Chef à l’École is a unique, interactive, hands on experience for students to expand their current French vocabulary while preparing recipes followed by a lesson in French Canadian culture.
Rencontrez nos chefs…
Susanne Theriault-Golds ~ Chef Susanne is a co-owner of Chef à l’École with Alisa. A Francophone born in St. Catharines and raised in Guelph Ontario, Susanne is passionate about honouring her French-Canadian heritage through encouraging children to embrace the French language with its rich and “delicious” culture. Her children are both in French-Immersion. Susanne is a creative storyteller and performs regularly on stage where she loves to entertain as she teaches young minds. Her passion for baking and her quirky sense of humour make her an instant fan with students of all ages! Susanne has effectively utilized her French skills working in several bilingual positions over the past 20 years. Chef Susanne lives in Fergus.
Alisa Lecavalier-Foster ~ Chef Alisa is a co-owner of Chef à l’École with Susanne. A proud Franco-Ontarian raised in a bilingual family in Burlington, Ontario. Alisa attended a francophone school, then French immersion and completed her degree in French Literature from the University of Waterloo. Her love of French has led her to many experiences in her life including an exchange to France, translating for people from around the world, working as a flight attendant and teaching & tutoring students. Alisa loves encouraging students to build their confidence and fluency in French with the Chef program. She lives in Brantford raising her two children with her husband John.
Suzanne Lefebvre Warner ~ Chef Suzanne is the founder of Chef à l’École. A Francophone raised in Cornwall Ontario, Suzanne has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree and many years of teaching experience at both the Community College and Elementary School levels. She spent a number of years as a Director for Pampered Chef where she did almost 500 cooking shows throughout Ontario and Quebec. An experienced Cordon Bleu Chef fluent in French, Suzanne is Certified in Food Safety by the Ministry of Health. She is a member of the Durham Board AIM focus group and has many years experience in the use of the AIM gesture approach to teaching French. Trained in the AIM gesture technique she can complement your teaching style. Chef Suzanne lives in Port Perry.
Alex Felsky ~ Born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, Alex attended français langue première school from kindergarten through high school, graduating with a bilingual diploma. She continued her studies at McMaster University and College Boreal, taking French classes at both. Her light-hearted and theaterical presentation style keeps students engaged and teachers inviting her back year after year. Chef Alex lives in Brantford with her husband and their two children.
Arianna Amaral-Bertozzi ~ Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Chef Arianna attended a Francophone elementary school. She continued her French studies in high school through the Extended French Program and through courses at the University of Guelph. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Throughout her elementary and high school years, Arianna visited Quebec yearly where her love of the French language and culture blossomed. Today, she is excited to share her passion about the French culture and language. Chef Arianna still lives in Mississauga.
Michelle Needham ~ Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. Michelle attended École St-Philippe from kindergarten to Grade 8 and continued her French studies throughout High School in the Extended French Program. Later graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce. Michelle still lives in Burlington with her husband and their two boys. Michelle is the Office Administrator at Chef à l’École.
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