Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris

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Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris
from £114.43
Meet a local chef and learn how to cook a three-course French meal in a private apartment in Paris! Numbers for this small-group Paris cooking class are limited to a maximum of 8 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable French cuisine and food expert.
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In Brief

Paris, France
4 hours 30 minutes
Cooking Class
Daily, except Sunday
Cooking class and Market Tour
Daily, except Monday and Sunday
Important InfoInfo
Get ready to delight your taste buds, and learn how to cook a traditional French meal from scratch! Under the guidance of your experienced French chef, you will prepare a starter, main dish and dessert; and finish by enjoy your meal, of course! Should you include the Market Option, you'll also discover the local open-air market and get to select fresh ingredients for your dishes.

These classes take place at the apartment of a French chef within Paris city limits; the name and address of your chef will be sent to you after your reservation is made. If you do not receive this information 72 hours within the date of your reservation, please contact us.

Sample Menu

• Mediterranean Zucchini
• Marinated Chicken
• Mini Chocolate Lava Cake


  • Cooking lesson with local chef in Parisian apartment
  • Tour of local Market (if option selected)
  • Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients and copy of recipe to take home


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We will do our best to accommodate, but will inform you if a specific dietary requirement is unable to be met.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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

We had a blast cooking with Chef Myriam! . Would highly recommend doing this. The food we cooked was amazing and the experience was on a personal level. Cannot wait to do it again. Not to mention the views from the apartment were gorgeous. Definitely a MUST!
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Chef Fred taught me so much about creating flavor by letting food do it’s job. Starting with high quality ingredients and striking the right balance of texture, salt, savor. It was truly unforgettable. You absolutely must do the market tour; it’s an important part of the lesson.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
It was fantastic! Chef Dominique Dury is AMAZING. I left learning some great stuff too!
• Submitted 11 Mar 2018
This was one of our favorite days on our trip. We feel lucky to have had such a great host and group for our class. The food we prepared was fantastic!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
Chef Dury was incredible. Very good host, wonderful menu with all instructions in excellent english. Can be a little challenging to find but an entirely worthwhile day! Cant wait to try recreating the meal at home.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
My sister and I had an amazing time with Dominic!! He was a wonderful host and spoke great English. He went above and beyond to make our experience perfect!! We were staying by the Eiffel tower and successfully took the train there and back for about 3euro each round trip. The apartment had a great few of the garden and was very cool to experience the Paris way of life. The food and wine were incredible!!! I will definitely be trying the recipes at home! I highly recommend this cooking class!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
Chef Fred was a gem and his kitchen was lovely. I would do his class over and over again along with recommending that everyone have this great french cooking experience.
• Submitted 06 Oct 2017
Dominique was fantastic! This is a non-rush setting and a great activity for the family. The quail tasted great!
• Submitted 11 Jun 2017
This was probably the true highlight of our entire trip. Fred's cooking school is located right near Pere Lechaise cemetary which was an added bonus at the end of the day. The school has a maximum of 8 participants and we were a group of 7 which worked out well. We started the day at the local market where we walked through and looked at everything before purchasing anything. Based on the produce, fish, meat and chicken looked, the group made decision with regard to what we would cook. Fred made the day fun, informative, and as much work as you wanted it to be. I would highly recommend this and look forward to a return trip.
• Submitted 04 Jun 2017
Very worthwhile. Fred was very fluent in English and the dishes we prepared were delicious and simple to make at home.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2017
Chef Martha was a fantastic host - she took us on a most informative and enjoyable tour of the local market and then orchestrated all 5 of us taking a lead role in preparing lunch. Great tuition, great food, great company. Who could ask for more?
• Submitted 14 May 2017
Chef Dominique is engaging, witty, knowledgeable, great at helping amateur cooks put together a delicious meal and have fun doing it. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 09 May 2017
Fred is very helpful and allowed us to have a say in the menu from when we walked around the market. I loved that our produce and meat were all right from the market down the street in Paris. Recipes also were mailed so you can make back at home.
• Submitted 03 May 2017
There were 6 of us who met with Chef Fred, and the next 4.5 hours were a delight. First we walked 2 blocks to the morning market, perused what was available and came up with a menu. Back to his home we went, where a long, table greeted us...first used for prep and then for dining. He walked us through techniques for mincing shallots, not fingers, and a multitude of other helpful hints. Each of us got to try out each step of preparing and assembling our chicken. sage and prosciutto rollups, beet and goat cheese towers and accompanying vegetables. After we had all eaten, he walked us through the preparation of a passion fruit souffle, reminding us that the guests wait for the souffle, not the other way around. Truly an enjoyable morning...
• Submitted 29 Apr 2017
This was the highlight of my trip to Paris! Didn't want to do touristy stuff as I've been to Paris many times. The direction to Chef Fred's home was so clear - even if it's your first time in Paris, you'll be able to follow. Highly suggest you take advantage of going to the market with the chef as he took us to a locals farmers market with beautiful produce. He didn't have a menu in mind, rather depended on what the farmers offered that day to put together a delicious menu for us. It was hand's on experience - there were 5 of us and each one of us had a hand on everything from appetizer, entree to dessert. Chef Fred was knowledgeable, funny and more importantly clean and organized. We enjoyed the meal we made with baguettes and delicious wine. Highly, highly recommend this activity!!
• Submitted 15 Mar 2017
We met Chef Fred in his flat and headed out to the market. After reviewing the freshest ingredients in the market, we settled on scallops. We were the only two in the class, which made it extra special as we were able to ask a million questions! What a wonderful way to spend a day making delicious food. We were able to learn new techniques and discuss many styles of cooking. We made a passion fruit soufflé that was out of this world! We used some tools that I currently did not have and Chef Fred sent us to a wonderful kitchen store to pick up what we needed. I have made the recipes at home and my friends want me to take another class soon!
• Submitted 06 Feb 2017
We still talk about that day as one of our best in Paris. Marthe was a wonderful host and teacher. Aside from learning and having a great time cooking with her, we had a terrific meal and I've used her recipes many times since then in a real person's home in a neighborhood we'd never visited before. Even if you're not that much of a cook, this is a very good experience.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2017
Enjoyed the walk at market and cooking class very much.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2016
Our chef Dominique our chef Dominique what's the most qualified teacher. His instructions made it very easy to make wonderful dishes from salad to desert.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2016
We had so much fun in Marthe's cooking class. We learned to cook a French chicken dish, zucchini salad, delicious chocolate fondant for dessert. Prior to cooking Marthe took us to the farmers market for some fresh produce shopping. We had the best time!!!! I highly recommend this cooking class to anyone visiting Paris. Marthe is located in the Montparnasse district of Paris. Excellent Chef Marthe! !!
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
I turned out to be the only student. You MUST do the market shopping add-on. It was great. And the recipes were too.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2016
This class was a highlight of my visit to Paris. I've been to this lovely city many times, but learning to cook the cuisine and being invited into a charming home where the teacher is very knowledgable about her craft was unique and so much fun. I'm a serious cook, but Marthe has much to teach and I learned a great deal about cooking in general and French cooking in particular. More classes just like these, please!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016
I was so excited about this cooking course and it surpassed my expectations. As I was the only attendee booked for the day, I felt very privileged to have enjoyed a one on one French cooking session with Master Chef Dominique. I learnt so much in the four hours and now that I am back home I can't wait to utilise my new skills and impress my friends with Dominque's delicious menu. For me it was the ultimate culinary experience which I will certainly be doing again when I am next in Paris. Thank you Dominique and Viator for the memorable experience.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2016
Fantastic! Cooking with Dominique was a wonderful experience, and we also learned a lot about French cooking.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016

In Brief

Paris, France
4 hours 30 minutes
Cooking Class
Daily, except Sunday
Cooking class and Market Tour
Daily, except Monday and Sunday

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