basics in 12-weeks

Learn all the skills you need to master the basics and more in this online cooking class.


Chef Olivier Said
Kitchen on Fire

Kitchen on Fire

4.7 stars (52+)
5.0 (2)

12 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $595

Join us for a virtual version of our award-winning basics of cooking series! Whether you’re an amateur or beginner in the kitchen looking to progress beyond boiling water or an advanced home cook wanting to take your cooking to the next level, the 12 Week Basics Series is just right for you.

In this cooking program, we go beyond merely teaching you recipes to explore the cooking techniques that are the foundations for all recipes. Understanding what’s “under the hood” of a recipe helps you pull it off to perfection every time.

Schedule and techniques:

  • Class 1: Knife Skills, Mise en place, Vegetable Stock
  • Class 2: Stir-Fry and Sauté
  • Class 3: Sear, Pan Fry, and Basic Eggs
  • Class 4: Stewing, Braising, Poaching, and Steaming (part of the demo only)
  • Class 5: Chicken Stock, Béchamel, Wine Sauce, and Mayonnaise
  • Class 6: Soups
  • Class 7: Roasting: Chicken Thighs and Vegetables
  • Class 8: Yeast Dough and Bread (Pizza night!)
  • Class 9: Quick Breads (Scones and Cornbread)
  • Class 10: Grains: Mujadara (Lentils & Rice) and Risotto
  • Class 11: Gnocchi with Mixed Greens Salad and Vinaigrette
  • Class 12: Celebration Dinner - Whole Roast Chicken

During the class, you will cook along with a chef, who will demonstrate and support you step by step. You’ll learn the basic science and proper cooking methods that will make all cooking a breeze, from quick weeknight family meals to entertaining for a crowd.

When your course is finished, you'll have a huge culinary accomplishment under your belt and new skills to show off when it's time to cook.

Please note: Please Note
  • Class price is per log-in: multiple people in the same household can participate with one log-in if they are viewing from the same device.
  • Teens under 18-years-old will be required to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.



Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What to bring
A week before the first class, you will receive directions on how to access the a shopping and equipment lists, prep instructions, and a link to the virtual classroom.
 
Session repeats

This class series runs over 12 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom or Father's Day gift.

Your teacher
Chef Olivier Said

Chef Olivier Said


One of the East Bay’s popular culinary personalities, Chef Olivier Said, is the founder of Kitchen on Fire cooking school, located in the heart of Berkeley’s culinary district in North Berkeley. Chef Olive has been part of the Berkeley culinary neighborhood for over 20 years, first as one of the original owners in Cesar Tapas Bar and then moving on to open the cooking school in 2005. The cooking school was a place to share his passions of good food, nutrition and community through teaching students of all ages and backgrounds in a warm and inviting environment.

Born and raised in France, Chef Olive is the descendant of at least five generations of restaurateurs dating back to the early 1750s in France. He began his career at the age of 15 in his mother’s Paris restaurant. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s and worked at Ken Frank’s La Toque, one of the first restaurants in the country to feature California nouvelle cuisine. In 1987, he returned to Paris and opened his own restaurant, the very popular Texas Coyote. Soon after his return to the states, he rooted himself in the Berkeley culinary world.




Your host
Kitchen on Fire
Kitchen on Fire

4.7 stars (52+)
5.0 (2)

Kitchen on Fire offers hands-on cooking experiences in Berkeley and Oakland. Since 2005, Chef Olive and professional chef instructors have been sharing their knowledge and love for cooking through public classes, team-building and corporate wellness events. Lisa Miller teaches classes with a nutrition focus, promoting healthy living through meals made with high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking methods.

With a deep passion for sharing delicious food and life-long dedication to healthy living, co-owners Olivier Said and Lisa Miller can be found in the kitchen or working with students or clients in some capacity every day of the week.

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