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Successful Sauces


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Being able to create your own sauces from scratch is one of the cornerstones of classic cookery.

This short course will cover both sweet and savoury sauces, from a classic sauce Diane and fresh egg custard, to a more complicated liaison sauce. During this course you will develop your skills and culinary palette to become more confident and successful in sauce making for sweet and savoury dishes.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course is due to start on Tuesday 15th March 2022. You will attend college on Tuesday evening from 6.00pm - 9.00pm, for one week.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

You will discover the difference between flour-based, pan, emulsion, reduction and composite sauces, learning fool proof tips for culinary success.

You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by our friendly, expert tutors and chefs.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. You will be given feedback based on your progress with suggestions and guidance for areas for improvement.

As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come and enjoy!

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. The course is suitable for all levels of ability.

You will need to wear strong, flat sensible shoes and bring along an apron, tea towel, and an oven glove.

Please bring along a container to take what you have made home with you.

What are the course fees?

You may be eligible for Community Learning funding if you have not recently participated in a similar Community Learning programme, or received any other recent government funded training.

There are a number of fee options for this course including:

  • If you are unemployed - FREE
  • If you are employed - £30
  • If you are not eligible for Community Learning - £30

The course price is inclusive of all of the ingredients that you will need for each session.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon completion, you will have developed and acquired knowledge to make authentic, delicious, fresh, flavoursome sauces to enhance your meals. You may wish to progress on to one of our other Colours Cookery School courses or alternatively you may wish to pursue an accredited catering qualification which will allow you to practice your skills in the trade.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Jen McGill

Why study at Colours Cookery School?

Well-equipped Kitchens

Our contemporary kitchen facilities are well resourced with all the tools you need.

Quality ingredients

Fresh, locally sourced, high quality ingredients are supplied for you to cook with.

Tuition from Chefs

Your cookery lessons are delivered by passionate, experienced chefs.

Leisurely Learning

The emphasis is to come and enjoy cooking in an informal, fun setting.

Make New Friends

Enjoy the time on your course alongside like-minded people with a passion for food.

Suitable For All Levels

Whether an absolute beginner or more experienced cook, learning will be tailored to your level.