the best cooking classes in paris

French cuisine is arguably one of the most famous in the world, (and probably the best too!), so why not learn how to cook the French way, in the capital France? Put on your apron, join a cooking class with a pro-chef, and we guarantee an amazing time with a Parisian chef full of inspiration and passion for good traditional cuisine de Paris. Book early to secure your spot in our cooking class!

learn how to cook like a parisian!

Whether you’re joining a traditional Parisian baking workshop, a small group pastry class, or learning how to make classical Parisian recipes, our Paris cooking classes are a must-do if you love Parisian food culture.

Learn to cook like chef Jean-Yves in a small group cooking class with a pro-chef. Our local hosts are there to guide you through the all steps and teach you their techniques in these hands on cooking classes. Get to know local producers, as you start your cooking class in Paris by selecting the finest, freshest ingredients in a small group market tour at the Le Marais market, and then heading to your hosts charming Paris flat to cook up ‘la cuisine Paris’. You’ll absolutely love it!

If you're visiting Paris with a sweet tooth, put on a chef hat for the day, learn the perfect way to make the classics from a Parisian pastry chef: croissants, eclairs, macarons, brioche, chocolate soufflé… Gluten free? Our Parisian chefs can accommodate your every need. Prefer savory delicacies of Paris? Our great teachers can teach you how to make the perfect baguette, croissants, cheese soufflé... all in their professional kitchens, making for a wonderful experience. After which, you’ll sit down and enjoy your creations with your chef teacher and other students in these intimate short courses with a small class size in Paris.

Let a Parisian chef share their kitchen with you as you learn all their traditional recipes. You’ll be gaining priceless knowledge of Paris cooking, that you can only get by joining 'les cours' in a local Paris chef’s home. Go home with pages of new Paris cooking skills, allowing you to add a French touch to your repertoire, making your trip to Paris last forever! Forget about that Paris cooking school, join an intimate class Paris.

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cook with locals in paris in their homes!

There are many reasons why you should take cooking classes in Paris to learn about French gastronomy with locals in Paris rather than going to a cooking school.

  • You'll get to learn from real Parisians who know the cuisine inside and out. Paris cooking schools often hire chefs who are trained in classical French cuisine, but they may not have the same level of experience or knowledge as a local who has grown up eating and cooking classic French dishes.
  • Discover French culture. You'll get to experience the culture of Paris firsthand. Cooking classes in a cooking school are often held in a sterile environment, but when you cook with locals, you'll get to glimpse into the life of Parisian home cooks or a French chef off-duty, and learn all their skills. Learn how to cook with a glass of French wine in your hand in the chef's Latin Quarter home. You'll be cooking recipes passed down in their family, and you'll be able to ask your host questions about Paris. You won't get all of that at a Paris cooking school. 
  • Flexible. The chef's can accommodate for your special needs, want to learn how to make gluten free croissants? They can help you, want to add a wine tasting or a market tour to the class, they'll happily accommodate your every desire. With free cancellation of your Paris cooking class offered if you cancel more than 2 days in advance. 
  • You'll make new friends. A cooking class with a local are a great way to meet other people who are interested in food and travel. You'll have the funniest evening, sharing your experiences with each other, and you may even make some lifelong friends.
  • You'll have more fun. A cooking class with a local in their home is a more relaxed and informal experience than going to a cooking school. You'll get to learn in a more personal way, and you'll have more opportunities to ask questions and get to know your host.

why you should learn to cook with local chefs in Paris through eatwith

If you're looking for the best cooking classes in Paris, then we highly recommend learning how to cook with locals. You'll learn a lot, have fun, and make new friends in the process.

  • You'll get to cook in a beautiful Parisian home or private venue. This is a great way to experience the real Parisian lifestyle and to see how locals live.
  • You'll learn from experienced and passionate Paris chefs how to cook a 4 course meal. These chefs are experts in cooking 'la cuisine Paris', with fluent English, often hosting their hands-on classes as extra income in between work. They'll be more than happy to share their knowledge and skills with you.
  • You'll get to meet other food-loving travelers in Paris from all over the world. This is a great way to make new friends and to learn about different cultures.
  • You'll have a fun and memorable experience. Learning how to cook with locals is a great way to experience the best of Paris and to learn about French culture.

paris cooking: learn about french culture with locals through eatwith

Eatwith is the world's largest community of food and travel lovers who are revolutionizing the way we eat. Book the best cooking classes, wine tastings, dinners, food tours, pop-up events, rooftop parties and more, all accompanied by a local host. Our experiences and activities are balance of learning new things and quality time for both the hosts and guests. Stay flexible, with free cancellation of most experiences. 

With Eatwith, you're invited to a French cooking class. Experience authentic aperitif traditions with a French family who speaks English fluently, learn to make famous desserts like the great delicious macaron and éclairs, or discover all the quaint farmers markets with a local guide.

Join dinner in a host’s apartment or go on chocolate tours around the city with a group, Eatwith guarantees the best time! Learn all the recipes for different types of flour and emulsions in a Parisian bakery, ‘boulangerie’, or how to braise lamb like a restaurant would… The choices are unlimited!

We must admit, with such a romantic city full of hidden gems, our cooking classes in Paris are some of the finest we offer, but if that's not entirely your thing, why not try a small group tour catering for a more relaxed atmosphere? Perhaps wine-making workshops are your idea of a wonderful experience or satisfying your sweet tooth with your own pastry chef?

Whatever class size, tour, or cooking experience you prefer, you'll find great conversation and an excellent chef in our course. We totally recommend all our professional kitchen experiences and those held in a private apartment—we really do have something for everyone.

book a cooking class in paris - here's why!

Have you ever wondered how croissants are made or longed for the best cuisine Paris can offer? Do you want to remake the rich flavors you tried while sipping wine in a cafe at Versailles in October weather? Or dive into the secrets behind the classic French dishes. Join a baking class where you can learn to cook like a professional chef of atelier des chefs and prepare a meal that even the most critical foodist will love. 

Our amazing chefs will prepare you from the very basics of preparing ingredients during class, which will be the highlight of your meals. Take a trip down to the market for cheese, spices, wine, and fresh ingredients to prepare for the meal.

Your instructor will have you prepare a cordon bleu or tartare like the professionals, guide you step by step, and coach you with more detailed information about the pinnacle of French gastronomy. With their guidance throughout the workshop, you will master the recipes with flying colors, just like you would learn in school. Choose a suitable date, venue, and location, your very own French chef, and jump right in! Cooking classes in Paris are the most amazing way to discover 'la cuisine Paris'!

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4 of the best Paris cooking classes

Learn how to make French favorites like macarons and bistro classics like a real Parisian!