Fantastic French Cookery Course in Brittany

Highlights

  • Great French gastronomy taught to you by a a Michelin trained chef
  • Learn new skills or improve your technique, master recipes to wow friends and family
  • Visits to local markets and producers
  • Enjoy wine and cider tastings
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What you'll do

Overview

This fantastic French cooking holiday will change the way you cook and think about food; get immersed in French food and French gastronomy and learn skills & methods which will allow you to produce great food in your own home all in great company surrounded by delicious food and wine.

The charming region of Brittany, renowned for its rich sea food cuisine, extraordinary coastline and fine ciders, will be the setting of this 6 night / 7 day gourmet French cooking holiday. Tucked away ...Read All

Arrival and welcome dinner

On arrival, take some time to relax before meeting your hosts and enjoying a delicious four course dinner in the evening at the cookery school.

Accommodation

Staying in a lovely local french gite, each room has an ensuite bathroom, within a short walking distance to the cookery school in the village of Kerrouet.

The cookery school is about 1 hour from Rennes and Dinard Airports, it is a traditional 16th century  house including a large kitchen with log fires, good wines,...Read All

Cooking lessons and free time

After a delicious breakfast you will begin cooking lessons at 10am until around 1pm

Each day meal planning and kitchen skills training are included, such as filleting, boning, creating stock and sauces, as well as creating imaginative recipes and beautiful plate presentation.

Lunch will be at the school, followed by our afternoon cooking lesson  from 2pm to 5pm.

After this there will be free time to explore the surrounding area, before dinner is served at the school.

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Cooking lesson and free time

Today you will have the day free to explore the local area and lunch is not provided today.

 

In the afternoon there will be a cooking course followed by dinner.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Staying in a lovely local  gite, within short walking distance to the cookery school in the village of Kerrouet.

 

Cooking lessons and Graduation dinner

Today you will have a morning cooking lesson , followed by lunch, there will be a break in the afternoon until around 6pm

The afternoon class will start at 6pm followed by Graduation dinner.

Accommodation

Staying in a lovely  local gite, within short walking distance to the cookery school in the village of Kerrouet.

Departure

Prepare to check out and head back home full of inspiring memories, confident in your new skills and with delicious recipes that you can  recreate at home for your friends and family.

 

What's included

Included

  • 6 nights accommodation in a local B&B or gite
  • Return transfers from Lamballe Train station at 5pm on arrival day and drop off at 10am on departure day
  • Six day cooking courses with lunch (except Thursday, no lunch) and dinner every day at the school
  • Various wines and ciders to taste
  • Advice regarding visits to local food markets and places of interest
  • Eurotoque Accreditation
  • WiFi access
  • Access to student lounge and culinary library at the cookery school
  • Graduation certificate
  • Menus to take home with you
  • All coffee/teas/soft drinks consumed at the school
  • Graduation party with various 3 liqueurs
Your local host

Niall and Poul

Chef Poul (from Denmark)

Poul has gained invaluable experience at some of the world’s most esteemed restaurants including Longueville Manor (Jersey Channel Islands), Mietta’s Restaurant of Melbourne (Australia) and the world renowned liner the QE2. In London, Poul worked for Noble Rot (Mayfair) and The Walbrook Club (City of London) with Albert Roux. Poul has also run his own restaurant in Denmark (Ebeltoft) for 8 years and gained widespread recognition for his cuisine. Poul’s style of teaching is relaxed and fun but given his restaurant background, there’s also a strong emphasis on presenting food to restaurant standards to impress your friends. Poul will teach you how to cook with confidence passing on his cooking exper... Read All

Chef Poul (from Denmark)

Poul has gained invaluable experience at some of the world’s most esteemed restaurants including Longueville Manor (Jersey Channel Islands), Mietta’s Restaurant of Melbourne (Australia) and the world renowned liner the QE2. In London, Poul worked for Noble Rot (Mayfair) and The Walbrook Club (City of London) with Albert Roux. Poul has also run his own restaurant in Denmark (Ebeltoft) for 8 years and gained widespread recognition for his cuisine. Poul’s style of teaching is relaxed and fun but given his restaurant background, there’s also a strong emphasis on presenting food to restaurant standards to impress your friends. Poul will teach you how to cook with confidence passing on his cooking expertise as well as taking you on a culinary journey of local French dishes and ingredients.

Chef Niall (from Ireland)

Niall was brought up on a dairy farm in Ireland. His family was completely self sufficient, making all their own butter, cheeses, sausages, chutney, jams, cakes and breads. At an early age he was baking cakes, making soups and jams, churning butter and collecting sorrel from the hedgerows! He is particularly interested in nutrition for healthy living and food safety. He developed the ‘Kerrouet Royale’ – a world class cocktail which is named after the local village were they are based. Niall loves exploring old recipes and developing new ones; he launched a new dessert, rosehip posset, using wild rose hips. He can also advise you on great walking and cycling trails in the area and invites students to explore places of interest.

Location

The beautiful rustic village of Kerrouet lies in the heart of the rolling hills of Brittany, this will be your setting for your French cookery holiday. It is the perfect setting for harvesting organic ingredients to use when creating delicious, gourmet quality cuisine. Only a 40 minute drive from Dinard airport, it is conveniently located with a choice of lovely accommodation within minutes of walking to the school.

Nearest airports:
Dinard (40 minutes away)
Rennes (1 hour away)

By train: The nearest train station is Lamballe.

 

What our travellers are saying...

I had a wonderful time. Poul Erik (chef) was generous with his knowledge and skills, and Niall (CEO) is endless entertainment. They're a great combination.

A Clements

Best Trip Ever!!! My husband took this course and I just got to thoroughly enjoy the food and the company. Chef Poul and Niall are an incredible team that make you feel like family in their home. My husband learned a lot--not just amazing recipes, but useful techniques that in our week back home he says have already made him more efficient and a better cook. The accommodation was private, comfortable, clean, and felt like a special getaway. The

Megan F

This course is an amazing experience. Regardless of your level of cooking ability you will learn such a lot. Poul is a Michelin trained chef and is not only an amazing, knowledgeable chef but an amazing man. He has a wonderful sense of humour and makes the week lots of fun while he teaches you so much. This is a very hands on course and Poul helped us produce amazing food while we learned so many techniques we can apply at home. Naill is also a

Elaine

It far exceeded my expectations. Great location, wonderful hosts, excellent food and wine.

H Riley

FAQs

Who is it suitable for?

- Cookery holidays are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced cooks
- Minimum age 18
- Your host is Danish,, however, all cooking classes are taught in English

I'm travelling solo - can I join?

- These cookery holidays make great singles holidays and singles are welcome to join an existing group

When can I join?

- All arrivals are on Sunday afternoons on set dates between March and November
- A very special New Year's cookery holiday will take place at the end of the year
- Cooking holidays are for 6 nights / 7 days
- If you wish to stay for extra nights please email to check availability for your preferred duration and we will do our best to accommodate you

What can I do in my free time?

- This French cookery holiday is packed with culinary delights but in your free time you may want to explore the local area
- The school is only a short drive from wonderful medieval towns and UNESCO places of world historical interest - St Malo, Josselin, Dinan, Moncontour, Carnac, Le Mont St Michel, and Rennes, are all within the region
- Hire an electric bicycle and do local trips to beautiful unspoilt countryside and medieval villages; roads are safe and the traffic light and cyclists are well respected
- The walking tours in the area are world class and famous throughout the world
- The nearest beach is 30 minutes away by car and the coast is also amazing

What time is check in / check out

You can check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check-out by 10.30am on day 7

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