I started teaching classes in 2017 and found so much joy in helping people master different techniques to make beautiful creations. My classes started when Francois (my French partner) and I were in Strasbourg, where my equipment was stashed in random cubby holes and under the guest bed. I would crowd people into our larger than normal French kitchen, then bring them back into the living room for assembly and decoration. I taught several weekend courses at Kate Hill’s Camont, an 18th-century farmhouse in Gascony.
When we moved to Versailles, we found a gorgeous traditionally Versaillaise apartment where we dedicated a room to teach pastry to small private groups of friends and family, or the solo experience go-getter. A large window overlooks the rooftops, an antique French farm table fills the space and the Chateau de Versailles is just a 5-minute walk away. We listen to French music and bake up ridiculously good French creations while I break it down, make it easy and guide you every step of the way.