Walnut Grove Cookery School, Craon

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  • I highly recommend Walnut Grove Cookery School. Beautiful location, comfortable accommodations and most importantly a first class cooking education. The owners, Chef Maynard and Freya, take...  more »
  • Great setting. Great comfort. An excellent mix of presentation, variety & difficulty. Chef Maynard could not have been more generous in his attitude or of passing on some of his great knowledge...  more »
  • From the time I did my booking to the time we checked out, this place was just superb! Benedict and Maynard are the best chefs you can ever meet and their program was amazing. I was lucky enough to be in a class with some wonderful and funny people. We had such an amazing time learning, cooking, eating, drinking and above all laughing! I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to learn how to cook, plate, knife skills and at the same time vacation in style. They are such professionals and at the same time they make you feel like family. Freya is an amazing host and she takes care of all your needs. I am looking forward to take their advance class as soon as my schedule permits it. Love every minute I was in this class and all the friendship and memories I took with me will always be something I will never forget!
  • I had the pleasure of attending the 5 day course at Walnut Grove for my honeymoon this May. To me, the course was the highlight of our several stops. I don't know what was the best part: spending five days in the beautiful French countryside in a gorgeous farmhouse, the amazing food, or the wonderful people we got to spend time with. I had done a great deal of research on cooking courses and chose one that I hoped would be rigorous and fun, so my expectations were high. Needless to say, from the very first moment when Freya picked us up at the train I knew Walnut Grove was going to be something special. That being said, I had no idea that at the end of it I would be walking away with the experience of a lifetime. The time in the kitchen with Maynard and Emerson positively flew. While we covered a tremendous amount of material, I never felt rushed in the slightest. Both of the amazing Chefs took great care to ensure we were really comfortable with all the techniques we learned. They taught with a sense of humor and happiness that made me eager to be in the kitchen. Fortunately for me, the time out of the kitchen was equally grand. I will never forget the wonderful lunches on the patio or the peaceful and easy conversation over tea after the luxurious dinners. The trip to the windmill was a real delight, of course it could hardly be otherwise with a host like the incomparable Monsieur Louis. Going on two months now, and I can confidently say that the course has made me a significantly better cook. I use the techniques that Maynard taught us regularly and the insights that Emerson gave me into cooking (both for the dishes we were working on and in general) will stay with me. I can’t wait to come back for the advanced course!

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