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Meet your instructor at a cookery school in central Paris (59 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine) to begin your class. If you've opted for the 6-hour class, start with a croissant and a cup of coffee or tea before heading to an open-air food market near Paris' Latin Quarter, where you'll pick up the ingredients for your meal and taste some cheese with your instructor.

If you've selected the 4.5-hour class, make your way to the cookery school after your instructor has returned from the market. Begin by planning your 3-course lunch menu, which includes an appetizer, main, and dessert course. Then, get started under the watchful eye of your instructor. As you prepare your meal, pick up tips and gain insight into traditional French cooking techniques.

After two hours in the kitchen (and a glass of wine or two), head through to the dining table with your fellow cooks. Sit down to the delicious meal you’ve prepared and enjoy half a bottle of white or red wine. You'll also learn the fine art of pairing food with wine. Before leaving, you'll receive electronic copies of your recipes so you can recreate the dishes at home.
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Indulge in a true gourmet French experience: preparing, cooking, and enjoying your own 3-course meal. Choose between a 4.5- or 6-hour Paris culinary course (a 1.5-hour market visit is optional) then set out to learn the tricks and techniques of French cooking. An instructor will help you through the steps of creating an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. French wine is also included with your gourmet lunch.
  • 4.5- or 6-hour cooking class in Paris, with optional market visit
  • Visit a food market in Paris’ Latin Quarter (if option selected) to buy ingredients from the class
  • Plan your menu and cook your meal with guidance from your instructor
  • Gain insight into traditional French cooking techniques
  • Enjoy your 3-course meal in the company of your chef and fellow cooks
  • Sample a selection of different wines and learn how to pair wine with food
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people ensures personal attention from your instructor
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Delightful & informative experience - added a great dimension to this Paris visit!

We were so glad we did included this on our Paris itinerary. Fred was a charming, entertaining and talented teacher, and in addition to guiding us in preparation of a delicious meal, his sharing of the connections between food, history and culture added so much...More

Thank zann44
fredpouillot, Owner at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour zann44, it is a delight to read that the connection between food, history and culture added so much to your experience. As it is truly one of our passions. And I am glad you enjoyed La Grande Epicerie - as we feel it is...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Truly amazing!

We attended the class on Aug 16th with Chef Fred and it was so much fun. Learned so much, had a great group, and felt like we sat down as a family at the end to enjoy a great meal. Would do it again in...More

Thank MsTexasRed
fredpouillot, Owner at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour MsTexasRed, we will be looking forward to having you back in a heartbeat! And many thanks for the high recommendation :-) Fred

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best part of our trip!

Had a wonderful day of cooking with my son. Chef Fred is so knowledgeable and has the greatest sense of humor. He is able to cater to beginnings as well as seasoned cooks. An absolute delight.

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fredpouillot, Owner at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour, we love to welcome both beginners and more seasoned cooks indeed. Thank you for this delightful review. Cheers Fred

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So much fun!

I loved that we didn't just learn how to make the food by watching- we all actively participated. The teacher was enthusiastic and great, everyone in the class was super nice, and the food was delicious! My friends and I had an extra day in...More

Thank mkmuller
fredpouillot, Owner at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour mkmuller, yes, all our classes are totally participative and hands-on, and we are really happy when we read that you found the food delicious :-) Thank you very much Fred

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An ABSOLUTE Must in Paris

From reading all of the great reviews, I already had high expectations for this course. This was my first trip to Paris, and I took this class, this past Wednesday, my first full day in the city. Those expectations were beyond exceeded. Hands down one...More

Thank Kristen R
fredpouillot, Owner at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Bonjour Kristen R, thank you so much for such a passionate review; it almost brought tears to my eyes. Knowing that you enjoyed it so much is what makes us do this every day - sharing our passion with people who love sharing back. Thank...More

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July 4, 2018|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
We each "participate" There is too much to do (5 courses as I recall) to do everything entirely yourself. They give you recipes after which is extremely helpful when attempting to do it on your own. It is more about the... More
Daniel B
April 21, 2018|
Response from 716colleen | Reviewed this property |
Fred is fluently bilingual and humorous in both English and French.
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