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Chef 4 : Above and Beyond

Understand simplifying techniques to help you master complicated French delicacies and small, finishing details with ease.

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Cooking can seem like a daunting task, but all great cooks understand how to simplify seemingly complicated dishes. In this cooking class, Chef 4 helps students break down complex recipes into easily manageable parts. Chef 4 covers two elegant French recipes which contain multiple components, but students will be shown techniques to make these elaborate recipes perfectly every time. In this last cooking course of the Thinking like a Chef series, students will understand

  • Braising and other French cooking techniques
  • The importance of “mise en place” and preparation in cooking
  • How to develop marinades
  • How to use vegetables to infuse flavor in dishes
  • Tenderize the toughest meats
  • How to develop sauce
  • How to create various garnishes
  • Master complicated recipes

By having an understanding all of these techniques, cooking will become a fun, enjoyable experience for all cooking students. Learn how to cook and master recipes in Chef 4.


Your Instructor


Alex Constantino
Alex Constantino

Alex is a self proclaimed “Pots and Pans” guy and proud owner of Rush’s Kitchen. Alex Constantino’s love of cooking began in 1986, with his involvement in his family’s kitchen supply store. Rush’s Kitchen in Idaho Falls, Idaho is his family business established in June of 1988, that Alex took over in 1995. Around this time, Alex met Chef Keith Darling, who taught him everything he knew about the basics of culinary arts. Chef Darling and Alex shortly thereafter joined up to teach cooking classes together starting in 2000. Alex has been teaching these cooking classes solo since 2010. For the past 17 years, Alex has transformed the cooking class program into a more hands on experience, attracting over 1,500 students throughout the years, with more enrolling each year.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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