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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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An experience not to be missed!

We found that the information and experience of working with two highly professional chefs very... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2015
CarolCobley
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Southampton, United Kingdom
A life time experience for food lovers

As a solo traveller, I took a regular cookery course for 5 days at Walnut Grove and it was one of... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2014
umurcan
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Istanbul, Turkey
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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 11 April 2015

We found that the information and experience of working with two highly professional chefs very inspiring and educational. We would recommend this course to everyone interested in food! We did eat very well too!!More

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

Dear Carol Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us, it is much appreciated. It was lovely to get to know you & your husband Richard and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here at the Walnut...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

As a solo traveller, I took a regular cookery course for 5 days at Walnut Grove and it was one of my best vacations. First, it feels like you are literally living in a Michelin star restaurant all your time. All our dinners were 6...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

Dear Umurcan Thank you so much for your review, and for coming to the Walnut Grove! It was lovely to meet you, and we are very glad that you enjoyed the course so much. Enjoy the rest of your time in France. We look forward...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

The week I spent at Walnut Grove in May was the highlight of my 3 week trip to Europe. To start, the location is idyllic - a sleepy French village where we took our evening strolls after dinner and enjoyed the gardens and countryside. Accommodations...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Jools Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. It was lovely getting to know you, and we still hope to be able to visit you sometime in Vancouver! Look forward to catching up again, whether it is there or here...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Walnut Grove. It was a really nice balance of cooking, dining, and fun side trips. We had a great group of seven of home chefs (you don't have to worry about your skill level in coming...More

3  Thank Gerald S
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Hi Jerry Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, it was lovely meeting you & Karen and we are really glad that you enjoyed your time at the Walnut Grove. We have enjoyed seeing your photos too, thank you...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

My husband and I have just finished an amazing week at Walnut Grove cooking school. This holiday gave us it all, fun, new friends, fine wine and excellent hands on learning in the kitchen. The two chefs Maynard and Benedict are incredibly talented and support...More

1  Thank Lisa S
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Lisa Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here at the Walnut Grove and gained new skills. It was lovely meeting you and Peter, and I hope you enjoyed your time down in the south of France after...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

WOW, what a fabulous 5 days we had at The Walnut Grove Cookery School in Laval France. Freya, Maynard and Benedict made us feel so welcome from the time we stepped off the train until our final goodbye's. Under Maynards & Benedict's guidance and of...More

2  Thank gymqueen34
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Hi gymqueen34 (love the nickname!) Thank you for writing a review, we're so glad you enjoyed your time here and it was so nice to get to know you & John. I hope you have recovered after the flight and your colleagues at work appreciate...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The school is in a lovely setting in rural France. The restored farmhouse offered very comfortable accommodation and it is adjacent to the school. Classes are kept small and are led by 2 amazing chefs - my group of 6 was split into 2 teams...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it was lovely meeting you & your husband. We are delighted you enjoyed your time here, carry on cooking!!! best regards Freya

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

The biggest challenge for most people going to a cooking school is you end up forgetting what you've learnt or the teachers don't have the patience or interest to make sure you get the most out of your experience. This is NOT the case in...More

1  Thank xborderfoods
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2013

Hi Bernice Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it was fantastic to meet you, and is great keeping in touch. We love your blog, and look forward to reading more of your travel experiences! best regards Freya

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

My week with Benedict and Maynard has changed my view of cooking. I have long been a devoted fan of traditional French cuisine but I now realise that a 'lighter' touch, still with robust flavours is so much better. Unlike many cookery courses, this is...More

2  Thank Chris M
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2013

Hi Chris Thank you for your review, it was great to meet you and we are looking forward to seeing you back here in just over a month!!! Looking forward to seeing your perfected knife skills! best regards Freya

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Have just finished a 5 day course at Walnut Grove and quite amazed at what I learnt and accomplished. The course is a great mix of learning, socialising and relaxing. Maynard and Benedict have the art of passing on knowledge like it is the first...More

Thank KayLG
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2013

Hi Kay Thank you for taking time to write a review, it was great to meet you. Enjoy your time in Paris, and do keep in touch! kind regards Freya

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