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


Here's what the industry says about Cookinfrance cooking holidays...

"Cookinfrance is great. Have an amazing time, he is an awesome chef and teacher :-)"
Lorraine Pascal, chef, TV cook & cookery book writer.

"The bonhomie of the group is, in part, down to Fisher and his teaching style – fun enough to create a laid-back atmosphere, but firm enough to make it worthwhile ...students also learn skills from filleting fish to shopping in the markets."
James Ramsden, Financial Times

"From an early age, Jim loved to cook with his mother. Delicious memories of Sylvia’s oxtail stew with dumplings or crunchy apple crumble are imprinted on his mind..."
Angela Epstein, Mail On Sunday

"I thoroughly enjoyed myself, learning new skills, tasting lots of superb food, and getting to know the other guests and our hosts. This French holiday is an enjoyable experience for anyone with an interest in food Despite all the learning, the experience of a Cook in France holiday is extremely relaxing. Long lunch breaks chilling out on the lawn, gazing at the wonderful view or basking in the pool."
Gemma Driver, French Entrée

"Jim’s also a goldmine of professional cheffy tips, things you never find explained properly in cookbooks. Perfect poached eggs, cooked in advance and reheated when needed, are now within my grasp, along with real fish stock, fantastically concentrated duck gravy, membrane-free orange segments, nifty tricks for making perfect pastry discs, and much more...".
Veronica Yuill, La Recette du Jour

"It was such a fab week and one I would love to repeat, Jim varies the course as much as is possible to suit the skill sets and interests of the sous chefs. If you are interested in going on a course ... I assure you a warm welcome from Jim and Lucy and a brilliant week learning lots of techniques and recipes to wow your dinner party guests."
Louise Simms, Food & Life

"Believing food and drink to be the cement of family life, Jim is encouraging couples to attend the course together which will involve exciting ideas to add a frisson to mutual cooking. As well as techniques for creating fast, nutritional meals, he’ll be focusing on mood food, as he explains..."

"Cook in France is friendly and relaxed and by the end of the week, participants go home bubbling with enthusiasm and eager to show their skills, impressive yet so easy to learn. This cooking holiday in the Dordogne caters to all levels, turning the most reluctant cook into a confident chef."
Solange Hando Suite 101

"You are given the opportunity to cook a range of French regional & classic dishes as well as chef skills such as Pre-prep, mise en place, knife skills, ingredient selection, flavour-matching and menu-planning... If you want to learn fine dining techniques honed in restaurant kitchens but adapted to the way you cook at home, CookinFrance is a fantastic education, set in the most wonderful of locations. This cooking holiday in France is a superb choice for foodies everywhere. Recommended."
































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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

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    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