In Burgandy's wine capital, foodies from around the world drop in on this mother-daughter team's cooking school that conjures up flavorful magic with fresh, seasonal ingredients by way of classic French cooking techniques.
Working with a robust network of artisan food suppliers, the duo offer up culinary knowledge alongside charming conversation and helpful fun. Celebrated by Travel + Leisure, Fodor's Travel Guide, Kinfolk, and Côté Est Magazine, the cozy welcoming workshop just wants everyone to smile and eat well.
The Cook’s Atelier is a cooking school, epicurean destination and wine shop located in the center of historic Beaune, France that celebrates the connection between farmer and cook. Founded in 2008 by mother-daughter duo, Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini, The Cook’s Atelier offers hands-on cooking classes, market tours, seasonal suppers and workshops throughout the year with the goal of educating local and international visitors about seasonal ingredients, classic French cooking techniques and Burgundy’s wine capital. The group recently added a wine shop on its premises that features an ever-evolving collection of hand-chosen, small production wines from Burgundy and the surrounding regions. The Cook’s Atelier has been increasingly well received since its founding, inspiring guests to adapt its philosophy and recreate the experience at home. In response, Marjorie and Kendall curated a digital èpicerie coined The French Larder, which offers an exclusive selection of olive oils, spices, artisanal cooking tools, vintage finds, and a line of Mauviel French copper pots, made soley for the atelier. Chef and co-owner Marjorie Taylor is an enthusiast of farmers markets, small artisan food producers, and the philosophy pioneered by Alice Waters. Her rustic, french-inspired fare highlights seasonality and classic technique, with a specialty in tart making. Prior to moving to France, she was the co-chef proprietor of the award winning neighborhood restaurant and cooking school, Ruby Beet Gourmet, and studied at La Varenne under noted teacher and cookbook author, Anne Willan. Marjorie’s daughter and co-owner, Kendall Smith Franchini, is a wine expert that studied viticulture and formerly worked with Legrand Filles et Fils in Paris, and Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant in their Burgundian office.
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from $215 to $275
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Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Designated Smoking Areas Only
The pied-à-terre at The Cook’s Atelier is a cozy yet bright two-bedroom apartment that was once the original cooking school space. Reflective of The Cook’s Atelier’s aesthetic, the space features timeless elements mixed with fresh accents and vintage finds. The space has a small, but well-equipped kitchen for those who would like to prepare a meal at home and is central to the market and great restaurants. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, washer and dryer, linens and other household supplies to esure a comfortable stay. Three night minimum.
Standout Venue Features:
The Cook's Atelier offers a market tour and cooking class program that is designed for guests visiting Beaune. The program includes a market tour, hands-on cooking class, five-course lunch, and a complimentary wine tasting from the on-site Wine Shop that is paired with a seasonal menu of market-inspired ingredients. After the cooking class, guests sit down for the long French lunch, in celebration of Burgundy. They learn the secrets of shopping and cooking as the French do, cooking with the seasons and enjoy a convivial lunch with other like-minded people. All instruction is in English.
Awards & Notables
The Cook's Atelier has been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, Kinfolk, Anthology, Travel & Leisure, and more.
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