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..."
Debbie Evans
Sth Africa

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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.

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"Exceeded expectations in every way possible. Absolutely perfect! The only negative was having to depart. The only frustration waiting to return..."
Walt Green
Newport R.I. USA

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Cookery Courses at the Walnut Grove

Gourmet Cuisine and Farm to Table Cooking Holiday in France

 Learn to master French cooking techniques and recipes in an intimate setting. 


Set in the idyllic French countryside, our cooking vacation is perfect for those who want to learn the art of French cuisine but also want to soak up some of the beauty of rural France.


  • Experience French cuisine with French Chef Eric 
  • Learn in a supportive, relaxed & fun atmosphere
  • Extensive hands-on time in the kitchen
  • Whatever your skill level enhance your existing abilities
  • Learn professional style presentation skills 
  • Maximum class size 6 clients 
  • Individual attention guaranteed.
  • Absolutely no washing up!
  • All classes are in English
  • Gift Voucher available


You’ll enjoy small groups of no more than 6 pupils with Chef Eric and plenty of hands on practice in the kitchen as he teaches and cooks side by side with you.  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.  Eric may be an award winning chef but he wants you to enjoy cooking with him and you can expect plenty of lighthearted humour.

  • Contact us now for a culinary experience that will last you a lifetime


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