Culinary Class


“Springtime in Paris” with Chef Jim LaPerriere
May 23
7:00PM - 8:30PM (must be 21 years)
$35.00 per person

 
Revel in the flavors of the season as Chef Jim LaPerriere leads a luscious European-style butter and creme fraiche tasting experience.
 
The evening features samples of freshly made French-style cultured butter and baguettes, a classic French omelette, fresh pan-seared salmon, and a decadent strawberry-rhubarb clafoutis.  Top this off with crisp wine pairings and you’ve got an evening straight out of the City of Lights!
 
For the past 32 years, Chef LaPerriere's food has graced the covers of Sacramento Magazine and the Sacramento Bee, and he has been featured in various local publications including the Holland Sentinel and Grand Rapids Magazine.  He has also been a regular guest chef for a number of regional live television cooking segments.  
 
Jim is now a Personal Executive Chef and focuses his talent and creativity on one of a kind private events, including demonstration dinners, weddings, wine dinners, corporate team building, and private group cooking classes in his custom designed teaching kitchen just minutes from downtown Saugatuck. 
 
Prior to relocating to West Michigan, he was a regular culinary instructor for the Sacramento branch of William Sonoma, in the Pavilions shopping center, as well as a participating instructor for the Raley’s & Bel-Air Fine Foods cooking program.  He is a strong believer in the farm to table approach and often can be found foraging through the local Farmer’s Markets for the freshest local products available.