A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
The Cook’s Atelier is a cooking school, epicurean destination, culinary boutique and Wine Shop in the center of historic Beaune, France. It is truly a unique destination for food and wine lovers. The Cook's Atelier highlights the local artisan food producers and winemakers of Burgundy and throughout Europe.
Founded in 2008 by mother-daughter duo, Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini, The Cook’s Atelier offers hands-on market tours and cooking classes, seasonal suppers, and workshops throughout the year with the goal of educating local and international visitors about seasonal ingredients, classic French cooking techniques, and Burgundy’s wine capital. Their culinary approach has been increasingly well received, inspiring guests to recreate the experience at home and prompting Marjorie and Kendall to expand the brand with an on-site Wine Shop and culinary boutique, as well as an online retail site, coined The French Larder.
The Cook’s Atelier has been praised by local and international media outlets alike including being named one of the most “Exciting New Culinary Trips” by Travel + Leisure and an “Insider’s Pick” by Fodor’s Travel Guide. Marjorie and Kendall's curated products, recipes, wine selections, and entertaining philosophy has also been featured in Food & Wine, Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen, Kinfolk, Anthology, L’Express, Le Bien Public, Côté Est Magazine, and more.