French hands-on cooking classes in Provence (near Avignon in the Regional Park of Luberon) taught in English
A Taste of Frances’s culinary treasure in the heart of it all !!
Are you planning a visit to Provence ? Looking for unforgettable experience ? An authentic taste of France’s gastronomic treasures awaits you. Share in this wonderful moment and make a memory that will warm your heart for years to come.
Become the Chef for a day
You love French Cuisine… so why not to be the Chef for a day : shop, cook and eat a delicious gastronomic French feast with an experienced French Chef. Work side by side with a skilled chef-culinary arts professional (Jean-Marc was Chef and teacher for 10 years at Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon).
Discover the secrets of French Cuisine and learn French recipes to share with friends and family when you go back home. Contact us for more information.
French Cooking classes taught in English by Chef Jean-Marc
Join our hands-on cooking class specially designed and led in English by Chef Jean-Marc. He takes great pride in welcoming you and sharing his passion for all things “gastronomique”. No better way to learn than hands-on and his teaching style allows you to see for yourself.
Much more… Enjoy your time in our French home. Share Lunch with a French family and learn about French culture. Meet people from all over the world coming together to taste and learn.
Our hands-on French cooking lesson – what’s in a day :
A welcome coffe with homemade cakes giving participants and opportunity to get to know one another and introduction to the menu by chef Jean-Marc. Then shop local, seasonal and mainly organic foods either at the market on Saturday and Sunday or at a farmers’ co-op “Naturellement Paysan” the other days, where local farmers sells their products all year long.
Then you will be ready to cook a 3 courses menu + amuse-bouches under the instructions of chef Jean-Marc and you will share your preparations around the table with Jean-Marc and his wife Alice, enjoying our scenic Provencal environnement overlooking the Luberon mountains in the heart of Provence. An “apéritif” will be served before the Lunch.
Chef Jean-Marc has spent his professional life in the culinary sector so he can adapt the menu if needed. Just let us know your allergies or dislikes when you book your class. It is important to know beforehand, because we are not a restaurant and we work mainly with fresh food. Contact us for more information.
- Join us at our provencal home at 8.45am to shop, cook and share together until around 3pm
- Each participant receives detailed copies of the recipes written in English
Price for one-day cooking class :
- from 1 to 6 persons : 190 euros/person for shopping, cooking and Lunch (wine included)
- you are more than 6 p. or you want a private class, contact us
TOUR OPERATOR, should you want to organise a class for more than 6 persons, please contact us. We can adapt our classes and schedule to big groups.
Our gourmet cooking classes
These are culinary classes held in English by Chef Jean-Marc Villard.Preparation of a three courses menu (appetizers, main course and dessert).Share the Lunch with Chef and his wife Alice.
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[img src=http://www.cuisinedechef.com/wp-content/flagallery/our-gourmet-cooking-classes/thumbs/thumbs_img_7259-copier.jpg]using cook ustensils
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fresh vegetables to cook for Lunch[img src=http://www.cuisinedechef.com/wp-content/flagallery/our-gourmet-cooking-classes/thumbs/thumbs_img_6429-copier.jpg]stuffed chicken breast
[img src=http://www.cuisinedechef.com/wp-content/flagallery/our-gourmet-cooking-classes/thumbs/thumbs_img_6716-copier.jpg]French dish with chicken
and vegetables[img src=http://www.cuisinedechef.com/wp-content/flagallery/our-gourmet-cooking-classes/thumbs/thumbs_img_6830-copier.jpg]langoustines with basil
[img src=http://www.cuisinedechef.com/wp-content/flagallery/our-gourmet-cooking-classes/thumbs/thumbs_img_6854-copier.jpg]Seafood johndory fish
[img src=http://www.cuisinedechef.com/wp-content/flagallery/our-gourmet-cooking-classes/thumbs/thumbs_img_7197-copier.jpg]strawberry tartlet
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[img src=http://www.cuisinedechef.com/wp-content/flagallery/our-gourmet-cooking-classes/thumbs/thumbs_img_9279-copier.jpg]chef Jean Marc Villard French chef at Paul Bocuse Institute
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