For the most part, cooking schools in Paris focus on the fundamentals of French cooking, perhaps learning to produce one or two classic dishes of French cuisine. At Le Foodist however, we take a far broader approach. We believe that a proper understanding of French food is only possible by understanding French culture and our own cooking schools in Paris are therefore designed to educate, inform and entertain about French culture as we cook. to do this, our chefs will share their stories and experiences of food, ingredients and cooking, discussing where things come from and why and what led to this marvelous dish that you are creating in our kitchens.
All great cooking begins with the finest ingredients and that is why our cooking schools in Paris begin at the market and not in the kitchen. Here you will learn to select the best produce from what is in season and these ingredients will decide what dishes you are including on your menu. With our ingredients purchased and our menus decided, we will then return to the kitchen where we will begin to learn about the skills of French cooking.
Instead of simply learning by rote how to produce a few classic dishes, we believe that you should learn the basic techniques common to all French cooking. To achieve professional certification, all French chefs must master 192 separate skills and each of our cooking schools in Paris will teach you between five and seven of these core techniques. In this way you will be learning skills that you can use everywhere in your cooking, rather than just how to produce a few dishes. Our teaching style is relaxed and fun and features a unique Le Foodist method which is designed to help you learn quickly and retain your knowledge long after the course is finished.
After all that hard work, you will be delighted to sit down with our chefs and your fellow students to enjoy the meals you have prepared. Matching your three course meal with carefully chosen wine, our cooking schools in Paris conclude with an enjoyable discussion around the table of French food and culture, which only deepens your appreciation of both. With informed teaching, a unique approach and great food, you can be sure of a memorable experience.