French Cooking Class With Di Holuigue

Armadale, Melbourne

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  • Hands on cooking class
  • Internationally acclaimed prize-wining chef
  • 4 course lunch served at the end

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 dishes you want to master in this unique 6 hour cooking class.

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Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 6 hour cooking class
  • Enjoy your creations at the end!

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, home-made pastas or 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 it 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. She also has an order of Australia for her contribution to the Australian Hospitality Industry.

Please note: Please book in at least 2-3 months in advance, and please contact RedBalloon if you are after a specific date.

Diane Holuigue has also recently published the 950pg 'A Lifetime of Cooking, Teaching and Writing from The French Kitchen' which can be purchased from her, Good Bookshops or The Slattery Media Group, RRP $40.

On the Day

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

Numbers on the Day

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).

Dress Code

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


  • To book, you must redeem your voucher through RedBalloon and then call to find a menu and a time that suits
  • No experience necessary, just a healthy appetite to learn!


No cancellations permitted, if you have to change the date of your experience you must inform the experience provider at least 1 week prior.