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Host: Edouard

Paris, France

USD
$218-$244 per person

Traditional French cooking or macaron baking class in the heart of Paris

Host offerings
  • Cooking studio
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Edouard

Edouard is passionate about teaching guests the art of French cuisine. The head chef at the Alfred Sommier hotel, Edouard hosts with Richard, the owner of a private family mansion that has been recently converted into a luxury hotel. Together, Edouard and Richard are delighted to share their love for French food with guests in this unique setting - a historical monument in Paris. The family were originally bakers so they also offer a baking class instead of a cooking class - please let us know which class you prefer when you make your booking.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (2-8 guests) COOKING CLASS: You will be warmly greeted by Richard de Warren, the owner of this stunning mansion that is listed as a Historical Monument in Paris. As Richard gives you a tour of his home and their art collection, learn about the history of his family that were in the sugar (from beets) and baking business. Food has always been an important part of the family's history and Richard is delighted to offer a food experience to help guests connect with Parisian history and culture. Go to the top floor for a breathtaking view of the monuments and rooftops of Paris before descending to the kitchen for your French cooking class. With chef Edouard, learn to cook a traditional French meal from family recipes or dishes that have a link to the family's history using fresh and seasonal ingredients. During your 2-hour hands-on cooking class, you will prepare a three-course French meal. Learn the tips and techniques of French cooking and plating from a passionate chef. After cooking, enjoy the meal you have helped prepare at a beautiful table in the dining room with a view of the garden. Your meal includes French wine.

BAKING CLASS: Chef Edouard also offers a baking class during which you will learn to make macarons and madeleines. Richard's family were bakers before becoming industrialists so they are excited to share their baking recipes with guests from around the world. Richard worked in the Champagne region for many years and will pair your baked goods with champagne. If you would prefer a baking class to a cooking class, please include it when making your booking, otherwise it defaults to a cooking class.

Notes: Please indicate when booking if you're interested in the French cooking or baking class. If you do not state a preference, you will receive a cooking class.

Languages spoken: English, French

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Wild game pie
  • Braised beef cheek in a butternut and pink peppercorn sauce
  • Fresh lettuces in a shallot vinaigrette
  • Tangerine Soufflé or Alfred's Childhood Memory, a dessert that pays tribute to Richard's family profession of baking

Traveler reviews

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Edouard

$218-$244 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $244 $218
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $244 $218
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 3:00pm-6:00pm

Meet Edouard

Edouard is passionate about teaching guests the art of French cuisine. The head chef at the Alfred Sommier hotel, Edouard hosts with Richard, the owner of a private family mansion that has been recently converted into a luxury hotel. Together, Edouard and Richard are delighted to share their love for French food with guests in this unique setting - a historical monument in Paris. The family were originally bakers so they also offer a baking class instead of a cooking class - please let us know which class you prefer when you make your booking.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (2-8 guests) COOKING CLASS: You will be warmly greeted by Richard de Warren, the owner of this stunning mansion that is listed as a Historical Monument in Paris. As Richard gives you a tour of his home and their art collection, learn about the history of his family that were in the sugar (from beets) and baking business. Food has always been an important part of the family's history and Richard is delighted to offer a food experience to help guests connect with Parisian history and culture. Go to the top floor for a breathtaking view of the monuments and rooftops of Paris before descending to the kitchen for your French cooking class. With chef Edouard, learn to cook a traditional French meal from family recipes or dishes that have a link to the family's history using fresh and seasonal ingredients. During your 2-hour hands-on cooking class, you will prepare a three-course French meal. Learn the tips and techniques of French cooking and plating from a passionate chef. After cooking, enjoy the meal you have helped prepare at a beautiful table in the dining room with a view of the garden. Your meal includes French wine.

BAKING CLASS: Chef Edouard also offers a baking class during which you will learn to make macarons and madeleines. Richard's family were bakers before becoming industrialists so they are excited to share their baking recipes with guests from around the world. Richard worked in the Champagne region for many years and will pair your baked goods with champagne. If you would prefer a baking class to a cooking class, please include it when making your booking, otherwise it defaults to a cooking class.

Notes: Please indicate when booking if you're interested in the French cooking or baking class. If you do not state a preference, you will receive a cooking class.

Languages spoken: English, French

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Wild game pie
  • Braised beef cheek in a butternut and pink peppercorn sauce
  • Fresh lettuces in a shallot vinaigrette
  • Tangerine Soufflé or Alfred's Childhood Memory, a dessert that pays tribute to Richard's family profession of baking

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Paris Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $244 $218
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $244 $218
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 3:00pm-6:00pm
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