A complete French cooking curriculum.

Get Started with French Cooking teaches you the classic French cooking techniques you need to cook French food with the confidence of a chef. This is a 'hands on' course made of a series of online cooking classes and video tutorials that break down the theory behind cooking as well as getting you practicing what you learn, just like in a culinary school.


Bonus: Get French Dessert Essentials for free when you purchase Get Started with French Cooking.


Your French cooking journey starts here.

For many, French cooking seems complicated and intimidating. With all those fancy culinary techniques French chefs use to achieve such unique tastes, textures and flavors, where do you even start? Is it even possible to learn French cooking without going to a French culinary school? The answer is yes, absolutely! Get Started with French Cooking makes it easy for you to learn the art of French cooking anytime, anywhere.


Fast track your learning.

French cooking is made up of layered culinary techniques that can be easily learned when taught one technique at a time. Once a technique is mastered another one can follow. Using this approach, this course teaches the most relevant French cooking skills in a fraction of the time it takes to learn the same techniques in a prestigious culinary school.


Where do many beginners go wrong?

It's common for developing home cooks to rush headfirst into following recipes hoping they'll master French cooking on-the-go only to plateau and feel like they're not progressing. Why is this feeling of stagnation so common? It is simply because they haven't mastered the fundamentals of French cooking first.


Get Started with French Cooking is designed to give you the fundamental range of culinary skills necessary to appreciate and succeed in making French dishes and beyond.


Peak inside the course.


 

No strings attached.


All of our courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you realize after purchasing that this course is not the best fit for you, no worries. You have 30 days to obtain a full refund. No questions asked.

What's in the course?

12 Units, 70 Lessons

More than 70 video lessons and cooking demonstrations with recipe practice exercises to apply what you learn as you go

Recipes & resources

This course is packed with exclusive learning resources, a catalogue of authentic recipes and bonus video content to expand your culinary toolkit.


FCA community

Join our private Facebook group exclusive for students. A supportive space to share your cooking journey with passionate home cooks just like you.  


Add these skills and more to your cooking repertoire


mise en place
Mise en place

Learn how to use the important principle of mise en place to improve efficiency and your results in the kitchen

Knife skills & cuts

Learn the range of knife skills a chef must know to start cutting and slicing vegetables like a pro

Vegetables techniques

Learn vegetable cooking techniques like monder, glazing, caramelizing, white cooking and more

Rice cooking 101

Learn how to make the perfect rice every time to accompany your French dishes

Cook legumes and pulses

Learn how to re-hydrate and cook a range of legumes and pulses

Master potato dishes

Discover the techniques to transform the humble potato into a range of classic French side dishes

The perfect quiche

Discover quiche making techniques to make beautiful quiches every time

Master stocks

Master the basic range of cooking stocks including meat-based, fish and vegetable

Make demi-glace & glace

Once you master the classic stocks you can start exploring more advanced techniques like demi-glace and glace

The mother sauces

Learn to make the 5 classic French mother sauces

Meat cooking techniques

Learn the fundamental techniques to cook meat that gurantee perfect results

How to saute

Learn the French cooking technique of sauteing

How to Braise

Master the classic French braising technique

How to pot roast

Learn how to roast and pot roast the French way

Ragout making

Learn the secrets to make brown and white ragouts

Cook the perfect steak

Learn how to cook steaks perfectly to achieve the right level of doneness

Preparing meat for cooking

Discover how you need to prepare different meats for different cooking methods

Instant pan sauces

Understand how you can create delicious pan sauces from different cooking methods

Pork chops sauce Robert

Take the challenge and make this delicious dish of pan-fried pork cutlets served with an instant pan sauce

Fish filet sauce Dugléré

Take the challenge and create this dish of poached fish filets served with a short sauce

Hunter's chicken

Take the challenge and cook the crowd pleasing hunter's chicken

Meet your instructor, Stephane


Five years ago, Stephane set out to master the art of French cooking from his kitchen. He has spent thousands of hours studying and practicing the techniques taught in the most exclusive culinary schools in France and from classics like Escoffier’s Guide Culinaire.


His mission is to make it easy for anyone, anywhere to cook like a French chef in their own kitchen. Stephane's accessible and fun approach to teaching the secrets of French cuisine has accumulated over 60 million views online and forged a community of French cooking enthusiasts across the globe.

What our students say.


"My cooking has improved greatly. I know how to cook basic food, how to choose it, which temperatures to use. I now understand it more. I am no longer stuck to the traditional recipes that I followed. I started getting new ideas, and now I can even create something of my own!'.

