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Cookery Courses in Loire Valley, France

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Walnut Grove:
Walnut Grove, located in Mayenne (3 hours from Paris), north west France, is a Cooking School offering Gourmet Cuisine and Cooking Classes in the beautiful Loire Valley. Experience the reality of gourmet cooking yourself. There is only one way to learn and that is to do it! Top chefs, luxury accommodation, set in France - the home of gourmet cuisine; what more could you ask for?

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Photo of Cookery Courses in Loire Valley, FranceCookery courses can be individually tailored for groups of 6 to 8 guests. We also offer customized cooking classes for corporate businesses; for example, "Team Building in the Kitchen".

5 Day Gourmet Cookery Course:
You'll arrive on Saturday, mid afternoon. After some time settling in to your room, the course begins with an introductory talk to discuss the structure and goals of the program. Later in the evening, after complimentary champagne, you'll enjoy a 6-course gourmet dinner that illustrates the cooking style you'll be studying during your cookery course, with explanations by your chef hosts. It's also a wonderful opportunity to relax and get to know your fellow guests.

Each day after breakfast, there will be both demonstrations and hands-on classes, ranging from basic knife skills to homemade Italian bread's and even caramelised sugar baskets. This is followed by preparation of the evening meal, with gourmet dishes such as Apple & goats cheese croustade with a roquette & walnut salad or Collops of monkfish glazed with a herb, mustard & brioche crust, served with saffron tagliatelli and a white wine, mussel and dill sauce.

After a light lunch, you'll get to enjoy some of the local culture with visits to a 19th century windmill producing buckwheat flour in the traditional method, and a local fromagérie, with demonstration of cheese making. Then back to Walnut Grove for more hands-on fun in the kitchen, as you put the finishing touches on dinner. It's then time to sit down and revel in the stunning food you've learned to prepare.

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Address: Le Hunaudiere 53400, Livre la Touche, Mayenne, France
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• Ducasse Education provides intensive year-round and summer programs for French students, international students, beginner chefs, practicing cooks and continuing education for professional chefs.

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

• Culinary students and chefs have benefited from the highest level of instruction at Ducasse Education.

• We also have a training center in Yssingeaux, in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.

Student Testimonial:
"The small class size allowed for close interaction with chef instructors. We used the best products, and made interesting recipes. I found each day to be a unique and rewarding challenge."
- Christian, USA
Professional Culinary Arts Programs:

• Culinary Arts Diploma: 5-month skills-building + 3-month internship (taught in English & French)

• Superior Culinary Arts Diploma: 3-month skills-building + 3-month internship (taught in English)

• Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts: 3-year program (in English & French, with two 5-month internships)

Pastry Arts Programs:
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Scholarship Programs:
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1-Year MBA Programs
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-MBA/Masters in Luxury Brands Mgmt/Fashion Business in collaboration with Polimoda
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