Cooking classes

Video tutorial by Allison Zinder: How to make a fish terrine


Did you enjoy this video tutorial on how to make a fish terrine? Then keep reading!

Are you looking for a private cooking class for you and your family while you’re in Paris? Or maybe you’ve got some culinary experience (and want to ask lots of technical questions) and feel that you won’t get the answers you’re looking for in a standardized class of 15 or more people. Look no further!

After working as a professional chef for more than ten years, I turned to teaching culinary arts in a tech school in northeastern Paris. There, I learned to answer pretty much every question those kids threw at me. At the same time, I gained deep understanding of French cooking techniques.

I believe that cooking and eating “the French way” means integrating the culture as well as technique. I give you both, in a warm and friendly environment.

Here’s what I can offer you:
• Knowledge of French cooking, wine, and history, and anecdotes about working in professional kitchens in France. (Technical questions? Ask away!)
• Knowledge of Paris (20 years’ experience living in this great city).
• Creative recipes that include classic French technique.
• A passion for teaching and experience working with young people.
• A relaxed pace.
• Basic knife skills and other cooking skills you’ll take home with you and use.
• I adapt to your availability.
• I’m fluent in French and English.

All classes are most definitely hands-on and designed for no more than 8 people. We’ll use seasonal, fresh ingredients to create and eat a 3-course meal with wine, or sample dazzling desserts, in a sunny home kitchen/workshop in eastern Paris, and weather permitting, we’ll enjoy what we’ve created in the garden.


Price for a 3-hour private cooking class at my workshop, including lunch and wine, for a minimum of 6 people in your party:
89 euros/ person

For 1-5 people, please contact me for more details.

Savory French food, the artist’s way

Learn French cooking and rediscover your six senses (yes, six!). Create Parisian artists’ recipes that are accessible, fun, and easy to make at home. Put on your apron, and learn to wield your whisk like a paintbrush!

Menus change depending on what is seasonal and fresh. Please contact me with any questions!


Cooking classes are on a by-reservation-only basis. If you’re visiting Paris and would like to schedule a cooking class, please e-mail me with your availability and I will work with you to find a time!

NEW! Combination Market tour and Cooking class

Would you like to combine a visit to a vibrant local market with your Cooking class? Get in touch for details and prices.






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