What's in our tour?
Your “Food Market & Cooking Class in Paris” stands out as an authentic and fun experience. Just look at our guest ratings, on the right side of the page.
The class starts at a local farmers’ market – the market where the chef shops every day. Together with your guide, you pick the best seasonal produce available, you devise a menu, you meet purveyors – and you select the wine too, of course!
Together you explore local shops – cheese store, bread maker, vegetable stand, butcher, fishmonger, fruit seller etc. You rub elbows with local Parisians shopping for their food.
Then the chef takes you to your “classroom”: his actual home. This is where you will measure yourself against French cuisine.
The chef asks you who knows what about cooking and sets out a program accordingly. He introduces you to the cooking utensils and to the protocol in his kitchen.
You start cooking – there is a meal to prepare! This cooking class is very hands-on – you are not here to watch, everyone cooks the whole meal. The menu focuses on spectacular French dishes that you will be able to reproduce to impress your friends.
You work on some very high-end food produce, you learn some techniques, and you discuss French food anecdotes – whilst sipping a cool drink.
After all this work, it’s time to eat of course. You are enjoying a very refined meal, with matching drinks, in a Parisian home – the meal you just designed and cooked with you own hands.
The host is a Paris food buff and an advanced recreational chef. He shares personal memories, family tips and cooking traditions passed on from generation to generation.
Later, after your Market & Cooking in Paris, your host will send you the recipe of whatever you ended up choosing to cook.
- Popular: our reviews say it all
- Authentic: finally a Paris cooking class that also includes a shopping tour at a farmers’ food market
- Authentic again: no classroom, you cook and eat in the home of a Parisian. The chef shares French food culture with you
- Gourmet: top produce, good wines, and spectacular French dishes
- Hands-on: groups are limited to 7 guests max – lots of face-time with your host
- Kid-friendly: children are welcome, and they have important chores on the menu
- Fun: our reviews say it all
Where and when?
Paris Market & Cooking Class runs on market days – Thursday and Sunday, rain or shine. In English. Class starts on time at 10.30am, it runs around 4 hours.
Your class takes place in the home of a Parisian food buff, at Saint-Mandé (east Paris, on metro line 1).
Closed on Dec. 24 & 25
Why take this tour?
Authentically Parisian – and great fun!
€120/person (€140 for a party of 1). Kids under 13 pay just €80.