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!
Join us in Paris this fall for our 2019 dates!
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.
Day One |
7 pm to 10 pm
We will begin our time together with a lovely soiree including our favorite champagnes, wines and cheeses and fabulous appetizers.
Day Two |
Breakfast at the apartment followed by a market tour and tastings in the morning 9:30-11:30. We will explore one of Paris’s most celebrated market streets, Rue Cler, just steps away from the apartment. Rue Cler is always bustling with locals and tourists alike. We will spend the morning exploring a popular fromagerie, a celebrated neighborhood boulangerie, a specialty artisanal pâté en croute shop and an well-known patisserie.
The tour will also include a visit to a famed boucherie and specialty food store, established in 1936, to explore charcuterie. Rue Cler is a magical street and was home to France’s President Macron, before the Élysée Palace. Following the tour, we will have a light lunch at the apartment with the items we've purchased, during the tour, accompanied by champagne and wine.
You will have your afternoon free and this evening we will have a private wine class and cheese tasting with experts from Secret Wine Door. Knock three times to be allowed in! This two-hour tantalizing taste experience as you taste your way through five French cheeses, expertly accompanied by five French wines from some of the most famous wine regions in the world!
Learn cheese and wine pairing tips, discover how to taste wine like a professional, hear lots of stories & gain expert knowledge that will leave you feeling like a true expert.
Day Three |
We will start the morning with fresh pastry and coffee followed by a French baking class where you will learn how to make the typically "French Croissant" & the "Pain au chocolat" :)
During this interactive cooking lesson, you will be hands-on in the kitchen, and, equipped with an apron and all the utensils you need, you will learn how to make the "French Croissant" & the "Pain au chocolat", and one mystery confection !
You will be in control of your creations from start to finish, from the moment you lay eyes on the recipe for the first time to the moment you take your creation out of the oven. You will be guided step by step with full explanations, the techniques you need to guarantee your baking will be a success! At the end of your experience, we can taste what you have baked!
Classic Crepes workshop:
You will experience a lovely "Crêpes Party" a pleasant moment, friendly & festive with a real immersion : in the "Breton" folklore, in the Parisian life & in a french culture.
You will learn how to make a delicious Crêpes using the "BILLIG" (#Crepemaker) the Breton machine to make your first Galette & Crêpes and then you will eat your Galette & Crêpes : on the menu, sweet & savoury, a glass of cider while listening to "Breton & French" songs all located in the heart of the historic district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. If you are still feeling peckish you can stop for dinner on your own in the gorgeous 6th of Saint Germain or return to the apartment for a glass of wine and a lovely salad with fresh ingredients from the market, fresh bread and cheese.
We will gather for a cocktail on the rooftop at Mademoiselle Mouche and evening champagne picnic under the Eiffel Tower.
Day Four |
Breakfast at the apartment followed by a or a unique bread, pastry and chocolate tour throughout Paris’s posh 7th arrondissement.
We will take your palate on a French gastronomic journey exploring the many celebrated breads of France. Enjoy a visit to a famed boulangerie, discover the beautiful Grand Epicerie de Paris and other established patisseries where you will sample a full array of French pastry delights. You will revel in a deliciously rich chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) at a renowned salon de thé and sample a famed chocolatier’s confections.
This afternoon you will experience another hands on workshop of french culinary techniques and tastings with a beautiful meal you’ve helped to prepare, paired with beautiful wines to compliment.
This evening we will have an amazing dinner experience at the Saint James Paris Hotel, may favorite in the city. This will be a three course dinner with wine pairing and it will be a fabulous evening!
Day Five |
We will enjoy our last morning together experiencing some of our favorite French breakfast dishes followed by a gorgeous brunch and mimosa bar, departure at 11 a.m.
4 nights double occupancy accommodations
Welcome Soiree on day one with champagne aperitif
Light Breakfast of breads and pastry each morning with artisanal coffee
2 lunches fresh from the local market
2 Dinners with Wine pairings
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
*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 in Paris:
Please Note: We desire for this to be a hands on and intimate experience for our guests so space is limited 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.
Please email us at [email protected] with any questions.
Private Groups: If you have a group of 6 or more and would like us to curate and experience just for you please send us an email to [email protected]
Pricing available until 8/15/19:
Pay in Full with Champagne Immersion Day VIP trip to the Champagne region with private tastings and tours: $4250