Cocktail set up with mini appetizers and madeleines

Welcome to Valerie's French Kitchen...

…where authentic and simple French cooking is brought straight to you, here in Minneapolis and the Twin cities area!

Whether you are a food enthusiast, a novice or an experienced cook – you have come to the right place!  As a native of France, I am delighted to share my culture by introducing you to homemade, delicious and healthy French cooking. Together, we will explore how you can bring many flavorful classics – such as Boeuf Bourguignon, Salmon à la Provençale, Gratin Dauphinois and Ratatouille, to name a few – right to your very own kitchen or to that of someone special in your life.


Are you having a formal cocktail party or a casual celebration for your graduate? A multi-course dinner or hors d’œuvres and desserts? Would you prefer a personal chef to prep your meals in your kitchen or pick-up from our commercial kitchen? I offer a variety of services and menu options to tempt your taste buds and fit your budget. Click below to learn more

Personal Chef

Delicious meals, made in our commercial kitchen, with quality ingredients. Personalized menus are designed to suit the tastes of every member of the family.

Valerie's French Kitchen - Cocktail Party Menu

Dinners & Cocktails

Planning, organizing & cooking for special events. Whether it's a seated dinner for an intimate group of friends, up to 12 guests, or a larger cocktail party.

French Cooking Class - Valerie's French Kitchen

Cooking Classes

Hands-on cooking lessons to learn the basics of French cuisine or create a gourmet meal from scratch; for individuals and groups (up to 6 participants)

I believe...

…that food is the common thread that weaves our cultural existence. As a family, we come together around the dining table. At work, we bond over a shared meal. We celebrate our accomplishments and we commiserate our setbacks around food.


I have been incredibly lucky to experience some of the most amazing food, as I have lived and worked around the world. And I am grateful for the opportunity to share it with you.

Valerie's French Kitchen - Fresh


I use seasonal, locally available ingredients to recreate the family recipes that I grew up with.


My food is simple, healthy and tasty. My cooking methods aim to bring out the full flavor of the ingredients.


We feast with our eyes, much before we taste with our taste buds. And so, I present my food to entice all your senses.

À Bientôt

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