French Cooking Holidays

If you are a professional or a beginner looking to improve your knowledge of modern French cooking and French language, then this certified intensive course is the perfect one for you. Held in Southern France, you will be introduced to France and its art de vivre, by getting to know their traditions, heritage and way of life. You are invited to be part of this amazing culture and improve your cooking and language skills. Learn how to use the French language in your day-to-day life, professional environment, and, of course, in the kitchen.

Highlights

  • 30 hours of hands-on classes
  • 30 hours of French language lessons
  • Learn different techniques with different levels of difficulty
  • One star Michelin level gastronomic cooking
  • All levels of expertise are accepted
  • 14 nights accommodation

Styles


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

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.

Program

The length of the program is 2 weeks with 30 hours of hands-on cooking classes and 30 hours of French language during the week. The program contains diverse cooking lessons and you will get the weekends free to enjoy as you wish. You might work in teams to help each other and learn together. During the program, there is always an evolution with different dishes that you will prepare, incorporating more difficult techniques. Every day you will also prepare modern desserts at the level of one Michelin star.

Depending on the dates selected, you will be able to work with cold starters, hot starters, fish and sauces, and meats and sauces. Every day, you will practice French in the perfect environment to do so, with experienced teachers and locals that will help you use the right expressions for common scenarios.

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.
Stéphane Massin
FRENCH TEACHER Education and Professional Experience: Graduated: Masters level in Modern Litterature Teacher at Paul Valery University (Béziers, 34500) French and History teacher at IRFA SUD, (Narbonne 11100) Teacher at our culinary institute in France since its creation Spoken languages: 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

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 30 hours of hands-on cooking lessons
  • 30 hours of French language lessons
  • Certificate upon program completion
  • One star Michelin level cooking

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

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.

Distances

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