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Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris

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From $138.27

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get the authentic French culinary experience with a small-group cooking class in a private Parisian apartment. Head to the centrally-located home and get ready to learn — and eat! Meet your local chef instructor, gather ingredients on an optional market tour, and discover the fundamentals of preparing classic French dishes such as soufflé, cod mouclade, and chocolate fondant. Then prepare and savor delicious dishes with fellow food lovers.
  • Choice of 3-hour cooking lesson or 4.5-hour lesson including market tour
  • Hands-on training from an experienced French chef
  • Enjoy small-group, personalized format
  • Finish with a delicious lunch and glass of wine

Sample Menu

Starter

Mediterranean Zucchini

Main

Marinated Chicken

Dessert

Mini Chocolate Lava Cake

What's Included

  • Cooking lesson with local chef in Parisian apartment
  • Tour of local Market (if option selected)
  • Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients and copy of recipe to take home
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Paris
    Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

    The apartment will be located within Paris city limits, and you will be sent the full address and directions via email shortly after booking.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We will do our best to accommodate, but will inform you if a specific dietary requirement is unable to be met.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any allergies (food, animals...)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by Meeting the French

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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An interesting and enjoyable session that I recommend to others
Reviews
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merveilleux!
David_V, Nov 2022
Myriam created a wonderful cooking experience! The trip to the market was fascinating as she taught us a lot about unique ingredients from across France. Cooking in her apartment was a great collaborative experience as we created a three course lunch together and learned a lot of important cooking techniques. I would sign up again for this experience.
A wonderful French cooking experience!
Emily_O, Nov 2022
We had a wonderful time cooking with Chef Myriam! First, we visited a market where we picked up supplies for our meal. Myriam taught us about the fresh produce, desserts, and other items that can be found at the market. We then cooked and ate a three course lunch, which was delicious. Overall, we learned a ton and had a lot of fun. Would recommend this class to anyone looking for an authentic French cooking experience!
Great experience
Bobby_J, Nov 2022
We had a great experience with Chef Myriam! She told us all about why we were using certain techniques through the prep for all three courses, the origin of our main course, and had a great balance of demonstrating and letting us try it ourselves. Myriam’s space was very clean and she made sure to make us feel comfortable and welcome the whole time. I would do it again for sure!
Awful, Horrible
Matthew_P, Nov 2022
DONT GO !!The chef was rude to everyone, said racist comments, snobby, disrespectful and didn’t accommodate for my allergies. My partner and I ended up leaving early because of the comments she made about Asian people and us while we were cooking. She even took it to the level of snatching things from people and aggressively grabbing their arms. She also licked her fingers and stir the food we were supposed to eat without even washing her hands. Her name was mar? something , I say save your money and time. I’m very surprised she still has a job
1 traveler found this review helpful
Delightful class with a 2 Star Michelin chef!
darla_t, Nov 2022
We had a lovely mid-day class with Myriam. She was a delightful teacher and made French cuisine - easy and approachable. Her years of experience at a Michelin 2 Star restaurant were demonstrated with a humble, straightforward manner and our lunch was gourmet! This was a highlight for us and is highly recommended!
Lovely
Gayle_C, Oct 2022
Cooking was great. Recipes delicious. My cooking partners were also great. Miriam was a wonderful teacher.
Cooking in Paris was awesome
Alvin_M, Oct 2022
Shopping at the market and getting tips from Marthe and then cooking in her kitchen was amazing. Seeing a Paris apartment up close and personal was awesome. Marthe is a great teacher and I learned a lot.
Unique and must-do experience
Renee_C, Oct 2022
To spend an evening with a Parisienne Chef in her personal apartment was an experience I will never forget. Myriam was a hoot! The food was spectacular and overall it was a perfect evening.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful market outing and cooking session
Eriko_H, Oct 2022
Visiting the outdoor market with Chef Fred was great! Quality of seafood, vegetables, etc. was amazing. The menu Fred prepared was easy to follow and delicious. It was fun to talk to him and learn little tips and tricks of cooking too. I had a wonderful day!
Cooking Class
Clare_J, Oct 2022
Chef Marthre, very warm, inviting and is a GREAT chef! Lots of fun and meet other great folks during this experience.
Deflating, Time Waste, No Involvement. Definitely don't bring anyone under the age of 25. Or don't book at all.
Stephanie_C, Oct 2022
