During the training our Chefs will teach you the origin and evolution of sous-vide; the why-and-how it made its way into the kitchens of the world's top Chefs.You will learn the reason for which there is a right temperature to cook each different product and how to put it into practice using your own recipes. You will learn to master the times and temperatures to control the colour, tenderness and flavour of your product. Part of the training is devoted to learning about the right equipment: How to select, utilise and maintain it. There is no single way to cook sous-vide and because scientists love experimenting as much as Chefs, most of the time is dedicated to hands-on training. Under the direction of our development chef and 2013 Great British menu contestant Chris Holland, you can experiment and taste to discover the many possibilities sous-vide has to offer. Over the full day course you will see these techniques as they are applied to meat, poultry, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits, sauces, herbs and aromatics. Lastly, the focuses will be on microbiology, bacteria, good food safety and shelf-life in order to achieve the best quality and the safest products. The class is mix of lecture and hands on activities which leads to a very informative and fulfilling experience. This course is ideal for foodies and chefs with either some prior sous-vide training or not training at all. Here is a list of some of the equipment that is used over the duration of the course: Vacuum sealers and Chamber vacuum packing machines, Food-grade sous-vide bags, Temperature probes, Thermometer(s), Rubber foams, Water Baths and Thermal Circulators.
As the UK’s foremost supplier of sous vide and vacuum packing equipment we have teamed up with Campden BRI, the UK’s leading provider of practical scientific, technical and advisory services, to validate our sous vide training content and produce our own, unique, sous vide training guide. We felt it was appropriate that we should only offer our customers the best guidance on the correct use of sous vide cooking equipment. Campden BRI is the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Master Vendor for the provision of specialist training courses and has done all the FSA’s research around sous vide guidance, so who better for Sous Vide Tools to partner with?
Meet the Chefs
Chris has over 27 years of working with professional kitchens. He appeared on BBC’s Great British Menu in 2013. He takes a practical and analytical approach to cooking. His dishes are artistic, elegant, and extremely detailed—a reflection of his creative and passionate spirit
Josh started out from school as a comedian. He tried open-mic stand-up comedy once. It didn’t go so well, so he trained as a chef. Josh is now one of our development chefs training customers in the world of sous vide cooking.
- Relationship between cooking pressure and precise temperature
- Origin and background of sous-vide
- Controlling the colour, tenderness and flavour of your food
- How to choose, calibrate and maintain the right equipment for your kitchen
- Hands-on sous-vide training and experimentation
- Creating your own sous-vide recipes
- Sous-vide techniques for meat, poultry, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruit, sauces, herbs and aromatics
- Microbiology, bacteria, food safety and shelf life for safe and high-quality products
- Discussion of the E.H.O. regulations on sous vide cookery/vacuum sealing
- A sous vide cooked lunch
- A questions and answers session
- A sous vide handbook including a number of recipes for use after the day
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