Of course there are many cooking courses in Paris but at Le Foodist we like to educate your mind as well as your palate. We believe that food and culture go hand in hand and to learn about one means understanding the other. That is why we share our stories and experiences about food and ingredients as we go along. With a style that is both informative and fun, we build understanding of French culture just as we build our menu. Then, with the hard work done and the beautiful food you have cooked on your plate, our cooking courses in Paris round off as we enjoy the fruits of our labour and share our thoughts along with the food.
You may be surprised to learn that your time with us starts not in the kitchen but in the market. That is because we know that great food demands the finest ingredients and learning how to select the best produce available to you is a key skill for any chef. The ingredients you select inform your menu and in our cooking courses in Paris we then consider how to create the perfect menu for the produce at our disposal. Only then will we approach the fundamental skills involved in French cooking.
Once we are in the kitchen with our carefully selected produce and our menu decided, it is time to concentrate on the core techniques of fine French cooking. These represent the cornerstones of any French chef's skills and during every one of our cooking courses in Paris you will learn to master between 5 and 7 of these skills, from the total 192 techniques required for professional certification in France. Our teaching approach employs an original method to ensure you learn quickly and retain your skills once you complete the course.
We know that our cooking courses in Paris are great fun but they are also hard work. Now it is time to enjoy the food and talk even more about where it comes from and why we eat it. Enjoying the company of your fellow chefs, along with a three course meal and matching wines, every one of our courses will bring you a closer understanding of French culture just as you learn more about French food. Who knows, we may even educate your heart a little too.