Get inspired and enriched

The versatility of techniques, as well as the combination of ingredients, ensure that the French cuisine continues to inspire us. France is one of the first European countries who developed their own cuisine. This started in the 17th century and has been continuously refined, and makes it one of France’s most successful export products. In this course, you will get a glimpse of the riches which this versatile cuisine has to offer.


The course consists of four lessons. Scroll down for details per lesson. Register now to secure your place at the stove.


Each lesson takes starts at ± 6.30 PM and ends ±10.30 PM.


€545 per person for four lessons including drinks and coffee.


This French cooking class will be done in the Pijp in Amsterdam. The cookbook store Mevr Hamersma has a cooking workshop and dining room which we can use for cooking and dining. Max number of participants is 6. So, very intimate and a lot of individual attention.


Individually or per group.

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Feb 13, 2023

Filleting, mise-en-place, lardering, munting, blanching, poaching, braising, smoking or popping. These are just a few of the techniques within the French cuisine. During the first class, you will learn more about cutting techniques, stocks, and making gravies. Meanwhile, we will also enjoy the dishes together.


March 6, 2023

In this class, we will work with sauces on the basis of fonds and will go into more detail on baking and roasting techniques of meat and vegetables. In this lesson we will, of course, also prepare and taste a variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company.


April 4, 2023

A French master is not a master if he is not able to prepare fish. Therefore, the third lesson focuses on fish. You will learn filleting and how to prepare fish in several different ways. And once again, we will end the lesson with a delicious meal which consists of all the fish dishes as well as side dishes.


Course 13: Feb 6; course 14: May 2

Éclairs, macarons, Meringues, tarte tatin. Does your mouth already water? We will end the course with desserts and pastries. The French have hundreds of different small cakes, pies, and pastries. This will give us enough inspiration to make the most delicious sweets.