L’Atelier des Chefs is an organization with 14 locations throughout France (including six in Paris), 10 years of operation and one mission: to rekindle the love affair with cooking that they feel the French have lost somewhere along the way. Over the years they've opened up their classes to visitors as well, and their cookware shops have become a go-to resource for kitchen supplies and gadgets.
Classes vary from a half-hour to four hours and cover the entire gamut of French cuisine as well as foreign dishes such as sushi. Of particular interest to Paris visitors are the two-hour pastry class and the flexible essentials class, the latter of which can include everything from quick tips and tricks to a full session of cooking a meal. Varying budgets and time constraints are taken into account in the Atelier's wide range of classes.
L’Atelier des Chefs has shops and classes in Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse. There is a stable roster of classic classes as well as a rotation of seasonal and holiday classes; please refer to their website for workshop calendars, locations, and prices.