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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries

If Parisian patisseries have you feeling inspired, test out your own baking skills with this 3-hour cooking class in Paris! Learn to make two or three classic desserts in the home kitchen of a local chef. Get professional tips and tricks for mastering recipes of beloved French and international desserts, and enjoy the fruits of your labor while chatting with your host. Class size is limited to eight people to ensure a personalized, hands-on 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

Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries

Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries

Discover the secrets of French baking with this unique culinary experience in Paris. Meet your host, a local chef, in a convenient central location and then walk together to his or her nearby apartment. Tie on an apron and prepare to get busy in your host’s fully equipped private kitchen.

The exact recipes your host selects will vary by day, but you can expect to prepare two or three different desserts. You may whip up French classics like tarte Tatin (upside-down caramelized apple tart), delicate lemon madeleines (shell-shaped butter cookies) or molten fondant au chocolate. The day’s menu may also include or other sweet treats from around the globe, such as rum-roasted pineapples or another recipe favored by your host.

Prepare to measure, mix, boil and bake under the watchful eye of your expert instructor. Learn professional tips for delicious results and chat about what it’s like to work as a professional chef in a city known worldwide for fantastic cuisine. When the oven timer goes off, take a seat and enjoy your homemade desserts accompanied by coffee, tea or hot cocoa.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fabulous afternoon of culinary experiences. Dominique was excellent as both a chef and a conversationalist. I learnt a lot and had the chance to learn how to make true French desserts. Merci!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved meeting Dominique and his family and seeing how young Parisians live. The class was fun and the desserts amazing. Can't wait to try them at home.

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!

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