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French Cookery Course Brittany

From £1262 pp

Brittany, France

7 days

Join a group of up to 8

French Cookery Course Brittany

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What You'll Do

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 in the rolling hills of rural France you will find the beautiful village of Kerrouet, the setting for your culinary holiday.

The fun and relaxed atmosphere will have you cooking up a storm in the light and airy state of the art kitchen. Here you will create a wide range of restaurant-standard French dishes from preparation through to final presentation.

Covering a wide variety of preparation skills such as filleting fish, you will also be preparing your own stocks and sauces from scratch along with home-made breads and ice creams, French patisserie and much more. This cookery holiday is a true culinary extravaganza guaranteed to fuel your passion for good food, free flowing wine and great company.

During this memorable French cooking holiday your chef Poul, who trained and graduated from one of the best French restaurants in Denmark (Gammel Aalbyhoj – Relais Gourmand – Tradition et Qualitie), will be on hand to help you master new skills and techniques that will take your cooking above and beyond your expectations. Your other host, Niall, will also be on hand to organise every element of your holiday to ensure you return feeling relaxed and refreshed with a great collection of new recipes and techniques to try out on your return.

Accommodation will be arranged for you by your hosts according to your needs and desires. Prices are based on lovely accommodation in a local B&B with your own private room and bathroom – you will be sharing the house with the hosts for a true cultural experience. You can also choose to upgrade to a French gite (cottage).

Experience
Highlights

Learn over 37 different dishes prepared and enjoyed by you

Great French gastronomy taught to you by a a Michelin trained chef

Lovely, unspoiled countryside with plenty of interesting places to visit

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) Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival and welcome dinner

– Arrive at your accommodation and enjoy a four course dinner in the evening at the cookery school.

Accommodation

Choose from a charming B&B or lovely gite to suit your individual needs. All are within short walking distance to the cookery school in the village of Kerrouet.

Features
– About 1 hour from Rennes and Dinard Airports
– 16th century kitchen with log fires, good wines, friendly hosts
– Quality school facilities with WiFi, cable TV, video, log fires and culinary library
– Highly skilled Michelin trained & fully experienced chef
– Lovely unspoilt countryside with plenty of interesting places to visit
– Advice offered on country walks every day as well as cycling options
– Cycle hire available with electric bikes
– Wine tastings, lectures & talks by arrangement
– Guests may join students for lunch or dinner by arrangement
– English and French speaking hosts also speak German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian

Cooking lessons and free time

– 10am to 2pm: Cooking lesson followed by lunch.
– 2pm to 6pm: Break.
– 6pm to 11pm: Cooking course followed by dinner.

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

Staying in the local B&B or gite, within short walking distance to the cookery school in the village of Kerrouet.

ivy covered B&B in Brittany

Cooking lesson and free time

– Morning and afternoon free to explore the local area.
– 6pm to 11pm: Cooking course followed by dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

Staying in the local B&B or gite, within short walking distance to the cookery school in the village of Kerrouet.

B&B twin bedroom in Brittany accommodation

Cooking lessons and Graduation dinner

– 10am to 2pm: Cooking course followed by lunch.
– 2pm to 6pm: Break.
– 6pm to 11pm: Cooking course followed by Graduation dinner.

Accommodation

Staying in the local B&B or 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, new skills and recipes you can recreate at home for your friends and family.

Reviews (4)

A Clements

Saturday 14th September, 2019

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.

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.

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Megan F

Sunday 23rd June, 2019

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, b...

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 location is beautiful allowing us to run, ride our bikes, and drive to many close towns and get a feel for the Brittany countryside, history, and cuisine. We traveled throughout France for another week after our stay at Kerrouet, but we both agreed that this was the best part of our trip and one of the best trips we have taken. For both of us, our favorite part was the friendship we developed over the week with 2 of the most incredible people on this earth (all of the food was a close second). Poul and Niall, thank you for everything--and the extra scoops of ice cream!

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Elaine

Friday 14th September, 2018

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 mak...

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 wonderful man, full of fun and such a good story teller. The course is not just a cookery course but a fine dining experience, enjoying eating everything we cooked. By the end of the week we felt Poul and Niall were friends. If you want a French cookery course this is the one, don’t hesitate, as you get far more than a cookery course you get a wonderful life experience. Can't wait to go back!

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H Riley

Saturday 2nd December, 2017

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

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

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Location Information

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.

 

  • 6 nights accommodation in a local B&B or gite
  • You can check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check-out by 10.30am on day 7
  • 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

FAQs

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

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

- 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

- 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