Classic French Cuisine - Full Day Cookery Course in Devon

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Learn to create some of provincial France's best-loved classic dishes with this full day cookery course in Exeter.

  • Exeter (Devon)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 155

Classic French Cuisine - Full Day Cookery Course in Devon

Learn to create some of provincial France's best-loved classic dishes with this full day cookery course in Exeter.

This superb French Cookery Course in Devon will teach you how to make the holy grail of food – the quintessential French main course. Foodies everywhere revere French cuisine, so if you know one who’d like to go the extra mile and learn how to make it themselves, this is just the ticket!

This is a full day course, during which you’ll learn the best of French cooking. Many world-famous French main courses began as provincial meals that were made by peasants, who used the local ingredients available to them at the time. They’re simple meals using simple ingredients, but the secret to making them delicious is in the techniques used during cooking. During this course, you’ll learn some of those skills – including how to salt meat properly, low-temperature poaching, roasting whole lamb leg, proper flash frying, resting of cooked meats etc. – so that your own versions of the French classics taste just as good as they would if you were eating them in La Belle France! You can expect to make meals like Gigot d’Agneau (roast leg of lamb), Steak Frites (steak and chips, French style), and French Onion Soup. At the end of the day you’ll have a few brand new and impressive dishes to add to your dinner party box-of-tricks, and a better understanding of some of the most important principles of French cookery.

This is a superb experience gift for true foodies, so if you know one in Devon who’d appreciate a little French flavour in their lives, this full day French Cookery Course is ‘parfait’!

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This One Day Classic French Cookery Class runs on selected midweek dates throughout the year - usually once per month.

For specific availability, please contact our customer service team.

During your class, you could be making a selection of the following dishes:

Confit d’ Canard (Duck Leg preserved in its own fat)

Soupe d’Oignon (French Onion Soup)

Gigot d'Angneau (Leg of Lamb)

Magret de Canard (Pan-Fried Duck Breast)

Omelette au Cepes (Wild Mushroom Omelette)

Pommes Sarladaises (Dordogne-style Potatoes and Garlic Pan-Fried in Duck Fat)

Steak Frites (Beef Steak with Thin Chips)


Everyone is welcome to take part in this cookery class.

You must be able to responsibly handle sharp knifes and hot pans. If you are unsure about your ability to take part in the lesson, please feel free to get in touch.

If you have any severe allergies or dietary requirements, please alert the cookery school upon booking and they will be happy to discuss dish possibilities.


Experience Duration: 07:00

Time at Venue: 07:10

This is a full day French cuisine cookery class, lasting for approximately 7 hours in total.

Your day will start at 9:30am, finishing at around 4:30pm - please note that you'll need to arrive around 10 minutes before you are due to begin,

Hot and cold beverages will be available throughout your cooking experience.

Your day also includes a lunch break in the middle of the day, whereby you'll get the chance to taste some of the delicious dishes you've already created.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Classic French Cuisine - Full Day Cookery Course in Devon is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 10

Spectators Allowed on Site: No

You will join a group of participants for your cookery class.

This course is not suitable for spectators, however, there is plenty to do in the historic quayside.

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What to wear

All cooking equipment required will be provided by the school for your experience.

Please wear suitable clothing and comfy shoes, as you will be on your feet throughout your experience - open-toed shoes are not appropriate in the kitchen.

Please be prepared to tie long hair back.


Your classic French cooking class takes place in a newly refurbished cookery school, so should not be affected by the weather. However, if the experience is cancelled by the school due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be able to reschedule for an alternative date.

£ 155
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