This auction is for the amazing and unique opportunity for 2 guests to attend a 4-day, 3-night food photography and cookery course with Bulgarian celebrity chef and judge on Hell’s Kitchen: Vladimir Todorov, and award winning photographer and author: ilian iliev. The winner will be staying in a twin or double room with shared bathroom at a beautiful French farmhouse in the pretty village of Le Mazeau, near La Rochelle in France. Stay includes: transfers to and from La Rochelle or Nantes Airport (Big In France will inform you which flights to be on) all food and drink consumed at villa, excursions and photography and cookery lessons with Ilian and Vladimir, valued at approximately £1,000 GBP / $1,425 USD*. Please note the following items are not included: Any meals out, personal, medical or travel insurance, visas and flights.
Please note this auction has a reserve price set at £100 GBP.
Prize stay dates: This prize can only be taken on 17 – 21 April 2018, subject to availability.
You will be staying in a beautiful riverside farmhouse situated in the Marais Poitevin where you will attend cookery classes hosted by Bulgarian celebrity chef and judge on Hell’s Kitchen: Vladimir Todorov, and award winning photographer and author: ilian iliev.
The prize includes accommodation in a twin or double room with shared bathroom, transfers to and from La Rochelle or Nantes airport, all food and drink consumed at the villa, excursions and of course, masterclasses with Ilian and Vlady!
You will cook, shoot and eat, you will study how to cook special dishes, some styling tricks and how to create amazing food pictures.
With your own camera or mobile phone during the course you will acquire essential skills, such as working with natural light, styling and propping, composition, postproduction editing and much more. You will learn how to see the light and food differently and develop your own style.
This course offers a unique chance to learn food photography from Ilian, award winning food photographer and stylist. He has over 30 years’ experience working in editorial and commercial projects specializing in food styling and photography
Situated in the Marais Poitevin, this beautiful house is simply stunning and full of rustic charm with 8 guest bedrooms, Sky TV and wifi, and outside you will find a renovated eating area with a pizza-oven, BBQ, and two handmade wooden tables each seating 18+ overlooking the pool, gardens and river, perfect for a get-together. There is also a heated swimming pool with a bespoke seating area built alongside for relaxing in the sunshine. The property has been renovated to a very high standard with a well equipped, beautiful kitchen, an exceptionally large sitting room area and an outdoor decked area.
The house is set in a peaceful location with amazing grounds which lead down to one of the many rivers that are in the area, making it the perfect place for a well-deserved break.
A bespoke outdoor kitchen has been designed and built for you to enjoy your cookery lessons outside, with the possibility of cooking on open wood fires for an authentic flavor.
Please note the following items are not included: Any meals out, personal, medical or travel insurance, visas and flights.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is for 2 guests to attend a 4-day, 3-night food photography and cookery course with Bulgarian celebrity chef and judge on Hell’s Kitchen: Vladimir Todorov, and award winning photographer and author: ilian iliev, staying at 68, La Poublee No 2, 85420 Le Mazeau, Vendee, France in a twin or double room with shared bathroom valued at approximately £1,000 GBP by Big In France – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. This auction item excludes flights and transport, except for the transfers mentioned in the auction description above – you will need to arrange your own flights / transportation to and from your home to La Rochelle or Nantes Airport to coincide with your course. This photography and cookery course can only be taken between 17 – 21 April 2018. A place on this course is subject to availability. If this course is unavailable, you will be offered a place on a different celebrity cookery course. Please note this auction has a reserve price set at £400 GBP. Please note the following items are not included: Any meals out, personal, medical or travel insurance, visas and flights. Please note any associated taxes / resort fees / entrance fees etc. will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure, and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end, otherwise Luxury Travel Diary Ltd. reserves the right to offer the auction item to the next highest bidder with immediate effect. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.