Paris Cooking Classes

For a few weeks a year I offer a select series of cooking classes in my Paris cooking studio, located on the charming Rue Jacob in the heart of Saint-Germain des Près on the Left Bank. The carefully restored artist’s atelier is designed for cooking and appreciation of the gastronomic bounty of Paris. This five-day movable feast in a comfortable, English-language environment, is designed to bring students into my private Parisian food world.

Students cook with the best seasonal produce, fish, poultry, meats, cheese and breads to be found in the Paris markets. The week long program offers four cooking classes followed by a multi-course shared meal around the atelier table that includes plenty of discussion (and tasting) of spectacular French cheeses and wine. Each day’s program offers something different and in addition to the recipe instruction, we discuss cooking techniques and kitchen design and organization, give an insider's look into Paris’s markets and boutiques, indulge in wine and oil tastings, make a visit to a master baker, and dine in one of the city’s top restaurants.

 All instruction is in English. Recipes are geared to the home cook, but are suitable for both novice cooks and for those with more experience. Guests are supplied with personalized embroidered aprons as well as detailed recipe booklets that include some 50 cherished recipes, both for students to take back home with them.

 The class is limited to 7 participants. The week begins with class on Monday morning and ends after lunch on Friday. The fee is US$5,500 and includes all visits, tastings, and lunches. Note that there will be some walking involved, though not more than 15 minutes. The fee does not include travel expenses to Paris, dinners or lodging. (See our list of recommended hotels and apartments, which will also be sent to enrolled participants.)

See a week's sample schedule from a previous class.