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Fabulous COOKING EXPERIENCE

Maynard and Freya the owners of the School are both highly professional and wonderfully human... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin M
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Lindfield, United Kingdom
A Wonderful Week of Cooking

The Walnut Grove Cookery school is located in the French countryside, a beautiful setting for a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
diningdenise
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Professional gourmet chef Maynard Harvey is waiting to share with you his wealth of experience and to take your cooking to the next level. Classes are fun, informal and inspirational – with no more than five guests to one chef everybody gets the...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maynard and Freya the owners of the School are both highly professional and wonderfully human. They run a place where dreams can begin to be formed and give the teaching that can make thiose same dreams come true. Maynard had intended to be an orchestral...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Martin Thank you very much, it was lovely for us to meet you and Sylvia too, and we are so glad you enjoyed your Christmas present! We wish you many more years of enjoyment in the kitchen and look forward to seeing photos of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Walnut Grove Cookery school is located in the French countryside, a beautiful setting for a cooking vacation. Our lodging was a lovely 200+ year old cobblestone building, very comfortable and spacious. The cooking classes were held in another very old and charming building. Chef...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Denise, it was a pleasure to host and teach you here at the Walnut Grove, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Bon continuation as they say here in France, and we hope to see you in New York one...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Wow! Truly the most amazing experience with so much learnt. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the course from the delicious food to the banter in the classroom. I’ve already made use of most of the recipes and techniques and would highly recommend this experience to...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Courtney Thank you very much, it was such a pleasure to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here at the Walnut Grove. Good luck with all your adventures on the boats and do keep in touch! Best regards Freya...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

My 5 day live-in Walnut Grove Cookery course was great fun, highly rewarding and transformed my ability to prepare, enjoy, and share food with others. Since I've come home parties large and small, and everyday meals have been more interesting to plan and the results...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Dear Aozora Thank you so much, it was such a pleasure hosting you and all your family and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I have seen some fantastic photos from Naomi of dishes she has recreated at home, and shared...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

What a fantastic week! My vacation was a milestone birthday and bucket list trip. From our warm welcome at the train station, to saying goodbye at the farewell dinner, and everything in-between, it was a perfect vacation. I learned the fine art of baking croissants...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Kathy Thank you very much for your review, it was our pleasure to meet and host you. It has been great to see your photos as you continue your cooking at home, very impressed with your croissants in particular! Keep the photos coming and...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

I cook food. Chef Maynard designs meals. In his 5-day cooking course, Maynard’s well-thought out curriculum taught us the basics of knife skills, basic building blocks of stocks, and constructing a well-designed meal from appetizers to desserts. His passion for his craft was evident and...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear Lynn Thank you so much for your kind words, it was lovely meeting you and your family, it was a pleasure to host and teach you. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, do keep in touch. Best regards Maynard and Freya

Reviewed 10 November 2017

My wife and I attended the idealic location in early October. The location ws perfect, Maynard and Freya were perfect host. We left with skills and enthusiasm for cookling. Most people can cook but the thought you put nto plating the dish seems to make...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Dear Doug Thank you very much for your review, it was lovely meeting you and Alana and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope you had a good time in the south of France before heading back to Oz! best regards...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I've been to a number of cooking schools and for me this was by far the best. What I loved was that your were taken back to the basics and taught what made a good meal, rather than just showing what can be done. As...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear David Thank you for your review, and for choosing to come to the Walnut Grove. We are delighted to hear that you are cooking with more confidence and understanding, and it was fantastic to meet you. best regards Maynard and Freya

Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have a motto, “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.” At Walnut Grove they do everything right which accounts for how much fun I had. Their 5-day cookery course is a superb hands-on experience where we learned how to prepare, present and...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear Vinny Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it was a pleasure meeting and hosting you, we had a lot of fun! We are so glad you found the course beneficial, and I am sure you are enjoying the rewards...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

The course at Walnut Grove was not only very useful in terms of the techniques and recipes learnt but also enormous fun thanks to hosts, Freya & Maynard who went out of their way to ensure everybody enjoyed the experience. No hesitation in recommending it.

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Martin Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it was lovely to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. best regards Maynard and Freya

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