What are our French Cook in Paris classes like?

  • Totally hands-on
  • Taught in English
  • Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun Morning; Wed, Thurs Evening
  • With or without Market Visit
  • Set in a beautiful location
  • Fun and instructive
  • Followed by a Scrumptious 3 course meal
  • Meal served with white and red wine
  • Small groups classes
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Cook in Paris

The ability to cook good food with confidence is a skill which will bring you and your lucky guests much pleasure over a lifetime. Many amateur chefs get to a certain competence and then look for some inspiration and guidance to take them to the next level. There are many opportunities around but perhaps learning to cook in Paris is the most special. At Le Foodist, we have a range of courses to choose from which will both inspire and inform, reinforcing your love of cooking while stretching your abilities. Our approach to teaching about French cuisine is refreshingly different, taking a broad view to encompass the culture of France along with her food.

Learning about French culture while you cook in Paris

We at Le Foodist believe that to properly understand a cuisine, you need to appreciate the culture it comes from. That is why learning to cook in Paris with us involves lots of discussion and story telling about where ingredients come from, how dishes were created and why we French eat like we do. Our teaching style is relaxed and informal but rigorous in making sure that we impart to our students solid knowledge that they can incorporate into their cooking.

Planning a menu before you cook in Paris

At Le Foodist, your day begins not in the kitchen but in the market. Here you will learn how to choose the best produce and use this to define your menu. Every cook in Paris knows that the best food relies on the finest ingredients and selecting the freshest, in-season produce will shape your menu for the day. Back in the kitchen we begin to cook while always discussing the cultural context of the food. Here you will learn between five and seven of the core skills that every professional chef is required to master in France.

Enjoying what you cook in Paris

Our cooking lessons finish with you enjoying the fruits of your labour. Together with your fellow students, you will sit down and enjoy a three course meal with matched wine while we discuss the philosophy, culture and history of French cuisine. We talk about the dishes we cook in Paris and what has brought them to our table. These discussions, together with a unique teaching technique which helps you learn quickly and retain that knowledge, make sure that what you have learned becomes a lasting part of your cooking repertoire.