Chef Eric Fraudeau opened his first French cooking school in 2007 in Paris with a passion to share his over 20 years of experience with fellow food lovers from around the world. To truly know the French, you need to know their food. Visiting the markets of France is a good way to start.
It was in a small boutique in Paris’s Montmartre district that is all began with 1 chef and 6 students per class. Now we open a second school where the tradition continues: French cooking classes in a fun, convivial setting, French market tours, wonderful French cheese & French wine. We shop together, we cook together, we eat together.
Come & explore our local French markets every Tuesday & Wednesday and partake in an important part of French culture. Learn how to select the freshest ingredients for wonderful and delicious Mediterranean French recipes. Join us!
We will start off at the market, selecting the freshest fish & seafood. No need to be afraid of fish. We’ll assist you in create the perfect fish stock, bouillabaisse and other Mediterranean fish recipes in a very hands-on French cooking class experience.
Come learn delicious & decadent desserts renowned in the South of France. Think fruits, nuts and olive oil. In this class we will delve into desserts such as the nougat glacé, the fougasse d’aigues mortes and use ingredients like safran & lavender.
With over 250 cheeses & 27,000 wineries in France, a short holiday wouldn’t be enough to explore them all. Our Sommelier guides you through a selection of local cheeses paired with local wines, teaching valuable technics in cheese & wine pairing.
Step inside the chef’s kitchen accompanied by an experienced sommelier and enjoy an evening of wine pairing to the beautiful composed tasting plates whipped up by our chef. This is a hands-off class. Just sit back and let us be your guides.
Week in Uzès: 5-days of intensive cooking, baking, tours & degustation. Hands-on French cooking experience. Explore markets, visit producers, & partake in a one-of-a-kind learning experience. All skill levels welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
We can design a Culinary vacation package for your group. Classes can include any of our regular courses or theme-based sessions & tours. Customized packages include all but transportation to Uzès and lodging. Contact us & tell us about your needs.
Learn to make bread at home like a pro. We’ll teach you the technics you need to beef up your bread making skills. This 3-day Bread master class is perfect for anyone who would like to learn w to make, maintain and use a starter. Class open to bakers of all levels
Need a little bit more attention or traveling as a group? Why not consider a private French cooking class which is tailored to your needs and desires. This is great fun for families, friends, colleagues or even individuals who want some extra chef time.
FROM OUR PROVENCE BLOG
Not everyone is lucky enough to find good bread easily, but with a bit of patience and perseverance, you could be making great bread at home. To inaugurate our upcoming bread master class, chef Eric talks a bit about the history of bread making and the good, the bad, and the ugly in the breads we eat almost daily.
So it turns out that tourists love snails as much as we do! Who knew. A great discovery for this French chef. So I’m sharing some recipes with you to try at home. Check it out.
The 6th of January marks the Epiphany – the day of kings, three kings day and what’s a holiday without food in France . . . certainly not French. Today and throughout the month of January, we enjoy galettes and its Southern cousin, the brioche des rois. Find out how to celebrate this day and pick up Chef Eric’s brioche recipe.