Best Young Chef within the Valencian Community

Chema Soler

What's included?

  • 2 hours of HD video
  • 8 recipes
  • 36 lessons
  • Recipe book
  • Additional Material
  • Course certificate

Spanish (VO)English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese.

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Croquettes full of flavor, technique, creativity and umami

What is a croquette? Starting from the basic definition, Chema Soler gives free rein to his imagination, presenting everything from classic croquettes as you’ve never seen them before, to signature croquettes that play with textures and plating.

Examples include a classic ham croquette that is well known, but with some tricks to make it exceptionally tasty, a liquid croquette, and even some sweet croquettes too!

Upon completion of this online course you will be able to:

- master the techniques necessary to make any basic croquette.

- design savory, sweet, vegetarian and gluten-free croquettes.

- customize your bread coatings

- choose sauces, toppings and other garnishes to elevate the final presentation of your croquettes.


Course curriculum

What you'll learn

A guide to replicate and innovate within the expansive world of croquettes

You will learn to prepare the croquettes starting with  the usual bechamel sauce, then discovering other tricks to make them much tastier.

Explore different breadcrumb options: the classic English breading, panko that provides extra crunch, flavored breadcrumbs, gluten-free alternatives, double batter, and special options for sweet croquettes.

You will see the importance of temperature management when frying, in order to obtain a lower fat croquette that is easier to digest.

The chef will teach you the secrets behind his successful creation: the liquid croquette. Discover how to achieve it and learn how to serve it to the diner without spoiling it.

Chema Soler also shows us how to work with quantities that make it possible to supply a restaurant or event with "freshly made" croquettes.

Who is it for?

This online course is aimed at all lovers of croquettes, tapas and street food. Those with curious palates looking for something different but always prepared with excellence, or simply anyone who is searching for the best croquette.

What you'll need

  • Fryer
  • Turmix or hand blender
  • Food processor
  • Gastronorm
  • Hand mixer


Best Young Chef within the Valencian Community

Chema Soler

In Spain, the country of pinchos and tapas, Chema Soler has accumulated a long list of awards. Among them, he was a finalist in the VIII National Tapas and Pinchos Contest in the City of Valladolid in 2012, and in 2014 he won third prize in the Cook Contest (Concurso Cocinero)

He started working in a textile warehouse but the crisis led him to enroll in a cooking school.

He affirms: ‘You have to cook with soul, recovering the tradition, the cuisine of the past, which was made with love, care and a lot of time, while merging it with new culinary techniques - and why not also with the wonderful possibilities offered by cuisines from other countries?

In 2011 his entrepreneurial spirit led him to bet on his first personal project with the opening of La GASTRO-croquetería de Chema in Madrid, the first restaurant in the world specializing in gourmet croquettes.

With this he created a haute cuisine concept in its most casual form, a surprising tapas restaurant in which he gives free rein to his creativity.

This project merges his two great passions: Asian food and his Mediterranean roots.

After this evolution, the chef launched a new, more ambitious project and, in 2017, he inaugurated La Gastro Salvaje, a more rogue and attractive version, which fused Mexican-Asian food, and of course, Mediterranean.

In his desire to embrace more cooking styles, he embarked on his latest adventure and opened Street Food by Chema Soler in Gandía, a version of street cooking with strong Valencian roots.

Currently Chema Soler focuses his professional career on various restaurant training and consultancy projects both nationally (Spain) and internationally.

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