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Walnut Grove Cookery School

La Hunaudiere, 53400 Livre la Touche, France
+33 2 43 98 50 02
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This fantastic course keeps your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground.

Mother and daughter. Despite varying abilities the course was ideally suited to us both. It took... read more

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julie p
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New Forest, United Kingdom
Enhancing cookery skills in the French countryside

Wow, what a wonderful culinary experience we have just concluded. Walnut Grove is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Professional gourmet chef Maynard Harvey is waiting to share with you his wealth of experience and to take your cooking to the next level. Classes are fun, informal and inspirational – with no more than five guests to one chef everybody gets the personal attention they require, regardless of their skill level, with extensive hands-on time in the kitchen. Can also take one non-participant each course to join in with degustation!
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La Hunaudiere, 53400 Livre la Touche, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Mother and daughter. Despite varying abilities the course was ideally suited to us both. It took over three weeks to find a course that would be suitable. It exceeded every expectation. The teaching was professional from a highly accomplished chef and was delivered with a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a wonderful culinary experience we have just concluded. Walnut Grove is a beautiful compound located just on the edge of a small community just south of Laval. Wonderfully comfortable accommodations in one of the two preserved historic buildings. Cooking classes (max 5 students!)...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Rob Thank you very much for your comments, we really enjoyed meeting you both, and hope your cooking continues sucessfully! Let us know if you are back in France, it would be great to meet again. Best rgards Maynard and Freya

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Really great week of cooking. Loved how with a small group any question was answered and that I had the Chef instructors full attention. Many techniques were covered especially 'chef tricks of the trade' and plating composition. Will be going back if more courses are...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear Rob It was great to get to know you and hear about your yachting/ski chalet stories! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Good luck with it all and don't hesitate to ask if you have questions. best regards...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

From my fabulous "room with a view" to the sensational food we prepared and ate I cannot thank Freya and Maynard enough - and their son Richard, for perhaps one of the best, most welcoming holidays I have ever had. Three cheers for Walnut Grove...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Dear Donna It was such a pleasure to meet and get to know you. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, we hope the rest of your travels in France will be fabulous. Do keep in touch, hopefully we'll rendez-vous in New...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

I can honestly say this holiday has been one of the best I have ever enjoyed. Having always enjoyed cooking and good food, I chose this course as it promised a culinary adventure. We drove from UK and arrived to a champagne reception, which always...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Dear Vicky Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to meet and spend the week with you both, we too had great fun. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the course, and we look forward to hearing about your adventures...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I had such a wonderful experience at Walnut Grove with my Mum. We both enjoyed gaining new skills and techniques that we will be able to apply to our own cooking when we get home. Freya and Maynard are such fantastics hosts and made us...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Dear Amelia It was such a pleasure to meet you and your mother, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Best wishes with your future cooking/entertaining and I hope we may meet again some time in the future! kind regards Freya

Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is surprising these days to find something that exceeds your expectations but Walnut Grove does this. Freya and Chef Maynard run an exceptional program that starts with first enquiries - Freya does a wonderful job in being responsive to all questions and requests -...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Dear Reuben Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it was lovely to meet you this last week, it was just a shame you had a cold! We are so glad you enjoyed the course, so keep in touch and...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

The memories of the 5 days we spent at Walnut Grove still linger! Maynard is a perfectionist and imparted this passion onto us; giving clever and impressive plating techniques with wonderful tastes and textures! Fabulous food and I learnt a lot, all tied together with...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Dear Helen Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it is much appreciated. It was lovely to meet you when you were here and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Do keep in touch, we always...More

Reviewed 27 June 2016

It's difficult to imagine how the five-day gourmet cookery course at Walnut Grove Cookery School could be bettered. Chef Maynard is an outstanding teacher whose wide, high-level experience is balanced with a strong sense of pragmatism. Over four long days we scampered through scores of...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Dear Susan Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to host you & your husband, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to meet again some time in the not so distant future! In the meantime...More

Reviewed 20 June 2016

When planning our honeymoon to Europe, my husband, a chemist by training who enjoys creating in the kitchen, was very excited to add a cooking school to our plan. He did a bunch of internet research and thanks to the great amount of info available...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Dear Orchidlady Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it was so nice getting to know you & your husband back in May. We are delighted that you have been using your new skills so much since returning home. Please...More

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One fellow holiday maker from the US flew to Paris from the USA and then got the train
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