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Mother Sauces with Chef Wendi James

Monday, September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


from September 16 to September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the building blocks of classic French sauces to elevate your cooking to the next level. Through demonstration and hands on training, create dishes in every class using a variety of sauces.

Week 1: Stocks, Roux, Veloute, Fruit Coulis
Chicken Pot Pie; Vanilla Ice Cream with Raspberry Sauce

Week 2: Bechamel, Mornay, Chocolate Ganache + Hollandaise Demonstration
Four Cheese Macaroni & Cheese; Profiteroles

Week 3: Sauce Tomat, Bechamel, Caramel
Moussaka; Sautéed Apples with Caramel Sauce

About Wendi: Wendi James received a Cuisine and Pastry Diplome from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris in 1997 and has completed advanced courses in chocolate and sugar from The French Pastry in Chicago.​ Since 1997, her work experience includes stints at Restaurant Gerard Besson (Paris), Restaurant Daniel (New York), The Inn at Little Washington (Virginia), and Charlie Trotter’s (Chicago).Wendi also holds a BA in Hospitality Management from the University of Illinois. You can find this talented Chicago native offering culinary instruction and planning events at various venues in the DC metropolitan area. Wendi travels to Paris yearly to continue to explore the city she loves and all the delicious delicacies that Paris offers. She would love to share her experience and love of food with you.

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Mother Sauces with Chef Wendi James (09-16-24)
$ 150.00
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Monday, September 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wendi James


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Washington, DC 20003 United States
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