Paris Cooking Class Including 3-Course Lunch, Wine and Optional Market Visit

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Paris Cooking Class Including 3-Course Lunch, Wine and Optional Market Visit
from AUD $291.17
Discover traditional French cuisine and prepare your own 3-course lunch on this 4.5- or 6-hour cooking class in Paris. Begin with a visit to a food market in Paris’ Latin Quarter (6-hour class only) and select your ingredients. Then, plan your menu and cook your meal with guidance from a professional instructor. Learn tips and tricks to improve your cooking before sitting down to enjoy your meal. Sample wine from across France, and enjoy personal attention from the instructor on this small-group tour, limited to 11 people.
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In Brief

Paris, France
6 hours
Tuesday; Friday; Saturday; Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Le Foodist, 59 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris France

Meet your instructor at a cookery school in central Paris (59 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine) to begin your class. If you've opted for the 6-hour class, start with a croissant and a cup of coffee or tea before heading to an open-air food market near Paris' Latin Quarter, where you'll pick up the ingredients for your meal and taste some cheese with your instructor.

If you've selected the 4.5-hour class, make your way to the cookery school after your instructor has returned from the market. Begin by planning your 3-course lunch menu, which includes an appetizer, main, and dessert course. Then, get started under the watchful eye of your instructor. As you prepare your meal, pick up tips and gain insight into traditional French cooking techniques.

After two hours in the kitchen (and a glass of wine or two), head through to the dining table with your fellow cooks. Sit down to the delicious meal you’ve prepared and enjoy half a bottle of white or red wine. You'll also learn the fine art of pairing food with wine. Before leaving, you'll receive electronic copies of your recipes so you can recreate the dishes at home.


Sample Menu:

First course:
• Salmon tartare with yuzu (Japanese vinaigrette), served on a soy-poached turnipSecond course:
• Parisian-style coq au vinThird course:

• Poached peach, raspberry coulis, and homemade vanilla ice cream

Duration: 4 hours 10 minutes


  • Professional instructor
  • Croissant and coffee or tea (only if 6-hour option selected)
  • Market visit (only if 6-hour option selected) with cheese samples
  • Use of required equipment and attire
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • White and red wine (half a bottle per person)
  • Electronic copy of recipes
  • A complimentary Drop-Stop for the perfect pour every time


