Prepare to embark on a sensory journey as your mind and palette are transported from the ordinary to an extraordinary exploration of flavors, aromas, and textures. Join us at Walnut Grove Cookery School, where the art of French cooking is taught by the renowned Chef Eric Duvin.

His passion for food and his desire to share his extensive knowledge with others sets our gourmet cooking vacations apart from any other.

Whether you choose our immersive “5-day” regular course, “5-day” market course, “7-day” culinary adventure, “5-day” vegetarian and well-being, or Christmas culinary adventure, you will have the opportunity to learn invaluable techniques from a professional chef while being surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Mayenne countryside.

We provide extensive time in our state-of-the-art kitchens for hands-on learning, with a maximum of 6 guests per chef. This ensures personalized attention and an exceptional learning experience. Due to the high demand for our classes, we recommend securing your spot promptly.

In addition to receiving individualized instruction, you will have the privilege of learning from a highly respected chef with over 35 years of culinary experience.

Chef Eric’s journey began at the age of 15 in Paris, where he trained and graduated from a top catering school. He then spent 24 years in London, working as a Freelance and Private Chef, catering to distinguished clients such as the 11th Duke of Beaufort, at Badminton House,  the German Ambassador, Her Majesty the Queen, and His Majesty the King of Jordan.

Chef Eric’s expertise encompasses a range of culinary styles, including Traditional French, Modern European, Mediterranean Cuisine, and various Asian influences. Having orchestrated countless intimate meals and grand celebrations, he brings his wealth of experience to his role as a culinary instructor, combining professionalism with a supportive and enjoyable teaching style.

At Walnut Grove, we strive to create an educational yet relaxing retreat for our guests. We want you to share in our enthusiasm for exploring new culinary possibilities. Quality is of utmost importance to us, be it the beautiful accommodations we offer or the exquisite produce we cultivate in our garden and incorporate into our lessons. We believe that cooking with nutritious ingredients leads to a more fulfilling and healthier lifestyle, and we take joy in showing you how to achieve that.

If you are ready to immerse yourself fully in this life-changing experience, we invite you to join us at Walnut Grove Cookery School. Our unique cooking vacations are designed to forever transform your relationship with food. To secure your place, please email us at soon, as availability is limited and spots fill up quickly.

We eagerly await the opportunity to create unforgettable meals and memories with you here at Walnut Grove.