I offer six different and varied courses all hosted by myself from my home kitchen in Les Cardinaux, 16190, Aignes et Puyperoux, France. The five course are as follows and you can check out all the details on the drop down link above.


The food lovers retreat – a 3 day/4 night residential course, with cooking course and trips to producers and markets and a restaurant.

The seven day culinary experience – a 6 day/7 night residential course with trips to producers, markets and a restaurants.

Food photography & styling workshops – a 4 day/3 night course which includes cooking lessons, styling lessons and photography lessons, culminating in a photo shoot on location. These are very intimate bespoke course so we can talk through the details at length and cater for individual requirements.


Cook Club – a half day morning class aimed mainly at people living locally full time who love to cook, want to increase their repertoire of dishes or cook something other than French food and learn new skills at the same time.

Cook & dine – an afternoon course where we will cook a fabulous 3 course dinner usually locally sourced ingredients and cook them with a modern twist. We will then dine together enjoying the fruits of our labour. Non-cooking partners and friends are welcome to join us for dinner.

Family days – these take on various forms but basically I offer parents the chance to relax whilst I cook with the kids who will make afternoon tea for mum and dad! with an afternoon class. You can also spend the whole day here, adults spend the morning cooking lunch whilst the kids enjoy the facilities (an adult will always be present to be with them) and then the kids cook in the afternoon and parents relax. And I get to do all the clearing up!!

Accommodation for the residential course is not on site but is at The Courtyard at Sainte Catherine, a 4* award winning family friendly Gîte and Chambre D’hotes holiday rental in the heart of the Charente. Your hosts are Charlie and Stephanie May and is a pretty 35 minute drive from us. For more details please click on the accommodation link under HOME above.