French Dining School

French Dining School, Saint-Goueno: Hours, Address, French Dining School Reviews: 5/5

French Dining School
Cooking Classes • Educational sites
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
French Dining School is a unique cooking school located in the medieval village of Kerrouet in central Brittany.The school is focused on gourmet quality French and modern Europen cuisine. Students are encouraged to get actively involved in all areas of food preparation. The area is noted for its rolling hills, gastronomy, rustic roads and friendly people. Courses are varied to ensure everyone gains hands on cooking experience with our Michelin trained chef.
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Kerrouet House, 22330 Saint-Goueno France

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John F
Zurich, Switzerland16 contributions
Surpassed our expectations - 6 stars!!
Sep 2021
We got a good feeling when we saw the many good reviews before booking and we were not disappointed. Far from it. From the second we arrived, we felt at home with Poul and Nyall. Everything we experienced during this week blew us away. The kindness, the hospitality, the food (oh my god, the FOOOOOD!!), the learning experience, the deep discussions as well as the humor. Poul and Nyall went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our week and rekindle our love for food and cooking. We can't wait to cook some of these dishes for our friends back home!

We came as clients, but we left as friends.
Written September 12, 2021
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Zurich, Switzerland13 contributions
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Exceeded our wildest expectations - priceless experience, wholeheartedly recommend!
Sep 2021
When we found out about French Dining School here on Tripadvisor, we KNEW this was going to be good!

And it was nothing less than a mindblowing experience: A week of full-immersion cooking with two amazing hosts, Poul & Niall. The moment we stepped into the kitchen, we felt right at home.

Fortunately for us (sad for those who missed it), my husband and I were the only students that week and got the luxury of a private cooking class. The amazing Chef Poul put us to the task and we went through all the techniques of French cuisine: Mayonnaise, Julienne, Brunoise, stock making, bread baking, consommé, deboning chicken, stuffing meat, how to make the most amazing sauces, how to prepare lobster bisque, grilled langoustines, artichokes hearts, roasted duck breast, caramel, ice cream, custard creams and so much more. Most important lesson: Taste, taste, taste! We spent at least 6 daily hours in the most beautifully furnished French Country kitchen I've ever seen, and I felt in paradise. I never wanted to leave.

A selection of the most amazing French cheeses came after each menu. And delicious wine and nice apéritifs were served together with the cooking and the meals. We left the table stuffed, each meal was delicious!

We got to sleep in a quaint little old French house that we got all to ourselves, it was cute and charming and we loved the Welcome gifts of a bread, butter, and bottle of wine! The house was perfectly clean and the garden nice and relaxing.

We came as customers, but left as friends.

Poul & Niall are the most kind-hearted hosts, we were blown away by their hospitality and trust from day one. Thank you both for opening your home and hearts to us. We will definitely hold you as a brightly shining example of "couple goals" in our hearts! You certainly know how to live! 💖

We are so, so grateful for what you have shared with us. It was a priceless experience.

Hope to see you again soon.

