Le Foodist

Le Foodist, Paris: Hours, Address, Le Foodist Reviews: 5/5

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Located in central Paris, we offer French Cooking Classes, Market Visits, Patisserie Classes, Food Tours, Wine Tastings and Hosted Gastronomic dining. All our events are in ENGLISH! Our experiences are unique as they not only involve intense tasting but also sharing fun and surprising stories to discover FRENCH CULTURE through FOOD.
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Neighborhood: 5th Arr. - Panthéon
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  • Cardinal Lemoine • 1 min walk
  • Jussieu • 4 min walk
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Lisa l
Chicago's North Shore, IL15 contributions
My family of 5 (including our 12 yr old daughter, 12 yr old son, and 15 year old son) had the amazing time taking a Baguette/ French bread baking class at Le Foodist with Chef Florence. We learned the art of baking baguettes, ciabatta, and brioche, and we all were very hands on creating our own breads. Florence was patient and engaging, and she had a wonderful sense of humor too, all of which made for a perfect and fun experience for the kids and adults alike. We have since even used one of the recipes at home! It was such a memorable highlight of our trip, and I would highly recommend this class!
Written January 13, 2022
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Bonjour 121lisal, it is great to read the five of you enjoyed this hands-on experience creating three breads from scratch with Florence. And I am glad you enjoyed the humour of the class as well. But most importantly, it is so exciting to know you are now using what you learned back home! Last but not least, many merci for your high recommendation of the class! Fred
Written February 20, 2022
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Ariela P
New York City, NY29 contributions
We booked the French bread (baguette, ciappata and brioche) class. We were happy the other 2 couples didn't arrive so we were only 4 out of 8 participants. And that made it intimate, fun and very hands on! I went with my 12 yr old daughter which is the limit age, I think a 10 year old could go as well, but it was fun anyway.

We hope we can replicate it at home, the results were amazing, the Chef was very nice, and made us work a lot, which is what I liked: to learn while doing, and not just watching. I think a group of 6 max is best, 8 people would've made it more difficult to enjoy.
Merci pour tout :)
Written April 25, 2022
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Jesse D.
Menasha, WI5 contributions
This time we took their bread class: Baguette, Brioche, and Ciabatta. We have taken their Croissant class (2017) and their Macaron class (2019, with the kids) in the past. I think the fact we go back says a lot.

They are consummate professionals teaching at method, and why. The most recent (French Breads in Paris) was another excellent class. Here we started with baguette, very basic and yet very demanding / complex in preparation / baking. We also learned why a true (minimal ingredient) baguette is only in it's best tasting form the day (indeed, only for a few hours after) it is prepared. We also made a lovely buttery brioche and an olive oil ciabatta under the direction of an excellent teacher. We learned how and why to fold in the dough while the baker monitored and corrected politely, demonstrating again up close to try and ensure success for all.

This is part and parcel with the other classes we have had from them, and we were glad to see they had managed to survived the current calamities that have sunk so many tourist oriented businesses. My wife and I can happily recommend them as they have an excellent staff and facility.

Thank you again, and when we're in Paris hopefully we have the time try something else new!
Written January 7, 2022
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FredPouillot12345678
Bonjour Jesse, indeed we survived the current calamities and we were very happy to see you back at Le Foodist. thank you for coming back to us and writing this great review. I am glad you enjoy the way we instruct classes, focusing not only the what but also the why. We believe it makes people more likely to remember what they learnt and to manage the unavoidable variability people run into once back home. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we will look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Paris! Cheers Fred
Written February 20, 2022
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Cynthia C
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Family
Baguettes & brioche class was so much fun! Our chef was exceptional and we enjoyed the thoroughly ‘hands in the flour’experience!
Don’t eat before you go tho, sampling all our creations with jam, cheese & pâté topped off this fun ‘true Paris’ excursion. Perfect for that rainy day. But regardless of the weather, highly recommended
Written June 9, 2022
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Bonjour CyClk, thank you for your high recommendation of our French Baguettes & Brioche class - regardless of the weather :-) And I am glad you enjoyed the whole tasting experience you had after the class with jam, cheese and all. I hope you get to come back to try some of our other classes - croissants, eclairs, macarons anyone? Cheers Fred
Written June 25, 2022
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Thomas R
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My wife and I with our 15-year-old granddaughter attended the “Sweet Stories” class - Crème Brûlée, chocolate souffle, Financiers, and Crepes Suzettes. Cannot recommend highly enough.

