- Team Building Activities
Team Building Activity - Elegant French Cooking
Team Building Activity - Elegant French Cooking
Bond with your team over French food as you prepare an elegant meal together.
In this hands-on team building cooking class, your team will learn how to make classic French dishes under the tutelage of Chef Paul.
You'll start by working together to make a traditional French vinaigrette. For the entrée, Chef Paul will teach you and your team a classic French technique called "en papillote," which uses steam to gently cook ingredients in parchment paper. You'll work on your knife skills while chopping vegetables for a side dish, and for dessert you'll make a decadent profiterole topped with warm chocolate sauce.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Mesclun Salad With French Vinaigrette
With oil, vinegar and mustard
Salmon en Papillote
With quinoa and lentils
With flour, sugar, warm chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 8
- Maximum Guests 24
- Meal Courses 3
- Event Duration 3 hours
- Labels Beginner, Corporate, French, Gourmet, Group, Holiday
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
17 Feb 2023
Wonderful space, great team, learned a lot. Highly recommend.
21 Jul 2022
We loved our experience with Chef Paul and his team! The service, space, and experience really exceeded our expectations. From the moment we walked in they already had our beverages on ice and were ready for our arrival. The team of chefs were patient, fun, and engaging. My team had so many great things to say and we're so happy we booked this event. As the event host, they consistently checked in with me to make sure we were happy and having a blast- and we were!! Thank you!
24 Feb 2022
Everything was great! It was a little intense sometimes with some of the chefs. They wanted everything to be perfect which is fine but none of us are trained cooks so that seems like a high expectation to have.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Paul
20 Mar 2023
What a memorable experience my daughter and I had with Chef Paul! The fun and ease he taught us (& our 9 other “chefs “) to understand each of the recipes was exciting. Everything came out delicious. We were all so impressed with ourselves thanks to Chef Paul’s guidance. Can’t wait for the next class!
19 Mar 2023
We had a wonderful time cooking and learning from Chef Paul. The class was easy to follow and the meal was delicious. Chef Paul has a great sense of humor too. Highly recommended!
Nancy and John
18 Mar 2023
Chef Paul was fabulous- very organized, engaging everyone in the class to participate in prep and to observe each step. I learned a lot and will definitely look for more classes with Chef Paul.
18 Mar 2023
Really excellent class, chef Paul was very friendly and patient
16 Mar 2023
Excellent event. Great space. Good mix of fun and learning. And food was great!
11 Mar 2023
My wife and I had a great time with Chef Paul in the Italian classics, made vegan class. The recipes were simple ingredients that made delicious meals. Chef was very willing to share his knowledge, and we both learned much more than expected. The school itself was great as well, beautiful brick walls, nice decor in the dining area and just enough room for all of us to work in the kitchen.
05 Mar 2023
Chef Paul was lovely, knowledgeable, kind, funny, organized and shared such great tips & expertise. I will definitely be back! Everything was delicious and we all had the opportunity to know not only what we were making and how to do it, but also why we were doing things a certain way and how to choose the best ingredients. He also gave substitutions for vegetarians and what we can do at home if we don’t have fancy tools/machines. Thank you!
02 Mar 2023
Excellent evening with delicious meal at the end. Cooking tips were extremely useful and easy to follow at home. Chef Paul was a pleasure to deal with
02 Mar 2023
Chef Paul, Theo and Tony were great! We all had a lovely cooking experience thanks to the 3 of them. :)
25 Feb 2023
Chef Paul was terrific! He explained and demonstrated the techniques so well that we could all enjoy cooking this delicious meal.
21 Feb 2023
This class was fantastic. Chef Paul was so knowledgeable and shared so many tips so we could recreate the meals at home. My boyfriend has been quoting Chef Paul since our class.
20 Feb 2023
Everything was amazing! Chef Paul was fantastic and the food was delicious
14 Feb 2023
Chef Paul delivered an amazing class! My group and I learned a lot and the food was absolutely delicious! We even got to take some extras home with us!
18 Dec 2022
Fabulous learned great techniques Group of 12 just the right amount
01 Dec 2022
We had a wonderful experience - highly recommend!!
02 Nov 2022
Chef Paul was fantastic- thoroughly enjoyed his event and would gladly come back!
01 Nov 2022
Chef Paul was wonderful! He was friendly, obviously professional and patient with us as we worked our way through a meal that was new to us. The vegan take on an classic Italian meal was superb! I plan on using his recipes over and over! Delicious and fun!
31 Oct 2022
Chef Paul, Bree and the rest of the team were awesome! We had such a wonderful experience and cooked a delicious meal to boot, all with their expert guidance. Can't wait to cook the arrabbiata sauce, gnocchi, Caesar dressing, and sorbet at home. Thanks everyone!
