5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Hone your cooking skills in Paris with a 3-hour dessert-making class. Hosted by a professional chef in a private apartment, this cooking class will teach you to make two or three desserts, some of which are typically French and others that are more global. It’s the perfect experience if you have a penchant for all things sweet!

Numbers are limited to eight people in this small-group class, ensuring you’ll enjoy a more intimate cooking experience.


  • 3-hour cooking class focusing on delicious desserts
  • Learn about desserts that are loved around the world, as well as the French classics
  • Brush up your cooking skills under the watchful eye of your host – a professional chef
  • Make two or three desserts and chat with other foodies in your group
  • Enjoy your expertly made dessert with a hot beverage of your choice
  • Small-group cooking class with a maximum of eight people ensures personalized attention

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What You Can Expect

Best Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries

Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries

Your afternoon in a local Parisian apartment provides a relaxed and authentic setting for your dessert-making class. After meeting your host in the center of town, take a leisurely five-minute walk to his or her private apartment, and then get cooking!

As a professional chef, your host has all the utensils and equipment you could possibly need. Put on your apron, and discover the secrets to making typically rich French desserts, as well as worldwide favorites.

The desserts created during your Paris cooking class will vary, but rest assured, whatever you eat is sure to be lip-smackingly good! Examples of typical French desserts and pastries that you may make include lemon madeleines (shell-shaped butter cookies) and tarte Tatin (upside-down caramelized apple flans). Additionally, you may make a dessert or two that is common outside of France, such as a deliciously gooey chocolate fondant or pineapples roasted in rum.

Under the watchful eye of your host, make two or three different desserts, chatting about baking, cooking and all things sugary as you go! After creating your dishes, sit down, relax and eat! You’ll have roughly 45 minutes to enjoy your dessert, with your choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

After enjoying a cooking class in one of the world’s food capitals, you’ll be ready to show off your polished cooking skills to friends and family back home!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was one of the highlights of the week. We went to the chef's home and he gave the lesson in his kitchen. Two other people joined us. It was very informative in terms of what ingredients one should choose, how to use them and how to mix them. The end product three desserts was delicious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Marthe was patient, informative and made this course fun!!!! she is a wonderful lady and we enjoyed her hospitality as well. I would recommend her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great class and wonderful teacher.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was a huge highlight on our trip to Paris. Dominique Dury was welcoming and the desserts that we made were amazing. The organization of this venture, and the directions and instructions provided by this site for this activity were excellent! I would suggest that this is a 'must' thing to do when visiting Paris.
The recipes were immediately emailed to us and desserts were throughly enjoyed at our lesson and back at our hotel room. Many thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our family loved the cooking class and our chef was wonderful!! I would recommend as a great thing to do on your trip with your family. So interesting to see a Paris apartment and how Parisians live.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Chef Frederick was truly awesome. The class was held in his professional kitchen in a high rise with a breathtaking view of Paris. The instruction was directed to the three teenage girls while their families looked on and cheered. It was a totally hands on 3 hour class with instructions being very clear and delivered with lots of humor. Three scrumptious desserts were prepared which were savored by all present at the end of the class. The remaining portions were divided and boxed to go. I would recommend this class without any reservations. Ummmm- maybe one. We were promised the recipes to be received by email, but that did not happen! We are stll anxiously awaiting!
Janell Smittcamp-Boldt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was definitely one of the highlights of our honeymoon trip. We weren't sure what to expect and thought we would be wtih a group, so we were delightfully surprised when we showed up at the chef's apartment and it was just the chef and the two of us. We made three desserts, and just had a wonderful, delicious, relaxing afternoon with Chef Dury! Chef was well prepared, had all of the ingredients ready to go, was great about explaining everything to us, spoke English well, and was very helpful with directions back to our hotel after we left. This was truly a memorable experience which I would highly recommend to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

a must do if your in Paris fun fun. my grand daughter and I did this and made some great desserts. would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The cooking class was great, we had a lot of fun making our own desserts and eat them. The teacher was experienced, fun, friendly and very knowledgable. Would definantly recommend it to dessert and pastry lovers.

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