After finishing his studies in hospitality, Maxime went on to specialize in pastry arts, because of its of his love for the precision required to master pâtisserie.
After graduation, he moved to the French capital, where everything is happening. Hello Paris! He first started to work under 3-time MOF finalist James Berthier, and later spent 3,5 years at Pierre Herme Paris. Intern when he entered, he left the company as a sous-chef.
With a number of years of experience under his belt, Maxime decided to take off to foreign shores: NYC was the destination. He joined the Francois Payard Bakery team for one year, before going back to Paris. Benoit Castel, who started Liberte Patisserie-Boulangerie one year before, called him to replace his departing chef. He was in charge of a smaller-scale bakery, a perfect way to develop his creativity. It was here that he crafted his style: avoiding freezers, gelatine, and food colouring.
Now, Maxime is working as a freelance pastry chef offering workshops, consultancy, and catering. You’ll have a chance to meet Maxime in our French Desserts and Baking Classes
Learn to shop at the market like a Parisian, choose the best ingredients & turn them into a delicious 4-course dinner. Get a hands-on cooking experience from our professional English-speaking chefs
This French cooking class is strictly for kids. Your aspiring little chef will learn how to bake and create from scratch four delicious French recipes from the savory to the sweet. Your kids will thank you.
You and your child (age 6-12), will work together as a team to whip up a 3-course French menu. A tasty French culinary experience “en famille”. Class in English by our professional chefs.
When you have a good stock, you have a good sauce. When you have a good sauce you have good food. Learn the basics of French sauce making in the Mother of all Sauces.
Ever wondered why French breads and French baguette are so good? Our French bread making class in Paris will teach you the recipes & techniques for perfectly baked home-made bread & brioche.
Learn the secrets to preparing flaky, buttery French breakfast pastries. Master the techniques of making croissants, pain au chocolat, and pain au raisin in a hands-on beginners class.
Dream of making Macarons? Make your dream a reality. We reveal the secrets in our Macaron class in Paris. Learn to make 3 flavors from scratch. You’ll no doubt have the best macarons in town!
An introductory desserts class to tempt your sweet tooth. Get hands-on experience from our English-speaking chefs and within 3 hours master crême brulée, chocolate soufflé or the famous lemon tart!
Reserved for seasoned bakers. Take your skills to another level with the “Semi-Pro” Desserts Class. Learn to make puff pastry dough from scratch & several recipes utilizing this dough such as the millefeuille.
Discover a pastry dough that takes you from breakfast through dinner. In 2018, our Choux pastry class focuses on the Croquembouche – the French “wedding cake” with its cream-filled, caramel-topped puffs.
What would France be without its many cheeses? Come and discover one of the best parts of French culture in a Cheese & Wine Class. Our sommelier will guide you through 5 French cheeses and wines.
An evening at the Chef’s Table. A French food & wine pairing experience. A seat in the chef’s kitchen. Sit back, be entertained & enjoy 5 tasting plates & 5 wines with Chef & sommelier by your side.
A one-on-one experience with an expert Chef to build on your skills, tailor-made to your tastes. Classroom privatized for individuals or groups. A great idea for team-building or Hen Do’s in Paris.
Come discover the power of chocolate with a class specially developed to dive into the world of this fascinating food. Learn tempering and confection and leave with delicious samples of your work.
Paris is a mine of Gourmet foods and sweet delights. Join our fun and informative Paris Food Tour with our Food & Wine expert and discover what’s hot on one of Paris’ sweet streets.
This 3-hour tour starts with shopping for delicious treats from the classical to the modern & trendy – from the savory to the sweet. Start with a tour & end with a light lunch “Like a Parisian” back at the school.
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On Tuesday September 26th, 2017 – Chef Geoffroy Maillard and chef Eric Fraudeau will join their culinary forces to bring us a special Chef’s Table – Food & Wine Pairing event “à quartre mains”. Chef Maillard is chef/owner of Michelin-starred restaurant, La Table d’Eugène & French Tapas bar – La Rallonge. Chef Eric Fraudeau is chef/owner and creator of Cook’n With Class Paris and Cook’n With Class Uzès.
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”
It’s been 10 years since I opened our French cooking school in Paris. Over 30,000 students has passed through our doors. I am so grateful to all those who have played a role in the last decade of cooking, baking and tasting in Paris & Uzès.