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French Bistro Cuisine Cooking Classes

With Chef Stephen


Bonjour and Welcome !

Using French cuisine techniques, in this hands-on cooking class, you will work with the chef to create classic and popular dishes found on French Bistro menus! These are lively hands on cooking classes where you will be inspired with delicious traditional dishes, become culturally enriched as you take a journey in the land of beauty and romance, learn tips and techniques to add to your repertoire, plus some conversational French to top it all off. Oui? Oui!

A journey of the senses with stunning food best enjoyed with good friends 

This hands on cooking class will teach you some wonderful classic French techniques – the masters of cuisine! Food that truly warms your soul, food to share and inspires you to entertain at home for winter. This is a hands on and interactive class, where the participants are all part of the action. When all the cooking is done, sit down to a wonderful feast of your creations with a glass of wine 


Master three of these airy delights to wow your guests at the next special occasion

Gruyere Souffle
Soupe à L’Oignon -French Onion Soup With Compte Crouton
Fruit de Mer Royale    ( Seafood/Kai Moana)
with Chardonnay and Veloute Sauce in crisp Pastry Parcels
Paupiettes de Poulet Sauce aux Pruneaux
(Delicious Chicken Roulade in Dark Ale, Prune and Bacon reduction)
Classic French chocolate Éclairs
Traditional Tarte Tatin
Gateau Chocolat Parisian (GF) with Sauce à l’Orange

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm (three sessions) Wed Aug 16th, Wed Aug 23rd, and Mon  Aug  28   2017 

Cost: $140-00    This includes all ingredients, equipment and aperitifs for the three sessions..

Venue:  Vanilla Café,  291 Maungatapu Rd, Maungatapu, Tauranga 

For more info contact Chef Stephen

“Chef Stephen’s cooking classes were a crack up. It is great to be reminded of the  French vocab that relates to food and cooking and to learn a few more recipes, but really fun listening to his stories about living and working in Paris, his jokes, and his singing. It is also nice to be around other locals that are interested in speaking French and learning more about French culture in this way”.  – Erin F.


"Chef Stephen lived and worked as a chef in France for a number of years.  Lessons will be entertaining, comprehensive and (if the classes I went to are an example) pretty healthy". - Jennifer M.