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Paris Cooking Class: Chocolate Éclairs and Cream Puffs

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    What to Expect
    Head to your cookery school in central Paris to meet your instructor, an experienced pastry chef, then enjoy a refreshing drink before beginning your 2-hour French pastry cooking class.

    During your class, receive hands-on instruction from your instructor on how to make basics including choux pastry and Chantilly cream (whipped cream) — the building blocks of French pastry-making.

    Next, listen as your instructor explains how to make chocolate éclairs and cream puffs, then follow the steps yourself and make your own. Learn important tips and tricks such as how to ensure an even rise in the oven and the correct method for piping cream into your delicate creations. Gain insight into the theory behind the more complex cooking methods and feel free to ask questions along the way.

    When you’re done cooking, sit down with your fellow pastry chefs and taste your treats over a cup of tea, coffee or an organic fruit juice. Listen as your instructor shares entertaining stories about French pastry’s role in the country’s cuisine and culture.

    After approximately three hours in the company of your instructor, receive a box with your pastry delicacies and step outside to conclude your class.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Paris
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Return Details
    Concludes at original departure point
    • Use of required equipment and attire
    • Takeaway box of 5 to 6 chocolate eclairs or Cream Puffs
    • Coffee, tea or fruit juice
    • Electronic copy of English recipes
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 12 years for this tour
    • No unaccompanied children accepted
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Baking has always been a hobby as far as I can remember. I have always wanted to take a baking class in Paris and finally fulfilled my bucket list items when I signed up for the Chocolate Eclairs & Cream Puffs class. It was lovely on all aspects! The space is cozy, decorated
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    Response from fredpouillot, Propriétaire at Paris Cooking Class: Chocolate Éclairs and Cream Puffs
    Responded 1 week ago
    Bonjour odessab1708, it is a true delight to read how much you enjoyed everything about your experience learning how to make chocolate eclairs with Amanda - I certainly hope we will get the opportunity to welcome you again for more classes, and that you will get to experiment a lot in baking. Merci beaucoup! Fred
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    This is my first time taking a cooking class from Le Foodists--eclairs and profiteroles from 3pm to 6pm. What I enjoyed: 1. Our instructor, Guillaume, was an excellent instructor -- giving clear instructions, providing ample of demos, spoke very good English, very patient,
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    Response from fredpouillot, Propriétaire at Paris Cooking Class: Chocolate Éclairs and Cream Puffs
    Responded 15 Sep 2019
    Bonjour cliu, thank you for your detailed review of your experience learning how to make eclairs and profiteroles at Le Foodist with Guillaume. I am glad the instruction, location, ambience of the place, the eclairs themselves and our teatime session met with your full approval. In particular the teatime experience at the end of the class which I am told we are the only ones to offer in Paris for such an experience. Thank you as well for indicating what would have better for you. Having done this for many years years now, we have thought through and even experimented with all your suggestions, so it is based on experience that I will provide you my feedback: 1 & 2. Indeed during our pastry or baking classes, people work in pairs - like in any such pastry or baking classes offered in Paris. Which obviously is perfectly suited by couples, parent/child experiences, etc... But more imprtantly considering the quantity of equipment we use, it just would just not make any sense to do it any other way (one kitchen aid per person, really??). But obvioulsy it does not affect how much each individual does, as the quantities are just doubled from what any individual would do if they worked on their own. So we just have small economies of scale on equipment as a result. And just to clarify, each person leaves with a box full of their creations, so the quantity is not and has never been an issue (except maybe we make too much, I guess ...). 3 & 4. When we started givng those classes, we gave printed recipes. There were two issues with this: a. people often forgot them, and then asked us to send the recipes via email. b. more importantly we found that some people could not help but read the recipes instead of following the Chef's instructions, tips and tricks. Which ended up getting the chef to repeat what she/he was explaining to those very people who read instead of listening. And often this affected the results. Everybody is different of course, but based on these multiple experiences we decided that it was much better to have people exchange with the Chef, listen to tips and tricks and make notes/videos/photos of anything relevant rather than "read a recipe". And it is probably better for the environment. But to your point, indeed our recipes are just recipes and not a cookbook; so they are not a list of tips and tricks and are not substitute for a class when the instructor explains why we do what we do, what we should look for at critical steps of cooking, etc... this in our mind is what differentiates a class from a recipe. Thank you again for your review Cheers Fred
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    This was a professional class with amazing, friendly instructors that somehow got a bunch of mediocre bakers to produce some beautifully scrumptious chocolat éclairs. I would give them 100 stars, but unfortunately I can only do 5. My parents dropped off my sister and I to do
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    Response from fredpouillot, Owner at Paris Cooking Class: Chocolate Éclairs and Cream Puffs
    Responded 26 Jun 2019
    Bonjour Tillybean173, We are so happy to settle for 5 stars, but thank you for the 100!!! Knowing that you left with smiles warms my heart, and I am glad you enjoyed the setting as much as the food you cooked - and that you enjoyed our company too. So did we (enjoy your company that is)!! Merci for the definite recommendation and à la prochaine! Fred
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    Our instructor was Frederick. We had a great time learning to make creampuffs and eclairs. We learned how to make the dough from scratch and learned how to pipe the cream into the creampuffs and the eclairs. We made the pastries from start to finish. Frederick made the
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    Response from fredpouillot, Propriétaire at Paris Cooking Class: Chocolate Éclairs and Cream Puffs
    Responded 19 Jul 2019
    Bonjour Charlotte4761, thank you for this nice review of your experience learning how to make cream puffs and éclairs under Frederick's guidance and instruction. Indeed at the end of our classes you always get to eat what you prepared - before leaving with boxes full of your creations when coming for a pastry or baking class. Many merci for the definite recommendation! Fred
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    My 16-year-old niece and I took this class with Anne and it was the highlight of our trip to Paris! We had so many laughs and will remember this experience always. It turned out that we were the only 2 who signed up this particular evening and Le Foodist still let the class run,
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    Response from fredpouillot, Propriétaire at Paris Cooking Class: Chocolate Éclairs and Cream Puffs
    Responded 19 Jul 2019
    Bonjour NYCDee29, I am glad you enjoyed what turned out to be a private experience at Le Foodist, learning how to make cream puffs and eclairs. And thank you for your compliments to Anne, as well as the location and rest of the people you met. Very nice of you. Merci beaucoup and we look forward to having you back! Fred
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