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Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries provided by Meeting the French

Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries

Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries
4
Book in advance
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£103.22
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
Discover the secrets of French baking with this unique culinary experience in Paris. Meet your host, a local chef, in a convenient central location and then walk together to his or her nearby apartment. Tie on an apron and prepare to get busy in your host’s fully equipped private kitchen. The exact recipes your host selects will vary by day, but you can expect to prepare two or three different desserts. You may whip up French classics like tarte Tatin (upside-down caramelized apple tart), delicate lemon madeleines (shell-shaped butter cookies) or molten fondant au chocolate. The day’s menu may also include or other sweet treats from around the globe, such as rum-roasted pineapples or another recipe favored by your host. Prepare to measure, mix, boil and bake under the watchful eye of your expert instructor. Learn professional tips for delicious results and chat about what it’s like to work as a professional chef in a city known worldwide for fantastic cuisine. When the oven timer goes off, take a seat and enjoy your homemade desserts accompanied by coffee, tea or hot cocoa.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3234DESSERT
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
2-3 desserts • Professional chef • Copies of the recipes • Apron, utensils and ingredients
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
Paris, France Your class will take place at the apartment of a French chef located within Paris city limits. You will be sent the full address and directions via email shortly after booking..
Inclusions
2-3 desserts • Professional chef • Copies of the recipes • Apron, utensils and ingredients
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
Paris, France Your class will take place at the apartment of a French chef located within Paris city limits. You will be sent the full address and directions via email shortly after booking..
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age: 6 years old
Vegetarian, vegan, glucose-free and lactose-intolerant dietary restrictions are catered to. Please note this in the 'special requirements' field on booking.
The class requires a minimum of two people total. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements or too many passengers in one booking that would overbook the class. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Please note that this activity is not recommended for those with sensitive airborne allergies.
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
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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Brad B
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
A Great Experience for my 12-Year-Old Daughter and Me
Jun 2019
This was excellent father-daughter experience. The chef was very knowledgable, personable, and had a great sense of humor. He interacted with my 12-year-old just as well as he did with the adults in our small class. He spoke fluent English, and even e-mailed us his recipes for each of the desserts - which were all delicious! He even went above & beyond by calling a taxi for the other American couple (who were too afraid to take the Paris Metro, which had a stop only a block or two away). If I ever return to Paris, I'd like to book a class with him again for my other kids to attend!
Written 19 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello 617bradb, Thank you for your review! We're very glad to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed the class, and that your chef went above and beyond to make sure everyone felt comfortable and welcomed. On your next trip to Paris, don't hesitate to get in touch with us; we'd be delighted to welcome you back for another of our culinary experiences!
Written 31 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amy
1 contribution
Definitely not worth it
Oct 2019 • Family
I have never rated anytjing on Trip Advisor, but I chose to in the case because this class is way too expensive and we didn’t learn anything. It is a complete waste of time. Our group was 2 adults and a 14 yo girl, and although our host was very friendly, he basically taught us how to crack eggs and stir dough. The level is for 5-8 year olds. We stood and watched the teacher for the most part, or watched each other preform the most basic tasks. We paid for three hours but finished after 2h20. The host took my email address and said that he would email me recipes, but has not. This class is a joke and we were shocked that it is advertised as “French cooking class: dessert and pastries” because that description is an overstatement. We should get a refund, (but that will never happen) as the class is nothing as advertised. Admittedly this is not the host’s fault. The class is just falsely advertised so please, avoid anything associated with this company.
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Amy S, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share your thoughts about the class with us; and our apologies for only being able to get back to you now. We're sorry to hear that you feel that your cooking class fell short of expectations, and that you were dissatisfied with your experience. The class is adapted for all levels of experience; it seems from your review that you were expecting something that was more adapted to experienced bakers rather than beginners, and for this we apologize; should you participate in another cooking class, don't hesitate to inform the instructor of any previous experience and skill. As for the fact that that you only just watched, this may come from a cultural difference; in France, instructors typically do not invite students to participate for fear of putting them "on the spot," and those who wish to get involved are encouraged to state so and come forward with the desire to participate even more. Our goal in providing these classes is to bridge gaps across different cultures, and it seems that this didn't occur during your class. You stated that you should get a refund but that it will "never happen"; but we never received a refund request from you after your class. If you would like to discuss this experience further with us, feel free to write to us at contact@meetingthefrench.com.
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

martha4070
Nashville, TN65 contributions
Wonderful experience
Took this class with my teenage niece. Frederic was our chef. Easy to get to his apartment. He was very patient with us. All three desserts were wonderful. We did not get the recipes but have reached out to Viator hoping they can get us in touch with the chef. Would love to be able to make these desserts at home. Wonderful experience!!
Written 19 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi martha4070, Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed the class. If you still haven't received the recipes from Chef Frédéric, please let us know at contact@meetingthefrench.com and we will have them resent; it is possible they ended up in spam or junk by accident.
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Krista B
1 contribution
Teens and parents, grandparents and aunts- good desserts.
Jun 2019 • Family
Great class, step by step instructions and efficient for the two hours. He was very nice when asked about short cuts he used and advice about ingredients. Made sure all the teens were involved. Also good variety of desserts.
Written 15 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Krista, thanks for your feedback! So glad to hear you had a good time during the class; I'll be passing on your review to your chef who will be delighted to read your kind words!
Written 19 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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