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Walnut Grove Cookery School

La Hunaudiere, 53400 Livre la Touche, France
+33 2 43 98 50 02
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Something for everyone!

No matter what your skill level, this course has something for everyone. While I had some previous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chefgregb
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Ohio
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Wlanut Grove is a not-to-be-missed experience!

This was the first cooking school experience for my husband and I -- and it was perfect. From the... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
DebbieandJaap
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Great Falls, Virginia
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Professional gourmet chef Maynard Harvey is waiting to share with you his wealth of experience and to take your cooking to the next level. Classes are fun, informal and inspirational – with no more than five guests to one chef everybody gets the personal attention they require, regardless of their skill level, with extensive hands-on time in the kitchen. Can also take one non-participant each course to join in with degustation!
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La Hunaudiere, 53400 Livre la Touche, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter what your skill level, this course has something for everyone. While I had some previous training, I was able to improve in everything from knife skills, cooking techniques, developing flavors, and especially plating to make the food look as good as it tastes....More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Greg Thank you for your review, it was lovely to meet you and we are so glad that enjoyed your time with us and have been able to utilise your new skills at home. Best wishes with your continuing culinary journey! Maynard and Freya

Reviewed 17 July 2017

This was the first cooking school experience for my husband and I -- and it was perfect. From the knife skills to the plating to the cooking and baking, we learned SO much in an environment that is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Maynard...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear Debbie & Jaap Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to meet and host you both, enjoy your 2 months cooking (and delighting) your friends and family at Lake Tahoe. We look forward to some photos!! Best regards Maynard and Freya

Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Walnut Grove cooking course is a wonderful mix of relaxing in the cutest B&B, and learning brand new skills from a professional chef. I was a little worried about the work-load before I came, but the balance was perfect. There was a lot of...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Aleezza Thank you very much for your review, it was lovely to meet and get to know you. We were very impressed with your mastery of working with caramel on the last night, well done!! I daresay your husband & friends have been reaping...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

My wife Pat and I attended the Walnut Grove Cooking School in May 2017 and we had a wonderful experience. We met Vicki and John from England and worked on some delicious and amazing meals with Chef Maynard. Freya and Maynard made everything about the...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Mike Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us, it is much appreciated. It was so nice to meet you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed the course. We hope you have been having enjoying your...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Mother and daughter. Despite varying abilities the course was ideally suited to us both. It took over three weeks to find a course that would be suitable. It exceeded every expectation. The teaching was professional from a highly accomplished chef and was delivered with a...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Julie Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write it. It was lovely to meet you both and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, we look forward to seeing photos of your creations! Your...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a wonderful culinary experience we have just concluded. Walnut Grove is a beautiful compound located just on the edge of a small community just south of Laval. Wonderfully comfortable accommodations in one of the two preserved historic buildings. Cooking classes (max 5 students!)...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear Rob Thank you very much for your comments, we really enjoyed meeting you both, and hope your cooking continues sucessfully! Let us know if you are back in France, it would be great to meet again. Best rgards Maynard and Freya

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Really great week of cooking. Loved how with a small group any question was answered and that I had the Chef instructors full attention. Many techniques were covered especially 'chef tricks of the trade' and plating composition. Will be going back if more courses are...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Dear Rob It was great to get to know you and hear about your yachting/ski chalet stories! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Good luck with it all and don't hesitate to ask if you have questions. best regards...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

From my fabulous "room with a view" to the sensational food we prepared and ate I cannot thank Freya and Maynard enough - and their son Richard, for perhaps one of the best, most welcoming holidays I have ever had. Three cheers for Walnut Grove...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Dear Donna It was such a pleasure to meet and get to know you. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, we hope the rest of your travels in France will be fabulous. Do keep in touch, hopefully we'll rendez-vous in New...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

I can honestly say this holiday has been one of the best I have ever enjoyed. Having always enjoyed cooking and good food, I chose this course as it promised a culinary adventure. We drove from UK and arrived to a champagne reception, which always...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Dear Vicky Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to meet and spend the week with you both, we too had great fun. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the course, and we look forward to hearing about your adventures...More

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I had such a wonderful experience at Walnut Grove with my Mum. We both enjoyed gaining new skills and techniques that we will be able to apply to our own cooking when we get home. Freya and Maynard are such fantastics hosts and made us...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Dear Amelia It was such a pleasure to meet you and your mother, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Best wishes with your future cooking/entertaining and I hope we may meet again some time in the future! kind regards Freya

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