About

Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen
49, rue des Tables Claudiennes
69001 LYON, FRANCE

The Plum Lyon kitchen welcomes you to come and cook in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. Located in the ancient silk-worker's district on the hill of the Croix Rousse, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Plum Lyon is offering seasonal market classes, classic French cooking, children's workshops, and single subject ateliers that cover a chosen technique or theme in French cuisine. We accommodate 6-8 students per class. There is plenty of opportunity for hands-on learning in English at Plum Lyon.

Come visit and cook with us!

Lucy Vanel, owner of the Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen, has been teaching French cooking since 2007. She is a French certified pâtissière, having been accepted into the ranks of France's pastry profession after passing l'épreuve technique and professional qualification tests for Le certificat d'aptitude professionnelle in pastry through the Académie de Lyon.

Lucy’s work and the Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen have been featured in San Pellegrino Itineraries of Taste, the New York TImes, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Delicious Magazine, France Magazine, France Today Magazine, The Guardian UK, The Independent UK, In-Flight Magazine, Washington Post, South China Morning Post, C&IT Magazine, Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, Syracuse Herald Journal, Watertown Daily Times, and on World Radio Switzerland, with television appearances on BBC’s Great Railway Escapes, Luke Nguyen’s France, as well as featured in Marcia DeSanctis’ NYT Best-seller, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go. Plum Lyon was featured by Food 52 in their round-up of the top 7 cooking schools in France.

Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen's Market Table classes were recently the recipient of the distrinctive label of "Expérience Rémarquable" or "Outstandig Experience" by the regional body of La Vallée de la Gastronomie-France®.

Lucy is a founding member of the France chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International, a non-profit group of woman leaders in the fields of gastronomy and hospitality. She served as President of the France chapter from July 2020 to July 2021.