I have attempted to submit my review of the Small-Group French Cooking Class TWICE, and each time Viator/TripAdvisor will not allow me to submit. So, I am putting my review in an email: This experience was hard to call a class at all. The instructor, Miriam, allowed minimal-to-no hands-on cooking or involvement from the students (3 adults and 2 children). In my booking, I was explicit that I had two children (8 and 9) joining me and that although they are "young," they are proficient in the kitchen. For the duration of the class, she would only allow my daughter to mix some flour and my son to roll ten balls of dough -- that was it. For a THREE HOUR class! My kids were not only disappointed and bored, but were frankly made to feel like prisoners in her home. She would not allow them to touch anything, she scolded them when they dropped their small Lego toys (which thank the lord I thought to pack!) on her floor, nor would she allow them to sit on her couch. By the end of the class, the kids felt shamed, bored, and let-down completely by the experience. I spent a fortune to have an entire, precious morning wasted. We have traveled endlessly, have lived in 6 different countries, have had several cooking classes and other various experiences -- This was by far and away the WORST class we've had. I wish I could take that time back and give my children a positive, educational experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cook like a French Chef
Alexis_L, Oct 2022
This was a fun Parisian experience with an authentic French chef. Chef Frederick was very welcoming and knowledgeable, and shared his passion for cooking with us.
Good food and experience, but could be improved with a few changes!
Eric_C, Sep 2022
It was a pleasant evening and I enjoyed the food and dessert a lot. I will say that for the food, the price is a little expensive. I also had a few times where I felt condescended for my cooking abilities. As someone who cooks almost every day, I was treated as if I had never held a kitchen knife before.
Terrible experience, overpriced, and Miriam “teaches” you nothing.
James_C, Sep 2022
I have taken many cooking classes in Paris and loved all of them until this one. This experience was horrible. Miriam was condescending, patronizing, refused to tell us the name of the desert we were making, and impatient with all of us. Miriam did not like the way I separated eggs. She literally became impatient and insulted me for the method I was using. She then continued to talk down to me throughout the lesson; I felt like there was nothing I could do correctly. She refused to explain the way she wanted things done and when any of the students asked questions, she rolled her eyes and said that Americans “are so messy.” Miriam also told me I was not allowed to take notes. She was not teaching any of us anything. The meal was quiche and a desert, not the three course meal advertised. For $150, being taught a quiche was ridiculous. She was definitely making the cheapest and easiest thing she could and she runs the class out of her home. With four students it was crowded and lacked enough workspace but she accepts up to eight students which would have made this a worse experience. I do not recommend this class to anyone. I learned more about making a quiche on YouTube than I learned from Miriam and, frankly, the people in the videos were a whole lot nicer. It was such an unprofessional and unproductive class, I took my apron off half way through and walked out. If you want to be yelled at, pay a lot for a cheap meal, and be constantly insulted maybe this is for you. But I will never go back and will be requesting a full refund.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience going to...
Howard_G, Aug 2022
Great experience going to a local market and cooking with a wonderful chef. Would recommend the experience and do it again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Pros and Cons
malinkins, Aug 2022
This had pros and cons. Pros: authentic French experience with a beautiful view of Paris. Interesting tricks from a real chef. Cons: extremely high cost for what you get - tomato tart, 2 pieces of chicken and lemons. She was snappy, scolding and disciplining everyone around her. Definitely did not feel like $500 well spent for a family of 4 as we could have had a Michelin star feast.
1 traveler found this review helpful
An authentic Paris experience!
Yvonne_M, Aug 2022
Shopping with Myriam was so educational. A true Paris experience. We loved being in a Paris apartment to cook Myriam is so knowledgeable about the source of the food and preparation. We would love to come back and cook in a different season!
Ask for a paper copy of the recipe
Andrea_V, Aug 2022
Loved this class ! Attended with my 20yo daughter and her friend. Loved every thing we made - and bought the special ingredients so that we could replicate the dishes at home .... unfortunately after reaching out several times to our instructor we still never received the promised emailed recipes . Disappointing- my girls were excited to make these dishes for their roommates.
Cooking Lesson in Paris
molly_s, Jul 2022
Great time and learned a lot! Chef Miriam was great to shop with for ingredients in the market. We made a gourmet lunch and learned quite a few techniques and ideas. Highly recommend.
Great cultural experience
Kevin_C, Jul 2022
The walk through the market with Myriam was a terrific cultural experience. Myriam shared knowledge and attitude regarding the various offerings. Cooking and eating in her apartment home added a real touch of Paris to the experience. Worth the time and the price.
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