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Spend a Week in Uzes on a French Culinary Holiday

Cook’n with Class is now offering five-day cooking courses at their gorgeous Uzès location. Class sizes are deliberately small with a total of six participants, to maximize the hands-on cooking experience. However, these culinary holidays are not just about long hours spent in the kitchen. You and your classmates will have a chance to visit local producers at their farms and in the markets, sample fresh cheeses, see the olive groves and, of course, taste some of the fabulous local wine.

Cooking Classes #Uzes @Cooknwithclass

These French culinary holidays include seven nights of accommodation in a luxury guesthouse, all transportation (during the week) and most meals. Now, is your opportunity to master some of the savoury Provencal classics including Bouillabaisse, Brandade de Nîmes, Mussels and Saffron soup and Daube de Boeuf Provencal.  However, a week in the kitchen must also include a bit of sweet temptation – fruit tarts, flans and clafoutis.

Cooking Classes #Uzes @Cooknwithclass

The Cook’n with Class culinary instructor team includes:

Chef Eric Fraudeau, with over 30-years in the food and hospitality industries in France and North America. His experiences in the kitchens of legendary chefs Alain Ducasse and Joel Robuchon gave him the confidence to open Cook’n with Class Paris in 2007. The Uzés location launched in 2015.

Chef Eric Cooking Classes #Uzes @Cooknwithclass


Certified French sommelier and Bordeaux native, Frédéric Duverger (Cannes You Taste) has worked in dining rooms from Monaco to Montreal. Frédéric, who earned the recognized Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certification, is certain to introduce you to ingenious wine and food pairings during the week.

Wine Expert Frederic Duverger Cooking Classes #Uzes @Cooknwithclass

Chef Patrick Hebert began his career in Bern, Switzerland over 40 years ago. Early in his career, he served the British Royal family and other dignitaries at London’s Savoy Hotel. After cutting his teeth at the Michelin-starred Paris restaurant, Morot Gaudry II, Chef Hebert moved to the United States. He eventually opened “Monsieur Patou” in Louisiana, a restaurant that achieved a rating of 4-Diamonds from the AAA.

Chef Patrick Hebert Cooking Classes #Uzes @Cooknwithclass

Cook’n with Class seems to have crafted a winning combination of class-based instruction, time to visit the culinary pleasures of Provence and just the necessary amount of downtime.  For more details on the week-long programs offered from March through November click here.

Dates for the 2016 culinary weeks are as follows:

  • March 20-27
  • April 16-23
  • June 4-11
  • September 10-17
  • October 9-16
  • November 6-13

Book soon as some weeks are filling quickly.

Image Credits:  All photos were provided by and published with the permission of Cook’n with Class


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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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