Paris Cooking Class including 3-Course Lunch, Wine & Optional Market Visit

Paris, France

From USD 209.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 7 days in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Indulge in a true gourmet French experience: preparing, cooking, and enjoying your own 3-course meal. Choose between a 4.5- or 6-hour Paris culinary course (a 1.5-hour market visit is optional) then set out to learn the tricks and techniques of French cooking. An instructor will help you through the steps of creating an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. French wine is also included with your gourmet lunch.
  • Visit a food market in Paris’ Latin Quarter (if option selected) to buy ingredients from the class
  • Plan your menu and cook your meal with guidance from your instructor
  • Sample a selection of different wines and learn how to pair wine with food
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people ensures personal attention from your instructor

Sample Menu


Salmon tartare with yuzu

Salmon tartare with yuzu (Japanese vinaigrette), served on a soy-poached turnip


Parisian-style coq au vin


Poached peach, raspberry coulis, and homemade vanilla ice cream

What's Included

  • Professional instructor
  • Croissant and coffee or tea (only if 6-hour option selected)
  • Market visit (only if 6-hour option selected) with cheese samples
  • Use of required equipment and attire
  • Lunch
  • White and red wine (half a bottle per person)
  • Electronic copy of recipes
  • A complimentary Drop-Stop for the perfect pour every time
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 59 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine
    59 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France

    We meet at Le Foodist, 59 Rue Cardinal Lemoine. It is 100 meters from metro Stop Cardinal Lemoine on line 10.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years for this tour
  • No unaccompanied children accepted
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

