A complete French cooking curriculum


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


Learning to become a great cook is a life pursuit and your journey starts here


For many of us French cooking seems overly complicated and intimidating, with all the culinary techniques French chefs use to achieve those unique tastes and flavors where do you even start? and most of all, can you even learn French cooking without going to a French culinary school?


The answer is yes, absolutely! the great thing with French cooking is that it is made of a set of clear and concise culinary techniques that can be easily learn when taught one at a time . Once one technique is mastered another one can follow. using that approach, in a very short time you will start to understand how to use these various skills and techniques, to compose a dish and before knowing it your cooking skills will transform a reach a whole new level.

It's very common for developing home cooks interested in learning the art of french cooking to rush headfirst into following recipes hoping they'll learn on the go only to plateau early on and feel like they're not progressing anymore. Why is this feeling of stagnation so common? It is simply because they have not acquired the core knowledge and practice needed to fully master the basics of French cooking.


This course is designed to give you the fundamental range of culinary skills necessary to appreciate and succeed in making French dishes and beyond.

What will you learn?

THIS COURSE WILL TAKE YOU FROM BEGINNER TO FEELING CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO MAKE DELICIOUS FRENCH DISHES

  • Get organised in your kitchen. Learn about the essential ingredients and the best knives and cookware that will enhance your end results.
  • Learn how to apply the important culinary method of mise en place to your home cooking. These simple principles will make your life easier in the kitchen and improve your cooking results.
  • Master the techniques used in French cuisine to optimize the flavors, colors and textures of fresh vegetables and legumes.
  • Learn the secrets to cooking the perfect rice and legumes.
  • Discover how to make the most common crowd pleasing potato dishes: gratin, sauté and the world's best pomme puree.
  • Learn the skills to make a delicious range of quiches.
  • Learn to make the 5 great stocks of French cuisine which will transform your dishes.
  • Tackle emulsionsroux and the 5 mother sauces so indispensable in French cuisine. Also learn how to master the sauté deglace technique.
  • Learn the theory behind 3 classic cooking methods to create delicious pan sauces and increase variety in cooking meats, fish and poultry.
  • Master the basics of poaching and steaming


  • Learn to sauté meats and the technique sautée déglacer, an instant pan sauce to serve along with your meat.
  • Learn how to roast the French way and appreciate the art of pot roasting.
  • Explore the world of ragouts and braised meats: two similar techniques that yield deliciously different results.
  • At the end of the course you will be put to the test with 4 recipe challenges complete with a side dish to get you applying the techniques you’ve learnt and receive your Certificate of Completion.



A course packed with content


- 12 Units covering the classic French culinary techniques
- More than 70 video lessons and cooking demonstrations
- Recipe practice exercises to apply what you learn as you go
- A catalogue of authentic French recipes
- Recipe Challenges to apply the layered techniques you learn
- Bonus Video Lessons to expand your culinary toolkit
- Learning materials to deepen your knowledge of French cooking
- A Certificate of Completion upon submitting Recipe Challenge evaluations
- Access to the private French Cooking Academy Facebook group
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- An Evergreen Course which means you’ll get access to new videos and material added over time
- Bonus: French Dessert Essentials course


Bonus: French Dessert Essentials


By enrolling in Get Started With French Cooking you also get French Desserts Essentials as a free bonus!

Access this course by clicking on this link.

In this course, you'll learn the essential skills that form basic French patisserie and master 10 classic French desserts that the whole family will love. From creme brûlée to tarte tatin and flan patisserie to floating islands, there’s a delicious recipe for every palette.

Once you master the basic techniques, making your favorite classic French desserts will feel easy and fun, and will give you the confidence to embark on a delicious journey of French patisserie.

French desserts essentials

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This is just a sample of the classic techniques you'll learn in this course

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

Learn to make quiches

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 classic French cooking technique of sauteing

How to Braise

Master the French cooking technique of braising with beautiful results

How to pot roast

Learn how to roast and pot roast the French way

Ragout making

Learn the secrets to make great 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 deglazed with white wine and vinegar

Fish filet sauce Dugléré

Take the challenge and create this dish of poached fish filets served with a short sauce made from the cooking stock the fish is cooked in

Hunter's chicken

Take the challenge and cook the crowd pleasing hunter's chicken, a dish of sauté chicken cooked in an Espagnole sauce with tomato, cognac, tarragon and mushrooms

Here’s what current students have to 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




CHOOSE YOUR PRICE OPTION ($US)

$179

Paid Course

3 payments of $59/month

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This payment plan gives you access to the course right away. You pay the first installment of $59 US upon purchase of the course followed by two more monthly payments of $59 US.

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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Your instructor


Hi, I’m Stephane. Self-taught cook, You Tube creator and a passionate French culinary instructor.

Five years ago, I set out to master the art of French cooking from my kitchen. I have 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.

My mission is to make learning to cook French cuisine accessible and easy for the home cook. My unique approach to teaching the secrets of French cuisine has accumulated over 30 million views online and forged a community of cooking enthusiasts across the globe.


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 this course different from other cooking courses out there?

When I set out to design Getting Started with French Cooking I 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 me 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’ve learnt.

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. There's around 10 hours of watch time in total. Plus, there’s cooking exercises, recipes and learning materials although the time commitment with these 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. This is designed to be an evergreen course and will be updated from time to time. 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.

How does the payment plan work?

You can enroll in the full course today for just $59 (followed by 2 more monthly payments of $59). Please note that the 30 day money back guarantee is only valid for the 30 days from the purchase date of the course and is not available for the period of your payment plan.