Enchanté! I’m Anne “Stuart” Folkes, sometimes known as ASF. Based sometimes in Paris, most of the time in Provence, and every now and again in the USA and the United Kingdom. I am an instructor, writer, chef, traveler, and avid learner.
Lover of all things artistic and historic, I left my career in international business to live the life I’d always imagined in France. In America, they call it the “Great Resignation,” but I believe in the rest of the world it’s simply called living.
After graduating with my Diplôme de Cuisine and a Diplôme de Gastronomy, Nutrition, and Food Trends at the renowned institution Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, recently awarded the #1 Culinary School in the world, I began my own business here in France. Now my days are filled with work as a professional private chef, caterer, and cooking instructor.
Prior to this, I worked in Global Grocery Procurement, traveling the world to source the best products and ingredients, and gaining an understanding of the food chain, international culinary logistics, and its impact on societies and environment along the way. As a Texan expat who’s lived in Italy, the United Kingdom, and France, I believe that learning to cook as as innate as it is joyful.
You can find me teaching on Zoom, Google Meets, FaceTime, and at the famous La Peetch in Provence! If you are interested in learning more, please contact me.
Pull up a chair and pour yourself a glass of wine. Let’s eat!