Sean Brock, award-winning chef, cookbook author, restauranteur and Chef’s Table star is about to rock your kitchen world with a series of virtual cooking classes. Aimed at people who want to master that one dish, technique or style of cooking that’s always eluded them, the cooking classes will be delivered over FaceTime and be designed bespoke around each person’s requirement.
“It would be easier for me to pick three things,” explained Brock from lockdown in the U.S, "I want to customize every lesson. I want to talk to that person and see if there’s one thing they really want to learn how to do and then I’ll focus on it on a scientific level, on a practical level, on a chef-level.”
“When I do a lesson what we do is, let’s say it’s cooking a rib-eye, I communicate to the person I’m teaching every single thought that goes through my head. I’m teaching you how to listen properly, how to smell properly, teaching you to look for all the little cues I’ve picked up by cooking for so many years with an obsessive drive towards perfection. For me, there are so many simple tricks that can only be picked up if you’ve done something 3000, 5000 times through repetition and that’s what sets chefs apart from home cooks."
That obsessive drive is something many people will be excited to learn from. Brock is serious about this stuff, the man once posted a pic of binders worth of research just for a new burger. We can only imagine what a chef like Brock could teach about cooking perfect fish, meat, vegetables, making the ultimate fried chicken, just imagine having access to his take on something like BBQ sauces or grits. The hardest thing to decide is what to learn.
The best part? By purchasing a lesson you’re helping Brock’s team because the chef has pledged to donate all proceeds to paying staff wages. “My goal is to do everything I can to take care of my team and that’s the only thing that my brain is being used for right now. Every minute I’m awake I’m brainstorming ways to get pay taken care of, I can’t leave my house because I have an autoimmune disease so I’m high risk."
If you’re interested in snagging a cooking lesson with Sean Brock himself and making a donation to help him and his staff, send an email to [email protected]