There are many culinary institutions in France as it is truly the home to the finest food in the world. However when it comes to the absolute best culinary schools in France, one has to go no further than to Paris, France. One of the first schools that one will find or hear about is that of the Ecole de Gastronome Francaise Ritz-Escoffier. This particular school is located right in the Ritz Hotel in Paris and has been around since 1898. Ritz truly has set all of the hotel and restraint standards in the country of France.
Since 1895, the Le Cordon Bleu which loosely translates to the blue ribbon has been one of the leaders in the culinary schools around the world. As of current, Le Cordon Bleu has over 30 culinary schools in 15 different countries around the world. Since its conception, Le Cordon Bleu has been recognized by the international community as the best in the world. By 1905, the institute had already accepted its first Asian Student and by 1945, it was credited as the only school in France to be able to accept Soldiers under the GI Bill.
You also have in Paris, the Marguerite’s Elegant Home Cooking which offers a well developed program which starts with a visit to the local market for fresh ingredients and ends with a full day’s in kitchen training and the cooking of an entire two course French dinner.
All throughout the country at various hotels and chateaus, one can find themselves a culinary school that will teach you to cook the French way. You do not just have to visit Paris to learn French cooking. Check with the hotel you are staying at anywhere in the country and you will find that there is always an excellent culinary school nearby.