Gourmet savoir-faire in a suitcase

Gourmet savoir-faire in a suitcase

Bringing new skills and a few recipes by a Michelin-starred chef back from Paris will make you a standout tourist.

Cooking classes are offered throughout the French capital, but only a few are being taught by starred chefs. Those are particularly popular and attract food enthusiasts of all ages and nationalities. They can be reserved online and offer similar, high-quality packages: two or three-hour intensive courses always ending with a tasting of whatever dishes you have prepared. For those who cannot get enough of range cookers, extractor fans and kitchen utensils, the Alain Ducasse, Lenôtre, Chefsquare and Chef Martial cooking schools, as well as Alain Cirelli's "Événements culinaires" workshops offer a wide range of classes. If you are feeling sweet more than savoury, choose Christophe Michalak's master classes, as he currently is France's most famous pastry chef. According to his mood, you will learn to make his daily "creation". Do not forget the Cordon Bleu Institute, which was created more than 120 years ago and offers accessible training to the general public.

Alain Ducasse cooking school
64 rue du Ranelagh
75016 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 90 91 00

Alain Cirelli - Food Events
24 rue Condorcet
75009 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 78 77 13

École Lenôtre
10 bis quai Henri IVPort Henri IV
75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 30 81 46 34

Two workshops in Paris, in the 3rd (Beaubourg) and 11th (Bastille) arrondissements

Chef Martial
80 rue des Tournelles
75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 86 95 22 29

École Michalak Masterclass
60 rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière
75010 Paris
++33 (0)1 40 79 08 58

Le Cordon Bleu Paris
13-15 quai André Citroën
75015 Paris
+33 (0)1 85 65 15 00