Woking Academy

Taste of France

French cuisine is a great place to start for any cook or chef, with many traditional dishes based on classic techniques and flavour combinations. This class will introduce you to some of these as you get hands-on with our chefs in the kitchen practising the perfect soufflé or rustic cassoulet.


Saturday May 18th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Wednesday Jun 12th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Sunday Jul 7th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Saturday Aug 3rd 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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What to expect

With our Taste of… classes we want to get you excited about some of the amazing food that’s being cooked all around the world. There’s so much to learn and discover when it comes to regional cuisines, from new flavours to age-old traditions, this is just the starting point for many more kitchen adventures to come. 

Join us for the day and have a go at mastering some French classics. Our chefs will help you learn the secrets to balancing rich flavours in a soup or cassoulet, as well as the impressive baking skills needed to get a towering soufflé or picture-perfect tart. 

You’ll be working with some delicious French produce (cheese of course!) and end up with recipes and skills you can keep cooking at home.

Class details

Class starts: 10am, arrive anytime from 9.30am to check in at reception

Class finishes: 3-3.30pm, depending on lunch break and time to finish dishes

Class size: Maximum 12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh

Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!):

  • Classic soups, such as French onion
  • Hearty slow-cooks and braises, such as duck, pork and bean cassoulet
  • How to make a soufflé
  • Working with pastry for a tarte fine, tarte au citron or similar

What’s included

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes
  • Refreshments throughout the class including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)