• Le Petit Chef

    A cooking and dining experience for children and their parents at Hélène Darroze. 

    Growing up in south-west France, Hélène Darroze would spend hours in the kitchen watching her grandmother cook, so it has long been important to her to encourage her own and other children to roll their sleeves up, learn important skills and tricks, and discover a wonderful new passion.

    We’re delighted to invite guests who are staying at The Connaught to enjoy a charming cooking and dining experience en famille at Hélène Darroze. Bring your petits chefs to learn how to make a proper crumble dessert with a pastry chef from our two Michelin-starred kitchen. This will be an interactive, hands-on and fun experience, following which your little chefs will help to serve the finished dessert to you at lunch or dinner.  

    As a special parting gift to remind them of their mini masterclass at The Connaught, we will give the young chefs a personalised, embroidered apron, a wooden spoon and a miniature chef’s hat, as well as the recipe for the crumble to recreate at home.

    Le Petit Chef masterclass and dining experience costs £206 for two parents and one child, or £222 for two parents and two children, including lunch or dinner for parents from the à la carte menu, and a mini masterclass with the pastry chef for your child. The hour-long classes take place at 11am (before lunch) or 5.30pm (before dinner).

    This offer can be booked as an add-on to your stay by calling +44 (0) 20 7107 8945. Please do enquire, if you have more children who would like to take part.


    • Personalised welcome amenities for children on check-in
    • Cookery lesson with a chef from Hélène Darroze’s two Michelin-starred kitchen
    • Personalised, embroidered apron
    • Wooden spoon
    • Miniature chef’s hat
    • Crumble recipe to take home
    • Basket of foodie-themed film DVDs to watch in your room
    • Family-friendly advice from our expert concierge on London’s best food markets to visit


    • Offer available only to children and parents who are staying at The Connaught.
    • Classes take place at 11am (before lunch) or 5.30pm (before dinner).
    • Valid until June 4, 2017.
    • Offer subject to limited availability.
    • Bookings must be made at least 5 days in advance.
    • 48 hours’ cancellation policy.
    • Maximum of six children per session.
    • Prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%.
    • This offer does not include beverages, which are subject to a 12.5% service charge.