• Location: Paris, France
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Create a sumptuous Christmas dinner using France’s rich culinary heritage during this winter-time cooking lesson in Paris. Learn the tricks of the trade from a professional chef, whose experience includes working at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Using seasonal ingredients from a nearby Parisian market, cook with a pro and produce a traditional French meal, which culminates with a Bûche de Noël cake. When Christmas rolls around, you’re sure to impress family and friends back home with your new culinary prowess. Bon appétit!


  • Christmas cooking class in Paris
  • Learn how to cook a festive French winter meal from an expert chef with Michelin-star restaurant experience
  • Use fresh, seasonal ingredients from a Parisian market to make traditional French dishes such as Bûche de Noël
  • Sit down and enjoy your freshly prepared meal with your group
  • Recreate the menu for your family and friends at Christmas!
  • No experience is necessary – your chef will guide you every step of the way
  • Small-group experience limited to eight people ensures more personalized attention

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Paris Cooking Class: French Christmas Menu

Prepare the guinea fowl main course in your Christmas cooking class

Just in time for Christmas, this winter-time cooking class in Paris lets you immerse yourself in France's famous culinary heritage while cooking a wonderful winter meal. (Please note: This tour runs from early November to the end of January.) A revered French chef — whose impressive background includes work at a Michelin-starred restaurant — leads you through a 3.5-hour cooking lesson, which takes place at his home kitchen located in the heart of Paris.

If you choose the market tour option, you'll begin at a Parisian outdoor market with your chef and select fresh, local and seasonal products you'll use for your meal, such as poultry, seafood, seasonal vegetables and spices. Otherwise, head straight to the chef's home for your class.

In the kitchen, enjoy a hands-on experience while learning tips and tricks from a pro. Your chef will coach you through every step, so no experience is necessary. Learn how to create classic French dishes such as cream of pumpkin soup and Bûche de Noël, a log-shaped cake that’s a favorite French dessert during the winter (see sample menu below).

After everything has been cooked, settle in at the table to savor the fruits of your labor, along with some French wine. You'll take home all of the day's recipes, so you can recreate these classic French dishes for your friends and family over Christmas or any other special occasion.


Customer Reviews

Julie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I would recommend Dominique and his cooking skills to everyone!! I was not sure what to expect since the classs was in his home. No Worries, it was like cooking with an old friend who happened to have amazing skills and knowledge about food, cooking and Paris that was happily passed on. It is a must do when traveling to Paris, it connections you to the food and culture in a way that you can't imagine.!!

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