PREP Kitchen Essentials Professional Chef

Five-Week Series

with Executive Chef Dylan Regan

PREP's five-week Pro Chef Series is a Certificate Series designed for people interested in positions in the food service industry as well as for home cooks who want to take their cooking to a professional level.  We teach attendees the equipment, ingredients, techniques, skills and temperaments used by professional chefs and necessary to work in the food service industry. This is NOT an accredited course.

Knife cuts, knife skills and vegetable cuts
Basic kitchen terms, utensils, accessories, pantry

Trussing and Fabricating a Chicken
See videos:
Trussing a Chicken

Fabricating a Chicken

Build upon prior weeks  (all weeks do this)
Brown stock, white stock, Introduction to sauces: Puree and starch thickened.

New cooking techniques: Simmering, sautéing, roasting, caramelizing

WEEK 3: PROTEINS, STARCHES, VEGETABLES Layered sauces, pasta making.

Sourcing and using seasonal ingredients
New cooking techniques: Blanching, rendering

Vinaigrettes, Introduction to potatoes and grains
New cooking techniques: Stewing, Braising

Introduction to meats, Basic meat fabrication
Pan and reduction sauces, emulsions, Seafood
New cooking techniques: Searing, reduction,
pan roasting, braising. gratinee

Please note class curriculum, order, menus and instructors subject to change without notice.

Our Pro Chef Series is a boot-camp like teaching and learning environment, taught at a faster and more intense pace than our Learn To Cook 3-Week Series.  While prior cooking experience is not a requirement, students who benefit the most from this series are those who have a grasp of the basics and can spend time at home practicing the skills and techniques they learn after each class.  Students learn what it is like to work in a Professional Kitchen, from start to finish, from  mis-en-place to sanitation and clean-up.  Classes progress each week, building upon the prior weeks' lessons with an expectation that students have practiced course techniques and little prior week review is needed.

Our affordable yet comprehensive course is perfect for students who, due to time, scheduling or financial constraints, are not able to attend full-time culinary school.  Tuition covers all equipment and ingredients used in the class.

Each Professional Chef Series class meets once a week for five weeks.  Enrollment is generally limited to 14 students.

We hold one to two Professional Chef Series every month with Chef Dylan Regan. Our next Professional Chef Series run:

PRO Chef 1 - Five Week Series run Sundays from 10a-2:00p (unless noted)
Next Series Dates Start 
Sunday June 3                             

$899 -- Sale $599     ENROLL                                                                    

Week 1        June 3

Week 2        June 10

Week 3        June 17

Week 4        June 24

Week 5       July 1

Also see our:
PRO Chef II 5-Week Series
PRO Pastry Chef Series
Learn To Cook 3-Week Series

Missed Class Policy for Professional Series:  Please note we are not able to accommodate make up sessions as most of our Professional Chef Series fill to capacity.  As such, we ask that you please plan accordingly. Please also see our cancellation policy.


PREP Kitchen Essentials

12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach CA  90740


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