French cooking School in Paris and Uzès.
A taste of France. A love of Cooking.
Cook’n With Class has been in operating its Paris-based French cooking school since 2007 and has taught more than 30,000 students over 10,000 French recipes, and continues to share the love of French cooking today, with the help of our professional Chefs, full-time assistants, and sommeliers with two locations: Paris & Uzès, in the south of France.
A la Rochelle native, Chef Eric Fraudeau returns to France after living in North & Central America, where he worked as an Executive Chef for high-end hotels such as Vogue, Four Seasons, The Ritz and Sofitel. Inspired to share & transmit his passion for French cuisine, Chef Fraudeau comes up with the idea to create an atelier where global citizens can come together to learn the art of French cooking in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
In July of 2007, the idea quickly becomes a reality as Cook’n With Class opens its first school (at 21 rue Custine) and begins teaching tourists the art of French cuisine. The three pillars of Cook’n with Class were already in effect then, Using fresh & seasonal produce, catering to small groups, & generous & convivial atmosphere
Italian born, Chef Pino Ficara becomes one of the first chefs to join the Cook’n With Class team. Upon arrival, he immediately develops a Baking and Bread Making program, catered to students wishing to learn all about French Croissants, Baguettes, and other dough-based pastries. As a result of Chef Pino’s help, our pastry classes have evolved into a quick, easy and effective 3-hours course. Chef Pino is currently opening his own cooking school for French & Italian cuisine in Rome, Italy.
Food writer and culinary enthusiast, Rachel Khoo (English), joins the Cook’n With Class team, where she taught pastry classes. Khoo is currently a TV presenter with her own series on BBC. Dublin, Ireland native and long-time Paris resident, Tara Byrne joins the staff as office coordinator helping with the ever-growing administrative side of the school.
Cook’n With Class joins Facebook and starts building a fan-base.
Chefs Constance Deledalle (French), Briony Laberthionniere (Australian) & Brian Defehr (Canadian), come onboard bringing a wealth of experience from running their own restaurants, culinary institutions, and hotels ranging from the Ritz Paris to Le Bristol. This dream-team taught all aspects of French cuisine, from market-to-table French Cooking Classes, to Macarons, Bistro Desserts, Gourmet Chocolates, Choux Pastries and French Baking as well as advanced baking technics.
Houston, Texas native, Chef Alex Dreyer joins the team, and brings his culinary expertise to teach each and every class offered at the school. A true jack of all trades, his adds both enthusiasm and humor to the team.
Cook’n With Class celebrates the newly designed, expanded cooking school on rue Custine, now equipped with two new kitchens. The launch party had an abundance of employees, suppliers, chefs, and bloggers, including David Lebovitz.
Preston Mohr from ParisBytheGlass joins the team as our in-house sommelier, teaching Cheese & Wine Classes and animating the Chef’s Table- Food & Wine Pairing evenings along side one of our chefs.
Shortly after, Chef Patrick Hebert, who graced the kitchens of The Savoy Hotel London, and was former owner of his own French restaurant in Louisiana, USA, joins the team adding his classical French style to the French Market Cooking Classes.
Cook’n With Class Paris moves to a new location at 6 rue Baudelique, still in Montmartre, Paris, in a 2-level atelier designed & decorated by Chef Eric’s Wife, Yetunde Oshodi, with 2 state-of-the-art kitchens & a new wine cellar for hosting the Wine Classes and private events.
Welcomed Chef Emmanuelle Gombert who trained at école Ferrandi prior to joining the team. Chef Emannuelle specialized in baking and French desserts.
Cook’n with Class Paris appears on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Feb 24th 2013 air date)
A year of progress: We hosted company events for both Stella and Dot, and Pinterest. We appeared on French national television, as well as House Hunters International. Cook’n With Class Paris held the position of #9 out of top 10 things to do in Paris on TripAdvisor.
After lots of hard work and training, Chef Alex made it to the semi-finals for his MOF (“Meilleur Ouvrier de France”) where he competed to receive a highly revered award in France, bestowed upon the best worker or artisans in their respective fields.
Cook’n With Class reaches 26,000 Fans on Facebook, with a ranking of #1 out of top 89 in Food and Drink section in Paris on TripAdvisor with 1,316 reviews and counting.
With the success of the Cook’n with Class Paris, Chef Eric Fraudeau and wife, Yetunde Oshodi expand the business by opening a second school, Cook’n With Class Uzès, in the south of France with authentic Provençal themed cooking classes, located in Uzès, France.
Yetunde taking on a more active role with both schools as a marketing consultant, works on the updating the logos for both locations and creates the website for Uzès.
Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau officially joins the team as Sales & Marketing Director bringing her experience as a former sole owner of a successful vacation rental company to the schools.
Cook’n With Class Uzès kicks off a Week-long culinary program, Week in Uzès, inviting students to enjoy the tastes and sights of the south of France while participating in full-day classes, tastings and tours of the region.
New brand name and logo are born.
10 years of offering French Cooking, Baking, & Tasting in Paris. The year ahead will be one of celebrations and sharing.
A new website created by Yetunde Oshodi & David Lakin. Both Cook’n with Class Paris & Cook’n with Class Uzès now share a common web address under www.cooknwithclass.com. The new modern design is meant to be more user-friendly and fun.
To celebration 10 years in Paris, Cook’n with Class organizes an international contest, Cook’n in Paris, where the Grand Prize winner can win a trip for 2 to Paris. Other events around the 10 years include a Michelin-starred Chef’s Table – Food & Wine pairing experience and an anniversary party at the school in Paris with invited guests.
A new recipe database is created with over 400 recipes to enjoy.
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