Heartfelt French cookery with tropical flair

Set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, Gourmandises Académie operates from the home studio of award-winning patissière Corinne Payet.  Blending artful technique with warmth and personality, Corinne runs a range of workshops. They are fun, hands on, and extremely relaxed, perfect whether you are a complete novice, an adventurous cook or an accomplished one.

I am a firm believer that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and I’m thrilled to be welcoming you into mine.

Cooking is my happy place, and I founded Gourmandises Académie to share my love of elegant French desserts in a convivial setting. During each masterclass, you will learn classic techniques used by top French pastry chefs, but this is not like school. Take notes if you wish, drink wine if you wish and be prepared to learn and laugh at the same time.

Corinne teaches classic French patisserie with a Creole twist from the tropical island of Réunion where she was born. Her style and panache are exceptional and she is a great communicator – thank you for a great day

Ian Taylor

Each workshop caters for a range of abilities, from total beginner to accomplished home cook. I’ll tailor the class to you and your level so you can keep pace and feel comfortable every step of the way.

Here’s to a sweet adventure.

Bon appétit!
Corinne x’