Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class, Market Tour and Lunch

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Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class, Market Tour and Lunch

From £161.35 per person

Learn classic French cooking techniques at a 6-hour cooking class in the Latin Quarter of Paris, visiting a local open air market to forage for fresh produce to turn into a memorable meal cooked by you! Enjoy a glass of wine, or two, along the way.

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Duration 6 hours
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English, French


  • Learn to cook using classic French techniques
  • Visit a local open air market in the Latin Quarter
  • Savor the flavors of France over a traditional meal with wine and cheese
  • Hear the culinary stories of France as told by a convivial Frenchman
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Discover some of the secrets to French cuisine at a small group cooking class in Paris. Held in the Latin Quarter, the class is typically limited to between 3 and 7 people to keep things intimate and personal. You wlll be welcomed at 09:00 with croissant, coffee and tea. After getting to know each other, head to a nearby open air market to find the freshest ingredients for your class, and experience some of the local color of the Latin Quarter. Back at the school by 10:30, it’s time to build your menu depending on what ingredients were available. This will include an appetizer, main course, and a dessert focused on classic French techniques, such as ice cream and wine sauce. Learn how to plan a meal, and what can be prepared in advance. After about 2 hours of cooking - fortified with a glass of wine or 2 - it’s time to enjoy a delicious meal, paired with red and white wines and generous servings of cheese. Sitting in the beautiful setting, you will be joined by a native Frenchman whose complete mastery of the English language will help him share stories about French food and culture. Lunch typically finishes at around 15:00 - but nobody will be rushing you out the door!
  • A hard copy and an electronic copy of all recipes in English
  • A 4-course meal, including cheeses, and red and white wines
  • Use of all cooking equipment and an apron

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Le Foodist, 59 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris

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    • Regrettably, children under 12 years of age are not permitted to take the cooking class
    •  If you are a family group with multiple children, please advise in advance for the best solution for you
    • The local supplier reserves the right to cancel the class if only 2 people or less have signed up for the tour. You will be offered an alternative date or a full refund if you prefer
    • Please advise of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours prior to the class
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    4.9 /5

    based on 19 reviews

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    Everything was perfect. Fred is wonderful, the program was well thought. It was special to go to the shop and market to buy everything we needed and I learned a lot of cooking. The communication was easy going and Fred conveyed the feeling that he knew every single person personally. It was a great day.

    17 November 2018

    Had a wonderful time!

    We really enjoyed this activity and my wife thought it was so much fun that she want's to go back to do the baking class. Personally I thought the trip to the market was the most fun since you tend to visit these markets but don't really know what to do. Fred also took us to this cheese shop on the way and gave us an very informative talk about the process of making cheese. And since he speaks english fluently I never had a hard time of understanding him. I really felt I got the feeling of how it is to work in a french restaurant and how it is to go to a local market place in Paris. The whole day was much more than I had hoped for so I highly recommend it.

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    19 June 2017

    We had a great fun day cooking and enjoying the meal we had prepared.

    Bev and I were thrilled at the prospect of taking part in a French Cooking Class. It was one of the highlights of our short visit to Paris. Fred and his assistants at "Le Foodist" were very welcoming, professional and on the market tour were very informative about the history of the area . From when we arrived, through to the sharing of the meal with our new friends at the end, the whole experience was great. Once again, thank you very much for putting a smile on two Australian ladies faces. Kindest regards Vinette & Bev

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    4 September 2014

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