Double decker bus ornament in a Christmas tree
French mille-feuille pastry
Retreat guest baking croissants

HOLIDAY BAKING IN LONDON AND PARIS 2022

December 6–14, 2022
London: December 6–10, 2022  SOLD OUT
Paris: December 10–14, 2022

If you’d like to be placed on our wait list, please email events@bakefromscratch.com.

London and Paris Prices
$10,000 single occupancy London and Paris (1 baker/1 hotel room)
$8,500 each double occupancy London and Paris (2 bakers in 1 shared hotel room)
$12,250 baking participant plus non-baking guest London and Paris (1 baker/1 non-baking guest/1 hotel room)

London-Only Prices
$5,500 single occupancy London only (1 baker/1 hotel room)
$4,500 each double occupancy London only (2 bakers in 1 shared hotel room)
$7,000 baking participant plus non-baking guest London only (1 baker/1 non-baking guest/1 hotel room)

Paris-Only Prices
$5,000 single occupancy Paris only (1 baker/1 hotel room)
$4,375 each double occupancy Paris only (2 bakers in 1 shared hotel room)
$6,000 baking participant plus non-baking guest Paris only (1 baker/1 non-baking guest/1 hotel room)

With twinkling lights hung above the streets, cozy cafés decked out in fresh greenery, pâtisserie cases filled with holiday classics, and festive holiday markets, London and Paris are absolutely magical during the holidays. This unique baking retreat allows bakers to dive into the rich holiday traditions of the UK and France. Bakers can customize their holiday baking experience by joining us in London and/or Paris. In each city, bakers will gain incredible experience from three days of hands-on baking in exceptional cooking schools.

Please note all 16 spots of this baking retreat must be filled by August 1, 2022 for the retreat to take place. Don’t wait! Register today.

What’s Included
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily at hotel in London and Lancashire
  • Breakfast daily at hotel
  • Welcome wine reception, some meals, and afternoon tea in London
  • Private coach transfer to some baking activities
What’s Not Included
  • Airfare/travel to the UK and France
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals
What’s Included
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily at hotel in London and Lancashire
  • Breakfast daily at hotel
  • Welcome wine reception, some meals, and afternoon tea in London
  • Private coach transfer to some baking activities
What’s Not Included
  • Airfare/travel to the UK and France
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals
What’s Included
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily at hotel
  • Welcome wine reception and afternoon tea in London
What’s Not Included
  • Airfare/travel to the UK Paris
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals

Have a question about this baking retreat? Contact us.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

To reserve your space, email events@bakefromscratch.com.
Reservations will be taken in the order in which we receive emails. 


Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Arrive in London and get settled into the Milestone Hotel, a five-star luxury hotel known for its British style and charm. The hotel is located in the Kensington neighborhood, opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens and close to the Royal Albert Hall. We’ll have an early evening wine reception at the hotel so you can meet our editor-in-chief, Brian Hart Hoffman, and your fellow bakers. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in London.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Day 1 at Leiths School of Food and Wine: The fabulous team at Leiths will lead bakers through a hands-on class featuring classic British holiday recipes. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided, and class will run from 10 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the cookery school. Afternoon and dinner will be on your own to explore London.

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Day 2 at Leiths School of Food and Wine: Benjamina Ebuehi, cookbook author, food stylist, and The Great British Bake Off quarterfinalist, will share some of her favorite holiday recipes. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided, and class will run from 10 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the cookery school. Afternoon and dinner will be on your own to explore London.

Friday, December 9, 2022
Day 3 at Leiths School of Food and Wine: Cookbook author Julie Jones will lead bakers in a decorative sweet and savory Christmas pie class. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided, and class will run from 10 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to and from the cookery school. When we arrive back at The Milestone, we’ll gather for a festive afternoon tea and toast our days of baking in London. Dinner will be on your own to explore London.

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Departures at the time of your choosing. No retreat programming is scheduled.

Itinerary for Travel from London to Paris

Saturday, December 10, 2022
For those baking in London and Paris, we will travel on the Eurostar from London’s St Pancras train station to Paris’s Gare du Nord train station. The journey is a quick 2 hours and 15 minutes. Transportation in a private coach will be provided to/from the train station and hotel.

Double Decker bus in London


Saturday, December 10, 2022
Arrive in Paris and get settled into the chic Hôtel 9Confidentiel in the lively Marais neighborhood. We’ll have an early evening wine reception so you can meet our editor-in-chief, Brian Hart Hoffman, and your fellow bakers. The gathering will be held at La Cuisine Paris, a quick walk from the hotel, so you can see the space where you’ll be baking for the next three days. Dinner will be on your own with our list of top restaurants to try while you’re in Paris.

Sunday, December 11, 2022
Day 1 at La Cuisine Paris: Our first day of class will focus on breads, from baguette to brioche and a fruit-studded holiday loaf. A light lunch will be provided at La Cuisine, and class will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. You’ll have the afternoon and evening free for holiday shopping with our list of the best holiday markets and window displays.

