Gourmet Cuisine in France
Mayenne, Loire Valley
About the location: The cooking school is strategically located in the Loire, not far from the borders of Normandy and Brittany and a short drive to the Chateaux country of the Loire Valley. Set in an unspoiled area of the French countryside, you will enjoy all amenities, which the owners have included for the comfort and needs of their guests when they renovated their charming farmhouse. With beautiful views over an expanse of walnut trees, this property ensures a relaxing and comfortable stay.
About the lessons: Your host and teacher for the course is Chef Maynard, who believes the best way to learn is in a casual and fun atmosphere, where you will have the confidence to skillfully combine flavors, textures and presentation, enhanced by your own imagination. Each day will be filled with combining the freshest local ingredients with techniques that will help you develop your understanding of modern cooking.
The lessons are held in a professionally equipped, yet warm and inviting kitchen that has been specifically designed for the cooking classes. Maynard’s experience includes working with numerous famous chefs, as well as at the prestigious Savoy Hotel in London and the Royal Bath House. Chef Maynard and his wife Freya bring sincere passion and enthusiasm to their work: they will both inspire and stimulate your own love of gourmet French cuisine.