I work in an interactive way, « organic » I could say, letting you practicing. I want you to feel very soon confident enough to dare creating by yourself when cooking. A question of feeling is cooking. It will seem to you easier and easier and you will be ready to cook for the pleasure of your guests. My way is simple : we decide what to cook together. We make sure you have got the food we need and I show you the basics. Now it is your turn. I’ll make sure you’ve learned so as to be able to create at this stage already.
Now it is your way !
I am available to work consistently so as to meet your special needs and I look forward to taking up this new challenge with you.
I am a French native speaker. I have learned by myself several languages.
I first worked in the tv production and then as a Breton teacher for more than 10 years.
I have been working as an independent filmmaker since 2014. As a freelance, I keep for myself some time to share my skills, learn more and experience other spheres of activity.
As a teenager, I used to cook for my parents as they would work hard and long hours during the week. My background enables me to teach people who want to gain skills in cooking fresh food, using easy technics and enjoying the pleasure of creating meals for themselves and for the others. Some of my relatives worked as cooks or ran french restaurants, but I learned mainly from my mother and her mother, my grand-mother, and by myself too. I gained experience in cooking dishes from abroad as I travelled quite a lot and was trained recently on making « crêpes » from around the world. If your are happy to bake bread, I can also show you an easy and short way. I am happy to teach you to make breton buckwheat « galettes » too or « kig-ha-fars », a traditional breton dish.
If you meet up as a group, special rates are to be considered of course.
Studies in French as a mother tongue :
- Master of Breton and Celtic language (University of Rennes, Breizh)
- 2 years of cinema studies in Paris (Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français)
- Teacher of Breton (college/lycée in Vannes/Gwened) for more than 10 years
- Cameraman working TV (freelance, Paris)
- Independent filmmaker since 2014 (in French, English and Breton)
- I lived for one year in Bristol and for 6 months in New-Zeland
- I travelled a lot in Eurpoe and Asia
- I like monoskiing, mountain biking, runing, reading, watching films or going to the cinema.
- I am very keen on teaching and learning many subjects : on top of teaching Breton to my students, I have trained language teachers to gain skills so as to be able to run film projets in the classroom.
- I attended in 2018 a professional training on cooking crêpes from around the world at the Cooking School of Vannes/Gwened in Brittany/Breizh (École Hôtelière de Vannes)
I've known Eric for over 25 years; he's my brother in law. Eric is a passionate person who puts everything he's got in a project, whatever the project. He likes to understand the world surrounding him and thus, will not stop learning until he is satisfied with answers and explanations, the nature / matter of things. To me, that's a great quality as he explains clearly why this, why that, and makes things easier to understand. He transmits his passion naturally.
Eric is a positive person with quite a sense of humor and creativity.
I am confident he will be a good prof!
Eric Gudenkauf is an energetic and understanding person, with very good teaching skills and above all, he loves what he does which makes him the perfect teacher. His demanding nature always pushes him to train him self often and with happiness. This can assure you a whole learning process in a joyous and relaxed atmosphere : you’ll definitely not be lacking of humour. He’ll do his best to give you original classes and you can trust me, as I already saw him working as a teacher for 15 years of life. As far as food is concerned, I discovered and cooked various and tasty dishes with Eric since my very young age so I can only advise you my father as a teacher in general.
I'm the president of a Summer School (Kamp Etreketiek Ar Vrezhonegerion, KEAV) which offers a complete tuition in Breton (an immersive course). Every year, since 1948, KEAV) organizes among other activities, a two weeks course. Eric has been one of the teachers we had in our team. We appreciated his knowledge of the Breton language and his professionalism of course, (he is a teacher of great experience) but also his capacity of establishing a good contact with us and with his students. I fully recommend him to you and hope to see him back with us before long.
Eric has been my language teacher for several years, and the first thing coming back to my mind thinking about the time spent with him are his smile and positive mindset. Eric has always been attentive and listening to me and the other persons i was having lessons with. Eric is not only here to give you traditional knowledge you can expect from a classical teacher, he has the ability to make you love what you do and involve you more into the subject and related culture when it is possible.
Eric has a natural ability to learn languages and transmit you this sense, do not miss an opportunity to share a moment with him, you won't regret it :)
Pour connaître le parcours personnel et professionnel d'ERIC depuis des décennies, je résume. Il a une soif quotidienne de découvrir et d'apprendre. Facilité pour les langues, ouverture d'esprit en cause ses nombreux voyages et son intérêt à tout ce qui est culturel. Il aime transmettre, intéresser et motiver ses élèves . A toujours été très aimé par eux. Nul doute ce métier lui convient parfaitement. C'est un TYPE BIEN. Je ne peux que le recommander.
To know the personal and professional career of ERIC for decades, I summarize. He has a daily thirst for discovering and learning. Ease for languages, open-minded because of his many travels and his interest in everything that is cultural. He likes to transmit, interest and motivate his students. Has always been loved by them. No doubt this job suits him perfectly. It is a GOOD TYPE. I can only recommend it.
Many good recipes, great teacher !
Eric is a high clever mind and a hard worker.
He loves teaching and shares his knowledge.
These are the main reasons why I recommend Eric as a superprof.
We have known each other for almost 30 years .
Eric is a colleague filmmaker with a sharp eye for lighting and a passion for words and tasty food. He is a skilled writer and an eloquent speaker of several languages, amongst which French and Breton. Working with Eric is inspiring, he has a broad view, a structured approach and is a quick learner. His improvised dinners are memorable. I have no doubt you will enjoy his cooking lessons and his company.
As a breton language native speaker and tutor I was really impressed by Eric Gudenkauf's ability to learn the celtic language of Brittany which he speaks very well in its standart form as well as with a local accent (South East). He rapidly got chosen by the National Education to be a teacher and he uses the breton language as a professional tool to make films (documentaries) ordered by the Breton Channel (F3 Bretagne).
As a french teacher or tutor he would be great because
- he took advantage of the 6 month intensive breton language course for adults he spent in Stumdi (I was one of his tutors) to observe our pedagogy
- he's a very positive and involved person
- he's a native french speaker
Eric is a skilled and reliable teacher who obviously loves his job. His dynamism, patience, good mood, and his passion for the languages, (he speaks French, Breton, English and he is learning Welsh, Russian and Farsi) make his lessons very pleasant. Highly recommended.
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