Poul Jensen has over 30 years in the restaurant and wine business. He trained and graduated from one of the best French restaurants in Denmark (Gammel Aalbyhoj - Relais Gourmand - Tradition et Qualitie). He gained invaluable experience at some of the world's most esteemed restaurants including Longueville Manor (Jersey Channel Islands); Mietta's Restaurant of Melbourne (Australia) and the world renowned liner the QE2. In London Poul worked for Noble Rot (Mayfair) and The Walbrook Club (City of London) with Albert Roux.
Niall has worked in the entertainment industry (National Theater London) for many years but now enjoys doing what he does best. He is particularly interested in nutrition for healthy living and food safety. Niall harvests his own organic tea (lime tree blossom) along with a host of other specialties. He also developed Kerrouet Royale - a world class cocktail which is named after the local village!
from United States, October 2017
"great Cooking Experience"
The variety of dishes and kinds of foods
the techniques that I learned
Poul is a wonderful instructor who leaves lots of room for the student to do and to learn hands on
comraderie and generous hospitality of Poul and Niall.
from United States, July 2017
"A perfect experience for food, wine and friends"
I really enjoyed my week at the Kerrouet House. Paul taught me so many different skills and recipes in the kitchen. I made some great friends and had some wonderful meals and walks in the country. It is a special place and a wonderful experience for anyone who has a passion for cooking, food, wine and meeting people from all over.
from Canada, May 2017
"A nice start to a culinary experience"
Poul and Niall were wonderful hosts. Very generous and accommodating. They certainly kept the wine flowing. Learned a few very useful tips and enjoyed the preparations and the dinners.
Nancy R. Johnson Sweden
A memorable girls getaway and three days (April 10-13, 2016) at Kerrouet House! We are a group of international women who love to cook and eat well. I heard about the French Dining School from a friend who had been there several times. She was right! The hosts are wonderful! So welcoming and easy going, it felt as if we always knew them. We learned so many cooking techniques and methods that we could use in our everyday lives. The demonstrations were helpful as were the inside secrets from exceptional Chef Poul! The accommodations were clean, cozy, and perfect for our group. I loved the early morning walks before breakfast to take in the fresh air and beauty of the french country side and the joyful dinners with friends and our wonderful hosts. Be sure to bring a light jacket this time of year as it could be windy and cool, and take time to visit the gorgeous castles during the day. As tempting as it is to nap, you won't want to miss the beauty this area offers. I highly recommend French Dining School to anyone looking for a wonderful culinary experience in the beautiful french countryside.
What a wonderful week my sister and I spent at Kerrouet House. Against a relaxed, humor-filled happy atmosphere, Chef Poul instilled in us basic techniques, proper ways of preparing and presenting dishes, and the art and pleasure of eating wonderful food in good company. How Paol manages to keep cool amongst all us rookies, whilst keeping his eye on numerous different things at once, I will never know: he is a master of multitasking! Both he and Niall made us feel so welcome in their home, and we really did feel part of the family for the time we were there. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We made new friends, learnt so much, and explored a pretty part of Brittany. I cannot recommend the course highly enough.