Cooking Fundamentals: Stocks, Sauces, Soups

Learn how to cook stocks, sauces and soups in this cooking class!

Cooking on the Bay

Cooking on the Bay

4.8 (4)
5.0 stars (39+)

6 hours 45 mins Class size 1 to 6

label $245 (or 4 payments of $61.25 Afterpay)

Want to get back to basics and build on your culinary skills? Join Cooking on the Bay's Fundamentals of Cookery Cooking Class, in Melbourne and discover the secrets to flavourful stocks, sauces and soups that will make all your meals taste like they were made in a restaurant!

In this beginner-friendly class, you will be guided through the cooking process by expert cook Tonya who will give you some special tips and tricks to be able to perfect these recipes time and time again.

You will learn all about the importance of a stock that is packed with flavour, as well as how best to season and blend your sauces and soups too. Chef Tonya will teach you how to create a stock full of flavour, with good colour, body and aroma too!

On the menu:

  • Brown beef stock
  • Chicken stock
  • Fish stock
  • Ham stock
  • Vegetable stock
  • Espagnole and demi-glace sauce
  • Velouté sauce
  • Hollandaise sauce
  • Tomato sauce
  • Béchamel sauce
  • Mushroom or Vichyssoise soup
  • Vegetable-based soups
  • Chilled soups
  • Provencal fish soups: la bourride, mussel
  • Chowder soup

If you're looking for things to do in Melbourne this weekend, then this cooking class could be a great pick for you. You'll leave with new culinary skills for you to try at home, and maybe even feel inspired to get creative in the kitchen! With these stocks and sauces, you will create an amazing 3 course-luncheon spread to enjoy at the end of the cooking with a glass or 2 of wine

Knowledge required
This class is suitable for beginners as well as experienced cooks.
What you'll get
  • Recipes and tips from an expert cook
  • Tapas and refreshments plus lunch with wine
  • All ingredients and equipment provided
  • New cooking skills to try out at home!
What to bring
Please make sure to wear enclosed shoes. Bring a hair tie for your hair, if needed.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


St Kilda, VIC

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Cooking on the Bay
Cooking on the Bay

4.8 (4)
5.0 stars (39+)

Participants in classes have commented on how Tonya generously and enthusiastically enjoys sharing her knowledge, experience and ideas. There are interesting foodie hints, tips and musings both during the sessions and whilst sharing the delicious lunch that is taken ‘at the table’, overlooking the views of the bay and beyond.

Tonya’s vibrant and engaging personality will encourage you to want to share ‘the pleasure of the table’ experienced in the morning’s classes with your friends and family. You will be inspired to race home and repeat the dishes you have learnt in the day’s class. Tonya is Melbourne trained at Holmesglen, in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu and the Ritz Escoffier and in Burgundy at La Varenne l’Ecole de Cuisine. She has also visited regional cooking schools in the Dordogne, Normandy and in Tuscany, Italy.

Before training as a chef, Tonya was a librarian, information manager, library trainer and library consultant. Cooking on the Bay boasts an extensive library collection of over 3000 cookbooks and books related to food and France.

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