One day French cooking course

Northern France, Normandy, France

per person

Holiday Itinerary

If you are looking to learn new French cuisine or improve your existing cooking skills with certain ingredients that have in the past seemed a bit daunting you, this is the course for you. If you happen to be in the area and want to pop in for the day, your host and chef, Spencer, can help you master the market and whip up a delicious French dinner.
Start the day discussing your menu and the necessary ingredients with your chef. You are free to choose what dishes you would like to create or chef Spencer will be on hand with plenty of classic French recipes to inspire you.
Once your menu is chosen, head to the local market or artisan shops to buy the ingredients, meet the locals and even use any existing French language skills you may have. Don’t worry though - Spencer will be on hand to translate if necessary.
During your cooking classes you have the freedom to cook what you want to focus on, whether it is a classic French dish, or some irresistible fresh market ingredients you couldn’t pass up. You will spend the day preparing and cooking a main and dessert for the fantastic group dinner at the end.
The cookery school is an authentic gem of Normandy for the whole family. Spencer, your host, will see you through menu planning, shopping, and hands on cooking. If you’re the only chef in your family, don’t worry! While the rest of your family enjoy the area, they can return to join you for the meal you’ve prepared for them.
Spencer is dedicated to make sure you learn the recipes you want to know, and makes sure you do it in a relaxed, fun environment. Nothing is more rewarding then having the feast you prepared in the lush countryside surrounding you
- Suitable for all levels from beginner cooks to advanced chefs
- Minimum age 18 (under 18s accepted accompanied by an adult)
- All classes are taught in English
Travelling solo?
- These cookery classes are ideal for solo travellers and singles are welcome to join an existing group
French cooking class start days
- Day cooking courses run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
- The cooking school is open year round with the exception of French holidays and Christmas
- Classes start at 9am finishing around 6pm
Your Normandy cooking schedule
- Your day begins at 9am with either a shop at the market (Wednesdays) or stopping at the local specialty shops to gather your ingredients
- You will be encouraged to act like a local and use French to purchase your ingredients yourself at the market and in the shops but don’t panic! Spencer will be on hand to help you with translation if necessary
- Once you have all your ingredients, you will be driven to the cookery school, just 5 minutes away
- You will spend the day cooking 2 dishes of your choice based on the ingredients you have bought (a main and a dessert) and lunch will be provided
- The day will conclude with a countryside feast around 6pm
Want to stay longer?
- If perfecting one main and dessert isn’t enough, stay a few nights and don’t leave until you’ve mastered all you have come for
- You can arrange the number of nights you would like to spend, and the number of cooking days you’ll need to give yourself the perfect cooking getaway
About the cooking school

- You’ll find it located in the wonderful countryside of Manche, Normandy, an incredible setting to learn new cookery skills
- The kitchen is equipped with your own personal cooking station and prep area, to create what you want at your leisure
- Chef Spencer wants your day to be laid back and fun, so you will be learning at your own pace without pressure during the hands-on cooking lesson
- The dishes you prepare will be hand chosen by you so you can enjoy your own crafted menu
- Dinner and lunch will be had in the indoor or outdoor seating areas depending on the weather conditions
What will I learn?
- You will learn how to prepare and cook classic French cuisine
- You are free to select the dishes (main and dessert) you would like to make but Spencer has a choice of dishes on hand if you would like to learn to cook one; whatever ingredients you want to work with is up to you
- This unique cooking course allows you to focus on the ingredients and skills you want to master
Go learn to cook classic French dishes the authentic way for a learning holiday with a difference.