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Discover the secrets of gourmet French cuisine with a cooking class at the renowned L’Atelier des Chefs school in Bordeaux. Join a 1-, 1.5- or 2-hour small-group class and prepare delicious French dishes like duck confit, foie gras or cannelé pastries, using fresh, seasonal produce. Under the guidance of a professional chef, you’ll master new techniques and pick up expert tips to give your dinner parties a French flair.


  • Traditional French cooking class at Bordeaux’s L'Atelier des Chefs school
  • Enjoy guidance from a professional chef and learn about the world of French cuisine
  • Develop your culinary skills during a 1-, 1.5- or 2-hour cooking class in Bordeaux
  • Work with seasonal ingredients to prepare regional specialties such as duck confit
  • Choose from four different cooking classes catered to all skill levels
  • Small-group classes limited to 16 people, ensure a favorable learning environment

What You Can Expect

French Cooking Class at L'atelier des Chefs in Bordeaux

Learn to cook with local ingredients, such as duck, in your Bordeaux cooking class

Make your own way to the L'atelier des Chefs cooking school in Central Bordeaux around 15 minutes before your class starts and meet your instructor to discuss the evening’s menu. Depending on the option selected, you’ll be creating a main course and dessert (1-hour classes), a 3-course menu (1.5-hour classes) or a range of different dishes (2-hour classes).

Under the guidance of a professional chef, set to work creating typical French dishes and get hands on as you chop the vegetables, cook the meat and blend the sauces. Menus change depending on the season, so you might be whipping up a hearty duck confit, creating show-stopping entrées or baking Bordeaux’s traditional cannelé pastries. The emphasis is always on fresh, regional cuisine whether it’s lamb that was reared on the salt marshes of nearby Pauillac, local specialties like foie gras or fish from the Bay of Biscay off the Bordeaux coast.

Those taking the 2-hour class will have chance to learn more advanced techniques like how to finely chop shallots, sauté to perfection and deglaze a pan, but whichever class you choose, expect to pick up plenty of expert tips and advice to help take your cooking to another level. Once your class is complete, take the time to sample your creations or pack them up to take away with you.

Please note: As this is an authentic French cooking school, the class is conducted mostly in French. The chefs will translate the necessary steps into English for non-French speakers.

Customer Reviews

Ruthanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a lovely time with this cooking course. The chef made accommodations and spoke in both French and English so that we could follow along. The class was fun and information. The food was delicious. The only thing is that we were told that we would be sent the recipes which we never received.

Dana H

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better October 2015

When booking, it stated the food would be traditional french, like confit de canard, foi gras, etc. we made steak and mashed potatos. Something Americans eat all the time. Very disappointed.

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