Say hello to the incredible people who make it all possible!
One Team, One Promise
The French Kitchen Experience
We believe everyone should be able to experience the joys of French cooking. We believe recipes should be as enjoyable as they are doable. We believe food should be memorable experiences shared between family and friends. So, we make it easy for the whole family to participate in the French culinary experience.
Because there’s no better way to connect people than with food, and we want to accomplish exactly that — one table at a time.
From Our Kitchen to Yours
Give the Gift of Great Memories
When we share food, we’re sharing memories. And we believe that gift should be shared with the whole family. That why we offer cooking classes for kids, teens, and adults. So whether you’re doing the cooking, the eating, or both, we’ll be giving your family the gift of great memories. These are also good for the boutique, bakery, and café...everything we do!Gift Cards Available
Meet the Team!
You may have known her as the personal chef of Chez Blandine, or as the owner and chef of Wholly Crêpe. But today, she’s recognized by a different title: Blandine Mazéran of The French Kitchen culinary center — the woman uniting families around the dinner table with the art of French cuisine.
As a mother of three, Blandine fully understands the hustle and bustle of daily life. That’s why she’ll give you recipes that are quick, easy, and doable in large quantities.
If you are looking for professional chefs’ techniques, credentials, or professional material, this is not the place. There are some great cooking schools out there, and Blandine is ``just`` self-taught. But if you are looking for a great place to learn and share the art of French cooking, then Blandine’s kitchen awaits!
Her promise to you:
- Detailed recipes that you can reproduce anytime, anywhere
- Tips and tricks for organization and faster cooking time
- No fancy utensils that you can’t find in your own kitchen
- Alternative techniques if you don’t have the necessary utensils
- Blandine’s favorite utensils and ingredients available for purchase in The French Kitchen boutique
- Simple techniques you can reproduce anywhere
- No crazy ingredients that you can’t find in stores
After moving to Colorado Springs, Sébastien was eager to expand his career. He worked at several upscale restaurants and bakeries in Colorado Springs, searching for one that truly felt right.
That’s when he found The French Kitchen — his home away from home.
Today, Sébastien is proud to be a part of the French Kitchen family, and he loves sharing his passion for French baking with his customers. But he’s not just a phenomenal baker and pastry chef. He is also Blandine’s right-hand man, and regularly advises her in all aspects of the business.
In 2010, she graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Nutrition. Then in 2011, she graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado with an A.A. in Culinary Arts. While in culinary school, she was able to explore the art of international cuisines and cooking techniques.
After graduating, Kristi worked at a variety of food businesses. But in 2016, she finally found her place in the food industry — here at The French Kitchen.
Kristi is an incredibly valuable member of our team. As chef, Kids’ Program director, and client relationship manager, Kristi loves testing new recipes with Blandine and teaching kids about the joys of French cooking. ``The kids get even more excited about food than me!`` she says, and she wouldn’t have it any other way! As Blandine’s other right-hand man, Kristi brings a lot to the French Kitchen table. Her international perspectives are valuable to Blandine’s French cuisine, and her bubbly personality brings laughter, energy, and creativity to the kitchen on a daily basis.
When she’s not flinging fondant, she enjoys drawing, painting, and hanging out with all the friends she has in her head!
Anne’s adventures have inspired her to share cooking techniques from across the globe with the people of Colorado Springs. You can find her at The French Kitchen teaching classes that specialize in Asian cooking and cuisines from other countries as well.
To Anne, food is a memory. Food is how she shares her incredible experiences with others. And she’s excited to share those experiences with you, too!
As an enthusiast of the arts, Nancy has always had a passion for French culture and cuisine. This passion of her’s shines through on a daily basis, and it shines through in both obvious and not-so-obvious ways. Sometimes it’s in the form of a stiff-lipped stare or a wafting hand as she keeps the line moving steadily. But above all else, Nancy’s passion is inspirational. And when you look just beneath it, you’ll find her beautiful smile, fearless dedication, and sharp sense of humor.
She was excited to bring those skills to The French Kitchen, and we’re grateful to have her as a member of our team!
Questions? We’re Here to Help!
The French Kitchen
4771 N Academy Blvd.
(corner of Flintridge and Academy)
Hours & Closures
Tuesday-Friday: 7am to 6pm
Saturday: 7am to 3pm
Sunday & Monday: closed (except for private events)
Private events can be scheduled outside of opening hours!
Holidays observed: New Year’s Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
Annual closure: July 7-21 2019