Cookery Courses

Bois Bourdet's farmhouse kitchen

Learn how to cook French food with an AGA

At Bois Bourdet, discover the main principles of AGA cooking and the use of the roasting, baking, simmering and warming ovens.

Cook with fish, vegetables, learn how to make bread, muffins, cakes, quiches, rillettes, foie gras and more… Cooking with an AGA is effortless and produces absolutely superb results. Our approach to cooking with an AGA is both simple and unfussy, so whatever your previous skills or experience, you will discover new techniques and take away delicious recipes for recreating impressive dishes with a minimum of effort.

With a maximum class size of four people, courses can be adapted so you that you can cook - and then eat - what you want!

The cooking sessions are one or two days. Whether you are new to AGA cooking, an experienced AGA enthusiast wishing to add a French flavour to your repertoire or just love good food and fine wine, an AGA cookery workshop at Bois Bourdet will not disappoint you!

Our cookery courses

The cookery sessions are held in Bois Bourdet's well-equipped kitchen with its lovely rural views from the windows. Sessions begin at 10am and finish around 6pm, and a relaxed lunch and candlelit dinner are eaten together. Non-cooking companions are welcome. The atmosphere is informal, relaxed, friendly, informative and great fun!

Our style of cooking is wholesome, uncomplicated and unpretentious. We show you how to prepare and cook with the AGA, embracing the very best of traditional French country cooking. You will also learn how to present your delicious dishes with a modern twist so that they look stunning on the plate.

Lovely views from the kitchen

The Details

We have an exciting programme of cookery courses . If you would like to attend an AGA workshop, please contact us and we shall do our best to set up a workshop for your preferred dates. In addition, we are always happy to tailor a break to suit you personally, so please do not hesitate to contact us if there is something specific you would like to learn or discover during your stay.

Prices per person
(sharing double/twin room)
Non-cooking companion
Introduction to AGA cooking
(includes 2 nights'
AGA weekend
(includes 3 nights'

The cost of an AGA workshop includes accommodation in one of our luxury en suite bedrooms plus an evening meal with aperitif, wine & coffee on the night of arrival - a generous continental breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and evening meal with aperitif, wine & coffee during the workshop - and breakfast on the day of departure.

  • Non-cooking companions: non-cooking companions are always welcome. Bois Bourdet is a lovely place for a short break or holiday, with many interesting things to see and do in the local area. We have a spa and a heated pool too. Your non-cooking companions will, of course, join you for breakfast, lunch and supper to savour the various delights you have created during the day.

  • Non-residential one day workshops: non-residential one-day workshops are also available – please contact us for more details.

  • Extend your stay: you are welcome to extend your stay beyond the workshop dates to enjoy all that Bois Bourdet and the local area have to offer. Our standard B&B guest tariff will apply.

    Please contact us for more information or to make a booking. We look forward to cooking with you soon!

Contact us today

contactXavier & Stéphanie Trouillet
Bois Bourdet
phone(00 33) (0)5 49 34 57 99

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