Though beginners are welcome at legendary chef Alain Ducasse's Paris school, teachers focus on ambitious dishes like lobster court bouillon taken from Ducasse's cookbooks.
Popular Classes in English: Bistro Cuisine; Macarons Madness.
Workload: "When we started, we would teach eight recipes per class," says executive chef Pierre Morat. "Now we teach only two during a half-day class, so we know students will be able to re-create them at home."
Price: Classes from $192; ecolecuisine-alainducasse.com