Cookery Classes in Paris
At Le Foodist, we believe that the best cookery classes in Paris should teach their students not only about French cooking but about its place in French culture. We know that even the finest food is best appreciated in context and that context is the history, geography and culture that has brought it to your plate. This is why our cookery classes in Paris feature a wider approach that our students will find both surprising and fulfilling. The first surprise for many is that our day begins not in the kitchen but in the market. But soon you will realise that this is exactly how it should be.
Selecting ingredients for your cookery classes in Paris
All of the best food relies on good ingredients and our first step is to visit the market where you will learn to select only the best and freshest produce. It is the hallmark of every great chef that they can adapt their menu to suit what is in season and best quality in the market, and the first lesson of our cookery classes in Paris is to show you how these ingredients will determine your menu. Only then are we ready to return to the kitchen and get down to honing our cooking skills.
Learning about technique at our cookery classes in Paris
Many students are also surprised to learn that classic French cooking is not merely the result of a genius chef. Instead it is the product of a series of core techniques, 192 in total, which must be mastered by the certified French cook. In each of our cookery classes in Paris, we learn about 5-7 of these skills, creating a solid base on which to build your cooking skills. At Le Foodist, we think that learning should be fun too and our chefs will keep you informed and entertained with tales of ingredients, cooking and great dishes.
Enjoying the food of your cookery classes in Paris
At the end of your session we will sit down together to enjoy a three course meal with the food you have prepared, along with matching wines. Here we will discuss further how great french food, wine and company are so important to French culture and how that culture in turn informs what we cook. With a unique teaching technique which helps you learn quickly and retain your knowledge long after the course, we know you will leave our cookery classes in Paris with a deeper appreciation of French cuisine and culture.