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Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris

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Paris, France
Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Get the authentic French culinary experience with a small-group cooking class in a private Parisian apartment. Head to the centrally-located home and get ready to learn — and eat! Meet your local chef instructor, gather ingredients on an optional market tour, and discover the fundamentals of preparing classic French dishes such as soufflé, cod mouclade, and chocolate fondant. Then prepare and savor delicious dishes with fellow food lovers.
  • Choice of 3-hour cooking lesson or 4.5-hour lesson including market tour
  • Hands-on training from an experienced French chef
  • Enjoy small-group, personalized format
  • Finish with a delicious lunch and glass of wine
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Mediterranean Zucchini
Marinated Chicken
Mini Chocolate Lava Cake
Cooking lesson with local chef in Parisian apartment
Tour of local Market (if option selected)
Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
Use of apron and cooking utensils
All ingredients and copy of recipe to take home
Hotel pickup and drop off
Paris , Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

The apartment will be located within Paris city limits, and you will be sent the full address and directions via email shortly after booking.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We will do our best to accommodate, but will inform you if a specific dietary requirement is unable to be met.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Meeting the French
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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191 Reviews

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Desserts won! But appetizer and entre were very good.
, Nov 2021
We enjoyed Myriam’s company and her cooking expertise. Our appetizer , entre and desserts (especially )were super yummy! I’m hoping Miriam will forward the recipes soon. We expected at least one other couple if not more to make the experience more fun. We have taken many cooking classes in both Italy and France with at least 2 other couples for a more enjoyable evening. I would not take a class by ourselves again even though I do like my husband!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello Karen, Thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed this experience. Sometimes it happens that we don't have other participants on that's depend on the date! Thank you, Have a lovely day
DO IT!!!! Reading this review? Then stop procrastinating and book it.
, Oct 2021
This was a FANTASTIC experience. My wife and I have taken several cooking classes over the years, but often it’s been challenging to replicate some elements as the classes used professional/commercial grade equipment or techniques you wouldn’t typically find in your home kitchen. That’s what makes Fred and his class so special as he has also been teaching individuals for a long time in addition to running a professional kitchen. You are cooking together in a typical apartment with tools and Ingredients you can find in any residential kitchen. The location is also incredibly easy to get to via the Metro. Literally steps away from the exit of a metro stop. Having such access to a long time professional chef who can translate from the commercial kitchen to cooking at home was magical. Fred was not only a master at his craft, but also just a lot of fun to chat with. Whether you are new to cooking or experienced, Fred can adjust to your comfort level. It’s a guaranteed great time and we would love to repeat next time we are in Paris.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Jordan, Thank you very much for your feedback! We are very glad to know that you are enjoyed this experience with our Chef Fred. Please don't hesitate to book again with us. All the best,
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A Lunch to remember
, Oct 2021
We enjoyed going to the open market and learning how to shop for the best fruits and vegetables and plan a meal according to what was in season. Fred was very professional and taught us helpful knife skills as well as how to create an easy affordable elegant French meal at home. Definitely will work with him again.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Emily, Thank you very much for your feedback! It will be a pleasure to book other classes with our Chef! Best regards
Top notch
, Sep 2021
Chef Fred was incredible helpful, funny and so great at his job. He explained things so I even understood more about cooking a meal. Just loved the whole experience.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello, Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed this experience! Don't hesitate to book other classes with us. Best regards
Amazing Cooking Class
, Aug 2021
Marthe is such a great chef and teacher. This is the second time I’ve taken her class! I always learn new techniques and apply the knowledge and recipes when I return home!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello, many thanks for taking the time to write your review! It was a great pleasure to welcome you again.
Fun Mother Daughter Experience!
, Feb 2020
We loved our time with Chef Myriam and the others in the class. I highly recommend this experience. My daughter and I came for her 18th birthday and it was a weekend to remember.
Great Experience!
, Jan 2020
We had a great time cooking quail, potatoes, and chocolate lava cake with the chef. He provided an intimate environment to learn about French cooking and everyone in our group seemed to have a fantastic time.
French Cooking Class In Paris
, Nov 2019
We had a blast cooking with Chef Myriam! . Would highly recommend doing this. The food we cooked was amazing and the experience was on a personal level. Cannot wait to do it again. Not to mention the views from the apartment were gorgeous. Definitely a MUST!
Boring, Basic and unresponsive to client request
, Aug 2019
I typically do not write reviews but I have to say this activity was quite a let down. Firstly, we had originally told the chef we are Vegans and were told she may or may not accommodate us because there may be other guests present other then my family. Well...there was no other guests and basically our wish was ignored and barely mentioned. So, we decided to cheat on our doctor prescribe diet and make the best of it. Then, the chef lacked total enthusiasm and the entire event was boring. The food we cooked was so-so and basic. A quiche, a salad and a simple chocolate cake. Once we barely put our fork down from eating the meal, we felt the chef immediately wanted us out of the house to get some time to hang until her next appointment. The kitchen itself was tiny with barely any space to move around. We have done many many cooking classes all over the world. This was the worst one ever. Sorry if it hurts anyone’s feeling, but it is reality.
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Awkward and didn't learn a thing
, Jul 2019
I wanted to love this experience so much, but my husband and I did not. A small group of us met with a "chef" (who was not a chef) that had a different name than what was stated in our confirmation email. He was super awkward, hardly speaking to us at all. He barely told us how to cook or what he was doing. It was a real let-down. We all tried to force some sort of conversation with each other, since trying to speak to him was like pulling teeth. My husband doesn't speak French, but I do, so that is why we signed up for an English-speaking instructor. I don't think he got the memo that I speak French (even though I had stated that in our reservation), because he and the butcher we went to were joking about us being another group of suckers. (That was more so the butcher, our host just laughed along awkwardly). I also don't appreciate that half the food our fees no doubt paid for, was tupperwared into his fridge without offering it to us. I didn't learn a thing concerning cooking techniques as he did the cooking himself in silence. He let us do some prep work, but who on earth would pay this much for instruction on using a simple mandolin?

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