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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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Amazing learning experience!

Everything at Walnut Grove was a 5 star experience. I have been keen on learning to cook for a long... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2013
scarlett k
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Highlight of a year long holiday!

Absolutely fabulous cooking adventure in the middle of rural France; does anything more need to be... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2013
RobinAPark
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Brisbane, Australia
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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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“the kitchen” (15 reviews)
“great fun” (5 reviews)
“croissants” (6 reviews)
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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 4 February 2013

Everything at Walnut Grove was a 5 star experience. I have been keen on learning to cook for a long time this was the perfect experience and location to learn. The lessons were always intresting, enlightning and highly enjoyable due to Maynard and Benedict. The...More

Thank scarlett k
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2013

Hi Scarlett So nice to hear from you! I have been in touch with Janet a couple of times, she was still hoping to come back with you & even Ruby too (?!) some time for the advanced course. Thank you very much for your...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Absolutely fabulous cooking adventure in the middle of rural France; does anything more need to be said? My wife and I had a brilliant time cooking up an amazing array of dishes which even a foodie novice like myself could feel proud of! (I didn't...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2013

Hi Rob Thank you so much for your review - it was your recommendation that we finally got around to being added to TripAdvisor! I hope the rest of your travels went well, hopefully we'll meet again sometime! best regards Freya

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Reviewed 3 January 2013

My husband and I had promised our daughter a trip to France for her 40th birthday, and, as a surprise, took her to the cooking school at Walnut Grove. We arrived to beautiful accommodations in the French Countryside and the warm welcome of Freya, Chef...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2013

Dear SusieABQ Thank you for your review , it was a pleasure having you all here and I am so glad it fulfilled your expectations. We'll definitely keep in touch, and perhaps see you in Albuquerque one day!! best regards Freya

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Reviewed 31 December 2012

An absolutely fantastic four and a bit days of cooking, eating and making wonderful new friends. WIth a passionate interest in great food, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Walnut Grove as an ideallic destination for a fun-filled short break away either by yourself or with...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2013

Hi Nic Happy New Year! It was great to meet you, thank you for your review and I am glad to hear you learned the things you wanted to help you with your career. Hopefully we may see you some time this year if you...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

I booked this for my husbands birthday, ended up going as well and taking another couple with us. We arrived to a fantastic six course meal and very friendly chefs- Maynard and Benedict. Awoke next day to lovely breakfast and off we went- twenty paces...More

Thank Jill K
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2012

Hi Jill Thank you very much for your comments, it was great to meet you all when you came, I am glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing you again some time on the advanced course! best regards Freya

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

My wife has a great knack for planning "surprise" trips for our anniversary. Well in 2005, she planned the trip of all trips, and changed our lives forever! We left Dallas headed for Paris (which is when I found out we were going to France)....More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

Dear Walter Thank you for your review, I still remember the amazement when I picked you & Kim up from the train that she had managed to keep the course a secret all that time (I could never manage that!). It has been so rewarding...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Looked into classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, but decided on the Walnut Grove because of Freya, the overall price, and the intimate enviroment of the Cookery. Went with 3 friends, all with varying skills in the kitchen and all military wives from Germany....More

1  Thank kand1954
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

Dear kand1954 Thank you for your review, it has been great watching your progress in the culinary world! I hope we can meet again one day, do keep in touch. best regards Freya

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Reviewed 23 October 2012

From the time I booked my vacation at the Walnut Grove, friends, family, and co-workers couldn't help but gush about how cool they thought this vacation idea was. The experience I had at the Walnut Grove certainly confirmed that! The accomodations were excellent, and the...More

1  Thank Rick E
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

Dear Rick Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we do appreciate it! I am so glad you enjoyed your time here, it was lovely hosting you! best regards Freya

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Reviewed 19 October 2012

Walnut Grove was one of the richest experiences I have ever had. It was a birthday present from my partner. (That's a tip for anyone looking to give an amazing gift). The course was aimed at any level and certainly covers a broad range of...More

2  Thank WriterToniC
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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

Dear flyinggirl4 Thank you for your review, it was really good to meet you & Steve, and I loved all the photos you added to our Facebook page - plus I was so impressed with your gingerbread house! Do keep in touch and we're looking...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2012

I booked the 5 day introductory course for my partner for her birthday. Of course it sounded so good, I had to go along as well... and we weren't disappointed. We had been looking at numerous courses and initially chose Walnut Grove for a number...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

Dear Wilbur101 Thank you for taking the time to write such an in-depth review, we really appreciate it. It was great to meet you & Tony, I am glad you enjoyed your time here and we are looking forward to seeing you both back here...More

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