Host: Françoise

Paris, France

USD
$70-$112 per person

Learn to make authentic cheese soufflé in a private Paris home

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Françoise

Françoise learned to cook from her two grandfathers who were both fisherman; one was a cook during the second World War. As a child, Françoise used to visit Marseille where her grandparents live; her grandfather would work, fishing off the coast, from 3am to 12, and would then bring home the best of his catch to cook it for his family. It was her grandparents that taught her that the freshest fish is found in the best restaurants, and at the tables of the fisherman. Françoise went on to have a successful career working as the art director for advertising agencies for 18 years. She left that career to move in to the food space and has since started her own catering business. Françoise has a delightful and colored family story, from her tales growing up with her fisherman grandfathers to living in Africa for three years. Françoise is also passionate about doing anything with her hands and is incredibly creative; her beautiful home is lined with her handiwork, from beautiful collage boxes of her travel finds from around the world to metal embossing to cocardes (antique lace and bleu/blanc/rouge embroidery). Be sure to ask Françoise for her flea market recommendations, as well! She is an avid flea market lover and visits the Bruxelles market monthly.

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.

In-home meal: (2-10 guests) Step in to Françoise's beautiful, large apartment that is tastefully filled with finds from travels around the world and her own impressive handiwork. Enjoy a plated three-course meal that will include an appetizer, main course and dessert, which might feature a sampling of cheese nibbles, a feuilleté with leeks, shrimp with ginger creme as an appetizer, and a traditional cheese soufflé served with a seasonal green salad for lunch. End your meal with a traditional french dessert such as poached pears, a fruit tarte or île flottante (a soft meringue served on top of a sweet custard).

Cooking experience: (2-4 guests) Learn how to make a traditional French cheese soufflé - including the secret for how to get it to rise properly in the oven! You will also make together a typical French dessert such as île flottante or tarte Tatin (upside-down caramelized fruit tart). Enjoy your meal together around Françoise's large table in her kitchen.

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Françoise

$70-$112 USD

per person
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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $78 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $78 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:30pm-3:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
1:00pm-4:00pm

Meet Françoise

Françoise learned to cook from her two grandfathers who were both fisherman; one was a cook during the second World War. As a child, Françoise used to visit Marseille where her grandparents live; her grandfather would work, fishing off the coast, from 3am to 12, and would then bring home the best of his catch to cook it for his family. It was her grandparents that taught her that the freshest fish is found in the best restaurants, and at the tables of the fisherman. Françoise went on to have a successful career working as the art director for advertising agencies for 18 years. She left that career to move in to the food space and has since started her own catering business. Françoise has a delightful and colored family story, from her tales growing up with her fisherman grandfathers to living in Africa for three years. Françoise is also passionate about doing anything with her hands and is incredibly creative; her beautiful home is lined with her handiwork, from beautiful collage boxes of her travel finds from around the world to metal embossing to cocardes (antique lace and bleu/blanc/rouge embroidery). Be sure to ask Françoise for her flea market recommendations, as well! She is an avid flea market lover and visits the Bruxelles market monthly.

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.

In-home meal: (2-10 guests) Step in to Françoise's beautiful, large apartment that is tastefully filled with finds from travels around the world and her own impressive handiwork. Enjoy a plated three-course meal that will include an appetizer, main course and dessert, which might feature a sampling of cheese nibbles, a feuilleté with leeks, shrimp with ginger creme as an appetizer, and a traditional cheese soufflé served with a seasonal green salad for lunch. End your meal with a traditional french dessert such as poached pears, a fruit tarte or île flottante (a soft meringue served on top of a sweet custard).

Cooking experience: (2-4 guests) Learn how to make a traditional French cheese soufflé - including the secret for how to get it to rise properly in the oven! You will also make together a typical French dessert such as île flottante or tarte Tatin (upside-down caramelized fruit tart). Enjoy your meal together around Françoise's large table in her kitchen.

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $78 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $78 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:30pm-3:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
1:00pm-4:00pm
Host Contact
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  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation
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