Foundational cooking methods as taught in Stratford Chefs School’s Professional Program
136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada
Every week Level One students at Stratford Chefs School tackle one of the ten foundational methods of cooking. This is your opportunity to explore these cooking techniques as taught in Stratford Chefs School’s renowned professional culinary program. This 4-hour, hands-on intensive class is perfect for the more advanced home cook or for anyone interested in examining a future career in the culinary arts.
Week 7: Braising and Stewing
The primary diﬀerences between a braise and a stew are the size of the item stewed and the amount of liquid used. While braises generally involve larger cuts of meat (whole joints), stewing meat is normally cut into smaller pieces. Stews require more liquid than braises, unlike braises the items in a stew should be completely submerged by liquid. In addition, stews are normally cooked on top of the stove, uncovered, while braises are cooked in a covered container.