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SURFAS: Chef Pro Series

August 31, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 28, 2016


Wednesdays, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Competition
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also learn how to break down whole chicken and fish, create and use puff pastry for desserts, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level.

*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 – Knife Skills, Soups and Stocks
Large, Medium, Small dice size cuts
Brunoise, Batonnet, Tourne, and Julienne size cuts
Tomato Soup
Leek Potato Soup
Mushroom Soup
Carrot Soup
Beef Stock
Vegetable Stock

Week 2 – Sauces, Plating, Garnish, and Appetizers
Salade Frisee aux Lardons Oeuf Poche
Shrimp au Jus
Steak au Poivre with Purée Potato
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Rice Pilaf

Week 3 – Fabrications, Sauté, Braising
Coq au Vin
Sea Scallop Anisette
Braised Chicken
Sea Bass with Beurre Blanc

Week 4 – Puff Pastry and Desserts
Puff Pastry
Chocolat Mousse
Crème Anglaise
Raspberry Coulis

Week 5 – Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a version of a dish previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback. A team will be presented the winner.



About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.


August 31, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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