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We are delighted to offer hands-on cooking classes in Paris! Join Susan for a feast of flavors and aromas as you prepare classic and contemporary French dishes.

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Cooking with Susan in Paris

Cooking in Paris with Susan is a celebration of the season, with recipes that reflect both tradition and trend, and the finest ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. Susan has devoted her professional life to learning the culture and cuisine of France. She has worked with celebrated chefs and spent time in farm and home kitchens.  Her goal is to keep abreast of trends while always focusing on techniques, tradition, culture, and quality, all of which she shares with you, with her signature warmth and humor.  Students come to cook with Susan, and they leave with a whole new look at the French culinary world. 

When you take a class with Susan,  you will cook with  seasonal ingredients, chosen with care to be the finest available, and locally produced whenever possible.  Susan will guide you with patience and humor as you prepare classic and contemporary dishes, sharing her vast knowledge, and her invaluable tips and tricks that will change the way you cook forever.  Once you’ve cooked your way through the recipes, you will sit with Susan to enjoy the meal you have prepared together, accompanied by wines and cheese. If you would like to add a market visit before the class, or an introductory wine tasting during the class, these options are available depending on dates chosen.


Just your enthusiasm and desire to learn, taste, and enjoy an unforgettable experience. All equipment and an apron is provided for your use during class. You will receive recipes to take home with you.

Wear whatever you are comfortable in for cooking, as you will actually be cooking! Close-toed shoes are recommended.

Normally, class is finished by 3 p.m. so that you have time to enjoy Paris afterwards!

A multi-course meal, which you have prepared, will be enjoyed after we’ve cooked together, accompanied by wines and cheeses.

In a centrally located kitchen, in the heart of Paris. We will send you full directions before your class.

Susan does her utmost to respect all dietary restrictions.

Of course. Please fill out the contact form, and we will be in touch with you.

Of course, though Susan will respect seasonality and local ingredients for all menus.

We accommodate anyone over the age of 16.

Our classes are designed for the home cook, and no experience is necessary. That said, all levels of cook will be satisfied.

Wine isn’t served during class because of the presence of sharp knives and other kitchen tools. Wine is served during meals.