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WEEKEND COURSES

2 or 3 Nights (3 or 4 Days)

  • Knife/kitchen skills

  • Classic French cooking methods & techniques

 

Immerse yourself in the culinary arts with our exclusive weekend courses!

 

Craft gourmet meals alongside fellow food enthusiasts, enjoying a luxurious champagne and canapé reception, a six-course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Duvin, and the opportunity to create your own gourmet meals with the chef's guidance.

June 28th-July 1st

September 20th-22nd.

Class size is restricted to just six students, ensuring personalized attention and a truly intimate learning experience.

Prices start from 1600 Euro per person. Limited spots available.  

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FABULOUSLY FRENCH

5 Night (6 Days)

  • Knife/kitchen skills

  • Butchery

  • Classic French cooking methods & techniques

  • Classic French pastry methods & techniques

  • Cheesemaking

  • Vitré: Cultural Tour with Shopping

Unleash your inner French chef. Dive deep into the fundamentals of French cuisine and master the art of delicate pastries with a dedicated patissier.

 

This hands-on experience equips you with the skills and knowledge to elevate your home cooking to new heights. Beyond honing your culinary skills, you will:

  • Savor a luxurious champagne reception and a six-course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Duvin, savoring the local flavors.

  • Put your newfound skills to the test with chef-guided dinners throughout the course, putting theory into delicious practice.

  • Embark on a captivating exploration of a local sustainable sheep farm, learning about eco-friendly practices and the art of cheesemaking.

  • Shop and discover the charm of historic Vitré, a 1000-year-old town brimming with medieval architecture and vibrant storefronts. 

March 23-28

June 15-20

Class size is restricted to just six students, ensuring personalized attention and a truly intimate learning experience.

 

Price: 3825 Euro per person.

Limited spots available, 

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CULINARY ADVENTURE

5 Night (6 Days)

  • Knife/kitchen skills

  • Butchery

  • Classic French cooking methods & techniques

  • Menu Planning

  • Cheesemaking

  • Laval: Local farmers market with shopping. 

Embark on a culinary odyssey to master the art of Haute French cuisine! This intensive course equips you with the skills to become a confident chef, transcending basic techniques and venturing deeper into the world of French culinary excellence.

This immersive experience distinguishes itself through several unique offerings:

  • Shop like a pro: Navigate the vibrant local market alongside your instructor, learning to source seasonal ingredients like a true French chef.

  • Unveil the secrets of cheesemaking: Delve into the world of sustainable agriculture with a visit to a working farm, where you'll discover the art of crafting exceptional sheep's milk cheese firsthand.

  • Master the art of menu planning: Gain the knowledge and confidence to design cohesive and impressive gourmet menus, guaranteed to wow your loved ones with the culinary expertise you've acquired in France.

April 5-10

June 21-26

September 13-18

Class size is restricted to just six students, ensuring personalized attention and a truly intimate learning experience.

 

Price: 3725 Euro per person.

Limited spots available, 

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GOURMET FRENCH CUISINE

6 Night (7 Days)

  • Knife/kitchen skills

  • Butchery

  • Classic French cooking methods & techniques

  • Classic French pastry methods & techniques

  • Laval: Local farmers market with shopping. 

  • Saint Suzanne: Cultural tour with shopping. 

  • Vitre": Cultural tour with shopping. 

Embark on a 7-day (6 nights) culinary adventure at Walnut Grove Cookery School and delve into the mastery of French cuisine! This immersive experience combines exquisite gourmet meals, hands-on learning, and cultural exploration.

  • Put your newfound knowledge to the test throughout the course as you create delectable meals under the chef's expert guidance. 

  • Embark on enriching cultural experiences:

    • Immerse yourself in a bustling market, honing your skills in sourcing seasonal ingredients like a true French chef.

    • Explore the historic village of Sainte-Suzanne and the charming "1000-Year-Old City" of Vitré, discovering local treasures and vibrant storefronts in each destination. 

  • Take an exclusive masterclass with a French patissier, mastering the art of delicate pastries like croissants and macarons. 

August 23-29

September 27-October 2

October 11-17

 

Class size is restricted to just six students, ensuring personalized attention and a truly intimate learning experience.

Price: 4500 Euro per person.

Limited spots available, 

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BESPOKE ITINERARIES

Don't see a course that perfectly fits your culinary desires? At Walnut Grove Cookery School, we believe in creating personalized experiences. We offer the flexibility to craft your own bespoke culinary course, tailored to your specific interests, schedule and group size (1-6 guests).

Here's how it works:

  • Share your culinary vision: Discuss your preferred dates, desired learning outcomes, and any specific French cuisine you'd like to explore. Perhaps you dream of mastering classic dishes like boeuf bourguignon or delicate pastries like macarons.

  • We curate your experience: Our experienced team will collaborate with you to design a customized itinerary, incorporating hands-on cooking lessons, cultural excursions, and gourmet meals.

  • Immerse yourself in French culture: Whether you're interested in exploring local markets, visiting charming villages, or delving into the art of wine pairing, we'll craft experiences that enrich your culinary journey and deepen your understanding of French culture.

  • Enjoy personalized attention: With a maximum group size of six, you'll receive dedicated guidance and instruction from our expert chef, ensuring a truly enriching and intimate learning experience.

Your Dates. Your Way.

1-6 Guests. 

Embrace the flexibility and create your ideal culinary escape! Contact us today to discuss your vision and start building your bespoke course at Walnut Grove Cookery School.

ALL PRICES INCLUDE

  • Guest accommodations at the Farm or In the Village.  

  • All course instruction & equipment. 

  • Excursions, as noted, in the course descriptions. 

  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinners as noted in the course descriptions. Please Note: Most itineraries include a welcome Champagne & Canape' Reception; A Six Course Gourmet Dinner Prepared by Chef Duvin; Remaining Nights: Gourmet Dinners Prepared by the Students with Chef's Assistance.

  • Roundtrip transfers from Gare Laval 

  • Complimentary On-site Parking 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 

 

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