13 Oct 2022
Chef Paul and the team were fantastic! Everything from start to finish was seamless. Chef Paul was very responsive during our planning time and detailed the why and hows while preparing our meal. The meal was delicious, and it was nice to break bread with colleagues. We hope to see Chef Paul and team again soon!!
11 Oct 2022
Fantastic meal and experience. Thank you!
10 Oct 2022
It was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend this class and any other class with chef Paul!
19 Sep 2022
Wow! We had 22 people on our work team join and I couldn’t have imagined a better setting. We all learned amazing skills, Chef Paul and Theo and Brie were amazing. The food was sooo good. They accommodated a nut allergy and a gluten allergy. Everything was super organized and clean. I’ve been to several cooking classes in my life and this was by far my favorite. Looking forward to booking more with Chef Paul - who is a lovely gentlemen from Brussels (originally) and has a great worldly view of cuisines. A+
23 Aug 2022
Chef Paul was wonderful. He did a nice job creating a fun interactive experience for our corporate outing. The food was also delicious. The team loved it and would highly recommend for any team bonding event!
15 Aug 2022
Chef Paul was great. As a first-time experience, this was so fun. I will definitely be sharing and coming back to his other classes.
05 Aug 2022
Wonderful experience for our team building event! Chef Paul and his team were fantastic- knowledgeable, kind and fun! I’d highly recommend this class!
28 Jul 2022
Chef Paul and his team at the Miette Culinary Studio were absolutely stellar. They communicated clearly and helped make our event for 25 people an absolute hit. I cannot thank them enough for making it such an amazing time, completely stress free and fully engaging for all. It was a great team bonding event and we learned and had fun to boot. We will definitely be doing future classes with Chef Paul's wide variety of cuisine choices.
13 Jul 2022
Chef Paul & his team were great - very organized, walking us through all the steps at our different stations. The food was delicious and overall it was a fun experience for our team event.
18 May 2022
Our team had such a great experience with chef Paul! Thank you for your professionalism and kindness.
21 Apr 2022
This was a fantastic team event. The staff was so awesome! They explained everything clearly and were encouraging, kind, and patient with us. The facility was perfect too. Would definitely recommend.
19 Apr 2022
Just had my husband’s 60th birthday party with Chef Paul and his staff and it was a huge success!! Chef Paul is such a gracious host and the staff was so accommodating. The event was flawless on every level. We all learned how to make a great Tuscan dinner and then we enjoyed it together. You even get to take the recipes home!! Great space, great food, great experience! I would highly recommend.
11 Apr 2022
really nice experience and great food!
07 Apr 2022
We had the BEST time. We arrived with a large team and they put us to work, teaching us each part of the meal step by step. Lunch was so delicious and a really fun activity for our team to do together. Loved chef Paul!
23 Mar 2022
Very knowledgeable and fun chef . I like his technique and secrets in the kitchen. I will recommend and also take a Different class with him … A+
21 Mar 2022
Chef Paul and his team were wonderful! They were extremely accommodating to our group and made sure everyone was involved in the cooking process. The food was delicious and my team couldn't stop talking about how much fun it was. Highly recommend Chef Paul's team building class!
25 Feb 2022
This was a great experience! I took my team of 12 out for a bonding event and it was the perfect thing! Everyone was very helpful, educational and patient with us as we explored each and every dish at every station! Highly recommend this!
24 Feb 2022
We had such a great time with Chef Paul! It was such a fun, informative and delicious evening. We will definitely be back - thank you for the great time!!!!
17 Feb 2022
Such a delightful evening and we could not have asked for a better instructor than Chef Paul! Chef Paul was patient, his instructions were given with a genuine delight and interest in you learning the techniques that will change the way you cook for the rest of your life. The entire experience will help to make you more comfortable and it gives you a sense of confidence in using a knife (several actually lol). There are lessons, tips and small tricks that you will learn that are helpful in the preparation of cooking any meal and in awakening your taste buds and those of your guests. You will learn to cook healthier! I was definitely a novice and there were others that were on my level but the entire group was patient with one another and Chef Paul was patient with all of us. Our group was an inquisitive crowd. At the end you enjoy the meal that you prepared and we spoke about the new techniques, life, the Olympics and so much more. You leave the entire experience feeling fulfilled and accomplished in the kitchen. It was my first experience and it exceeded my expectations and that of my friend. THANK YOU PAUL (Not sir or Chef lol!) FOR SUCH A DELIGHTFUL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERIENCE.
14 Feb 2022
Chef Paul was lovely. We really enjoyed the class.
23 Jan 2022
Excellent session with Chef Paul - we learned a lot and even got to bring home some of the goods! Thanks Chef Paul!
22 Jan 2022
Excellent, Chef Paul was very personable and lead a super fun class. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun and classy cooking class.
