Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris

Paris, France

From $168.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get the authentic French culinary experience with a small-group cooking class in a private Parisian apartment. Head to the centrally-located home and get ready to learn — and eat! Meet your local chef instructor, gather ingredients on an optional market tour, and discover the fundamentals of preparing classic French dishes such as soufflé, cod mouclade, and chocolate fondant. Then prepare and savor delicious dishes with fellow food lovers.
  • Choice of 3-hour cooking lesson or 4.5-hour lesson including market tour
  • Hands-on training from an experienced French chef
  • Enjoy small-group, personalized format
  • Finish with a delicious lunch and glass of wine

Sample Menu


Mediterranean Zucchini


Marinated Chicken


Mini Chocolate Lava Cake

What's Included

  • Cooking lesson with local chef in Parisian apartment
  • Tour of local Market (if option selected)
  • Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients and copy of recipe to take home
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Paris
    Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

    The apartment will be located within Paris city limits, and you will be sent the full address and directions via email shortly after booking.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We will do our best to accommodate, but will inform you if a specific dietary requirement is unable to be met.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any allergies (food, animals...)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by Meeting the French

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours 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 travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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An interesting and enjoyable session that I recommend to others
298 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Cooking Class with Chef Frederic
Ellen_M, Mar 2023
We spent a delightful day shopping for the freshest ingredients and cooking an amazing lunch with Chef Frederic.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Bonjour Ellen, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It's always a pleasure to hear when our guests have a great time in our cooking classes. We hope that you'll be able to use the skills you learned in the class to recreate the dishes at home. We hope to see you again soon! If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us!🤗 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Best experience of the trip!
Michael_J, Mar 2023
Chef Fred was simply amazing! He took us through a local outdoor market where we planned the menu for the day. He was great at explaining different techniques and very patient as we practiced ourselves. The final meal was absolutely delicious, one of our best meals while in Paris.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Bonjour Michael, We are so pleased to read your feedback! Chef Frederick is a great Chef! We hope you will try to make the recipes again at home! If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us!🤗 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Cooking with our French Chef
Margarette_L, Jan 2023
We booked this tour to experience French culture and it was a great experience. Our host, Marthe, was fabulous and we got to learn cooking techniques and also made new friends. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Bonjour ! Thank you so much for your great review ! We are glad that you enjoyed your cooking class with Marthe. We hope to see you again soon ! If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us! 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
5 stars! Culinary arts with a view!
Margaret_G, Jan 2023
All of it! Myriam’s humor made for a delightful addition to the instruction and hands-on efforts! The trip to the market was punctuated by additional and individual tastes and purchases. Her apartment was beautiful and offered a panoramic view of her neighborhood and beyond. A wonderful day!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello ! We are so glad that you enjoyed your cooking class with Myriam ! Indeed her humor makes the class more authentic we love it ! And if you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us! 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Fantastic evening and class
Laurie_L, Jan 2023
Miriam was personable and knowledgeable. I cook a lot and she continually gave us such useful tips and information. And the food we prepared was fantastic! A small group and so much fun!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Bonjour Laurie! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope you will use the recipies again to try it at home, Chef Laurie! 👩‍🍳 We hope to see you again soon! If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us! 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Loved it❤️
Katrina_C, Jan 2023
Myriam is gracious, tres experienced, knowledgeable and professional ! We found this class to be intimate and challenging ( in a good way). The back stories of the recipes and their origins in particular the the Basque région are complex and lent dimension and depth to our culinary experience ! The Oaxaca incredible ! Miriam’s taste and aesthetic are exquisite ! Her space is epic! Myriam’s story is fascinating and inspiring! We think she should have a Cooking show or possibly a cool utube channel ! Thanks for hosting us, Sending warm regards from Pacific Northwest (Seattle)❤️💋Katrina and Mary
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Bonjour Katrina and Mary from paris to Seattle! Thank you so much for your nice review ! We are glad that you enjoyed your cooking class with Myriam and enjoyed the challenge. We will tell her to open a youtube chanel then ! We hope to see you again soon! If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us! 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Great Experience
Katherine_H, Jan 2023
