Brendan McDermott
Craftsy Instructor

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Chef Brendan McDermott’s talent and energy have taken him from line cook to executive chef at acclaimed restaurants, and his knife skills classes have been lauded by New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Today, he is a highly sought-after instructor and teaches culinary classes at Kendall College in Chicago.

Brendan's Craftsy Classes

20 Essential Cooking Techniques

Embrace stress-free cooking and learn 20 techniques that will elevate everyday meals. Start by learning how to enhance flavors by toasting spices and nuts and clarifying butter for bright additions to any recipe. Next, learn techniques for making perfect eggs, including scrambled, hard-boiled and poached, and even master a folded French omelet with delicate green peppers and a hint of fresh thyme! Then, find out how to properly blanch and shock your favorite vegetables to preserve color, flavor and nutrition. You’ll even learn how to use scraps and save time by making your own chicken and vegetable stocks. Finally, always cook your protein to a perfect doneness, as Brendan demonstrates how to fillet and cook fish, tie up a whole chicken and even brown a mouthwatering pork tenderloin.

$19.99 $29.99

Complete Knife Skills

Become faster and more accurate with your knife work, and create dishes that cook evenly and look truly professional. Guided by chef Brendan McDermott, you’ll explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts. Learn to dice, mince and julienne a range of produce. Find out how to chop herbs without bruising them or losing flavor, and never again cry when cutting an onion. Uncover Brendan’s favorite shortcuts for working with butternut squash, pineapple, chiles, citrus and more. Discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen, and finish the course with a lesson on honing and sharpening your knives at home!

Free!

Brendan's Projects

Slice and Dice a Variety of Vegetables
lemongrass chicken stew
Cutting Butternut Squash
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