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French Cooking & Baking Courses


At Le Gargantua Cooking School, we offer a selection of French Cooking and Patisserie courses for you to join us on. We cater for all levels of experience and will teach you all the techniques and knowledge you need to produce great tasting food. Learn to make rustic French bread, master macarons or build great sauces for your dishes. Discover our courses below and start your culinary adventure in France.
Seasonal French Cooking Courses

A hands-on cooking course learning the traditional techniques of French Cuisine the French way. With our guidance, you will prepare and cook every dish with seasonal produce we have sourced together from local producers and markets. Finally, you'll be able to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour accompanied with local wines

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Duration: 5 Nights, 3 Nights, One Day, Afternoon

Baking & Patisserie Courses

For the love of patisserie - learn to create beautiful classic French pastries. Whether you are an experienced home baker, or you have yet to make your own pastry. Our French Patisserie Course will give you an understanding of the how's and more importantly the why's of baking and pastry making. You will learn Puff Pastry, Chou Pastry, Sweet Pastry, Croissants, Macarons, Creme Patissiere & Entremets to name a few.

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Duration: 5 Nights, 3 Nights, One Day, Afternoon

Bread Baking Courses

From Baguettes to artisan breads, France is renowned for crusty loaves. You can join us to learn how to succeed in the art of French bread making. We will teach you how to create and use your own sourdough starter, make Baguettes and other traditional French Breads.

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Duration: Coming 2019

Mixed Week Courses

For those of you who are equally passionate about cooking and baking, you can enjoy a mixed week course. On the two days of French Cooking classes, we'll visit local producers and cook some delightful meals with their produce for our dinners. Day one of the Patisserie classes will involve a visit to local patisseries in the morning to sample some French pastries. The afternoon and the following day will be hands-on in the kitchen, where you'll be recreating a selection of classic French pastries.

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Duration: 5 Nights

Fat Duck Course

A short course on everything duck - Fat Duck, to be precise. The south west region of France is known worldwide for its high-quality duck meat. During this course in November, we will visit a reputable duck farm together to source our meat. For two days, you will produce your own duck confit, foie gras and various delicacies with us in the kitchen to take home and share with your friends and family just in time for the festive season.

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Duration: 3 Nights

Fish Cookery Courses

This dedicated fish course will teach you all you need to know about round and flat fish. You will learn how to select, fillet, prepare and cook them in various ways. We will also make stock from the bones, fish soup and accompanying sauces.

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Duration: 3 Nights