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Walnut Grove Cookery School

La Hunaudiere | Livré la Touche, 53400 Chateau-Gontier, France
+33 2 43 98 50 02
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Great Cook School for stepping up my Chef plating techniques

Really great week of cooking. Loved how with a small group any question was answered and that I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guest C
Everything was Exceptional

From my fabulous "room with a view" to the sensational food we prepared and ate I cannot thank... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ABroadAbroad1958
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Burlington, Canada
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1 week ago
“Great Cook School for stepping up my Chef plating techniques”
1 week ago
“Everything was Exceptional”
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La Hunaudiere | Livré la Touche, 53400 Chateau-Gontier, France
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+33 2 43 98 50 02
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great week of cooking. Loved how with a small group any question was answered and that I had the Chef instructors full attention. Many techniques were covered especially 'chef tricks of the trade' and plating composition. Will be going back if more courses are...More

Thank Guest C
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Rob It was great to get to know you and hear about your yachting/ski chalet stories! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Good luck with it all and don't hesitate to ask if you have questions. best regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From my fabulous "room with a view" to the sensational food we prepared and ate I cannot thank Freya and Maynard enough - and their son Richard, for perhaps one of the best, most welcoming holidays I have ever had. Three cheers for Walnut Grove...More

Thank ABroadAbroad1958
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Donna It was such a pleasure to meet and get to know you. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, we hope the rest of your travels in France will be fabulous. Do keep in touch, hopefully we'll rendez-vous in New...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can honestly say this holiday has been one of the best I have ever enjoyed. Having always enjoyed cooking and good food, I chose this course as it promised a culinary adventure. We drove from UK and arrived to a champagne reception, which always...More

Thank VHWestMalling
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Vicky Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to meet and spend the week with you both, we too had great fun. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the course, and we look forward to hearing about your adventures...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I had such a wonderful experience at Walnut Grove with my Mum. We both enjoyed gaining new skills and techniques that we will be able to apply to our own cooking when we get home. Freya and Maynard are such fantastics hosts and made us...More

Thank Amelia P
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Amelia It was such a pleasure to meet you and your mother, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Best wishes with your future cooking/entertaining and I hope we may meet again some time in the future! kind regards Freya

Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is surprising these days to find something that exceeds your expectations but Walnut Grove does this. Freya and Chef Maynard run an exceptional program that starts with first enquiries - Freya does a wonderful job in being responsive to all questions and requests -...More

Thank reubrose
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Reuben Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it was lovely to meet you this last week, it was just a shame you had a cold! We are so glad you enjoyed the course, so keep in touch and...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

The memories of the 5 days we spent at Walnut Grove still linger! Maynard is a perfectionist and imparted this passion onto us; giving clever and impressive plating techniques with wonderful tastes and textures! Fabulous food and I learnt a lot, all tied together with...More

Thank Helenmca3
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Helen Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it is much appreciated. It was lovely to meet you when you were here and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Do keep in touch, we always...More

Reviewed 27 June 2016

It's difficult to imagine how the five-day gourmet cookery course at Walnut Grove Cookery School could be bettered. Chef Maynard is an outstanding teacher whose wide, high-level experience is balanced with a strong sense of pragmatism. Over four long days we scampered through scores of...More

Thank SusanSturrock
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Susan Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to host you & your husband, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to meet again some time in the not so distant future! In the meantime...More

Reviewed 20 June 2016

When planning our honeymoon to Europe, my husband, a chemist by training who enjoys creating in the kitchen, was very excited to add a cooking school to our plan. He did a bunch of internet research and thanks to the great amount of info available...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Orchidlady Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it was so nice getting to know you & your husband back in May. We are delighted that you have been using your new skills so much since returning home. Please...More

Reviewed 10 June 2016

I went with my husband as part of a group with 3 other couples. We were a mixed bag of ability but the two chefs coped well with that! I learnt a huge amount and the course has encouraged me to be a little braver...More

Thank Joanna D
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Joanna Thank you very much for your review, we really enjoyed meeting you, your husband and all your friends. Great to hear that you have been more adventurous in the kitchen - do send us some photos from time to time if you fancy...More

Reviewed 20 February 2016

The website was so stunning and packed with information... I knew this was the course for us. Freya too responded so efficiently to my inquiry and was so friendly it made me immediately feel that I wanted to book. We had such a fantastic foray...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this review

Dear Karen Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it was lovely to meet you & David and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Even better to hear that you are still experimenting with the recipes and savoring...More

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sas912
What is the easiest way to get there from the US?
24 July 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
One fellow holiday maker from the US flew to Paris from the USA and then got the train
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