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  • Writer's pictureChef Eliane

Hands-On French & Mediterranean cooking classes with a Michelin accredited chef

Bringing the wonderful flavours of the Mediterranean to the Zuidas, Amsterdam’s elegant business district. Chef Eliane's Born to Taste’s cooking classes teach you various cooking techniques and fundamentals on how to prepareedelicious French and Mediterranean dishes, in an informal, social, and friendly environment.

Chef Eliane has spent over 20 years working around Europe as a chef and head chef for exclusive catering companies, private yachts and restaurants creating food to Michelin standards. She has worked in countries including France, Monaco, Switzerland, the UK, Monaco, Caribbean,and Belgium. She brings an incredible knowledge of French and Mediterranean cuisine to the class to share with you.

The multiple-award winning mother company of Born to Taste, La Serviette Blanche in Cannes, France has been providing these classes for many years and now brings the same award-winning mixture of fun, creative and informal cooking lessons to Amsterdam, where they can be enjoyed by visitors to the city and locals alike.

Authentic and memorable Hands-On cooking lessons in Amsterdam’s Zuidas

Preparing food, just like eating it, should always be a pleasure, and our Mediterranean cooking classes are designed to be relaxed and fun as well as educational. And whether you have lots of cooking experience, or none, the lessons are for all skill levels and we guarantee to inspire your creativity and teach you something new that you can take home with you.

Both daytime and evening classes are held in Chef Eliane's home kitchen close to the centre of Amsterdam; it is a wonderful, comfortable space for cooking in, and by keeping the classes small we ensure a social and focused group activity and not just a school classroom!

The lesson covers many fundamentals and core techniques used in French and Mediterranean cooking, preparing several classic and modern dishes with fresh high-qualityseasonal ingredients that we provide. The lessons are given in English, but Chef Eliane is multi-lingual so we can always find a way to communicate with each other.

Take the cooking class and enjoy the wonderful Mediterranean food together.

Of course, once we have all cooked together, we should eat together, and all our French cooking classes end with the meal you have prepared and a bottle of good wine. Chef Eliane will select some of the outstanding Dutch wines thatperfectly complement the dishes you create.

With tuition, fresh ingredients, a delicious meal, and wine are all included in the price, Born to Taste's French and Mediterranean cooking classes are a complete social occasion to enjoy with a small group of friends, or new ones you make on the day. We love welcoming travellers to this beautiful city and are often joined by Amsterdam locals; food always brings people together!

Classes are offered from Tuesday to Saturday every week, and Eliane can also provide a class in creating diabetic friendly meals that do not need to be bland or expensive and the class will show you how to create incredible diabetic friendly food in your own home with quite simpleingredients.

You can book a class with Chef Eliane at any time through the website, but if you are visiting Amsterdam on holiday it is recommended to book well in advance to make sure your spot is secured as the cooking classes are limited to 6 participants.

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