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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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A truly amazing experience that keeps on giving!

When planning our honeymoon to Europe, my husband, a chemist by training who enjoys creating in... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
orchidlady678
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Miami, Florida
Great fun and hugely informative. .

I went with my husband as part of a group with 3 other couples. We were a mixed bag of ability but... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Joanna D
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Hong Kong, China
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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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+33 2 43 98 50 02
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

When planning our honeymoon to Europe, my husband, a chemist by training who enjoys creating in the kitchen, was very excited to add a cooking school to our plan. He did a bunch of internet research and thanks to the great amount of info available...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Dear Orchidlady Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it was so nice getting to know you & your husband back in May. We are delighted that you have been using your new skills so much since returning home. Please...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I went with my husband as part of a group with 3 other couples. We were a mixed bag of ability but the two chefs coped well with that! I learnt a huge amount and the course has encouraged me to be a little braver...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2016

Dear Joanna Thank you very much for your review, we really enjoyed meeting you, your husband and all your friends. Great to hear that you have been more adventurous in the kitchen - do send us some photos from time to time if you fancy...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

The website was so stunning and packed with information... I knew this was the course for us. Freya too responded so efficiently to my inquiry and was so friendly it made me immediately feel that I wanted to book. We had such a fantastic foray...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2016

Dear Karen Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it was lovely to meet you & David and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Even better to hear that you are still experimenting with the recipes and savoring...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2015

I went on the last course scheduled for this calendar year, and the last one for chef Maynard. Both chefs are brilliant and eager to share their broad knowledge and despite being a chef myself I learnt a lot. There was only 5 students so...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

Dear Luckytraveler20111 It was lovely to meet you and we are sorry to hear that you felt the dinners were slightly rushed, unfortunately the speed of the courses are dictated by when our guests come down from the mezzanine into the kitchen ready to plate...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2015

After looking online for cooking schools all over the world, I kept coming back to their well developed site. After 2 years of wishing, I decided to jump in and and reserve a spot...my husband is a nervous traveler in unfamiliar places...so I took the...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2015

Dear Sherry It was great to meet you, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated. Have fun practising your new skills, and do keep in touch. best regards...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2015

In June 2015 we visited Walnut Grove with friends and what an experience to share and enjoy. It was teriffic fun in every way, we learnt such a lot of new skills and it was so interesting to watch two masters of their craft at...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2015

Dear Jackie Well - you do know how to make the gin & tonic sorbet now, have you made it yet?!!! (It is a winner!) It was lovely to meet you, Rob & your friends when you came in June and we are looking forward...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

At the end of June, I went on a 5 day course to the Walnut Grove. I really enjoyed every single moment and was sorry when it ended. I can honestly say that this is one of the very best residential cooking courses that I...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2015

Dear Debbie It was lovely meeting you in June, and sharing so many interesting stories. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, and we look forward to keeping in touch and hopefully meeting again - maybe we'll come to Sth...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Four of us had the pleasure of staying at Walnut Grove in June. My friend and I took part in the classes while our husbands toured the interesting and beautiful local countryside returning to savour the delicious food we had helped to prepare. We were...More

Thank Leslie P
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2015

Dear Leslie It was lovely having the four of you here on the course in June, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you continue to use the skills you learned and that you have "wowed" a few of your friends...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

I stayed at walnut grove this June 2015. It was such a fabulous experience I learnt so many new techniques and little tricks. The food was delicious and there was a lot of cooking over the 5 days which really appealed to us. I also...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2015

Dear Alana It was lovely to meet you & Mel when you were here in the spring, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. kind regards...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2015

We spent 5 days with my wife honing her cooking skills and us both eating exceptional food every evening. The accommodation is set in an old French farm house and was of a high standard and Maynard, Benedict and Freya made our visit most enjoyable....More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2015

Dear Peter Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. It was great to meet you & your wife, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to meeting again some time. best regards...More

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One fellow holiday maker from the US flew to Paris from the USA and then got the train
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