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The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley Cooking Experience

Learn how to cook local kid-friendly dishes with your private chef.
Hands on Workshop
4 hours
Private venue
Food & Cuisine

French cuisine is considered as one of the most refined and delicious cuisines on the planet, and in the Loire Valley, there are some delicious local specialties that you will want to taste and learn how to make.
Start this hands-on cooking class with a visit to a traditional market in the heart of the historical city of Tours. Let your family’s private, experienced chef assist you in buying the necessary ingredients for the day’s menu. Depending on the season and arrivals, the menu can change, but the chef will make sure the menu remains traditional and kid-friendly.
The cooking class takes place in a private kitchen within walking distance from the market, and once you have been briefed, it’s time to start cooking! No one will be left out, as everyone will have to participate in this fully hands-on experience!
The best part of the cooking class comes at the end. After preparing these delicious local specialties, it will be time to eat them!

This activity is available in the following languages : English, French

Meeting Point: At the cooking class in Tours
Finish: At the cooking class in Tours

6 years
4 Hours
A private, experienced chef who knows how to keep the children engaged
A private venue
A visit to a local market
A meal at the end of the class
The recipes
Transfer to and from the cooking class
Tips and additional purchases such as souvenirs
The culinary traditions of the Loire Valley
How to make a great tasting local kid-friendly meal

Is this a private activity?

It sure is. Your family members will be the only ones in the cooking school, along with your private chef (and assistant).

Do the parents participate?

Of course! Everyone will get their hands deliciously dirty. Teamwork makes a great meal. Depending on the age of the children, parents might be the only ones allowed to use knives or get close to the stove or oven.

How big is the meal?

The quantity of food prepared and served is equivalent to a healthy portion for adults. It is a 3-course meal, so you will not feel hungry at the end.

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

Children under the age of 6 will not be able to participate in this cooking class for safety reasons.

Can you make gluten free meals / can you cope with food allergies or other intolerances?

We can adapt to any food allergy or intolerance as long as this information has been given to us prior to the day of the activity. If information is given during the cooking class, your chef will do their best to adapt to your needs and tastes.

Can you make kosher meals (or any other special meals)?

Yes we can. Here too, please give this information ahead of time so the adapted ingredients can be purchased.

Do we need to bring special material or ingredients?

No. All you need to bring is a big smile and the will to prepare a delicious meal. We will take care of the rest. Should the parents want to bring their own wine, please feel free to do so.

Do we get the recipes of what we prepared?

Of course, we will send you the recipes by email once the baking class is over (this might take a few days, especially if we have to translate the recipes)

Will my teenage kids like the activity?

Preparing a good meal is a quality that everyone should have. If they don’t like cooking, this might be a great way to get them to start liking it, as it is always a useful skill.
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