Classic Gascony- 5 Days of Hands-On Cooking
Confit de Canard, Foie Gras, and Cassoulet classes & excursions
A very few times a year, Kate opens her Kitchens at Camont for a cooking intensive week of hands-on classes, market excursions, shopping, lunch out at our favorite 1-star Michelin restaurant, a welcome dinner, and special 'school lunches' at Camont. This 5-day cooking retreat is a foodie's dream exploration of the Cooking of Southwest France with cook, author of Cassoulet: A French Obsession, and expert teacher Kate Hill at her home and school at Camont. Guests stay in nearby accommodation that we can help arrange- from village hotel to chateau to country home.
In Gascony we love all things duck- from foie gras to confit de canard and paté. Local farm and market produce form the foundation of this week of learning, practicing, and experiencing as Kate teaches you her Gascon 'mother sauces', classic cooking techniques, and a few French pastry basics. Throw in a bit of fun shopping, exploring, and touring- as well as great eating- for the right balance of learning and experience to create your own Gascon Fat Duck memories.
INCLUDES five days of:
- Six cooking classes with Kate Hill
- Five lunches with wine including one-star Michelin restaurant
- Market excursions with local transportation and guide for shopping, dining, and armagnac tasting
- Recipe book, apron and Not Poterie Cassoulet pot
Dates & rates
2018: Oct 1-7, 15-21
2019: May 6-12, June 10-16, Sept 16-22, Oct 14-20
Classes are small and limited to 6 participants. Program dates are from arrival Day 1 to departure Day 7 with programed cooking days Day 2-6 in between.
3950€ per person includes: all instruction for five days (approx 9:30-4:30), all materials, lunches, wine, local transport for excursions,
Does not include: accommodation, other meals, personal expenses. We're happy to arrange pickup from Agen train station or Agen airport with a local English-speaking taxi service.
one day cooking classes
From May to September, Kate teaches simple and intensive one-day classes focused on special projects: Savory and Sweet French Pastry; A Long French Lunch; Market to Table. Coming to France this winter? Want to know how to make a perfect Cassoulet? Winter classes are on the weekends so join us for a quick break and celebrate the cooler months by the fire. Classes are hands-on and in English all year long. Come for a day of exploring good Gascon food with Kate Hill and friends in the Kitchen at Camont.
Coming to the area and want to book a private day class with Kate at Camont? Contact us here.
- Market Classes begin at the Wednesday Farmer's Market at 9:00; other days begin at Camont at 9:00
- Hands-on Cooking Class 9:00-1:30
- 1:30-2:00 How to Set a French table
- 2:00- 4:00 Four-Course Lunch with Wine & Beverages
- Class fees includes all food, drink, recipes, and Camont's professional apron
- 2018 Dates and Rates below.
Workshops & Suppers
Special events, workshops and Suppers
Pastry Weekend Adventure with Molly Wilkinson
2019 Five day Sweet Pastry Adventure Workshops booking now—April and June!
Escape to Gascony and Kate’s 18th-century farmhouse along the canal for the last weekend of the summer, while the days are still long and a chilled glass of rosé is the chosen accessory. Join pastry chef and great teacher Molly Wilkinson in the Kitchen at Camont and bake the French days away. Molly, Le Cordon Bleu Paris trained, has honed her skills in several different bakeries in the US and France, including Bisous Bisous Patisserie in Dallas, voted the best bakery in Dallas the year it opened, and Château de Gudanes. Molly joined Team Camont this year and we are delighted to have her run this weekend course this summer. Book Now for these limited edition classes!