Olga Vnukova


"With millions of cooking instruction options online, French Cooking Academy stands in a class by themselves. Stephane brings an authenticity to his video instructions and his passion for techniques are always present. He also does a great job of building new videos, using previously taught techniques to ensure consistent development. If you want entertaining, engaged, proper, and impressive French cooking techniques, you found the right teacher!"

Chris W, Boca Raton, Florida 


"I guess that what I am saying is that this is a wonderful course. The French Cooking Academy is allowing me to come up with my own ideas based on what I am learning. I still have far to go, but what a voyage."

Robert Di Lalla, USA

Course Curriculum

  YOUR FRENCH CULINARY JOURNEY STARTS HERE
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  FRENCH CUISINE: A FASCINATING HISTORY
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  UNIT 1: GET ORGANISED IN YOUR KITCHEN
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  UNIT 2: MISE EN PLACE
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  LET'S PRACTICE WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED SO FAR
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  UNIT 3: COOKING VEGETABLES, PULSES & RICE LIKE A PRO
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  UNIT 4: POTATOES 101
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  UNIT 5: HOW TO MAKE A GREAT QUICHE LORRAINE
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  UNIT 6: STOCKS, THE FOUNDATION OF GREAT COOKING
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  UNIT 7: FRENCH SAUCES BASICS
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  UNIT 8: THE 3 CLASSIC COOKING METHODS IN THEORY
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  CHAPTER 3: PRACTICING COOKING METHODS
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  UNIT 9: POACHING AND STEAMING
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  UNIT 10: SAUTEING
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  UNIT 11: OVEN & POT ROASTING (POÊLÉ)
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  UNIT 12: RAGOUTS AND BRAISING
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  RECIPE CHALLENGES
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  CLOSING
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  CULINARY TOOLKIT
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  RECIPE CATALOGUE
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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you’re a beginner who loves good food and wants to learn the basics of French cuisine fast or you're learning how to cook and want to build your skills and confidence to tackle French dishes.

Who is this course NOT for?

This course is not aimed at experienced home cooks as it focuses on the basics of French cooking. This course is also not for professionals working in the restaurant industry and will not provide a professional accreditation. If you’re looking for a course that provides official accreditation this isn’t the course for you.

How is this course different from other cooking courses out there?

When we set out to design Getting Started with French Cooking we wanted to set it apart from other cooking courses. You will learn the essential cooking techniques taught in culinary schools in France but adapted to the modern home cook. And you will achieve this in a fraction of the time you would spend in a culinary school (and for the fraction of the price!). But you’ll feel like you’re in a school with Stephane as your cooking instructor, and this is also what makes this course different. It’s both instructional and practical, including essential theory, cooking demonstration videos and practical exercises and recipes to get you applying what you learn.

Can’t I just learn this stuff from watching You Tube?

It’s true that you can learn a lot from Youtube and it’s a good resource for recipes. But if you’re serious about learning how to cook, You Tube has its limitations. What you don’t get from You Tube is the complete range of culinary techniques taught in sequence and structured so you’re learning like a professional would. Getting Started with French Cooking goes deeper than what you can access on YouTube. It breaks French cuisine down into a logical sequence of techniques and variations rather than presenting a bunch of recipes and clips recommended by google algorithms. The course also has heaps of cooking exercises, recipes and resources to help guide your transformation from merely following recipes to knowing how to cook. These materials are exclusive to the French Cooking Academy.

How much time commitment is required for the course?

This course is completely self-paced. You decide when you start and when you finish. There are 12 Units with a combination of theory lessons, cooking demonstrations and recipe challenges videos with around 10 hours of watch time in total. Plus there are cooking exercises, recipe practice and learning materials so the time commitment to complete will vary from person to person.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have lifetime access to all course materials and videos. You’ll always have access to any updates made to the course at no additional cost.

Do I need certain equipment to complete the course?

Yes. To get the most out of this cooking course, you will need access to some basic kitchen tools, cookware and a functional kitchen. This is covered off in the course material.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

You bet! If you find that the course is not for you within 30 days of purchase, just let me know and I'll provide a full refund.

Why is the course in US Dollars?

The reason we work with US Dollars is because the USD is the most widely-accepted currency around the world. But don’t worry. You can purchase the course with any debit or credit card, no matter where you live, and your bank will automatically convert the USD to your local currency at the market rate.

Learn how to cook like a chef at home and transform you life.


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