Meal Planning (individual and family)
Pantry and Kitchen Makeovers
Maplehern began as a cooking school 15 years ago. It started as an extension of our beloved family restaurant, Chez Laurent. I was the chef there and customers were always asking for the recipes of our dishes. At the time my parents lived in a heritage home named Maplehern. They had a beautiful kitchen with an Aga stove and huge antique butcher blocks. It was the perfect environment to teach in a relaxed home setting. Since they were never home (restaurant hours!) I decided to give cooking classes in their house on Saturday mornings. I realized that I love teaching almost as much as I love to cook and so even though my parents have retired and there is no longer a restaurant, the cooking classes continue. Over the years we have created a friendly, warm and intimate environment, where you can still learn Chez Laurent classics but also a few new things, meet foodie friends, cook and eat together.
Recently I have gone back to school and become a Holistic Nutritionist. I have always believed in the power of food to help us feel our best. Learning how to cook food that is nutritious and delicious is simply the most impactful thing you can do to better your health. I am excited to offer a series of cooking classes on various health and wellness topics where you can learn exactly why food is so powerful and a few recipes along the way. I am also providing more individualized services such as nutrition counselling, meal planning, therapeutic meal delivery, pantry and kitchen makeovers and grocery tours. I really look forward to working with you!