Evening Market Visit and Cooking Class in Paris

In our Evening Market Visit and Cooking Classes, we will start by visiting a market called the Saint Germain market. A covered market which is also one of the oldest in Paris – like Les Halles market was when it was still around Paris. After visiting the market we will head back to the school to spend between two and three hours – depending on what we are cooking that day – preparing an appetizer, main and dessert which you will then proceed to eat – while being served white and red wine – with your Chef. A great way to have a great dinner, learn to cook in the process and get to know a lot more about the local Parisian culture in the process. All these classes are hands-on, taught in English, set in a beautiful location, fun and instructive, and in small groups of maximum 12 people.

Tue, Wed, Thu

4:30 to 10 pm
Max 12 people

€189 per person

In English

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Our Evening Paris Market Visit and Cooking Class Step by Step

STEP 1: We will meet close to the market we will be visiting, the Marché Saint Germain.

STEP 2: While at the market learn about where the produce actually comes from, the particulars of Parisian food markets, buying etiquette and other cultural tips.

STEP 3: No market visit would be complete without some in-depth discussion of French cheeses, and tasting one of the best French cheeses!

STEP 4: Back at the school it is time to weigh, chop, dice and get ready to cook; we call this the first step of mise en place.

STEP 5: Once all ingredients are ready, it is time to cook; this is also a good time for your Chef to explain a bit of science or a bit of history, and sometimes both.

STEP 6: Plating dishes is a key part of a successful meal, so you will get plenty of opportunities to practice this too.

STEP 7: Time to have dinner with your Chef, who will share stories of French culture and food, and how they all tie together.

STEP 8: All the while enjoying your food and some white and red wine, bien sûr!

Evening Market Visit Cooking Class Sample Reviews

The weather had been threatening to be nasty all week and our evening with Sarah was wonderful. Trip to the market was very informative and a casual way to meet the other guests. Food prep and dinner was a blast, the entire group got along famously. Food was good, too! Thanks Sarah for all you do. 

 Owen Y, July 2019

Our evening cooking class in Paris was one of the best parts of our trip. Le Foodist is extremely charming and the entire experience was great. Chef Sarah was informative and knowledgeable, and created a fun and laid back atmosphere for the class. My husband - who NEVER cooks - was learning so many new techniques and actually wants to help me prepare dinners now, all thanks to Chef Sarah! Preparing and cooking the food was awesome, but the highlight was eating it. The food we helped prepare was delicious and it feels like you are sharing a meal with your family. I would highly recommend this experience if you are in Paris; it was an unforgettable night. 

Laura Phillips, April 2019

We really enjoyed the market visit and evening cooking class. Frederic was entertaining, friendly and made the evening super fun. You not only get to cook an amazing meal but you get to meet some terrific people to enjoy the food with. I do a ton of cooking and was very impressed with the facility. It is made for cooking classes. A chef level kitchen in the back and a dining area out front. One not to miss of you are into cooking!

Exsursi, September 2019

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