Paul Bocuse, master of gastronomy (Lyon)
Lyon would not be Lyon without Paul Bocuse, known as the “chef of the century” and “pope of gastronomy”. Monsieur Bocuse opened a dozen restaurants across the globe and his Auberge du Pont de Collonges restaurant near Lyon has been awarded three Michelin stars since 1965. He later on developed his own institute, in which the upcoming talents of the Lyon gastronomy have been trained. In the heart of Lyon on the Bellecourt square, one of the antennas of the Paul Bocuse Institute offers willing connoisseurs to express their inventiveness during cooking courses for all levels. From simple baking to pastry techniques, wine selection, cuisine en croûte (usually referring to meat baked in puff pastry) and fish preparation, you'll be coached and assisted by the artful and talented professionals of this true French Institution.
L'École de Cuisine Gourmets de l'Institut Paul Bocuse
20, place Bellecour
Lenôtre is about to become your favourite cooking class (Paris)
On every day of the week, Lenôtre sets up cooking classes in three locations in and around Paris (the one located within the capital is on the Champs-Élysées), all animated by renowned chefs. Fresh market produce, world cuisine, buffet dinner dishes and pastry cooking are some of the options available, whether you're only starting in the kitchen or already a cordon bleu. Workshops are therefore singled out to learn how to bring out the best of daily produce, or to prepare vegan meals for instance. You will reuse those tips and techniques in your everyday cooking. This is a perfect way to learn in a creative and happy setting.
Pavillon Élysée - Lenôtre
10, avenue des Champs-Élysées
Parly 2 Côté Ouest - Lenôtre
2, avenue Charles de Gaulle
78150 Le Chesnay
Vincennes côté Est – Lenôtre
22, avenue de la Porte-de-Vincennes
Le Cordon Bleu (Paris)
Founded in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu has grown into a network of schools and private training programs delivering nothing but excellence. Some want to obtain a diploma for professional reasons while others will simply attend cooking classes for their own personal pleasure. Traditional cooking, bakery, and œnology are only some of the lessons provided, and you are likely to find one according to your tastes. Under the supervision of a Cordon Bleu chef, you'll learn recipes, techniques and tips to make the best of your meals, even for the trickiest ones. It is tried and true, so do not hesitate!
Le Cordon Bleu Paris
13-15, quai André-Citroën
L'Atelier des Chefs (Bordeaux) puts some colour in your plate
Welcome to the Atelier des Chefs! Classes are split between various themes like bakery, tapas, bistro cuisine, Italian or Asian food, market and world produce, œnology and many others. No doubt that you'll find a suitable match! Besides, if you cannot attend class, note that you may access online lessons through a subscription. As a professional or a regular food lover, we urge you to join in with French gastronomy.
L'Atelier des Chefs - Bordeaux
25, rue Judaïque
L'Atelier des Sens (Paris and Lyon)
As part of your training in French or world cuisine, bakery or œnology, L'Atelier des Sens gives you room to express your creativity at full capacity. Chefs also get a kick out of training the little ones to the delights of gastronomy. In Paris as in Lyon, you will have the opportunity to discover chocolate in all its richness, to consider beer as an ingredient in its own right, or to learn how to cook cheese. Let passionate experts coach you and turn your ten little fingers into culinary fairies.
40, rue Sedaine
10, rue du Bourg-l'Abbé
32, rue Vignon
55, rue Garibaldi
Alain Ducasse (Paris)
With several restaurants awarded with three stars by Guide Michelin, Alain Ducasse has become a genuine institution of French cuisine. In the midst of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, he teamed up with some of the best local cooks to create his own school. “We must open our doors to all cooking enthusiasts and let them get to know, try and understand where the delicious food served to them comes from.” If you feel inspired by these few words by the renowned chef, come and try out lessons adapted to all tastes and levels. Themes selected for each workshop reflect French gastronomy in all its diversity, as well as the essence of the savoir-faire at work on a daily basis.
École de Cuisine Alain Ducasse
64, rue du Ranelagh
L'Atelier de Tam (Nice)
Explore cooking and baking secrets with L'Atelier de Tam's workshops, some of which are accessible at any time online. Subscribe on the Atelier's website and access savoury recipes and tips that are bound to become essentials in your kitchen. Ingredients and utensils are supplied a few days before you start preparing meals all more savoury than the last. Follow the guide!
L'Atelier de Tam
2, place Guynemer
L'Atelier Culinaire et Vous (Anglet)
In the cities of Bayonne, Anglet and Biarritz, small and big eaters can meet with cooking professionals and share their love of French gastronomy and its many flavours. Along with a dozen other foodies in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn to reveal your talent and personal taste. L'Atelier Culinaire et Vous has a roomy kitchen at your disposal, in which you'll access professional equipment to help your most original creation show up in your plate.
L'Atelier Culinaire et Vous
76, avenue d'Espagne
Nicolas Bernardé – Pâtisserie (Paris)
You now hold the golden ticket to access the delicacies of French pastry cooking.
Voted Meilleur Ouvrier de France (best craftsman of France) in 2004, Nicolas Bernardé honours indulgence for food lovers and curious people alike. From classic pastry lessons to creative recipes, you will have the chance to participate in thematic apprenticeship programmes offered by the chef, amid a professional lab. Leave with your greatest achievement in hand: the tasting will be all the more flavourful.
2, place de la Liberté
92250 La Garenne-Colombes
Cook & Go (Paris and several other locations in France)
Cook & Go's cooking workshops, offered in Paris' 11th arrondissement, allow you to share a brave new cuisine. These courses are designed for food lovers as well as those wanting to simply learn the chef's little secrets in a fun environment. Prepare original menus that you will be able to recreate at home to impress your family and friends. The establishment excels in the expansive nature of its offering whether in Paris, Levallois, Lille, Bordeaux, Rennes, Nantes or Tours.
Note: Cook & Go is a partner of the well-known TV programme, Top Chef. Throw on your chef's hats!
Cook & Go - Paris IDF Est
36, passage Charles-Dallery