French Cooking with Di Holuigue and Signed Book

Melbourne, Victoria

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    Come and learn how to cook with passion, joining food-writer and internationally acclaimed prize-winning cook book author Diane Holuigue. Not only will you learn some incredible new culinary skills, you'll receive a signed copy of Di's cookbook to take home to recreate this magic.

    Why You'll Love This

    What's Included?

    The hands-on format of the cooking class starts the minute you call. 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, a Thai or Moroccan dish, delicate fish dishes, puff pastry or a classy, made-in-advance dessert, Di will find a like-minded group for you.

    Your class starts at 9.30am and it’s all hands on deck to cook a sumptuous, four-course sit-down lunch with wine. When we wrap up at 3.30pm, 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 has been food editor of several national magazines, among them Home Beautiful, Epicurean, The Australian Magazine, Ita and the Sunday Herald Magazine. She is currently cooking columnist for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend, and for 2 years was resident chef on the national TV programme Good Morning Australia.

    Once the cooking course is over your new found cooking passion can continue to be cultivated in the home as this unique course comes with one of Di's beautifully signed cookbooks: Savouring Provence.
    On the Day

    Session Length

    Please allow 6 hours. Classes are held during the 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.

    Numbers on the Day

    Maximum participants per group is 8 to 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).


    This experience is not affected by the weather.

    Dress Code

    Please wear comfortable clothes with comfortable shoes. You need only an apron and a biro. Equipment and written notes for all classes are supplied.

    Other Info

    This unique course includes the 6 hour cooking lesson and one of Di's personally signed cookbooks: Savouring Provence.
    ... and Importantly


    To book, the participant must redeem their voucher and then call to find a menu and a time that suits. No experience is 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 72hrs prior.