Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Wonderful time spent cooking with Frederick. Great chef! A bit out of the way, but luckily my daughter is familiar with Paris and we took a cab from the 7th. Clean kitchen and excellent recipes and techniques. I am an accomplished cook and learned a few tricks!!!!
This was an outstanding day! Marthe showed us the wonderful market and gave us some amazing cooking tips and trips. The group was lots of fun to share and laugh with. The arrival instructions were perfect and the time flew by! Thanks Marthe!
It was fabulous. Fred was a very good teacher and the whole class felt authentic. The food was outstanding, but easy enough to emulate. Thanks for a great experience.
Highlight of our trip - Chef Fred met us outside his flat - took us to the open air market - explained the local customs and standards, then taught us how to prepare a delightful 3 course meal with lots of friendly chat along the way. Loved it!
The experience was great. Our chef and teacher was talented, competent and lovely. The food we made was out of this world. There could be better explanations and more advanced notice about location and directions. Several people were late due to some confusion on this matter. As long as you can get there I would highly reccommend. I am getting hungry thinking about it!
Had a really great time to cook and eat with chef! Learned many easy tips about cooking that even lazy me can do it! Will definitely try again!
this was a great little known tour that everyone should experience .. We meet chef fredrick at his apartment (30min by metro very easy). he took us to the local market which is an experience and showed us why and how he buys certain meats and fruits and vegtables.
we told him what we wanted to eat he bought the local food and we cooked together . we ended up being the only 2 on the tour so it was very personal and hands on.
we learned the proper way to use his knives and had the best beet and goat cheese appetizer followed by chicken and a great warmed fruit desert...
This was an amazing experience!!!! The chef was WONDERFUL! Out of all we did and saw in Paris, this cooking class was by far the highlight of our trip. To experience the French in such an authentic environment was an once in a lifetime event. Thank you, to our chef for all you did to make our class such an extraordinary day.
We had such fun w/ Chef Fred! Have already tried to replicate two of the dishes back here in the US. I would love to send you some photos - how do I do that? Pat Vail
This was delightful, also the market tour. There was a problem relating to language. We were two English speakers and the only two in the class. There were three others speaking only Japanese and not one word of French or English. This made for a total lack of interaction. Other than that the class was worthwhile. I would do it again for my (only) English speaking granddaughter.
So much fun! our instructor was Marthe, who showed us around the open market and helped us cook a delicious lunch in her lovely Paris apartment. Very glad we went.
At first I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was so much fun. Our chief took us to the market to pick out our ingredients for the meal, well we there he answered all the question we had. Then we went back and prepared our meal. He even demonstrated cutting and cooking techniques. The best part was meeting new people and eating the wonderful meal we all prepared together. We would do it again.
SO AMAZING. Highly recommended. I've made one of the dishes again. The teacher was beyond sweet, and felt like a great french experience. It was a small class so we all had individual attention. I would recommend looking up direct directions before you arrive. I took the metro there and it was a short walk with only one turn from where we got off.
What a fantastic few hours! Our chef Marthe, was very welcoming and happily shared her cooking secrets. We all took turns at trying the different processes and then sat down to enjoy our wonderful lunch. I highly recommend this true Parisian class. Lots of fun.
It was extremely fun and we enjoyed the whole morning/lunch and finish with our final product!! Highly recommended!
I had a wonderful experience with Chef Marthe. The market tour and the cooking lesson were inspiring. Chef Marthe's care was evident in her choice of recipes, quality of ingredients, and detailed and easy to follow instruction. The meal we cooked was delicious. Our conversation was warm and casual and I would do a class again with Chef Marthe. An added bonus was to go to Aux Gateau du Pain around the corner from her apartment to purchase a baguette for the meal. Oh my!!!
I was only in Paris for about 10 hours before the class, and it would have been very helpful for Viator to suggest an easy route for me to have taken to get to the class.
Martha was interesting and very skilled. She simplified French cooking and made it accessible to trying it on your own. Merci
Great experience with a local chef. Picked up lots of hints. I would recommend this to anyone. I hope to return to Paris soon to pick up another class. Thank you
I booked this class for my mom while we were in Paris. She loved it!
I had a fabulous time at this cooking class. The chef is extremely knowledgeable, hospitable and funny. I learned a lot about both the history and culture of France in addition to having a fabulous meal, probably the best one I ate the entire time.
I learned some skills that I will be sure to use when I return home. If you're planning to visit Paris, this class will be a highlight for you as it was for me.
Marthe was awesome! We had a great time and not only learned some great recipes, the conversation was just as memorable!