I have no baking experience, and as the only male in a class of 8, felt a bit intimidated, but you should not. There are a lot of moving parts in this class that Florence navigates superbly. Instruction is clear and help always near at hand. Lots of tips and techniques for the neophyte, like “hot into cold” tempering, flipping crepes and “cooking” sugar. The experience has given me the courage to try things, which is just what a class should be. I’m keeping my contact information for Le Foodist. I’ll surely go back. Thank you, Florence.
Written April 25, 2022
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Michael T
Albany, NY2 contributions
Perfect class for us! We arrived with no baking experience, but were curious and wanted to have fun. Actually learned a lot by doing: making baguettes, ciabatta and brioche (including how to turn this into a French toast). Frederic fanastique! Our instructor made this such a successful experience. Well organized, efficient, funny, with many practical tips for baking. His love of baking and cooking really came through. He really wanted us to be successful, and dealt with he inevitable mistakes with a light touch. His insistence that we do the work is what I hope will make these lessons memorable and easier to do on our own. Couldn’t be happier about the morning class.
Michael
Written February 15, 2020
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Bonjour traynrmr aka Michael, thank you for your fantastic review of your experience with Frédéric! I am glad you enjoyed the organization, fun, and love of your instructor for all things cooking and baking. And indeed we do believe that it is by doing that we learn, so all our classes are hands-on for that very reason. Thank you for highlighting this. Couldn't be happier about your review ;-) Cheers Fred
Written February 16, 2020
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Magdalena Gornicka
1 contribution
We did a Montmartre Pastry & Chocolate Food Tour with Marie from Ohio in Jul'22.
We learned why we should buy a traditional baguette instead of 'just' a baguette in a
French bakery and we tried the best croissant so far in Paris (and we ate many of them before!). My personal favorite pastry of the whole our was a salted butter & caramel kouignette from Brittany - so delicious.... Marie was an exceptional guide, sharing a lot of details and tips we would never be able to simply find online. Recommending 1000%!
Written July 28, 2022
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Bonjour Magdanela, thank you for your great review of your experience discovering the best produce Paris has to offer with Marie in Montmartre. And indeed a talented Foodie guide can often share a lot more than what can be found online (sorry blogger friends!). Merci for 1000% recommendation - hopefully we get to welcome you again for another neighbourhood food tour or a cooking class. Cheers Fred
Written August 2, 2022
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Amy W
3 contributions
Our family of four (kids 15 and 13) had a lovely time at our baking class today. Fredrick was both charming and knowledgeable. He found the perfect balance between instruction and entertainment. We enjoyed our experience very much. The desserts were both simple and delicious. I would highly recommend this class.
Written October 21, 2021
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FredPouillot12345678
Bonjour Amy, thank you for your lovely review of your French Dessert Baking Class at Le Foodist. I am glad you enjoyed the way your chef Fredrick balanced instruction and entertainment - and the desserts themselves. Merci beaucoup for the high recommendation Fred
Written December 6, 2021
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B W
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My husband and I really enjoyed the French Bread class. Florence was fantastic - she had a great sense of humor, and was very patient while she showed us how to prepare the dough and shape 3 different types of bread. Because of time limitations, the breads were all prepared using extra yeast to speed rise time; however, the mixing, kneading, and shaping techniques we learned will all transfer to breads prepared with starters, etc. Thanks, Florence, for a wonderful morning!
Written June 29, 2022
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Bonjour S9905JMbw, I am glad you really enjoyed your experience learning how to make French Breads with Florence - and I am glad you understood the total transposability of what you learned for mixing, kneading and shaping (indeed the critical point - on top of proofing of course). Thank you for a wonderful review! Fred
Written July 12, 2022
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nyctravelbug6018
New York City, NY27 contributions
My husband and I had an amazing time spending the day learning how to cook some classic French dishes. The space was easy to navigate and the instructions were clear and helpful. Our teacher, Fred, was so much fun and took the time to explain everything as we moved through the day. The market tour was also a blast!
Written July 17, 2022
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Bonjour nyctravelbug6018, I am very happy to read you had a blast at the market - and that you enjoyed your day learning how to cook classic French dishes. Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. Cheers Fred
Written July 28, 2022
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