Terms & Conditions
Deposit: A 650 Euros deposit (4-Day 3-Night cooking session) or a 900 Euros deposit (6-Day 5-Night cooking session) saves you a space.
Please note that the deposit is a commitment by Philippe Gion to save your place in the class, and a commitment by you to participate to a cooking class. Due to our commitments the deposit should be considered nonrefundable.
Reservations will be confirmed by a "Booking Confirmation Form" upon receipt of deposit. If you make the initial reservations less than 90 days before the date of session, full payment is due.
Final payment: Due 90 days prior to arrival date. If payment is not received at the due date, reservation can be subject to cancellation and forfeiture of full deposit.
Cancellations: -Prior to final payment date : deposit is non-refundable unless somebody can fill your space at the same conditions. - Within 90 days of arrival date : a) deposit is non refundable, b) final payment (including any applicable extra charges) is non-refundable unless somebody can fill your space at the same conditions. - Cancellation during the cooking session (what so ever the reasons) : no refund. - Cancellation due to medical reasons can be covered by Travel & Medical insurance which is strongly recommended for your added protection and convenience, and to protect yourself against cancellation charges. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for those items.
In case of refund a 100 Euros service charge per student will apply to cover bank fees and processing costs.
Full refund will be made if the culinary session is canceled after notification by Philippe B. Gion for lack of minimum of participants per session or for any major reason beyond his control.
Responsibility: Philippe B. Gion intervenes as a teaching Chef and not as a travel agent. He shall assume no responsibility in any way for any injury, loss, accident, or delay that may be caused by either reason or default of any company, agent or person engaged in carrying our arrangements or other contractor rendering or providing services for the culinary or art sessions. We strongly recommend that the participants obtain insurance covering full medical expenses, personal accident, accidental loss, public liability and damage to property. We do not accept any liability for death or full injury arising as a result of the holiday (including transfers or transportation that we may offer as a complimentary service). Philippe B. Gion reserves the right to change the cooking or art program and/or substitute services or B&B or Hotels of equal quality without prior notification.
Participants to any culinary or art session fully understand those General Conditions and agree with them.
I could not imagine what a wonderful week I would have in your beautiful Provence. You have spent up a new world of cooking and most important a new way of looking the life! You are a true of heart and a spirit. Thank you for the favors, the experience of your beautiful home and all you did to make my trip truly memorable. (Julie C, New York, USA)
What a pleasure it was for us to share your kitchen, table and wonderful company. The experience was truly unique and one which I do not believe could be duplicated anywhere on earth. (…) Each time we prepare the dishes we learned from you we will have fond memories both in our heads and hearts - as well as our stomachs. With love. (Sandy & David R. New York, USA)
"A year in Provence" by Peter Mayle cannot be compared to the week in Provence that I have spent in your kitchen. The exceptional food that I have shared with six wonderful people, including yourself, will never be forgotten. And what a fun we had! Fabulous! Santé and thank you so much mes amis! (Merv R.. Ontario, Canada)
We have had a perfectly wonderful time with you, learning many recipes. You made it so very easy to breakdown what we initially thought were complicated recipes, but to our great joy & surprise, extremely easy & beautiful to look at. A plus of course is that we did not gain any weight! I think it is the terrific wines we drank! You are very personally lovely people, so patient & forthcoming with tricks of the trade. (Johanna & George B., CA., USA)
Thanks for a wonderful and memorable week! Aside from all that we learned in the cooking classes, much of which we will be sure to use upon our return to Brussels, your welcome into your home and the intimate setting made this all the more memorable. Warm regards. (Alan, Maria, Emma & Madeleine S. Oct. 2016, Belgium)
We had such a wonderful time! The cooking was fabulous as the company. I truly enjoy this cooking experience. I love the foie gras!! I learn a lot about spices and sauces. Thank you very much for your genuine hospitality! (W. Redding USA., New Year's Eve session)
What a beautiful week in Provence! I learned so much about French food, countryside life and history. I loved every minute of it! What delightful hosts you both were. I hope to do it again! Friendly. (Erika G. Seattle, WA USA)
I want to thank you for a wonderful week, for the great time, the delicious food and wines, the lovely atmosphere and more than anything for being yourself! Yours, (Orly F., Israel )
This week has been a long-held dream come true. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for a wonder-ful week. My room was wonderful; the cooking lessons were not only informative but much fun & helped by excellent wines; the trips to, Saint Remy-en-Provence & Avignon much appreciated; the food in the markets a sight-delight. Thank you for the driving, the waiting & the stories shared. Merci, merci, (Margaret D., New Zeeland )
These few days with you in Provence have restored my soul. Your attentive kindness throughout the lessons, tasting, shopping, sight seeing, and getting right in the middle of all olive oil & garlic has nourished not only my body but my mind and spirit as well. And what a fun! Thank you sweet friends for an unforgettable time together. Will certainly meet again. (Linda B., USA)
I am so, so, so happy to have met you and to include you in my fabulous memories of Provence. I have made several of the dishes that we learned with you.The apple tart and the lemon tart both were hits as was the Nicoise sauce with a fillet of cod. I hope you know that the experience you provided was espe- cially wonderful because of that great people you are. My mom and I continually comment that you two are the reason that we’ll never forget our trip. (Heather G., IL. USA)
You are so special! The definition of "Good Food" is "Philippe" - new wonderful friends! We look forward to seeing you in Maine and in the Malibu ! Much love. (Nancy C. CA .USA)
We have tried many of the recipes in our home and they are great (we made a wonderful sauce for the duck recipe). In fact, our experience in Provence has changed the way we live and eat! Best Regards, nos amis, (Camille and James W. USA)
We have come to the conclusion that our cooking class was the high-light of our vacation.Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. Not only were your both so open to sharing your professional expertise, but we also felt like we made new friends who gave us a marvelous taste of what it means to live in Provence. It is truly heaven on earth. Thank you indeed (Joyce & Lauren A, Fair Oaks. CA. USA)
Thank you so much for a week I could never forget. Not only was I able to take an adventure into the culinary arts, but I was able to sit and enjoy the amazing company of two wonderful people. All that I have learned will be invaluable to me for the rest of my life. I cannot say enough what a pleasure it has been to sit and talk with you both. I have been truly blessed by your friendship. Thank you for sharing your time, knowledge, home and friendship with me. (Kari B.,IH. USA)
It has been more than a Culinary Adventure in Provence! Both Theresa and I have had a truly fabulous week in which you passed on to us not only your culinary skills but a knowledge and insight into Provence itself. Your proffesionalism, sense of humour and ability to teach English "convenience food" eaters has been greatly appreciated. We look forward to reading your book and wish you health, prosperity and good luck in the future! (Phil & Theresa B., Great Britain)