Cooking School Vacation in Agde

If you are a professional or a beginner looking to improve your knowledge of modern French cooking and want to discover French gastronomic cooking, then this certified intensive course is the perfect one for you. Held in Southern France, you will deepen your French while undergoing the in-depth courses to prepare French cuisine. With hands-on cooking and pastry lessons, you will be exposed to cold starters, hot starters, fish and sauces, as well as meats and sauces during the program. Enroll now and grow your career with Gastronomicom.

Highlights

  • 15 hours baking classes
  • 15 hours cooking classes
  • Certificate upon program completion
  • One star Michelin level cooking
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Golf course
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

Students are housed in apartments with 2 bedrooms, living-room, bathroom, separate toilet, terrace where you can relax and dine, and a fully equipped kitchen, which allows each student to be able to cook their own dishes and respect their culinary habits. Free Wi-Fi is available in the classrooms of the culinary academy.

Cap d’Agde and Residence Saint Loup is an attractive and dynamic resort that offers 14 kilometers of fine, sandy beaches, a pleasure marina with 3000 moorings, water sports and other sporting activities, an 18-hole golf course, and the International Tennis Club. You can conveniently stroll around from one quay to another on linking footpaths. There is a cycle track that goes through the resort towards Agde.

The Residence Club Saint Loup is situated in a park of 4 hectares of luxuriant greenery, a naturally preserved, spacious environment, dotted with ponds and lakes, just 5 minutes from the harbor and beach. A bus line, with a stop at the Resorts entrance, connects you every day to Agde train station, making it easy to visit the surrounding cities.

Please note that upon arrival, a caution amount of EUR 500 has to be submitted at the check-in to cover any damage that might occur during your stay. Should the room be free of any damage, the entire amount will be refunded to you at the check-out time.

Gastronomicom French Culinary School Gourmet Program

Gourmet program

The length of the program is one week with 30 hours of hands-on classes during the week. The program contains 15 hours cooking lessons and 15 hours pastry lessons. With free week-end. For the French cooking classes, you will work in teams to help each other and to learn together. By participating in this program you will get one-star Michelin level.

Instructors

Samuel Breux
Samuel Breux has long been one of the talented chefs, noted for having helped four-star Château de la Pioline as Chief of Dessert with Chef Christophe Gillino. He also served as Second Chef in a four-star hotel Hôtel les Roches and took the role of a Head Chef at Hôtel de Paris. He speaks both French and English. He was elected Jeune Talent Midi-Pyrénées in 2010 by Guide Gault and Millau.
Pol Bertholet
Pol Bertholet studied patisserie at CAP de pâtissier chocolatier glacier confiseur and Brevet de Maîtrise pâtissier chocolatier. He has helped Constance Moofushi Resort in Maldives as Pastry Chef and Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel et Le Suffren Hotel et Marina as Executive Chef. He is also noted as one of the Pastry Chef instructors in Ecole Ritz Escoffier, Le Ritz Paris. He won Silver Medal Ben E. Keith Show piece competition for two consecutive years in Houston, Texas. He speaks both French and English.

Location

To make you feel welcome during your stay at Gastronomicom, they have chosen to base their culinary academy in the charming city of Adge, a popular tourist destination located on the coast in Southern France; a region that is famous for its history, its vast estates, and farms.

Nearby places

  • Habor and beach of Agde - 5 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Boating nearby
  • Cooking classes
  • Golf course
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court

General

  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy festivals, concerts, and expositions
  • Go to the beach
  • Play tennis
  • Visit the golf course
  • Visit the nearby towns
  • Visit vineyards and try the local wines

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 30 hours of hands-on cooking lessons
  • Apron
  • Certificate upon program completion
  • English-speaking instructor for your classes
  • One-star Michelin level cooking
  • Uniform

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Professional trousers
  • Security shoes

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR).

Arrival by bus

You can take the bus from the residence to the school, it takes only 10 minutes. A bus line, with a stop at the resort’s entrance and at 200 meters from the school, connects you every day to the school and the city center.

Arrival by train

Upon arrival to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), take a direct TGV train going to Perpignan and which stop in Agde, where Gastronomicom can pick you up in September, January, and April.

Distances

  • Montpellier, 120 kilometers - 1 hour 30 minutes by train
  • Spanish border - 1 hour by car

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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