Cook’n with Class 10th Anniversary Contest & Giveaway!

Cookn with Class founders Yetunde and Eric

A chance encounter 15 years ago back in Chicago not only sparked romance, it led to the founding of Cook’n With Class, one of the longest established cooking schools in Paris. This year marks their 10th anniversary and they are celebrating with a bang this September with several great events… the most exciting is their amazing Cook’n in Paris Sweepstakes which includes a fabulous free food-lovers trip to Paris! You heard me right… a free trip including flights, hotel, cooking classes and a lot more! Discover the story behind the school and more about this exciting contest – and a special one exclusively for my readers below!

15 Delicious Years: Chicago-Paris-Uzes

While the school is celebrating its 10th anniversary, the story of its founders goes back even further to the fateful meeting of Frenchman Eric Fraudeau and American Yetunde Oshodi. Adventurous Yetunde had already been planning to come to Paris to do an internship and then travel the world, meeting Chef Eric, who had been working in top restaurants across North America, sweetened the deal. They ventured to Paris together and started doing cooking classes. Seeing there was room in the market to open their own school, they settled on the very authentic 18th district, where they are still based, now in a larger space.

Feeling the itch to leave the big city, Eric and Yetunde pondered over the idea of starting up a branch of the school in the beautiful South of France, home to fabulous markets, charming villages and a laid back lifestyle. They found the perfect quintessentially French town, Uzès, and began doing classes there in 2015.

In either location, they follow the ethos of helping people make healthy food for themselves, traditional home-cooked style with an emphasis on French joie de vivre… which often revolves around eating well! They succeed at this through their great range of classes in both schools. You can peruse their offerings Uzès offerings here and their Paris classes here — keep a look out for last minute specials and discounts on packages of classes.

Cook’n With Class BIG Paris Sweepstakes

There will be three contests “10 Differences”, “Picture Perfect Recipe” & “Pop Quiz”. Participants can enter one or all three for a chance to equally be entered into the Grand Prize winning contest for which they will announce the winner during our anniversary party on September 28th. Enter all three contests and you have three entries into the grand prize drawing. Tell a friend and earn more chances to win.

Grand Prize:

  • Flights to Paris up to 1000€ value per person
  • Airport transfer in Paris
  • 7 nights at the boutique hotel L’Observatoire Luxembourg
  • Dinner for two at a Michelin starred restaurant in Montmartre (La Table d’Eugène)
  • 3 French cooking classes at Cook’n With Class school
  • Guided tour “Paris by the Seine” from Sightseeker’s Delight
  • Paris hair makeover with stylist Nicole Pembrook
  • 2 Customized Cook’n With Class Apron

Some of the other prizes include: 

Chef’s Table Event & Anniversary Party

On September 26th Cook’n With Class will be hosting a Chef’s Table – Food & Wine Pairing event at their Paris school which will be a “4 mains” event with Chef Eric Fraudeau and Michelin-starred chef Geffroy Maillard of La Table d’Eugène. They will be joined by sommeliers: Mona Khalife( the newest addition to the Cook’n With Class Paris team) and Frédéric Duverger. This is a paid event with limited spaces. More information here.

On September 28th we will have the anniversary party at our school and will be showcasing some of our classes. Invitees will get to participate in several ateliers as well as participate themselves in prize winning drawings throughout the evening. The party is an invite-only event, but I hear that there may be some seats to be won via the school’s Facebook page… so keep your eye on it!

Some of the prizes that night will include:

In addition to their Grand Prize Sweepstakes Competition mentioned above, to help celebrate their big anniversary Cook’n With Class has kindly offered a special prize just for my readers! This will include two free spaces on one of their Paris cooking classes and I’ll also include a signed copy of my new book Je T’Aime… Maybe? The contest is simple! Here’s all you need to do to enter:

  • Like the Je T’Aime, Me Neither Facebook Page (if you don’t already)
  • Like the Cook’n With Class Facebook Page
  • Like the post on my Facebook page
  • Share the post, tag a friend (or several) or comment with your favorite French speciality to get entered in the draw a second, third or fourth time!
  • OR if you’re not on Facebook, you can enter by adding a comment to this post below on your favorite French dish.

This particular contest will close at midnight EST on Friday September 8th.

Good luck and bon appetit!



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