Get ready for the ultimate French food experience
In an exclusive partnership, our Gourmet department store has invited the prestigious professional cooking school Ferrandi Paris to host a series of workshops designed to teach you how to whip up classic dishes and desserts worthy of the fanciest Michelin-starred restaurants. Learn alongside great chefs in small groups and uncover the secrets of iconic French recipes.
Cooking classes for every gourmet
From pastry classes, to savory dishes or baking workshops for children: everyone can have a good time!
Chef’s Secrets (130€)
Step into the kitchen with a renowned chef and discover the secrets behind one of the emblematic course meal of French cuisine. You will cook seasonal products just arrived from French markets. Yummy!
Baker’s Secrets (130€)
The can’t-miss sights in Paris? The desserts, of course! Don your chef’s hat and learn the tips and tricks on how to make the perfect dessert during our pastry classes.
Whether you are a beginner or a whizz in the kitchen, you will appreciate our group cooking: the chief takes time to teach the recipe step by step and lets no one in the back kitchen. Thematic workshops are also offered according to the highlights of the year (Epiphany, Easter, Christmas…). Last but not least: we do cooking classes for English speakers on demand.
Your French cooking class in Paris Schedule
– You will be greeted by your chef to make introductions and discover the kitchen in which you will have the chance to learn an emblematic French food recipe.
– You will then get behind the stove and follow your chef’s advice to make the most of your cooking class.
– You will carry out the different stages of preparation in the conviviality of a small group (no more than 6 people) and will benefit from the proximity of your chef.
– You will discover many tricks that you will be able to reproduce on a daily basis so that your course meals and desserts are always irresistible.
– Icing on the cake: you will leave with your creation to enjoy with your family or friends!
Ferrandi Paris: the masters of French cuisine
Created 100 years ago, Ferrandi Paris is one of the most prestigious gastronomy and hospitality school in the world, known for its level of excellence. A lot of distinguished chefs, recognized for their signature culinary works and talent for innovation learned in its cooking classes. Among them are many Michelin-starred chiefs, such as Tomy Gousset, Arnaud Donckele, Adeline Grattard and great artisans, like Gontran Cherrier, considered like one of the best bakers in Paris and owner of seven bakeries around the world.
More than a gastronomy school, Ferrandi is a unique place where cuisine meets science, art, technology and innovation, a constant stream of discovery, inspirations, and exchanges. It gathers the greatest professional in the sector around the challenges of renewal in the culinary creativity and hospitality industry. Galeries Lafayette has chosen the best partner for its French cooking classes in Paris!
Prestigious Ferrandi Paris alumni
Many Michelin starred chiefs have studied at Ferrandi Paris School. No doubt : you will learn the secrets of French food with the best of the best. Let us introduce two iconic ones to make you mouth water.
Distinguished as the world best starred-chef in 2019 by his peers and nominated Chef of the Year by the Gault et Millau, Arnaud Donckele is recognized for his creative, professionalism and the poetry of his French cuisine. He his passioned about nature and local products.
Already awarded three Michelin stars in 2013 for his Tropezian restaurant La Vague d’Or, this artist of taste has just achieved an unusual feat: obtaining, six months after its opening, three macarons in one go for Plénitude, a gastronomic jewel case planted in the center Paris.
Tomy Gousset has a lot to be happy about: his restaurant Tomy & Co has retained its Michelin star after obtaining this very fine recognition for the first time in 2019 and his second establishment, Hugo & Co, received the distinction of best bistro of the year via Gault & Millau in 2019. As for his latest, the Mediterranean-flavored restaurant Marso & Co, which opened in 2019, it has managed to make its place in the landscape of quality Parisian restaurants.
Want to cook like a chief back home?
To further tantalize your taste buds and extend the experience at home, you can find the high-quality products used in the workshop at the Maison & Gourmet Store.We also recommend you the French cuisine bible: Le grand cours de cuisine Ferrandi. The reference book reflecting the professional cooking school pedagogy! The emphasis is on the precision of the gesture and the acquisition of tricks of the trade thanks to the detailed steps and the recipes presented in three levels of difficulty.
What clients say about Galeries Lafayette French cooking classes
“The small number of participants allowed us to have personalized advice”. – Jérôme, May 2022
“For a first participation, I appreciated the recipe prepared and tasted. The instructor was very educational. We left with a beautiful apron.” – Germain, December 2022