Cooking Class: Signature French Cuisine

In this hands-on cooking class, Chef Charlie will guide you as you prepare an elegant menu of classic French dishes using time-honored culinary techniques. Begin by building a rich depth of flavor in a traditional French onion soup with crisp crostini and creamy Gruyère cheese. Next, you will learn how to bake baguette from scratch and prepare a hearty coq au vin with wine, brandy and fresh herbs. For dessert, you will create a patisserie-worthy apple tarte Tatin.


French Onion

With beef base, crostini and Gruyère cheese

Coq au vin

With chicken, mushroom, wine, brandy, herbs, carrot and onion


With flour, salt and yeast

Tarte Tatin

With apple, crust and sauce

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 15
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Gourmet, French, Bread Making, Mother's Day

Guest reviews for Chef Charlie

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Bridget Berger

21 Mar 2022

Chef Charlie is wonderful! She is passionate about cooking and sharing her love of food with others. She shared a lot of helpful tips and techniques with us and we had a great time. I highly recommend hiring her as your next private chef and taking her classes if you have the chance!

$ 95 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Meet your chef

Chef Charlie
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In addition to holding various roles in the culinary world, Chef Charlie has also appeared on several cooking shows, including a cooking competition. Her love of farm-to-table dishes that evoke comfort grew organically during her Wyoming childhood. She's worked on a guest ranch and at an award-winning restaurant during her 10-plus years in the industry. Now, Chef Charlie is ready to share with you her secret recipe for culinary success.

Event location: Pittsburgh

Chef’s Place

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