Learn to make delightful French patisserie on our new cooking course in the Loire Valley

For serious foodies and Francophiles out there who want to discover how to master the wonderful world of French baking and patisserie, we present our wonderful new cookery holiday with award-winning chefs, Alison and Sidney.

Do not be intimidated! This fun holiday is perfect for any level and you will learn a vast range of skills and techniques so you can create delicious desserts when you’re back home.

The five Ws

What? This decadent pastry and dessert course will cover everything from eclairs to croissants and everything in between

Who? Professional chefs Alison and Sidney

Where? A charming hamlet in the Loire Valley

When? Selected dates just twice a year!

Why? 36 hours of hands-on cooking and instruction with TWO award winning chefs

French patisserie cooking course

Chefs decorate French macarons with gold leaf in kitchen

Sidney and Alison – patisserie master chefs!

This delightful week covers it all and brings only the best dishes, techniques and ingredients in the most unpretentious way with an amazing husband and wife team who can’t wait to teach you how to flambé & sauté alongside them.

Sunny mornings at the bakery, hours learning the secrets of how to create puff & chou pastry, souffles, macarons, will be sure to fly by. But there are also the ingredients to create a memorable holiday – time to lounge poolside, a chance to cycle through country lanes and an incredible Zulu BBQ with the chefs under the stars.

Alison and Sidney have worked all over the world as groundbreaking, innovative chefs as well as having cooked for heads of State and celebrities. And if they are good enough for the Queen, they’re good enough for you!

Click here to find out more.

We update our site regularly with amazing new trips from local hosts around the world. These hosts devote their lives to sharing their passions with travellers who want local, immersive experiences and are always up for meeting people & trying something new.

If that sounds like something you’d like to try, get in touch or visit our website.