3 day course

The 3 day course details

Day 1 – Aim to arrive at The SecretGarden-France between 2 and 4 pm, allowing you time to settle into your room and relax before joining the other guests for welcome drink and evening meal that will be prepared for you by Lesley (Chef). Over dinner we will discuss the plan for the next couple of days, and what you are all hoping to achieve from the course.

Day 2 – Continental breakfast will be available from 7.30 – 8.30 am, teaching starts in the kitchen at 9am. We will start with some basic kitchen rules and etiquette, hygiene, etc  to ensure everyone has a good starting point for the course, and then start cooking for lunch and preparing for this evenings meal.

We will aim to have lunch between 12.30 and 2pm each day. This gives us a well earned break plus a chance to discuss the morning class and activities for the afternoon session.

We will start the afternoon session at 2 pm, continuing with the prep work for the evening meal. We will aim to complete the session around 5pm, where you will have some free time before meeting again in the kitchen to complete the menu and plate up ready to enjoy the food prepared during the day.

Day 3 – Continental breakfast will be available from 7.30 – 8.30 am, we will meet in the kitchen at 9am to start the sessions for the day, again we will prepare for lunch and evening meal.

During the summer months we organise a visit to a local wine cave, where you can enjoy a walk through the cave and then enjoy tasting their wine and you will have the opportunity to purchase some wine to enjoy at L’Huilerie and/or take home with you.

Day 4 – Departure day, continental breakfast will be available from 7.30 – 8.30 am, then you will head back to your room to pack and ready for the off by 11am.


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