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Gastronomy is the art of using food to create happiness
Théodore Zeldin

Are you a professional and do you want to perfect your training ?
Do you have a passion for cooking or are you an amateur willing to discover new things ?
In collaboration with the Gastronomy Riviera Institute, you will have the chance to take part in cooking events, workshops, seminars and trainings.
Young people can attend an introduction class to French pastry.

The founders of the Gastronomy Riviera Institute are Nicolas Denis, pastry chef who has been exercising for 20 years and who worked for Parisian and Riviera huge palaces, and Elise Allongue, who has been a decorator for 10 years including 6 years in luxurious hotel businesses.


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Our job is to make of your event a unique moment.

To reach that goal, we have two ingredients:
First, our expertise built on a long experience in the field of hotel businesses and gastronomy, including trainings with the most important chefs.
Second, we have the incredible chance to learn and exercise in a country such as France, and in particular in our region where Provence and the Mediterranean influence the choice of our ingredients to compose our menus.
Everything has a role to play: the blue sky and sea, the sweet wind and sun, the hills with vineyards and olive trees, the smell of lavender and rosemary, are all important players in the creation of our recipes.
Together, we do our best to engrave this moment in your memory.
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Family events

Are you looking for a place where the art of living will sublimate your reception ?
The Institute is at your service to make of your event an unforgettable moment. The Institute Chefs propose different menus inspired from our region.
The team of waiters will adapt to your expectations as your event will take place in a genuine country house built at the foot of one of the most beautiful villages in France.

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Évènements festifs

Vous souhaitez organiser un événement pour un anniversaire, ou juste pour partager un bon moment : l'Institut vous ouvre ses portes pour organiser ce moment unique autour d'un cours de cuisine suivi d'un repas dégustation...
Surprenez vos convives dans un cadre de charme au milieu de la Provence.

Business events

Do you want to originally secure the loyalty of your clients, thank, motivate and stimulate your teams, or offer unique and gastronomy presents ?
The Institute offers you the chance to innovate proposing culinary business events !
With the « Competition of the best unit » or our « Tasting classes » for instance, you will learn to cook in a friendly atmosphere thanks to the suggestions of our professional Chefs. You can organise such an event for 8 to 100 people in a charming place right in the middle of "La Provence".

Cooking classes

We propose several options: 2h30 classes, culinary morning with a tasting lunch, gastronomy evenings with a tasting dinner and art of entertaining.

Options and vouchers

The Gastronomy Riviera Institute gives you the possibility to combine different options, such as a tasting lunch or dinner with cooking or French pastry classes.
Choose an option among the followings.

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« We wanted to create a training institute as a place of meetings and exchanges round our profession. Our job comes from passion where the art of living is the guideline that unites us all.
We thought it was important to create a place reflecting this « art of living », a place where you will like meeting others to learn new techniques or discover new trends.
Therefore we have selected passionate and committed Chefs to put this philosophy intro practice.»
Nicolas and Elise

Options for professionals


Our Institute proposes different options for culinary events. We welcome groups from 10 to 80 people. Develop team spirit; reach a goal, an objective in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Best unit competition with tasting lunch or dinner
  • "Show Colate" live demonstration: live chocolate sculpture
  • Sweet workshops
  • Lunch workshops
  • Theme workshops on the seasons
  • Wine and cheese tasting
Options for groups