"AWESOME AWESOME OMG AWESOME!! Maynard & Benedict - you are the best, you too Freya!!! After having attended many culinary courses throughout the world (e.g.: CIA Hyde Park -New York, CIA Napa, Ballymaloe - Ireland, Northwest Culinary Institute, Debrulle International Culinary Institute, Vancouver,
etc) this has been THE BEST!! It has indeed been an absolute pleasure sharing time in your kitchen. Until we meet again, AWESOME!!"

Greg Chang
Canada
October 2010

"To Maynard, Benedict & Freya
Thank you for such an amazing experience. It was great to learn so many different techniques & plating up skills. Hopefully I will be able to take them home and successfully practice and improve my skills. The setting also adds to the experience, such a beautiful house & surroundings makes for such an enjoyable stay. Hopefully one day I will be able to come back and do the advanced course.Kind regards"
Alana
Melbourne, Australia
June 2015

Course Dates & Price Information

Gourmet Cuisine and Cooking Classes in the Loire Valley

Cooking at the Walnut Grove Course dates for 2017
5-day cookery courses

Start date

Finish date

  15 April

20 April

29 April

04 May

06 May

11 May

20 May

25 May

27 May

01 June

10 June

15 June

17 June

22 June

02 September

07 September

16 September

21 September

23 September

28 September

07 October

12 October

21 October

26 October

28 October

02 November

11 November

16 November


1-day cooking classes 2017

26 April

16 May

07 June

13 September

18 October

08 November


If you are interested in coming to the Walnut Grove on another date, please do not hesitate to contact us, it may be possible to arrange a new course date that suits you.

Asparagus, poached egg and Hollandaise sauceSeared ScallopsPear and Almond Tart Tatin

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Prices for 2017 Regular 5-day Hands-on Cookery Holiday

Itinerary


Euros € 1595.00 per person
Euros € 895.00 non-participant
Euros € 220.00 single room supplement

If you are willing to share your room, you will not be charged a single room supplement. If you would like to have a room to yourself and are not willing to share your room, you will be charged the single room supplement at the time of booking.

Price for 2017 1-day Hands-on Cookery Course

(for groups of six to eight participants)
Itinerary

Euros €265.00 per person

The price of either the regular or advanced 5-day cooking course includes full board accommodation for five nights, all excursions, and tuition. Wine and other alcoholic beverages are not included, but can be purchased from our bar. We also offer a transfer service to and from Laval Train Station, which is available on request; please note we can only pick up clients from Laval on the 15.45 train - (Leaves Paris at 14.09) For the return train on Thursday we provide a transfer for the train that leaves Laval at 11.41 to Paris. These two train times are the only ones we are able to provide a transfer for.
The price of the 1-day cooking class includes coffee, lunch, dinner, tuition, bed and breakfast. Wine and other alcoholic beverages are not included, but can be purchased from our bar

Gourmet Breaks at the Walnut Grove  
More Details

These breaks are for parties from six to eight people, and are exclusively reserved for each booking. Breaks are available all year so please contact us to ask about availability

Four-day gourmet break:

For bookings of six to eight people

€ 895.00 per person

All prices include full board accommodation. Wine and other alcoholic beverages are not included, but can be purchased from our bar. We also offer a transfer service to and from Laval Train Station, which is available on request; please note we can only pick up clients from Laval on the 15.45 train - (Leaves Paris at 14.09)

All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions

Payment
A minimum of 30% of total course fees or pampered break is required at the time of reservation and is not refundable. The balance is due 60 days before arrival. We accept bank transfers, cheques in € Euros and most major credit cards. (A 4% surcharge is added to credit-card payments, as we have chosen not to increase the overall cost to include this.) In the event of insufficient numbers of clients on any one course - or a late cancellation, we reserve the right to cancel the course and either fully refund existing clients, or transfer them to another suitable course date.

Prices correct as printed but subject to change. The school reserves the right to alter its programs.

Cancellation
Full Refund minus the 30% deposit per person applies where written notice of cancellation is received more than 60 days prior to the course. Cancellations received 45 to 60 days prior to arrival will be subject to a cancellation charge of 50%. No refund will be made for cancellations received less than 45 days prior to date of arrival. Once the week has commenced there will be no refunds on unused portions. Cancellations due to medical reasons can be covered by travel insurance.

Due to the fact that we restrict our courses to no more than eight participants we strictly adhere to this cancellation policy. We therefore recommend our clients take travel insurance to cover any cancellation.



Phone us on +33 2 43 98 50 02 (Mayenne region) France