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Cooking Classes, Cookery Holidays, Culinary Courses, Gourmet Vacations whatever you want to call them you’ll find a wide variety here. From week long holidays to day or half-day classes. From nippy Norway to sunny Spain, whatever the location or duration the thing that matters most is FOOD.

I’m guessing that you, like me, are a lover of food. Good food. And with that comes the desires to cook better, experiment more and discover the world of food that is at our fingertips today.

So come on in,  have a browse. I hope you’ve already eaten as you peruse these  mouth-watering photos and courses arranged country by country.


Courses for Cooks


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Courses for Cooks is run by long-time, Leiths School of Food and Wine trained cook and chef Jenny Thomson. The courses take place in her Victorian house with two acres of organic garden in Fife, Scotland.

Courses for Cooks, Scotland

How They Work

– Minimum 2, maximum 4

– Half day classes

– One day classes

– Two day classes

Cooking Classes

– Foundation classes

– Patisserie

– Perfect Pies

– Sushi ….. and more.


– Courses are pre-planned with set dates

– Bespoke days/dates and courses


For more information contact Courses for Cooks.

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La Vie du Chateau


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In the heart of the Pays de La Loire you can stay and cook in style at ​Château de La Barbée. The present day château was built on the site of an 11th century fortress by the count François de La Bouillerie the Imperial Treasurer for Napoleon.


How They Work

– One day classes

– Three day classes

– Four day classes

Cooking Classes

– Classic French Cuisine

– Every day or dinner party menus

– Private wine tastings and market visits


Three/four day courses once a month, one day course on demand.


For more information and dates visit La Vie du Chateau


Venise en Provence


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Giuseppina Mabilia, an Italian in France, is your teacher at Venise in Provence an Italian Cookery school in Luberon, provence and also in Venice. A personal chef and cookery teacher who loves to source all her ingredients locally and offers small group classes in her home.


How they Work

– Weekly classes

– Day classes

– Cooking and Market Tour Day

– Maximum 6 per weekly class.

Cooking Classes

– Italian and Provençal Cuisine

– Pastas, Pizzas & Bread

– Foraging


– Day courses on demand

– Weekly courses planned dates



For more information visit Venise en Provence

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The Awaiting Table


Long-time teacher, writer, sommelier and owner of The Awaiting Table Silvestro Silvestori loves to share his roots, Lecce in Puglia. Offering not only cooking classes but combining them with cycling holidays and even castle stays. Learn from his passion and knowledge of the local culinary traditions and wines of the area.


How they Work

– Day and week courses, not including accommodation

– Castle-stay week courses

– Wine and cooking courses

Cooking Classes

– Local Pugalise cooking

– Preserving & Bottling

– Learn about and use Extra Virgen Olive Oil

– Cyling, cooking and wine


– Set week courses eg. Olive oil week in October

– Day courses throughout the year


For more information visit The Awaiting Table

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French Dining School


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Run by Michelin trained chef Poul Jensen, French Dining School in Kerrouet, rural Brittany offers 5-day gourmet hands-on cooking courses to improve your skills in French and Modern cuisine.

French Cooking School

How they work

– home-based cooking classes

– 5-day courses

– accommodation in Gite or Chateau nearby

Cooking Classes

– French and Modern Cuisine

– Walking & Market Tours

– Cook 2-course Lunch & 3-course Dinner


– Flexible throughout the year


For more information visit French Dining School.

Cook’n with Class in Paris


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Chef Eric Fraudeau started to give his first cooking classes in Paris in 2007 and now has a cookery school in Uzes, Provence too.

Join him and other professional chefs for a variety of small group classes and tours.

Cookery School

What They Do

– Market produce shopping tour & cooking class

– Small group tours/classes

– Wide range of courses with different chefs

Cookery Classes

– Dessert & Baking classes

– 3/5-class Package

– Seasonal classes


– Available all year

French Market, Paris

For more information and booking see Cook n’Class in Paris

Cook’n with Class in Uzes


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After opening his first cooking school in Paris in 2007 Chef Eric Fraudeau has opened a second school in the South of France. Shop, cook, eat and drink together in Provence with Market Tours and cookery courses.



What they Do

– French market tours

– Private classes

– Fish classes

Cookery Classes

– Market shopping & three-course meal preparation, 5-6 hours

– Private Individual and small group classes

– Mediterranean and Provencal Fish dishes

– All classes 5-6 hours from 125€ pp


– Available all year

Cooking classes, cooking with fish

For more information and booking see Cook n’Class in Uzes


La Tavola Marche


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La Tavola Marche, Farm, Inn and Cookery School is the place to discover rural Italy. Go foraging, gather produce off the farm, collect eggs, bake pizza over wood fires all in genial company with great wine.

Hand-made sausage

How they Work

– Half day or day classes eg. pizza, sauces, Italian, Dinner Party

– Min. 4 night holidays inc. cooking classes, tastings and tours

– Specialities Butchering, All things Italian, foraging

Cooking Classes

– Half day inc. meal, wine, apron & recipe book 125€ pp

– Day cooking inc. above 200€ pp

– Organised holidays eg. Cooking & Foraging. D.O.C wine & cheese tastings


– Set course dates

– On request

Italian Pizza

For more information visit La Tavola Marche

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Cookery Studio Kent


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Set in the stunning gardens of a traditional Oast House in the heart of the Kent countryside Cookery Studio Kent held in a beautifully renovated barn is run by Diane Perry and welcomes beginners as well as more experienced cooks.  With on or off-site accommodation for cooking days, corporate team building and bespoke packages.


Oast Garden 014 (800x533)

How they Work

– Bespoke packages

– Day classes

– 4-day holidays

– Healthy Eating, Vietnamese, Baking, Afternoon Tea, Cooking for Couples, Students, Children

Cookery Classes

–  Day classes, including  lunch 9.45 – 3pm £125

– Day classes 10 – 2pm £75

– 4-day holidays

– Bespoke and Corporate events


– Throughout the year

– On request


See Cookery Studio Kent for more details.

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Manna from Devon


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Husband and wife Manna from Devon team offer cookery courses from their home in south Devon. From bread-making to Asian cuisine and wood-fired cooking in small group classes.

wood-fired cookbook







How they Work

– Day classes, demonstrations, private classes

– Also run day classes at nearby Deer Park Hotel

– Specialities Wood-fired oven, Bread making, Local produce, amongst others

Cookery Classes

– Small groups, private groups

– Outside events/demonstration/classes

– One day classes from £75 pp


– Constant choice of classes and dates throughout the year










For more information visit Manna from Devon

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