A special mention goes to Scooby Doo, the sweetest of dogs... may you always find thrower for your next ball! ❤️
Written September 12, 2021
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United Kingdom2 contributions
Welcoming relaxed atmosphere and dedicated hosts. Amazing recipes and intense skill learning for all levels of ability
Our teenage son had the most amazing experience learning to cook Cordon Bleu recipes at this high standard establishment. We all (including us the parents) really enjoyed the very loveable French Dining chef team and meeting the other participants learning to cook (who were a variety of age groups, from young to retirement age). Our son mastered many new skills and we all got to enjoy the delicious and sophisticated food prepared. The course would suit a mature young person who appreciates this rare opportunity, as it takes commitment and dedication. Our son gelled immediately with the other eclectic members of the group because of the warm, friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere established by the experienced hosts. I highly recommend this for any age person who has a serious interest in preparing and eating delicious and sophisticated recipes. Families, couples and individuals are all made really welcome.
Written September 3, 2021
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Cincinnati, OH1 contribution
Experience of a lifetime!!! Book it now 😍
We had the most amazing experience at Kerrouet house. Our journey through french cooking was guided by Paul the most patient and expert of chefs! He gave of the knowledge and confidence to come home and cook his recipes with friends and family who all love it. Niel was very knowledgeable about wines and history of the region of Brittany. Dinners were excellent with great conversations and five star meals that we ourselves cooked! They made us feel at home with great stories and an always full glass! We had perfect amount of time in the afternoon breaks to got out and explore. We made friends to hopefully last a lifetime ❤️
Written August 30, 2021
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Southampton, UK5 contributions
Dreaming of returning for another week!
Jun 2019
As you can see from my review in 2015 I truly enjoyed my week spent with Poul in his kitchen near Kerrouet. I am dreaming of returning and just may do so when the restrictions are lifted!
I had to chose a date for when visited so chose June 2019 as that was earliest I could choose from the dropdown menu, however my last visit wast in 2014 and still think about this trip all the time!
Written May 31, 2020
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Oksana Khomyak
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Amazing experience!
Oct 2019
My husband and I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Poul and Niall for the amazing time spent at Kerrouet house. Each recipe we cooked was carefully selected by Chef Poul and was outstanding in flavor and presentation. Poul is a very talented chef and is keen on sharing his knowledge and experience with his students. We learnt so many new techniques and useful tips (including the equipment to be used in the kitchen) that we will introduce in our everyday cooking at home! Niall paired all of our dishes with wide selection of French wine and prepared delicious healthy breakfast for us every morning. His afternoon aperitifs were also excellent. Most importantly, both Poul and Niall are incredible hosts and made us feel at home from the first minute – the accommodations were above and beyond what we were expecting. We were impressed with the beauty of Bretagne, which we totally didn’t expect! Ask Niall and Poul and they will give a plenty of suggestions of where to visit and what to see. Best of all was the conversation, shared over our spectacular dishes, as we got to know these two fine gentleman who have travelled all over Europe. We hope that they will come to visit us in Vancouver one day – we would be happy to host them!
Written October 30, 2019
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Hi Oksana. Thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely to have you and Anish with us on the cooking course and we will definitely contact you when we are next in Vancouver! Good luck with those recipes and we look forward to seeing you again at some point in the future.
Written October 31, 2019
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Dallas, TX14 contributions
Felt like family!!
Jul 2019 • Solo
I was here on my first solo trip to any country, and decided to take a cooking class, and what an amazing decision I made! I happened to be the only one to sign up for the week I was going to be there, but that was no issue whatsoever. They invited friends and family over for some of the meals and I felt right at home. Paol and Niall are just amazing hosts and I cannot wait to visit again! During my time off between the lunch and dinner classes, they both gave me some great suggestions on small towns to visit around the area, and I was so grateful for this because they were beautiful, quiet towns that I would have never thought to visit.

The food we made was all so amazing! I learned a lot in this class and I really enjoyed doing everything right at Paol's side so I could learn by doing, and not just listening and watching. The things we made were time consuming (because they're done correctly), but easy enough to bring the recipes home and make on my own, in fact, I did that. So far I've not even been home one week and I have made frikadelle, crème fraîche potatoes, gazpacho, Provençal style tomato pizza, and raspberry tiramisu!!

It was just an amazing time, I honestly did not want to leave. I can guarantee I will be seeing these two again! I absolutely loved this class!!
Written July 26, 2019
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Megan F
4 contributions
Best Trip Ever!!!
May 2019 • Couples
My husband took this course and I just got to thoroughly enjoy the food and the company. Chef Poul and Niall are an incredible team that make you feel like family in their home. My husband learned a lot--not just amazing recipes, but useful techniques that in our week back home he says have already made him more efficient and a better cook. The accommodation was private, comfortable, clean, and felt like a special getaway. The location is beautiful allowing us to run, ride our bikes, and drive to many close towns and get a feel for the Brittany countryside, history, and cuisine. We traveled throughout France for another week after our stay at Kerrouet, but we both agreed that this was the best part of our trip and one of the best trips we have taken. For both of us, our favorite part was the friendship we developed over the week with 2 of the most incredible people on this earth (all of the food was a close second). Poul and Niall, thank you for everything--and the extra scoops of ice cream!
Written June 16, 2019
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Creswick, Australia3 contributions
An entertaining educational interlude
Apr 2019 • Solo
This hands on course is well structured, well taught and thoroughly entertaining. The hosts - Chef Poul and Niall ensure that every participant is made to feel welcome, and that the fruits of the students’ labour’s in the kitchen are presented and enjoyed. Copies of all recipes are provided, the class sizes are small and the range of dishes prepared is quite extensive. Brittany is a great region of France for showcasing seafood and we were treated to some marvellous seafood recipes. I will be be back!
Written April 17, 2019
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1 contribution
The experience surpassed all expectations!
Mar 2019 • Family
Do you want to learn how to make simply the most amazing food you have ever tasted and then to have the pleasure of sitting down to dine with folks you feel you have known a lifetime? If yes then this is the place for you! Niall and Poul went above and beyond to give my daughter and me the best cooking vacation ever. I can recommend this school without reservation to new and experienced cooks alike. From planning to preparing to properly enjoying food, everything was covered. We will be returning as soon as our schedules allow.
Written March 21, 2019
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