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Learn how to prepare a French Meal

Gladesville, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Jean-Marie

4 hours
French
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will prepare a French inspired three course meal in my tiny but adequate kitchen, then share it around the generous dining table. Please book your seat for dinner separately.
French Champagne and matching wines will be served.
We will go into an extensive conversation about wine & food matching.
Each participant will have a chance to join in the preparation of the meal, whether cutting vegetables, stirring the pot or plating the final dish.
We will prepare some of the staples of French cuisine like Pot-au-Feu, Ratatouille, Cassoulet, Choucroute de la Mer and crème caramel, crème brûlée, taste satin, etc... for dessert.
We will also exchange tips about where to source the best and freshest ingredients for best value. as we regularly cover markets and producers on our blog.
We will also go over French table manners and etiquette to set the table.
Ideally 4 to 6 people will attend, the smaller the group, the best with a minimum of 4 to generate enough interaction and make it financially viable for the host.
Other things to note
If you have food allergies or a special diet, please mention it at time of booking and we will try to accomodate your special request.
We will prepare a French inspired three course meal in my tiny but adequate kitchen, then share it around the generous dining table. Please book your seat for dinner separately.
French Champagne and matching wines will be served.
We will go into an extensive conversation about wine & food matching.
Each participant will have a chance to join in the preparation of the meal, whether cutting vegetables, stirring the pot or plating the…

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What's included

  • Food
    French inspired dinner and drinks to be booked separately via my experience...
From £45
/ person

Meet your host, Jean-Marie

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2 Reviews
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Jean-Marie was lucky to have a mum - still alive at 98 - and two grandmothers who were exceptional cooks and a great-grandmother famous for her conserves.
Jean-Marie's abilities to cook for his family and friends, from a simple omelette to a more elaborate dish out of one of his cookbooks, or recreating a recipe from of of his favourite restaurant are well documented on Instagram.
Jean-Marie has been asked over and over to open a restaurant, but this is always been viewed as too big a task and commitment, So by popular demand, Jean-Marie has started cooking classes for groups of six people.
Jean-Marie was lucky to have a mum - still alive at 98 - and two grandmothers who were exceptional cooks and a great-grandmother famous for her conserves.
Jean-Marie's abilities to cook for his family and friends, from a simple omelette to a more elaborate dish out of one of his cookbooks, or recreating a recipe from of of his favourite restaurant are well documented on Instagram.
Jean-Marie has been asked over and over to open a restaurant, but this is always been viewed as too big…
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Well, I believe you won't find another French Cooking Class in Sydney actually run by a Frenchman, at an affordable cost...
We have had fantastic feedback from the two classes we ran at The Essential Ingredient in Rozelle and I have been the only French person running a French cuisine class at their venue.
I prefer to run them now at home as I can run more of them and at a time/date of my choosing.
Gillian
November 2018
Being in Jean-Marie’s home was comfortable and laid back. He was well prepared with equipment set out for all of us on a large table. We were able to chat about the menu, food preparation and ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere. All of us had time to talk and ask questions
Being in Jean-Marie’s home was comfortable and laid back. He was well prepared with equipment set out for all of us on a large table. We were able to chat about the menu, food prep…
Frida
November 2018
Great experience , recommend to anyone! Very warm welcome , very professional and full of passion to explain each of the steps required to prepare ratatouille.

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    Dietary preferences

    If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    An apron