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Intensive Cooking Classes in France in English

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French Cooking Class in Provence:
Experience French hands-on cooking classes in English in Provence, near the city of Avignon in the Regional Park of Luberon, in the South of France. We offer one and two-day cooking courses under the tutelage of renowned chef Jean-Marc Villard.

Short French Cooking Classes:

One-Day French Culinary Course:
A hands-on cooking class with chef Jean-Marc Villard, taught in English.

An authentic taste of France’s gastronomic treasures awaits you. Share in this wonderful moment and make a memory that will warm your heart for years to come.

Shop, cook and eat a delicious gastronomic French feast with an experienced French Chef.

Work side by side with a skilled chef-culinary arts professional, and discover the secrets of French Cuisine and learn French recipes to share with friends and family when you go back home.

Two-Day French Cooking Class & Wine Tour:
Cook with an experienced chef on day one, explore the famous vineyards of this rich, beautiful and sunny region with an experienced “Sommelier” on day two.

Discover the exceptional characteristics of Châteauneuf-du-Pape by taking a private visit to traditional wineries.

Join Romain on a comprehensive and fascinating journey into the world of the wine marker and learn about vineyards, the wine making process and wine tasting.

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Address: 409B Cchemin du Carraire, Maubec-en-Luberon, Provence, France
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Located in the heart of Paris, Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts provides quality education in the fields of French Cooking and French Pastry to local and international students from around the world - from secondary vocational education to continuing education for professionals.

We offer intensive cooking and pastry programs taught in English that include internships. In addition, we provide week-long training courses in specialized areas of French Cuisine and French Pastry / Breads, half-day pastry courses, and customized cookery courses for professional cooks, pastry chefs, bakers and caterers.

On successful completion of your training, including the internship, you will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion, from Ferrandi and the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

At Ferrandi, it is our philosophy is that theory is best integrated when it is accompanied by hands-on practice. This is why 70% of course hours on our Intensive Professional Programs are spent in the kitchen or lab.

With top-notch learning facilities, our pedagogy is based on hands-on practice, individual and team work, and personalized guidance by qualified instructors, who all have significant, top-level industry experience with Michelin-starred chefs and other prestigious employers.
Intensive Professional Programs - taught in English:
- French Cuisine: 5 months (660 hours) + 3 to 6 month internship
- French Pastry: 5 months (660 hours) + 3 to 6 month internship
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Le Gargantua, Gascony
Courses / Programs
Learn traditional French culinary skills with a cooking holiday in south west France!

Located in the beautiful region of Gascony, just 1 hour drive south east of Bordeaux and 1.5 hours north west of Toulouse, Le Gargantua provides hands-on cooking classes and patisserie classes taught in English to students from around the world.

The owner Marlene Deparis teaches classic French cuisine and French pastry by explaining the interaction of ingredients within each dish, not by following a recipe to the dot.

You can learn about all kinds of traditional French dishes and techniques on our seasonal cooking courses, from stews and sauces, bread to pâtés, quiches, and mousses.

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Ducasse Education, Paris
Courses / Programs
• Improve your cooking prowess with an intensive culinary arts course taught in English or French by world-renowned chefs! 

• Ducasse Education is a top culinary and pastry school that provides short and longer-term cooking programs to locally-based students, French students, and international students.

• Our two schools are Centre Formation Alain Ducasse, situated in Argenteuil, a north-western Paris suburb, and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie, in Yssingeaux in south-central France.

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• Ducasse Education was founded by Alain Ducasse - the legendary award-winning chef & restauranteur, whose restaurants had a total of 21 Michelin stars in 2014.

• Our four fully-equipped professional kitchens offer students the opportunity to improve existing skills or to develop new cooking techniques.

• Dedicated to training, they are the dream kitchen of any cook, and the ideal tool for performing creative, quality cooking.

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Professional Culinary Arts Programs:

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• French Pastry Campus
The French House Party, Carcassonne
Courses / Programs
• The Gastro Academy at The French House Party is a high-calibre residential French cookery school near the beautiful city of Carcassonne, in the Languedoc-Roussillon area of South West France.

• Carcassonne is only 50 miles from Toulouse which has an international airport. Ryanair also fly directly to Carcassonne from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and Paris Beauvais international airport.

• Gastro Academy provides all-inclusive cooking holidays for individuals and groups from around the world. Cookery classes, taught in English and French, are suitable for anyone passionate about food (from beginners to experienced cooks).

• Our culinary vacations combine superb accommodation (with swimming pool, tennis court & boules pitch), top-quality food, and award-winning Michelin-star French chefs as tutors.

• Recommended in the book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”, we offer scheduled French cooking vacations through Spring, Summer & Autumn, and also tailor-make cookery holidays for groups of 6 or more food & wine enthusiasts, culinary students, hospitality professionals and seniors.

Testimonial:
‘We chopped, braised, stirred, blended and peeled but, most of all, learnt loads in a few days. If you’ve ever been to a house party, this one will top the lot..The French House Party is an exceedingly well-run company..the attention to detail is simply superb’.
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Residential Cooking Courses:

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3-day course offered at different times during Summer and Autumn 2018.

• Gourmet Explorer:
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• Advanced Gourmet Explorer:
Unique 7-day break offered in Autumn.

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French Dining School
Courses / Programs
• Located in Kerrouet, 1 hour from Rennes, in the Brittany region of North West France, French Dining School provides short cookery courses in French, European and Scandinavian cuisine.

• Menus will vary depending on markets and the season but in general the class will undertake food preparation for full lunch or dinner each day for a maximum of five days.

• Course features include starter, main course and dessert with wine, expert guidance on specialist areas including seafood, cheeses, meats, sauce preparation, wines, the vegan option, organic cooking and the use of knives and kitchen equipment.
Cooking Classes in North-West France:
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• Five day Cooking Courses
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Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie
Courses / Programs
• Founded in 1984, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Pâtisserie (ENSP) provides quality pastry and baking arts education to both prestigious chefs and students from all over the world.

• Situated in Yssingeaux in south-central France, ENSP has been recognized by top pastry professionals worldwide as France’s leading school in pastry and baking arts.

• The school is owned by Yves Thuries and Alain Ducasse who are highly-influential chefs in the culinary world today.

• With almost 30 years of solid experience in transmitting best practices and skills, our programs are delivered by a team of highly skilled professional instructors in a top notch environment utilizing state of the art equipment and upscale ingredients.

• Our classes are limited to 12 participants maximum with one aim in mind: Total success of our students.

• At the end of our programs, we deliver a certificate which is highly recognized by worldwide professionals.

• In addition to our baking arts and pastry arts programs, we provide continuing education for professionals, as well as tailor-made short programs that can be taught either on our school or at the clients' premises.
French Pastry Arts Diploma Program:
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Superior French Pastry Arts Diploma:
• 2 months practical training + 2 months of internship

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• 2 months practical experience + 1 month optional internship

French Bakery Arts:
• 2 months practical training + 1 month optional internship

French Pastry Campus Program:
• 2 months practical training + 1 month internship

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