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French Cooking Class With Di Holuigue

French Cooking Class With Di Holuigue

Code: TFK582
  • $250
  • Location: Armadale, Melbourne
  • For: 1 person
  1. Valid for 12 months
  2. Free exchange

Come and learn how to cook with passion, joining food-writer and internationally acclaimed prize-winning cook book author Diane Holuigue. You choose the particular culinary skill you wish to perfect or the cuisine you want to master in this unique 6 hour cooking class.

Each participant is asked to give input into what the menu might include - not just the dishes, but the techniques you’d like to master to be a comfortable, confident cook in your own home.

Be it making Italian risotto, roasting the best crisp-skinned duck, feeling at home with French soufflé-making and complex sauces, insight into the new 'fusion' of cutting edge Australian cuisine or Moroccan dish, delicate fish dishes, puff pastry or a classy, made-in-advance dessert, Di will find a like-minded group for you.

Class starts at 9.30am and is all hands on deck to cook a sumptuous, four-course sit-down lunch with wine. The students will have had a full 6 hours to learn as much as possible from Di’s skills, talents and years of experience.

Initially trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, and L’Ecole Le Nôtre, Paris (pâtisserie and charcuterie), Diane continually augments this outstanding grounding with classes around the world, and in the kitchens of famous chefs, including those of Michel Guérard, Freddy Girardet, Roger Vergé, Alain Senderens, La Tour d’ Argent, Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck.

Di was named a Living Legend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and has authored 12 cookbooks, winning the inaugural "Best Contribution in Food print" for the Australian Food Media Awards.

Please note: Due to the popularity of this experience we recommend booking in at least 2-3 months in advance. Please contact us if you are after a specific date.

Diane Holuigue has also recently published A Lifetime of Cooking, Teaching and Writing from The French Kitchen which can be purchased from The Slattery Media Group, RRP $89.95.

This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.


Armadale, Melbourne.

Session Length

6 hours. Classes are all day time, and there is a choice of Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Dates and menus have to be discussed with Di to find a group (maximum 8-9 people) interested in the same style of cuisine.


To book, the participant must redeem their voucher and then call to find a menu and a time that suits. No experience necessary, just a healthy appetite to learn. This supplier does not refund. If you have to change the date of your experience you must inform the supplier at least 1 week prior.


Maximum participants per group is 8-9. For company team building experiences the maximum is 16. For corporate groups of 10 people, the 11th person (group organiser) will be able to join the group, free of charge (please enquire at time of booking).

Other Info:

Please note: Due to the popularity of this experience we recommend booking in at least 2-3 months in advance. Please contact us if you are after a specific date.


The map below gives you the location of this experience to allow you to plan.

Exact location, directions and meeting place will be available to you once you have booked your experience

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Venue, great presenter, interesting menu, good food This was an interesting event, with lots to learn, and the resulting food was high quality, and tasty. Recommended, and we really enjoyed the day. 5 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by this was an amazing day this was a great experience and had a such a wonderful time - will look to go again and learn to cook duck - can't wait 28 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This was a great experience. The whole day was well organised and structured. Di provided information during her class that was both interesting and practical. All all had a say in the menu, all of the class members were involved in just about very cooking process. As a consequence you never felt as if you missed out on anything. Overall excellent, I would love to do another. 7 April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fun day, not very technical and overpriced We went as a couple and both had the same view. It was a fun day, but for the price, it is not worth it. Probably $100 over priced. You don't get to apply techniques across the meals made for the day. A good way would have been for everyone to attempt part of most of the meals being prepared. Eg. One pair got to tie spatchcock and completed all 8. Sharing it around to at least half the people to try would have been better. If you get chosen to do a basic item for the day (like making a sauce) then you'll be very disappointed. 8 January 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tips and tricks rather than rote cooking Di makes you feel very welcome in her home and her kitchen and herb garden are to die for. Don't go to this thinking you'll be able to replicate the five courses verbatim. Better to pick up a few tips and tricks that the pros use to make your french cooking less intimidating. 17 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by It was a wonderful day. I learnt so much and plan to put it all into practice. Can't wait to do another class! 26 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous day....learnt heaps, met some terrific people and really enjoyed the complete experience! 20 July 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Extremely informative, plenty opportunity to ask questions and learn. 16 July 2012
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