Our Cook’n with Class Paris Team

10 years of French cooking classes in Paris in English from the team at Cook’n With Class Paris

Diversity is the spice of life as they say, and it is certainly the case for our team. Coming from different backgrounds our talented Chefs have trained in world-renowned establishments, rich with culinary experience and knowledge. They help promote the fun, convivial atmosphere we strive for at Cook’n with Class.

Meet our Team

Chef Eric

Chef, Owner

Chef Eric Fraudeau, owner of CWC, brings over 30 years of culinary experience and a passion for sharing French food & wine.

Chef Patrick


A prestigious career spanning decades and continents, Chef Patrick Hebert has cooked for the elite and now shares his knowledge with you.

Chef Sarah


Chef Sarah Tyler has an adventurer’s spirit. That spirit brought her to Paris where she fell in love with the world of French pastry. She brings over 10 years of pastry experience to the team.

Chef Brian


Chef Brian DeFehr belongs to the family of chefs who are passionate about cooking which follows nature’s seasons. Chef Brian is also now a published author

Mona Khalife

Sommeliers & Tour Guides

Mona Khalife has been working as a sommelier for over 10 years and is specialized in wine and food pairing. She joins us for our Cheese & Wine and Chef’s Table classes

Frédéric Duverger

Sommeliers & Tour Guides

Sommelier Frédéric Duverger is a Bordeaux native and diplomaed sommelier, brings his expertise to our Cheese & Wine & Chef’s Table classes. When not in Paris, you can catch him in the South.

Johnifer Guyud

Chef's Assistant

Our chefs assistant Johnifer Guyud (John for short), is here to make your time at Cook’n With Class run smoothly. You can thank him for your prepped ateliers and being the third arm of our wonderful chef’s team.

Karen Rudel

Sommeliers & Tour Guides

After over 18 years of calling Paris her home and several years of owning her tour company Sight Seeker’s Delight, Karen loves sharing her insights of French culture, life in Paris and living in France. Join her on our Food tour in Montmartre

Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau


Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau heads the Sales & Marketing for both our Paris and Uzès schools. Food, travel and photography (and her son), are her passions. Catch her posts and photos throughout the site.

Aside from our own staff offering you their advice on traveling in Paris (and Fgreater France), we’ve collaborated with a wonderful group of francophiles who can’t wait to share their secrets with you. These folks love Paris just as much as we do so we asked them to share their Paris with you. Enjoy the musings and tips of our writers in our blog and you’ll start feeling right at home in Paris.

Our Blog Contributors

Emily Dilling

Emily Dilling is a France based writer and author of My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes. In 2005 Emily moved to Paris from her native California and began exploring the cities markets, restaurants, and cafés. In 2010 she founded the blog Paris Paysanne, where she writes about her favorite addresses and artisans in the city. She is also the producer and host of the Paris Paysanne Podcast. Emily currently lives in the Loir-et-Cher region of France, where she writes and works in the grapevines.

Claudette Parry Laws

Claudette Parry Laws is the founder of Mama Loves Paris, a website designed for English speaking families living in or visiting Paris. Packed with useful, informative and fun content including news and reviews, opinions and previews written by expat mums who live in the French capital.


Paris Happenings In November

What’s on this November in Paris? We’ve got a few events you may wish to take note of. From exhibits to food tasting and markets.

Michelin Star invited to Cook’n With Class Paris

4-Mains – Food & Wine Pairing with Michelin-starred guest chef: We’re turning 10 this year and we are celebrating in some big ways: Special guests, a birthday party in Paris & a few contests! Here’s just one of the events we have planned “à la rentrée”