We offer comprehensive culinary classes where you learn to select produce at the market, plan your preparation, and learn the culinary techniques involved while producing the menu yourself. Our approach is fun and informal, but also a learning experience, and as always we shall be sharing our surprising stories of what the contents of your plate can tell you about French culture.
After the hard work, sit down with classmates to savour the fruits of your labour: a three-course meal with matching wines.
In every Travel & Chef session, you will experience what we detail below.
Learn by doing
It is said we learn by doing; OK. But it is also said we learn by our mistakes. Using that insight (based on experience unfortunately …) we have developped an original technique for accelerating the learning of how to cook – where you might fail first, but you will definitely succeed in the end. And this works wonders to make the lesson memorable.
Simple techniques are the foundation of any great French meal; this is the basis for French professional cooking certification. So we ensure that you cover 5 to 7 of these fundamental techniques in each of our classes (for a total of 192). And then we explain a bit of the theory, because we all learn differently.
In France, the pleasure of a meal derives both from the food and the fact that we share our meals. And what do we share? Usually conversations about food. So we will make sure you hear our stories about the ingredients and recipes along the way, and take the opportunity to discover a bit more about the French culture along the way.
Planning the meal
This might be the topic about cooking which is the least covered in classes or books. Yet we think the most critical – and at the heart of professional cooking. So why not learn something about it with us? We will be happy to share.
Sharing the meal
At the end of our class, we always sit down to enjoy the meal together – and to hear some stories about the wine we pair with the food.
Timing: 8 or 10 am – 1 pm (see calendar)
Price: From €95, including tax and wine pairings