“A FOODIE EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED!!!”
At the end of June, I went on a 5 day course to the Walnut Grove. I really enjoyed every single moment and was sorry when it ended. I can honestly say that this is one of the very best residential cooking courses that I have..."
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"One of the best courses I've done, cleverly structured so that your confidence really increases as the week progresses. It's great fun too."
Jenni Muir, author of 'A Place to Cook' and 'Cooking School Holidays' and ex-chairman of the British Guild of Food Writers Association.
Learn the secrets of gourmet cooking. Cook alongside top chefs. Enjoy exceptional food and wine, great company and luxury accommodation in the Loire Valley. What more could you ask for?
A unique gourmet cookery course in France
Cook in a professional kitchen set in an old French barn. Learn about working with fresh, local ingredients, planning dishes, preparing, cooking and seasoning, and mastering the fine art of presentation. Explore flavours, textures and techniques. And leave with new skills and ideas, and a renewed passion and confidence for gourmet cooking.
Cook the food of your dreams
Our cookery course ranges from home-smoking that you can do in your own oven, knife skills, stocks and sauces, chicken butchery, and sugar work to fine dining presentation skills plus many other building blocks that will take you on a culinary journey to achieve your perfect dinner party.
Hands on in the kitchen
You’ll enjoy small groups of no more than 5 pupils with Chef Maynard and plenty of hands on practice in the kitchen as he teachs and cooks side by side with you. Come in a group or on your own. And don’t worry about your ability because our cookery course covers the basic skills right through to those tricky techniques.
Great company and the warmth of the kitchen
You’re here to enjoy. So prepare to be part of a warm and welcoming kitchen where laughter is part of the seasoning. It’s got to be fun and relaxed because that’s what a kitchen should be. Maynard may be an award winning chef but he wants you to enjoy cooking with him and you can expect plenty of lighthearted humour.Join us for dinner and a room with a view
All in all, the perfect end to a spectacular day!
Start prepping today for your cookery course in France here at Walnut Grove. We’ve laid a place for you at the table, so just let us know when you’re coming