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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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I cook food. Chef Maynard designs meals. In his 5-day cooking course, Maynard’s well-thought out... read more

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Reviewed 16 November 2017
lynnmN1572MK
A perfect blend of relaxation and cookery education

My wife and I attended the idealic location in early October. The location ws perfect, Maynard and... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
dougellis3
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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 16 November 2017

I cook food. Chef Maynard designs meals. In his 5-day cooking course, Maynard’s well-thought out curriculum taught us the basics of knife skills, basic building blocks of stocks, and constructing a well-designed meal from appetizers to desserts. His passion for his craft was evident and...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear Lynn Thank you so much for your kind words, it was lovely meeting you and your family, it was a pleasure to host and teach you. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, do keep in touch. Best regards Maynard and Freya

Reviewed 10 November 2017

My wife and I attended the idealic location in early October. The location ws perfect, Maynard and Freya were perfect host. We left with skills and enthusiasm for cookling. Most people can cook but the thought you put nto plating the dish seems to make...More

Thank dougellis3
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Dear Doug Thank you very much for your review, it was lovely meeting you and Alana and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope you had a good time in the south of France before heading back to Oz! best regards...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I've been to a number of cooking schools and for me this was by far the best. What I loved was that your were taken back to the basics and taught what made a good meal, rather than just showing what can be done. As...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear David Thank you for your review, and for choosing to come to the Walnut Grove. We are delighted to hear that you are cooking with more confidence and understanding, and it was fantastic to meet you. best regards Maynard and Freya

Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have a motto, “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.” At Walnut Grove they do everything right which accounts for how much fun I had. Their 5-day cookery course is a superb hands-on experience where we learned how to prepare, present and...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear Vinny Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it was a pleasure meeting and hosting you, we had a lot of fun! We are so glad you found the course beneficial, and I am sure you are enjoying the rewards...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

The course at Walnut Grove was not only very useful in terms of the techniques and recipes learnt but also enormous fun thanks to hosts, Freya & Maynard who went out of their way to ensure everybody enjoyed the experience. No hesitation in recommending it.

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Martin Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it was lovely to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. best regards Maynard and Freya

Reviewed 18 September 2017 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 20 September 2017

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 29 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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