60 reviews of Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris
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.
Reviewed by WInnie, USA, June 2012
The class began with a trip on a city bus to the local Farmers' Market.. We then went back to the chef's apartment to cook. We made a zucchini salad, quiche and chocolate fondant(cake). I kind of wish we had cooked something more exotic for the price we paid, but the day was fun and we ate a nice lunch served with a local wine. I guess the chef has to keep the menu rather neutral to satisfy all tastes. I wish we could have had some input into the menu since we had time to plan a menu before we went to the market.
Reviewed by Margaret P, March 2012
Cooking class was a very enjoyable event. Our host was great and had everything ready for us to try our skills at preparing a French meal. She made us feel right at home. I would recommend this event highly
Reviewed by Susannah D, March 2012
The market tour was fantastic and the food amazing. I loved it. My teacher was informative, helpful and delightful. I will definitely book another next time I'm in Paris.
Reviewed by donna, September 2011
enjoyable morning - i ws fortunate in some ways to have only one ther person in the class but it would have been nice to have more atmosphere wise when eating the dinner we prepared.
Also I have not received the recipes we made yet as promised.
Reviewed by Barbara G, May 2011
Although Mathe was a lovely woman with a warmth of sharing and opening her flat, I thought that the price was very high for the experience. Marthe is NOT a chef, as I was lead to believe. She is a delightful woman who had another career and in retirement loves to share her passion for cooking. Beware that anything that you buy at the market tour should be packed into your luggage and not taken as carry on. I purchased an expensive (Fois Grois) can of duck liver pate, which was taken during the security check! The cooking experience was demonstration only as the flat was small and not equipped for hands on involvement. All recipes and tips were wonderful however all measurements are in metric so duplication at home will be a challenge.
Reviewed by Tony, May 2011
Loved it! A small fun group in a very nice setting. Our Instructor was fantastic and we learned some excellent techniques! Highly recommend.
Reviewed by Pam V, Australia, August 2010
Reviewed by Susan P, USA, August 2010
Note from Viator: Thank you for the feedback Susan. We have reviewed and updated the vouchers to ensure all departure details are listed.
Reviewed by Fraser G, Canada, June 2010
Reviewed by Faye B, September 2012
Fred, our teacher was so nice and I really enjoyed him. The class really wasn't a cooking class or at least not for me. It was more like he cooked us lunch. I think it was very expensive for what we got out of it.
Reviewed by Mary C, May 2012
Expecation was we would each have a work station - this was not the case. 4 of us took turns doing various parts of meal preparation. Beautiful home and food was very good.
Reviewed by Cynthia G, January 2011
I recommend this class for those who do not cook at all,it was very basic but informative. For those that have been cooking for decades like myself you might want a more advanced class. However the instructor was great and she made us feel so at home.
Reviewed by Margaret D, September 2012
It was a disaster, We were given the wrong address and had to walk miles out of our way (could not find a taxi) arrived late and found it was a very basic course - not at all what we wanted.
Reviewed by Lissete, February 2011
Hi, Good time but disappointed. Very expensive for basic cooking.
Since we were going to Paris and my sister loves cooking I booked a cooking class for my sister's 50th Birthday gift. I thought it was the perfect gift. We had never been to a Parisian fresh food market so it was really a good experience. The apartment was lovely and our chef was lovely. However my sister being such a great and experienced cook the menu was a let down. It was too basic - cheese souffle, fish parcel and chocolate cake - and she had cooked them several times before. I was expecting something much more interesting, different and challenging. I had read some of the suggested menus on line and was anticipating some of them....
Tarama soufflé - Duck magret with bigarade dressing - Orange cake with olive oil and saffron
Cereal pancake and mushroms fricassee with nut oil - Cod mouclade with lemon liqueur - Ice cream with soft white cheese
Chicory cream - Old-style blanquette - Chocolate fondant
I think it would have been helpful to have a choice of what to cook, or to have cooked something from the sample menu. If I do it again I will go to a site that you choose the type of cooking offered in the class.