Introducing The Culinary Atelier!


We’re so excited to share with you the the grand opening of The Culinary Atelier, an International Cooking School located in gorgeous locations around the world!

Featuring Chef Kadu Giacomini:


Kadu is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris with the Grand Diplome in Culinary Arts. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil but from a very early age a citizen of the world. Born and raised on the farm, he has always been involved with home cooking influenced by his mother, a typical Brazilian chef.

After graduating from the University of Dentistry in Brazil and Argentina, Kadu moved to the United States to work as a model. This gave him the opportunity to travel all over the world, exploring the cuisine and culture of 20 countries and to discover his passion to inspire others to live a healthier life through food.

He then moved to Paris and to continue his culinary knowledge at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and also time at schools such as: L'École Ritz Escoffier at the Ritz Paris and Lotus Chef Cooking School Marrakech. He believes that cooking should be simple, fresh, local and seasonal and create a way for people to connect to themselves and each other.

We’ll be sharing this experience with guests from around the world that desire to enjoy a gorgeous culinary experience, coming together for a week of cooking classes, wine tastings, visits to some of our favorite local producers and to enjoy the Bordeaux wine region of France!


We will gather together on the first evening for a beautiful evening of wines, cheeses and a welcome dinner with everything sourced from our organic garden, a true farm to table experience.


After the market you will be learning how to prepare and create authentic regional dishes from locally sourced ingredients and our dishes will be focused on the fresh produce available each season.

You will learn how to source local ingredients and learn classic cooking techniques. We will focus on the basic methods along with key ingredients, proper knife skills, and the basics of grilling, searing, sauteing, poaching and roasting. You will learn sauces specific to each type of cuisine, and basic baking techniques as well.  

You will discover the tools you will need for your kitchen to be prepared for each style of cuisine and the key ingredients to always have your kitchen stocked.  

Sample Itinerary:

Day One | Friday

7 pm to 10 pm

We will begin our time together with a lovely soiree including our favorite sparkling, wine and cheeses followed by fabulous appetizers

Day Two | Saturday

After breakfast we will head to the local market and have a guided tour to introduce you to our favorite artisan producers including our baker and cheese producer, the lamb lady, our oyster guy and you can then explore on your own and enjoy a cafe or some of our favorite market “street food”.

Here we will pick up everything we need for our time together. We will return for a cooking technique workshop one and a beautiful dinner with a wine tasting experience.

Day Three | Sunday

We will start the morning with fresh pastry and coffee followed by hands on workshop number two and fabulous Sunday Brunch! You will learn classic preparations for our favorite brunch recipes along with a lovely champagne/mimosa bar. You will have the afternoon to enjoy before we gather for dinner that evening.

Day Four | Monday

We will have breakfast followed by hands on workshop three and a beautiful gourmet lunch with wine. We will have a special wine tasting class with wines paired with a light and easy dinner this evening.

Day Five | Tuesday

After breakfast we will venture to the Ritz for a beautiful tasting experience and lunch. We will have our fourth hands on workshop this evening ending in a beautiful dinner party experience that each participant will help to prepare and execute.

Day Six | Wednesday

We will enjoy our final breakfast together and then we will depart at 11:00.

What’s included:

5 nights double occupancy accommodations

Welcome Soiree on day one with champagne aperitif

Light Breakfast of breads and pastry each morning with artisanal coffee

Lunches each day fresh from the local market

Wine pairings each day

Five hands on cooking technique workshops including classic techniques, sauces, soups, french baking, knife skills, wine tasting, how to stock your kitchen and proper cooking tools.

Visits to local artisan producers

Transportation during the experience is included

*airfare and transfers are not included.

Meet Your Host:

Hayley Hunter Hines is the Founder of Soul Sparkle, Inc. events and experiences and the creator of the Soul Sparkle Collection. She is an inspirational speaker, spiritual teacher, advanced certified practitioner of Sacred Soul Alignments and author of the forthcoming book Soul Sparkle Living: Your Guide to Creating a Magical Life. She is also the host of Soul Sparkle Radio. She has a B.S. degree in Nutrition and a Masters in Health Promotion Management and spent 20 years in the corporate wellness industry. She has published the La Bella Living Lean cookbook and healthy lifestyle program and taught healthy cooking classes for over 15 years. She believes that food and love are deeply connected, and that nourishing our bodies in a beautiful way is the ultimate act of self love.

She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and also a three time 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Her passion is to help individuals, families, and companies create and maintain a healthy and beautiful life.



Dates available for 2019:
July 2-7
October 4-9
December 6-11

Please Note: We desire for this to be a hands on and intimate experience for our guests so space is limited to 12 guests per session for the workshops. Deposits are non-refundable but are transferable to another guest or to another cooking school session. Pricing is $3500 per person and payment plans are available. When you reserve your space before 5/31/19 you can also bring a guest(double occupancy) for $1500.

Please email us at [email protected] with any questions.

Special Introductory Pricing Available until 5/31/19.

Pay in Full
Amount at checkout $3,500.00 USD
Payment Plan
At checkout$900.00 USD
Every 1 month (x 3)$900.00 USD
Total $3,600.00 USD

Bordeaux Immersion Buy Up: $750

Bring a Friend: $1500 (Available until 5/31/19)