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

59 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years for this tour
  • No unaccompanied children accepted
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Everything about the Paris cooking class was wonderful, the enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise of the instructor, the trip to the market, the meal itself and the knowledge gained from working with a professional in preparing the meal. The facilities were great. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2020
The 3 course lunch and wine Paris cooking class exceeded our expectations. Fred was warm and friendly from the start. The Foodist was beautifully set for Christmas and spotless. There were six stations and we listened to the explanation of what was expected of each of us. It was so helpful to receive the recipes after our class so we just watched and listened. Fred was helpful at each step. The end result was beautiful to the eye and tasty as well. I learned more about how we taste and why it is important in this dish to add salt as well as fresh nutmeg. I could go on and on. My husband and I highly recommend Fred's cooking classes. We are only encouraged to continue learning to cook. (Merci) I might add we both have cooked for 43 years for ourselves and 4 children. It was never fancy and would consider ourselves beginners in the culinary arts. Anyone could do this and in the end be able to bring home some of these techniques and a few smiles thinking about their Paris cooking course by Chef Fred. It as a great way to end our week in Paris.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2019
Our instructor, Christophe, was very informative with his instructions throughout and we enjoyed the learning part and a very good meal. I will try a couple of the dishes we made at home, and use the tips he gave us along the way in my everyday cooking.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
I loved this class! It was fun, learned get cooking tips and had great food to eat! I still have not received the recipes from this class. Would love to get these. Thanks so much!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
What a great way to spend the day in Paris. Frederick was so much fun and the food we made was simple but delicious.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time. The chef Fred was amazing. He made you feel welcomed and made the cooking so simple. We learned so much through this class. I highly recommend this class.
• Submitted 27 Mar 2019
Review Le Foddist CulinaryIt was my first Culinary Class at Foddist school taken last wed September 19! It was the best thing I've done in Paris! Chef Frederic is super professional but at the same super fun. He shared a lot of knowledge and experiences. He made us think about the art of cooking, in which feeling and technique go together all the time (recipes are just recipes!). The dishes suggested by him were delicious, easy to make, and possible to vary with other ingredients. As soon as we arrived at the school, we had coffee/tea and we presented ourselves, which was an ice breaker for the day. Then, we visited a local open market where we could see a lot of fresh veggies, fruit and fish, besides cheese, of course. Back to school, we started cooking, and believe it, everybody gave their contribution to the class. I highly recommend this class, in which you will learn about french food, cooking technics, culture, people, among others. It was worthy each penny! It was a joy to meet Fred and all the other participants.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2018
We did the cooking class only. Fred, our chef was friendly and knowledgeable. We learned some new techniques and had an amazing lunch. It was a very enjoyable 4.5 hours
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Absolutely amazing. The chef/ instructors were entertaining, charming and knowledgeable. I've recommended this cooking class to all my friends. Was hands down the best cooking class I have ever done. I still have the recipes and they are my go-to for dinner parties to impress!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
The cooking class was excellent. Frederique, our chef and instructor was terrific and personable. Would highly recommend and informative, interesting to learn different nuances of cooking and wine.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
This was a fantastic class. Had a wonderful time at the market and drinking wine and making our cauliflower soup, coq au vin, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and turnips, and poached pear with chocolate sauce and “homemade” vanilla ice cream. Strongly recommend!!
• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
I would absolutely recommend this activity which included a visit to the Marché Monge to buy the freshest of ingredients for lunch, a cooking lesson from the wonderful Fréderic and then a delicious three-course meal with wine. Fréderic is an entertaining and very knowledgeable host, and I will definitely take another course at Le Foodist when I am next in Paris.
• Submitted 13 Dec 2017
A great way to experience the Parisian lifestyle, a cooking class with a visit to the local markets! A great chef in Fred,who was funny and very knowledgeable, a great group of people and the food we cooked was fantastic! Highly recommend.
• Submitted 17 Nov 2017
Our class was fabulous. Highly recommend that you attend the market visit, not just the cooking class. Frederick was fun and a great teacher. We would definitely attend another class there.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2017
I value the skills I learned on this course, like being at chef school. I have loved learning and tasting French cheese during my time in France, and learned even some more from Fred. The cooking class was fun. Fred brought the group together very effectively. Of paramount importance though is that the food was delicious. I have used inspiration from the course several times in my cooking since then already. Thank you Fred.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
We had a very amazing time. Very recommended. We met some great people and shared travel experiences. Fred, the chef, is really amazing and very funny. Definitely recommend with market tour, Fred shows us about the local market and introduce us about French culture. The food were really delicious.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2017
Fantastic class. Fred was great and the food awesome. Would recommend it to anyone.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017
Well, this is my second class to take daughter and I took the croissant class in July and LOVED it! My friend and I came back to Francwthis fall and this class was a blast! You will be tired in a good way afterward. Go hungry. The food keeps flowing.
• Submitted 24 Oct 2017
Loads of fun!
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
Five of us joined Fred for this three-course lunch class and we could not have imagined having a more wonderful day! I highly recommend including the market visit in your day if you do this class. It is a fun way to start the day and you begin learning from Fred the moment you step in the door of Le Foodist! Fred is friendly, knowledgable and ready to answer any and all of your questions. On the way to the market we stopped at a cheese shop and got a quick primer on the five categories of cheese in France and then continued on to the market so that Fred could buy the things we needed for the dishes we would be cooking. Everyone gets to participate in the preparation of the various dishes and all along the way Fred is sharing information about French food, culture, technique, etc. He's funny too! We had a wonderful day and we couldn't believe how fast the time went. I highly recommend this class and Le Foodist!
• Submitted 23 Jun 2017
Frederick was our tour guide/instructor for this activity. We opted to take part in the market visit which was well worth the time. Frederick took us to the market explaining the different booths and introduced us to several of the vendors. After explaining the different cheeses, the vendor shared multiple samples that allowed us to taste the evolution from one stage to the next. Our cooking menu had to change slightly due to some of the ingredients not being available at the market. After meeting with the remainder of our class, we cooked a three course meal that was very tasty. The instructions were good and we learned some new techniques. Also, Frederick explained different wines and what to look for. This is definitely a must for anyone interested in this type of class
• Submitted 30 Apr 2017
Cest Bon! Everything was perfection. Fredrique gave us so.much information- both history and food history. Never lost control of a large group. 9. The venue was efficient as well as beautiful. Will certainly recommend.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2016
We absolutely loved this class. The venue was charming, and so was our host Fredrick. We all had a great time making the dishes and listening to Fredrick's infortaining stories. The market tour was very good but the cooking class and the food we made was the best. The five hours passed quickly and there was never a dull moment.
• Submitted 18 Aug 2016
I had a lot of fun in this cooking class and learnt some interesting things. Fred and Frederick, our chefs, were very informative and great teachers. They explained everything so we understood and could definitely go home and show off our new skills. There were 13 people at my class, which was split into 2 groups after the market tour. We then made Mussels Marinieres, Coq au Vin and Peach Melba with Vanilla Ice-cream. The kitchens and dining area were well equipped and nicely decorated. Everyone in the class had a great fun time. Thank you.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2016

In Brief

Paris, France
6 hours
Tuesday; Friday; Saturday; Sunday

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