Holiday Cookery Courses

Welcome to Holiday Cookery Courses

Welcome to Holiday Cookery Courses. We were set up by Emma Lawrenson, an experienced private, nutritional and retreat chef. We run private and group cooking classes, gourmet cooking holidays, luxury wellbeing & cooking retreat holidays, and weekend foodie breaks in Chamonix, Megeve and Saint Gervais les Bains, in the glorious French Alps.

We have a wide range of fun and informative Day Courses including classic French cooking classes, Gluten free cooking lessons, Vegetarian cooking courses, Vegan cookery class, Intro to plant based eating, Fish cooking lessons, Game & wild meat day courses and a Super Food: Seeds, Beans & Pulses cooking workshop.

Our residential, holiday style, luxury cooking courses are 3 or 6 day, all inclusive breaks. Choose from: Gourmet Food & Wine holidays, Health & Wellbeing holidays and Vegetarian Cooking & Yoga holidays.

Our breaks & courses are a combination of cooking demonstrations by chefs, hands-on cooking lessons with chefs, restaurant & market visits, wine tastings on the gourmet holidays and personal training or yoga sessions on the wellbeing holidays. I mostly run the courses myself, but am supported by fellow chefs, personal trainers, yoga teachers, movement specialists and more depending on the course.

Day Courses in Chamonix, Megeve & Saint Gervais les Bains

Classic French cooking / Gluten free / Autumn Mushrooms & wild game / Super foods & seeds / Plant based basics /


Brush up your skills or learn some new ones. Our day courses are fun and informal chef run cooking lessons with a morning & afternoon cooking class, a sit down lunch and a chance to take a stroll around the area in the middle of the day. There is sometimes an option of a sociable dinner with wine at the end of the day (so you may want to book our onsite Air BnB for the night!).

Day courses are run in Chamonix, Megeve or Saint Gervais les Bains - mostly 1 hours drive from Geneva or Annecy, and just through the Mont Blanc tunnel from Italy. They make great gifts too! Ask about our Gift Vouchers.

Gourmet Holiday Cookery Courses

Photo montage of a group having cooking lessons on a Chamchef  holiday cookery course in Chamonix, France and some Porcini Mushrooms and some canapes

Immerse yourself in the gastronomic culture of French, Italy and Switzerland. The Gourmet holiday introduces both new cooks and seriously dedicated chefs to fantastic food and wine. The 6 day holiday includes cooking demos, hands-on lessons with chefs, a wine tasting, a Michelin starred restaurant visit and a visit to our local market. Discover new techniques, recipes, flavour combinations and presentation styles.

Health & Wellbeing Cookery Courses

The Healthy Cooking & Wellbeing Course has been designed to showcase some of the latest thinking in nutrition, wellness and lifestly thinking. Lead by nutritional chef Emma Lawrenson, who combines her healthy cooking experience as a private chef with her nutritional training and lifestyle coaching skills. Examining ways to optimise your health through eating, sleeping and moving we will help you work out a personalised healthy living plan and give you tips on how you can practically fit these positive changes into your lifestyle sustainably.



Vegetarian Cooking & Yoga Courses

Vegetarian food, luxury Chamonix chalet with swimming pool, lady practising Yoga on Vegetarian Cooking & Yoga holiday


The Vegetarian Cooking & Yoga Course has been designed to combine learning about healthy, delicious balanced vegetarian cooking with developing your yoga practice. It is a 6 day all-inclusive holiday suitable for beginers and more advanced yoga staudents, as we work in small groups so can give clients individual attention. We will include some meditation sessions and optional alpine hikes into the week.

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As we only do small group holidays, I personally take the bookings & put together all the courses - so why not just ring me direct if you are interested in one of our courses? This is often the easiest way to book, and I can answer any questions and help with any personal details or requests.

Emma Lawrenson French mobile: +33 6 84 92 44 46


July 2021: read what my lovely American food blogger clients had to say about their day experience of a market visit, a private lesson & 'chef's table' dinner at my chalet at And whilst you are there - sign up to receive their wonderful recipes.

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