Gourmet savoir-faire in a suitcase

Gourmet savoir-faire in a suitcase

Bringing the dexterity and a few recipes of a starred-chef 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-hour intensive courses always ending with a tasting of whatever elaborated dishes you prepared. For those who cannot get enough of range cookers, extractor fans and kitchen utensils, the Alain Ducasse, Lenôtre, Atelier des sens and Chef Martial cooking schools as well as Alain Cirelli's "Événements culinaires" workshops will 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 pass by the Cordon Bleu School, created more than 120 years ago and providing accessible training to the general public.

Alain Ducasse cooking school
64, rue du Ranelagh
75016 Paris

Alain Cirelli - Food Events
24, rue Condorcet
75009 Paris

École Lenôtre
10 bis, quai Henri IV

Port Henri IV

75004 Paris


L'Atelier des sens
Three addresses in Paris: in the 3rd (Beaubourg), 9th (Hausmann) and 11th (Bastille) arrondissements
+33 (0)1 40 21 08 50

Chef Martial
80, rue des Tournelles
75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 54 02 18

Café Michalak & École Masterclass
60, rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière
75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 46 20 45

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