Food Experiences
food experiences

Think about the best meals of your life. What do you remember? I’m willing to bet that it’s not just the exquisitely delicious food that causes these to rise like cream to the top of your list of happiest foodie memories. It’s the company you’re with, the fact that you couldn’t stop laughing, the pride on your daughter’s face as she served you something of her own invention for the first time, way the sun flooded into the dining room and lit up the flowers on the table… Each of these little pieces of the puzzle contributes to the atmosphere of the day, and the enjoyment of the dinner.

I’m proud to offer a range of food experiences for you to enjoy; from intimate, laughter-filled supper clubs, to decadent afternoon tea and hands-on cookery classes. Get in touch to discuss or book a place.

Meaningful experiences with food are just that: experiences, and at Gourmandises Académie, it’s my goal to present you with a meal that’s happy and heartfelt as well as delicious; that nourishes your soul as well as your stomach.

Cook and Enjoy

Time to get your hands dirty

Part cookery class, part dinner, my Cook and Enjoy experiences put you at the heart of my home – the kitchen. With my guidance, you’ll create the dishes that will be gracing our table. I’ll let you into some of my kitchen secrets and family recipes, and we’ll have a giggle and a glass or two of wine as we cook together. Then, it’s time to eat. Take a seat at my table and enjoy the fruits of your labours.

Cook and enjoy, is an experience that can take place either here at the Académie or in the comfort of your home.

food experiences
food experiences

One to One Coaching

My undivided attention

What do you want to learn? Whether it’s the perfect blend of spices for a tropical island curry, the smoothly flavoured crème pat to pipe in the centre of your favourite tarts, the perfectly delicate-yet-crackable shell on a macaron or anything else you can think of, my one-to-one classes give you access to my culinary knowledge and put you in the driving seat. No matter your level of experience, these half-day or full-day classes will give you focused guidance and a host of top tips to build your confidence and hone your skills in the kitchen.

To find out more, get in touch and let’s have a chat about your requirements, and how a class with me could look.

Hen Parties

Treat your bride to a classy culinary experience

Think bake off, chocolate extravaganza, sophisticated afternoon tea, we surely have an activity that can suit your bride’s taste buds. We can cater for up to 12 brides here at the academy, for bigger groups, we can arrange a venue in Cambridge. You can find all the information about our Hen Parties activities here.

Or, get in touch and let’s have a chat about your requirements

food experiences

Le Bistrot Clandestin

A little piece of Réunion in the heart of Cambridgeshire. 

Prioritising flavour over fancy flourishes, this pop-up restaurant invites food adventurers to my home to experience the cuisine of the island I love so dearly. The portions are hearty and so is the laughter, so come along to share a meal and some stories with your fellow diners, and enjoy the spice and the sunshine of my homeland.

Find out more information and book tickets at the next bistrot evening here