20 Jan 2022
Amazing Experience, will definitely be coming again on my next visit to the city!
17 Jan 2022
I attended this class with my 11 year old daughter and was absolutely delighted with the experience that Chef Paul delivered! The instruction was informative, easy to follow and fun for both myself and my daughter. Chef Paul took special care to ensure that my daughter was able to participate and enjoy herself from start to finish. The food was incredible, the atmosphere was perfect and the whole experience was one that we will never forget. I would absolutely recommend taking class with Chef Paul if you are looking to gain skills and have an unforgettable night! Can't wait to do it again!
12 Jan 2022
Chef Paul is hilarious and very knowledgable. Learned a lot from him and cant wait to try these recipes at home!
05 Jan 2022
Chef Paul and his staff are wonderful. Excellent food, excellent service, and a great time overall.
31 Dec 2021
Chef Paul was such a delight! My friend and I will have jokes and culinary skills for at least the next year. He lead an amazingly COVID-19 safe space and accommodated requests about additional social distancing. I will be visiting him again for another class in the future!
17 Dec 2021
Chef Paul was very accommodating and had a wonderful, friendly, and patient staff. Even the "experienced" chefs in our group were inspired. The experience was a great mix of hands on teamwork and bonding and relaxing/service meal. He even wrapped up the leftovers for us to send on our way.
16 Dec 2021
The cooking experience was fun and entertaining. Chef Paul was a delight!
08 Dec 2021
Chef Paul (and his team) were fantastic! We had a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun cooking class!!
07 Dec 2021
This was a wonderful evening out. Chef Paul is very informative and fun. It’s all the joys of cooking without doing lots of prep or cleanup. Highly recommend.
26 Nov 2021
I had such a good time! The cooking wasn’t too difficult and I met some new people while visiting the city. Oh and the food was great too!
22 Nov 2021
My group and I were very excited to take a cooking class together, it was something that we hadn’t done before. We took the “Traditional Fare from Italy” class with Chef Paul - we made caesar salad, gnocchi with vodka sauce, and raspberry sorbet. Chef Paul created an educational and memorable experience for all of us. It was easy to follow along with his instructions and work together with another group to make a delicious meal. Chef Paul gave great explanations and demonstrated in a way that was approachable and made us feel less intimated. I highly recommend doing this as a fun group activity with family or friends - particularly for people who are interested in cooking even if you don’t have a lot of experience or you want to perfect something to recreate at home.
31 Oct 2021
Chef Paul and his team were the absolute best! They were friendly, fun, and helpful the whole way through. We learned a bunch of great cooking tips & tricks during our team event. The venue was clean and cozy and the food turned out incredible! We would absolutely recommend this experience to a friend.
08 Aug 2021
I surprised my boyfriend with one of Chef Paul's classes for his birthday. We ended up being the only ones there and we didn't know what to expect, but it turned out to be one of the best experiences. He created a welcoming environment from the start and created a great hands-on experience. To say the least, Chef Paul was an amazing teacher! He was very thorough with explaining the recipe and why each ingredient/step is important to the recipe. We would definitely love to take another one of his classes!
01 Jul 2021
Chef Paul creates a fun environment while also providing hands-on experience and cooking tips throughout. The location and space are great and add to the overall experience. It’s great for couples and singles. Highly recommend.
30 Jun 2021
Best chef ever!
26 Apr 2021
Chef Paul was great and I would highly recommend him to anyone in the NYC area looking for a cooking class. He is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He took his time explaining his reasoning behind each step of the process to help me understand exactly why he was using certain ingredients and techniques. It is very obvious how experienced he is and he was happy to answer any and all questions I had throughout the entire class. The venue is beautiful and there is a lot of room to spread out. I am looking forward to working with Chef Paul again next time I am in the area!
Guest reviews for Chef Paul
10 May 2021
I wanted to do something special for my wife for her birthday. Instead of getting her something she didn't need I decided to do an experience based gift. After the private class with Chef Paul she said this was the best birthday gift she had. I highly recommend doing a private class with Chef Paul. We really enjoyed this experience and can't wait to do the next one!
10 May 2021
Chef Paul was fantastic. This was my third visit (that alone speaks volumes) to Miette but most recently in April 2021, my wife and I took her parents here as a Christmas gift. The food was fantastic - Chef Paul was engaging, educational and fun. The safety precautions were very sound. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun night out in NYC.
$ 135 Per person
all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.
This cooking class does not have any dates.
Meet your chef
Chef Paul has been a professional chef for nearly 40 years. Born and raised in Belgium, he started his cooking career as an apprentice. After receiving his culinary arts degree, he continued to gain experience in several restaurants in Belgium. In 1983, he moved to NYC and became the executive chef at famous restaurants in Tribeca and the West Village. In 2001, he opened his own cooking school, which is still thriving today.
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