Morning Market Visit Cooking Class in Paris

Our Market Visit Cooking Classes in Paris are totally hands-on, taught in English, set in a beautiful location, fund and instructive, and always followed by a scrumptious 3-course meal which is itself served with white and red wine.  

These are small classes, with a maximum of 12 participants. During these experiences, you will first meet at Le Foodist with coffee or tea before heading to a local market. After numerous stories and purchase of your ingredients, you will head back to Le Foodist. In the class we will cook traditional foods such as Coq au Vin or Boeuf Bourguignon, but we focus the classes on techniques and not just cooking classes, as we want participants to leave with a ‘bag of tricks’ and not just recipes. Recipes can be found from many places, but learning what will make a recipe successful from a professional Chef is what we want you to experience. And of course, our classes are also an opportunity for our (very) small team of Chefs to share their passion for French culture and the relationship between Food and Culture.

Tuesday to Sunday

9 am to 3 pm

Max 12 people

€209 per person

In English

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Our Market Visit Cooking Class in Paris Step by Step

STEP 1: As we always cook from scratch, it all starts at the market, where we are going to find the best ingredients - but the market visit will come with a lot more.

STEP 2: Back at school, we will divide and conquer, and start prepping all ingredients to get ready to cook.  A good time for the Chef to share tips and tricks on prep.

STEP 3: Once everything is ready we will spend a bit of time talking about "where we are going" - a way to explain how we will cook the different ingredients and most importantly: why this way?

STEP 4: As time goes by, we go through more techniques and cook more - but the smells are starting to make everybody very hungry, and rightly so.

STEP 5: Some ingredients might be new, or it might worth just checking where we are in seasoning for some of the dishes. Tasting is a critical part of ensuring a successful meal, always.

STEP 6: Everybody takes photos of their food nowadays.  I guess it is everybody's recognition that food plating can contribute significantly to the enjoyment of the dish.  So we indulge.

STEP 7: OK, we think it looks good; but does it taste good?

STEP 8: And no meal in France would be a real meal without sharing drinks and stories. So your Chef will share your three-course meal, white and red wine and a few stories. Bon appétit!

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Morning Market Visit Cooking Class Sample Reviews

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Reviewed by David on Google, January 10 2022

You will truly be in great hands with Fred and his team

My wife and I had such an amazing time with Fred today! The walk around town to purchase our ingredients was very fun and informative. Fred was a great instructor and was extremely knowledgeable in both history and culture. We will be implementing some of the techniques we learned when we get home. We prepared mussels for our appetizer, and they stole the show in my opinion. Our main course of sous vide chicken was very fun to prepare and was so tender and delicious. We finished up with my wife’s favorite part: vanilla ice cream and a poached pear, topped with chocolate ganache. The wine pairing throughout was also phenomenal and really tied the whole day together. Every aspect of this class was done to perfection. You will truly be in great hands with Fred and his team.

David, January 10 2022

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Reviewed by Janice on Facebook, September 30 2021

10 out of 10! Would HIGHLY recommend.

Must do when visiting Paris. Our group of 8 loved our market visit, learning about cheeses, cooking techniques and all with a great host who is fun and so knowledgeable.

Janice, September 30 2021

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Reviewed by Ben W on Tripadvisor, January 3 2022

Experience French Culture through food!

My wife and I took our honeymoon to France and were lucky enough to take the market visit and cooking class with Frederic at Le Foodist. I have been working in kitchens on and off for most of my working life and have a plethora of recipes and cookbooks I have acquired over the years, but a workshop at Le Foodist is more than just a recipe of Soupe a l’oignon or Oeufs à la neige. Frederic taught us the history (and at times the myths) of our ingredients, cheeses, and creations, the place they hold in French culture, and the techniques to make these delicious dishes with consistency and precision. It was an incredible experience all around and we can’t wait to use the knowledge we gained at Le Foodist in our own home.

Ben W, January 3 2022

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