Monday, December 12, 2022
Day 2 at La Cuisine Paris: Learn to master two French pastry classics: Mont Blanc and mille-feuille. A light lunch will be provided at La Cuisine, and class will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. You’ll have the afternoon and evening free for holiday shopping with our list of the best holiday markets and window displays.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Day 3 at La Cuisine Paris: We’ll start off the morning with a bakery and pastry tour of Le Marais neighborhood and learn the inside scoop on where to find some of Paris’s best bites. In the afternoon, we’ll prepare the famed île flottante. A light lunch will be provided at La Cuisine, and class will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. You’ll have the afternoon and evening free for holiday shopping with our list of the best holiday markets and window displays.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Departures at the time of your choosing. No retreat programming is scheduled.

guest enjoying a croissant while viewing the Eiffel Tower


Accommodations in London and Paris
Located in the Kensington neighborhood of London, opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens and close to the Royal Albert Hall, the Milestone Hotel is a five-star historic hotel steeped in British style and charm. Each room features fine fabrics, fresh flowers, antique furnishings, and rare artworks.

In Paris, 9Confidentiel is a four-star boutique hotel located in the Marais neighborhood of Paris and a quick five-minute walk from La Cuisine Paris. This cozy hotel is located on a picturesque street, just steps away from some of the best restaurants, wine bars, coffee shops, tearooms, and shopping.

Due to the uniqueness and European charm of these hotels, double-occupancy rooms do not have two beds. Two sets of linens for one bed can be provided upon request.  

We do have a limited number of rooms reserved for those of you who wish to extend your trip in London or Paris. When registering, please inquire about availability. The price is $500 USD per night.

Booking
Half of the retreat cost (50%) is due at booking. The second half of the retreat cost (50%) is due August 1, 2022. We accept payment by American Express, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and Amazon Pay. Trip prices are in US dollars.

Travel to and from London and Paris
Guests are responsible for getting themselves to London or Paris and to the retreat hotel when the retreat commences. Guests are also responsible for getting themselves to their departing airport or next destination at the end of the retreat.

The Bake from Scratch team is at your disposal to help you navigate travel to London and Paris. Email events@bakefromscratch.com for assistance.

Costs
The price of the trip includes all hotel accommodations, all baking classes, some meals, and some private coach transfers to/from retreat activities.

Single-occupancy, double-occupancy, and baking participant plus non-baking guest rates are available.

Your credit card will be charged by Hoffman Media, the parent company of Bake from Scratch.

Cancellation
Since the trip is nonrefundable, we suggest buying trip insurance through a company like Travelex. You can also check with your credit card company to see if they provide travel insurance.

If you don’t purchase travel insurance, you agree to indemnify us against any charges that might otherwise be covered by your insurance. You further agree that we are not responsible for any costs of cancellation or costs related to COVID-19. Due to COVID-19, there may be limitations relating to activities. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result of changing circumstances. Please know that we are working closely with our partners to plan and execute a safe baking retreat for our guests, but there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 when traveling. By booking this baking retreat, you acknowledge and assume these risks associated with travel. 

If a mandatory quarantine for visitors is in effect for travel to the UK and/or France during the retreat, the retreat will be cancelled, and your money will be refunded in full. If quarantine is required of you due to not meeting entry standards such as a COVID-19 vaccination, you are responsible for adhering to the UK’s and/or France’s quarantine regulations and will not be offered a refund. You are responsible for following all travel protocols to enter the UK and/or France. This may include proof of vaccination, a health visa, and negative COVID-19 test. (We will help you navigate this process, don’t worry.)

We reserve the right to cancel this retreat if fewer than 16 participants have signed up by August 1, 2022. We will send an email confirmation to all participants when this number has been met. If Bake from Scratch initiates the cancellation, we will refund all payments. Please note that we will be monitoring travel advisories related to the COVID-19 pandemic closely.

Have a question about this baking retreat? Email events@bakefromscratch.com.

Sourdough Baguettes


Can I extend my stay at the hotels?
If you’d like to inquire about additional nights at either of the hotels, please email events@bakefromscratch.com.

Is breakfast included?
Daily breakfast is included.

Are children able to attend this retreat?
All participants must be 18 years old or older to attend this baking retreat.

What should I plan to wear during baking classes?
Comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back. Aprons will be provided.

Are the baking classes hands-on?
Yes, all baking classes will be hands-on.

If I book a double-occupancy package, will the hotel room have two beds?
Due to the uniqueness and European charm of this hotel, double-occupancy rooms do not have two beds. Two sets of linens for one bed can be provided upon request. 

Is this retreat better suited for professionals or home bakers?
Our retreats are geared for passionate home bakers, but professionals are always welcome.

Will we have any free time?
You will have some free time in London and Paris to explore these cities on your own. We will equip you with our list of favorite bakeries, restaurants, and activities.

I want to bring my travel companion, but they don’t want to participate in the baking classes. What can they do?
We offer a baking participant plus non-baking guest package for this very reason! This package allows you to bake and participate in all retreat activities while your travel companion explores London and Paris on their own. As a part of this package, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, welcome wine reception, and afternoon tea is included for your non-baking companion.

Happy Bakers at a Baking Retreat

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