My niece and I had a great time. The shopping experience was fun and the food we prepared was fantastic. There were only 4 of us. I would have enjoyed doing more of the prep/cooking work.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely review ! We are glad to read that you enjoyed you and your niece your French cooking class! Small groups are perfect to really have the time to learn how to cook with our parisian chef! We hope to see you again soon! If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us! 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Cooking in the City of Love
Tracey_C, Jan 2023
Wonderful experience! Our family really enjoyed shopping in the market and making a meal together in Paris.
Exceeding All Expectations!
Ted_P, Dec 2022
Meeting Chef Frédéric and immediately feeling at ease removed any concerns about my first cooking class. His knowledge, enthusiasm and experience is exceptional! The food we prepared was familiar and tasted amazing!! His instructions and conversation made for a wonderful evening. I left smarter than when I arrived, and inspired!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Bonjour! Thank you for sharing your experience, Ted! Chef Frederic is an amazing chef indeed. If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us! 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
David_V, Nov 2022
Myriam created a wonderful cooking experience! The trip to the market was fascinating as she taught us a lot about unique ingredients from across France. Cooking in her apartment was a great collaborative experience as we created a three course lunch together and learned a lot of important cooking techniques. I would sign up again for this experience.
A wonderful French cooking experience!
Emily_O, Nov 2022
We had a wonderful time cooking with Chef Myriam! First, we visited a market where we picked up supplies for our meal. Myriam taught us about the fresh produce, desserts, and other items that can be found at the market. We then cooked and ate a three course lunch, which was delicious. Overall, we learned a ton and had a lot of fun. Would recommend this class to anyone looking for an authentic French cooking experience!
Great experience
Bobby_J, Nov 2022
We had a great experience with Chef Myriam! She told us all about why we were using certain techniques through the prep for all three courses, the origin of our main course, and had a great balance of demonstrating and letting us try it ourselves. Myriam’s space was very clean and she made sure to make us feel comfortable and welcome the whole time. I would do it again for sure!
Awful, Horrible
Matthew_P, Nov 2022
DONT GO !!The chef was rude to everyone, said racist comments, snobby, disrespectful and didn’t accommodate for my allergies. My partner and I ended up leaving early because of the comments she made about Asian people and us while we were cooking. She even took it to the level of snatching things from people and aggressively grabbing their arms. She also licked her fingers and stir the food we were supposed to eat without even washing her hands. Her name was mar? something , I say save your money and time. I’m very surprised she still has a job
Delightful class with a 2 Star Michelin chef!
darla_t, Nov 2022
We had a lovely mid-day class with Myriam. She was a delightful teacher and made French cuisine - easy and approachable. Her years of experience at a Michelin 2 Star restaurant were demonstrated with a humble, straightforward manner and our lunch was gourmet! This was a highlight for us and is highly recommended!
Gayle_C, Oct 2022
Cooking was great. Recipes delicious. My cooking partners were also great. Miriam was a wonderful teacher.
Cooking in Paris was awesome
Alvin_M, Oct 2022
Shopping at the market and getting tips from Marthe and then cooking in her kitchen was amazing. Seeing a Paris apartment up close and personal was awesome. Marthe is a great teacher and I learned a lot.
Unique and must-do experience
Renee_C, Oct 2022
To spend an evening with a Parisienne Chef in her personal apartment was an experience I will never forget. Myriam was a hoot! The food was spectacular and overall it was a perfect evening.
Wonderful market outing and cooking session
Eriko_H, Oct 2022
Visiting the outdoor market with Chef Fred was great! Quality of seafood, vegetables, etc. was amazing. The menu Fred prepared was easy to follow and delicious. It was fun to talk to him and learn little tips and tricks of cooking too. I had a wonderful day!
Cooking Class
Clare_J, Oct 2022
Chef Marthre, very warm, inviting and is a GREAT chef! Lots of fun and meet other great folks during this experience.
Deflating, Time Waste, No Involvement. Definitely don't bring anyone under the age of 25. Or don't book at all.
Stephanie_C, Oct 2022
I have attempted to submit my review of the Small-Group French Cooking Class TWICE, and each time Viator/TripAdvisor will not allow me to submit. So, I am putting my review in an email: This experience was hard to call a class at all. The instructor, Miriam, allowed minimal-to-no hands-on cooking or involvement from the students (3 adults and 2 children). In my booking, I was explicit that I had two children (8 and 9) joining me and that although they are "young," they are proficient in the kitchen. For the duration of the class, she would only allow my daughter to mix some flour and my son to roll ten balls of dough -- that was it. For a THREE HOUR class! My kids were not only disappointed and bored, but were frankly made to feel like prisoners in her home. She would not allow them to touch anything, she scolded them when they dropped their small Lego toys (which thank the lord I thought to pack!) on her floor, nor would she allow them to sit on her couch. By the end of the class, the kids felt shamed, bored, and let-down completely by the experience. I spent a fortune to have an entire, precious morning wasted. We have traveled endlessly, have lived in 6 different countries, have had several cooking classes and other various experiences -- This was by far and away the WORST class we've had. I wish I could take that time back and give my children a positive, educational experience.