Culinary classes

  • Atelier Guy Martin cooking classes are held in a private Parisian mansion

    Atelier Guy Martin cooking classes are held in a private Parisian mansion

    © Atout France/Cédric Helsly

  • Atelier Guy Martin cooking classes are held in a private Parisian mansion

    Atelier Guy Martin cooking classes are held in a private Parisian mansion

    © Atout France/Cédric Helsly

  • Main course of a gastronomic lunch

    Main course of a gastronomic lunch

    © Atout France/Cédric Helsly

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Inititation to French cooking

Cooking classes allow you to acquire simple tricks, master basic techniques, prepare elements like sauces or even full-course menus.  

  • Workshops at the Cordon Bleu School (Paris): this is where Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep in the film Julie & Julia) learned traditional French cooking techniques!
  • "Learn how to manipulate a knife," or "Basic pastry techniques" at Atelier des Sens (Paris) 
  • The seasonal menu at Atelier des Chefs (big cities in France): under a chef's guidance, prepare an appetizer, main dish and dessert in 1.5 hours, then savour your creation.Thematic cooking classes Everything is possible when it comes to culinary classes: workshops on organic or weight loss cooking, baking or pastry-making classes, and even courses focused on working with one particular product... 
  • Organic cooking workshops with What’s for Dinner (Paris): discover the main ingredients of organic cuisine and prepare a full meal with seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Truffle discovery weekend at Auberge de la Truffe (Sorges, in Perigord): accompanied by chef Pierre Corre, live to the rhythm of the Perigord truffle for two days. Gourmet chocolate workshops at the Valrhona school (Tain l’Hermitage, in Rhone-Alps): pastry chefs share their knowledge of chocolate.

With a Michelin-starred chef 

Experienced gastronomes can turn towards professional cooking schools, or take courses given by renowned chefs. 

  • Atelier Guy Martin (Paris): the chef of Grand Véfour invites you to demystify fine cuisine in the unique setting of a private mansion.  
  • Alain Ducasse Cooking School (Paris): work with noble products and prepare a fine tasting menu. 
  • The Saint-James cooking school, near Bordeaux: revisit the classics of French cuisine with Benjamin Bonnay.
  • Scook, Anne-Sophie Pic's cooking school (Valence): the only three Michelin-starred woman chef in France reveals some of her secrets. 

Cooking classes at home 

A chef shares special tricks of the trade from the comfort of your own kitchen.

  • Chef à la Maison (all over France): a chef goes to your home to help you prepare a meal of your choice. 
  • Les Dîners d’Eloïse (Ile-de-France and Bordeaux): coached by a chef in your own kitchen, learn culinary basics, professional methods and tips for a beautiful service.