If like my kids your little ones LOVE cooking/eating and making a mess in the kitchen, I have put together a few addresses that offer cooking classes for kids or where you can buy the necessary “Tools” to have fun in the home! I have also popped down addresses of strawberry/fruit/veg farms so you can pick your own fresh produce before cooking!
Yet again please send me info so I can add to this as I’m sure my list is incomplete
It appears that cooking classes are on offer for our budding chefs, in and around Annecy, but they have yet to be developed along the lines of the city style “atelier des chefs”.
http://bocafina.eu/chefs-en-herbe.php Bocafina offers private or group classes called “Chefs en herbe”. The school is based in Talloires.
http://www.cuisine-originelle.com/les-ateliers/mini-cook-school/ Reknowned chef, Laurence Salomon offers a mini cook school with the emphasis on “bio”. There is one planned for Saturday the 13th of July in the morning where the children concoct their lunch boxes for the beach!! The school is based in the centre of Annecy, near the old part of town.
http://www.alicedelice.com/stores.php/mID/31/action/detailMag ALICE DELICE based in the “courrier centre”. Has some great stuff and does put on some demonstrations (However after enquiry they tend to plan this on a very ad hoc basis and decide on the day itself, or the day before and are incapable of giving a program in advance – Shame!) I will persevere to get info in advance…There was one on Saturday (I posted on my FB page)!! Based in the “Courrier Centre”.
http://www.toc.fr/nos-magasins Has some great stuff too. As far as I know they don’t do any demonstrations or events. Based in Annecy, near Bonlieu.
http://www.aupaysdesminiz.com/ Has some lovely cutlery and accessories (serviettes, candles, birthday invites etc.) . Most importantly they don’t break…I am a big fan of the RICE products. We have a “concrete floor” and our youngest went through a phase of smashing all her plates & cups until we found these ones!!
http://www.chezbogato.fr/ A personal fave…I love looking at their cakes for ideas and their e-boutique has some great stuff. The themed cupcake decorations are really cool.
(My attempts at cup cakes below!!)
STRAWBERRY & FRUIT PICKING
http://www.fermedes4saisons.com/calendrier.html A firm favourite of most children! Strawberry picking…. This place however offers a whole host of different fruits and vegetables to pick, you can even grab a few flowers en route – check out their calendar. La ferme des 4 saisons at Esery (near Reignier). Not the nearest but sounds like it’s worth the trip!
http://lesjardinsdebanset.com/Pages/SelfCeuillette.html La Ferme de Banset also nestled in the Chablais, offers fruit picking on Wednesday afternoons, Saturday afternoons and some Sundays (accompanied by an optional brunch on a Sunday!!)