I highly recommend this class, in which you will learn about french food, cooking technics, culture, people, among others.
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One of a kind cooking class!
Kurt_S, Mar 2023
We loved every part of the cooking class! Freddie was a wonderful chef and very entertaining! The lunch was so tasty and we were able to help make every part of the meal. We certainly learned a few new techniques that we will use in our home! This was well worth our time. Such a memorable experience.
You'll learn some new things
VasylMarkus, Feb 2023
I've signed up for seven or eight cooking classes in various cities, and with one exception they've all been fun and entertaining. This class is no exception, but this one also provided some pretty good high level culinary knowledge. During our meal, it came out that Chef Fred used to be an engineer, and it shows in his approach. Not only does he teach how to do somethingbut will explain why you do it in the kitchen. There were a lot of moving parts in preparing this meal -- it is French cuisine, after all! -- but a Fred kept all the parts moving and we finished preparing a meal that should take all day in a few hours (with no loss in tastiness). The downside is that because there are so many things to do, you won't get a chance to try everything. However, everything is explained and you get to see all the moving parts. I signed up for the market tour and so should you. The market itself is something you could see on your own, but Fred's explanation of how it works behind the scenes is something you probably won't get on your own. The add-on makes for a long class, but imo worth it.
Not to be missed!
Marsha_R, Feb 2023
This was an unforgettable experience! Chef Frederick was so personable you could help but love him.. don’t miss The Foodist!
Delicious fun
SUZANNE_G, Feb 2023
Fred is an awesome host and instructor. He made the whole experience interesting and educational, especially the science of cooking. Our group had a great time and the food was delicious.
Perfect date night!
Lindsay_M, Feb 2023
This was the highlight of our Paris trip! It was exactly what we were looking for. Fred was awesome. It was the perfect balance of hands-on experience but also learning from a professional. The food was excellent and we had a blast!
Great experience to really understand Paris through culture, food, and more!
Katie_C, Jan 2023
Fred was great! The market tour was super helpful and Fred was full of knowledge on cooking, culture, and everything in between! Learned some skills and am excited to use them at home. Would recommend as a must-do while in Paris.
Chef Frederick made the...
Judith_T, Jan 2023
Chef Frederick made the experience best. Can’t wait to return to Paris and take another class. It was perfect.
Loved it
Sandra_S, Jan 2023
Great experience for different levels of cooks. Our chef actually ally has a PHD in chemical engineering which gave a good explanation to the food science. The group was small enough to be enjoyable. Definitely take the option for the early morning shopping.
Good time had by all
JUSTIN_W, Dec 2022
The chef was top notch. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting. Instruction was to the point and easy to follow. The kitchen was professional grade and a pleasure to work in with a group.
Great experience, would do again
Rebecca_H, Dec 2022
Chef Frédéric was a great teacher - he was clear and specific with his instructions, but also made the whole experience fun. Everyone got a job, so everyone was involved in at least some part of the process in each course. Absolutely do the trip to the market, it was well worth the additional time and money.
Great last day in Paris
Chris_W, Dec 2022
So fun - learned a lot and a great time with our fellow students. The instructor was great - knowledgeable, funny and fun!! A great way to spend a day in Paris -
Delicious food and great experience
Cheryl_M, Nov 2022
We had a great experience with Frederick! He took us to the market and then we made a French gormet cuisine that included cauliflower and leek soup, salmon and ratatouille then a pear chocolate desert. Fabulous and delicious 😋
Great Day in Paris
Josephine_M, Oct 2022
The Chef Fred gave us many valuable tips. Discussed the science of cooking. The visit to the market was great.
Would I recommend? Absolutely yes!
Sharon_Q, Oct 2022
We’ve seen the major tourist sights in Paris and always enjoy the food. On this visit we decided to join a cooking class with a market visit. It turned out that we met a great group of people, enjoyed the stories of a great host, learned some new cooking techniques, and had delicious food and wine. We’ll plan on doing the class again the next time we’re in Zparis.
Such a blast
Kevin_A, Oct 2022
We had a wonderful time. Frederic was so knowledgeable, so much fun, and taught us lots of new things. My wife is a great cook and I’m a novice and we both had a blast so experience level doesn’t matter at all.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Bonjour Kevin_A, thank you for highlighting that both a novice and an experienced cook enjoyed this experience at Le Foodist with Chef Frederic. It is very nice to read. A la prochaine I hope Cheers Fred
A great experience
Janine_H, Oct 2022
What an excellent experience. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the class. We met really nice people and Fred was a pleasure.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Bonjour Janine_H, many thanks for your great review of your experience at Le Foodist with Chef Fred. Cheers Fred
Don’t miss this cooking class
Travis_W, Oct 2022
We loved everything about this class. The market, the food, the wine and especially Fred. We can’t wait to come back and try their other classes.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Bonjour Travis, thank you for your kind words about your experience at Le Foodist - it is very nice to read you enjoyed everything about the experience so much. We look forward to having you back for Croissants or Baguettes or French Desserts or Macarons, or why not a Wine Tasting or a Food Tour? A la prochaine! Cheers Fred
Thank you, Fred!
Rodney_A, Sept 2022
My wife and daughter took the class, and loved it. Fred was a great teacher and wonderful companion. I regret that I didn't take the class with them. They did the market visit at the beginning, and learned a lot that was helpful in the latter part of our stay in Paris. Definitely recommend this. My wife and I are talking about a return, and we will both take this or another of Le Foodist's classes.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Bonjour Rodney thank you so much for your heart felt review of your wife and daughter's market visit and cooking class experience at Le Foodist. I am very happy to read that a lot of what you learned at the market ended up being helpful for the rest of your stay. And we will definitely be looking forward to having you back at Le Foodist. Cheers Fred
Fun Paris Cooking Experience
Thomas_P, Sept 2022
Fun experience learning new cooking techniques. Chef Fred engaged entire class in relaxed atmosphere. Market also fun and informative. Tres delicieux! Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Bonjour Thomas, thank you for your high recommendation of cooking classes at Le Foodist. Highly appreciated! Cheers Fred
Must Do!
Rick_K, Sept 2022
Fred was so knowledgeable and passionate about food and cheese! Love the stories and blend of history and culture.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Bonjour Rick_K thank you for your compliments to your experience at Le Foodist. Merci beaucoup Fred