Marcel’s Culinary Experience, a gourmet housewares retailer and cooking school based in Glen Ellyn, IL, has added a chef-driven on-site event option for individuals, businesses and other groups, the store announced.
Executive chef Paul Lindemuth, a veteran Chicago area caterer and instructor at Marcel’s, leads the new service, called Maison, which means “house or home” in French.
Maison differentiates itself by doing all cooking at the event location, where hosts and guests are invited to observe and interact with the chef. Each event is custom-designed by Lindemuth, along with other Marcel’s/Maison chefs Brandy Fernow, Robin Nathan and Julie Szimon.
“It’s like a chef’s table in a restaurant,” Lindemuth said.
Marcel’s Culinary Experience is owned by Jill Foucré, a former health insurance executive, who named the space after her grandfather, a French chef and restaurateur.