A relaxed friendly hands-on cooking holiday in the Dordogne, France
T: 0033 (0)553 302405             M: 0033 (0)622 655789             Bombel, 24290, St Amand de Coly, Dordogne, France              Google Maps

One, Two & Three-Day

Cooking Courses

Our 1, 2 and 3-day cooking courses are run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday...

Our chef, Jim Fisher, explains how it works...

We normally run our day-cooking courses during a scheduled week-long course as this gives more or less full days in the kitchen covering a good range of techniques and recipes.

Arrival can be on the Monday evening when guests settle down and get to know each other.

But feel free to start any day you wish.

Full-on days in the kitchen...

With the exception of Wednesday, there will be full days in the kitchen covering a range of techniques and recipes.

Lunch and dinner will be what we've cooked that day, so you'll get a really good sense of the food being prepared and cooked for real meals.

What's included...

Included in the price of our day courses:

Evening meals...

Although breakfast and lunch are included as part of the course, dinner is charged at €17 per person per day as most two and three-day course guests only come during the day.

B&B accommodation...

We can provide B&B accommodation either here or in a very pleasant chambre d'hote (B&B) just three minutes up the road. This will cost from €45 Euros per person for a single, double or twin en suite room.

The food you could be cooking...

The Dordogne is a veritable hub of gastronomy; duck, for instance, is King here with dishes such as

Other local dishes include:

"We asked that the menu be "local fare" and it was. Jim didn't assume his student's cooking knowledge and stepped in to help at any given time."
(Susan Devine, USA)

More Great Testimonials

Dishes from the Provence and around the Med...

The list is endless...

Above are just a few examples of what we do at Cookinfrance. I will tailor the course to you and the other guests, so, if there is anything else you need to know or just want a chat about any aspect of the course, please don't hesitate to contact me by email, or phone: 0033 (0)553 302405.

Want a second opinion..?

If you'd like to know more in the form of an independent source you can read two articles (1 & 2) written by a food writer who attended a recent course. And please do have a read of our great testimonials.

(all prices include VAT at just 5.5%)
How to pay 
Terms and Conditions
All inclusive Five Day/Five Night residential cooking holiday
(per person, based on two people sharing a room):

One, Two, Three & Four-Day multi-day courses
(Per person, per day.  Additional B&B accommodation available on request. Evening meal €17 per day - eat what you cook!):

Non-cooking friend or partner
(Five day/five night - lunch @ €12 & dinner @ €17 per person per day):

B&B accommodation
(1/2/3 Day courses - at venue or local B&B. Per person, per night):

Return rail transfers (Per person. Agreed times only - see below. Email us prior to booking tickets):

Single occupancy supplement (5 day/5 night) for an exclusive en-suite room all to yourself (waived when sharing):

Cooking & Painting holiday
(Five day/Five night residential.  Day courses from €130):

We pick you up in our own seven-seater vehicle each Monday afternoon and drop you off the following Saturday morning. Destinations include Limoges airport, and Brive la Gaillarde and Sarlat train stations (see details of our airport and rail transfers).

If you want a transfer at another time or on another day, please EMAIL US or Tel: 0033 (0)553 302405 in order to discuss the possibilities.

Transfers are conducted on a first come first served basis. Detailed dates and times are to be agreed with us prior to booking your travel arrangements, so please do not book tickets until you've agreed them with us.

Accommodation is normally on-site, but, under exceptional circumstances, 1 & 2 day guests may be accommodated at a very pleasant nearby B&B 5km away.

The optimum number of participants on a course is six, but sometimes we have fewer than that and have occasionally taken up to ten.

The itinerary may be subject to change according to the seasons and local weather and is variable in order to take advantage of regional festivals and holidays.


Booking is easy, and only an email or phone call away, so why wait?  Strike while the iron's hot - book a cooking holiday in France now and share an experience you'll never forget!




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5 Day/5 Night Cooking Courses Include:

  • Expert hands-on tuition with British chef

  • All courses conducted in English

  • All cooking ingredients, equipment and aprons

  • A continental breakfast each day

  • Lunch each day

  • Dinner
    (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

  • Tea, coffee and wine

  • An evening meal on the day of your arrival

  • En suite centrally-heated accommodation

  • Recipe pack containing all the dishes cooked during your stay

  • Entrance fees to places visited

  • Private and secluded pool

  • Internet and Email

  • Want to be sure? Read our great testimonials

    Some of the things you'll be doing on the cooking course:

    Learn how to cook pastries, breads and soups

    Select and prepare the best fish and shellfish

    Butcher common joints of meat

    Cook classic French and Italian sauces

    Construct modern dressings

    Master the art of stylish contemporary food presentation