Gourmet Paris in the Springtime






Exciting New Course Offerings

PARIS, FRANCE (March 18, 2013) – As springtime approaches, recreational cooking school, Promenades Gourmandes and its founder Paule Caillat, have announced a new roster of activities to entice culinary enthusiasts looking for a taste of French cuisine and culture during the upcoming tourist season in Paris. Also announced was the addition of business partner, Aude Barbera, a 30 year old native Parisian and trained chef, with vast private chef and restaurant experience.

Promenades Gourmandes' new offerings, many inspired by the Caillat-Barbera team's unique expertise and vast industry relationships, include intimate dinners in a true Parisian home for up to 10 individuals; revamped markets tours featuring new purveyors such as Terroirs d'Avenir; special events and hands-on master classes with acclaimed chefs including Daniel Rose (Spring); and gourmet walks with itineraries that showcase some of Paris' best and unique purveyors such as Olivier Roellinger.

"Given the ever changing landscape of the culinary world, the addition of new offerings and more importantly, Aude Barbera to the team, will ensure that Promenades Gourmandes maintains a truly contemporary vision," said Ms. Paule Caillat. "I am thrilled to share culinary insight and expertise from a new generation of talent with our students."

Born and raised in Paris, Aude Barbera started her career in London, like many French people of her generation. It was not in food, although the passion had always been there. Four years ago, Aude moved to Cape Town, South Africa and shortly after quit her technology job to study at a Cooking Academy. Back in Paris permanently, she has joined forces with Paule Caillat as a full time partner at Promenades Gourmandes. In addition to sharing cooking class, market tours and gourmet walk responsibilities, Aude's focus at Promenades Gourmandes will be to enhance the patisserie training program, launch a dinner series and work with a new generation of chef talent for a special event master class series.

A True Parisian Culinary Experience

Promenades Gourmandes, founded by Paule Caillat in 1997, is Paris' most authentic source for recreational culinary education. With hands-on classes in a true Parisian home, market tours and gourmet walks with two generations of native Parisians, Promenades Gourmandes is an incubator of French cuisine and culture. The school's unique cooking courses, from serious amateur to recreational classes, its unmatched hospitality, knowledge of French cuisine and culture, its state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the Marais and its proximity to the historic Les Halles, provide the very best environment for culinary enthusiasts to develop their French repertoire.

For additional information on Promenades Gourmandes or to make a reservation on any of the classes, please call + 33 1 48 04 56 84.Visit Promenades Gourmandes online at www.promenadesgourmandes.com.