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Get excited for the Fall!

Bummed that summer is wrapping up and the kids are back in school? Don’t be- we have so many excited things happening here at The French Kitchen this fall:

New Drink Menu including Cold Brew, Pikes Peak Brewery Beers, French Cider
All drinks are 15% off between August 17th-August 23rd!!!

DIY Pasta Class is starting- Now that kid & teen camps are wrapping up, I’ve completely immersed myself into preparing for our new homemade pasta class. Learn how to make Semolina Pasta Dough, Spinach Pasta Dough, Ravioli Fillings: Creamy Lemon Basil, Butternut Squash And Sage, Pesto, Mushroom Duxelle, Pea & Comte, Ricotta & Spinach, Four Cheese & More. Sauces: Lamb Ragù, Brown Butter, Braised Collard Greens with Bacon, and more. Eat some of your creations in class and take the others home to enjoy!

 

We have added more classes on the calendar for the NEW, very popular English Toffee class. Grab your spot today and hang out with Chef Kyle for an hour. Just in for the holiday season!

 

The new Sauces class is starting next month. It is a more technical class where Chef Blandine and I will teach you 12 different sauces including the mother sauces and their derivatives.

Taste of Asia Series Changes

Chef Anne is teaching a wonderful series of classes that highlights authentic and delicious food from China, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand. Even though it was originally a 4 class series over 1 weekend, we have decided to break it up into 4 different classes. You can find them on the calendar as “Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese”. Sign up to reserve your spot today and broaden your cooking horizons with these AMAZING classes.

Spring Break Camps!

Spring Break Camp Overview

This past week we had Kid and Teen “Taste the World” camps! The first four days they cooked meals from four different countries- Mexico, France, India, and China. The last day they paired up into teams and developed their own 2-3 course meal. I love seeing all of their reactions to new ingredients and flavors. (tomatillos– whaattt??) The last day is also so exciting because their imaginations run wild and they love to be independent in the kitchen. My favorites were the chicken curry enchiladas and chicken curry pot pies. I cannot wait to have more camps over the summer. Nothing makes me happier than getting a hug or a high five from a camper telling me that they had so much fun. Summers at The French Kitchen are filled with kid classes and camps- go to our calendar to check it out!

Here are some pictures from this past week:

 

Cadet Classes

We are so happy to be partnering with the Air Force Academy to teach the graduating class some cooking/life skills. Twice a month, we have been customizing night classes for the cadets. Each group is so polite, respectful, and a lot of fun to cook with! Here are some pictures from the past classes:

Team Building in Mesa, AZ

Team Building in Mesa, AZ

Bonjour!

This past weekend, we spent the weekend in Mesa, AZ visiting our favorite business advisor and past client- Cindy. Blandine, Sebastien, and I flew out on Saturday night after a day full of classes and baking. This is our first trip together with just the 3 of us so it was great to get to know each other better and have some good laughs. On Sunday, we surprised Cindy and her husband, Bill and then went to a long brunch. We spent the day beer and wine “tasting” while catching up. Then we tried something new- an escape room. For those who are not aware of this new trend- you pick a theme based on difficulty and appeal, you register and then you are locked in a room with strangers and have to rely on each other to solve a mystery to get out. We managed to solve ours with 1 minutes to spare! (we also called several times for clues from the “lifeline” phone). It was a great experience and so much fun! We went back to Cindy’s house and played a fun card game until we were too tired to keep going. The next day we had a beautiful breakfast at Cindy’s house, a great manager meeting to discuss the goals of The French Kitchen and how we can improve. Then we played Top Golf in Scottsdale (which I won both games- hahaha!!). As we were leaving for the airport, Sebastien decided we had time for IN & OUT Burger on the way, so we stopped and got a quick burger. Much to our surprise, the rental car return was much further than we anticipated and our flight was in 1 hour. Stuck in airport traffic, we decide that it would be best if I take the rental car back while Blandine and Seb check in our bags and get in the security line. (AFTERALL, it was imperative they did not miss the flight as Seb had baking to do at 3 am and B had 2 soup classes the next day!). BUT we all made it to the gate just as they were boarding, THANK GOODNESS. We laughed it off as the weekend’s team building challenge #57. What a great weekend and a great way to celebrate The French Kitchen. Bottom line from the 3 of us: Even though we all have bad days, WE LOVE OUR JOBS AND OUR CLIENTS!!!!

-Kristi

Here are some pictures from the weekend: