by Brianna Bartemeyer
FALL IN LOVE WITH A NEW SKILL THIS MONTH
When was the last time you learned a new skill? There is a palpable fear of embarrassment or failure that prohibits many of us from trying new things. But, life is about experiences! And one of the greatest joys of ‘adulting’ is continued learning. By seeking new skills, we discover new passions … forge new friendships … gain new hobbies and embrace newfound strengths.
Finding creative outlets for personal growth builds confidence, reduces boredom and energizes neural pathways. As we’ve slowed our hurried pace of life, there is one skill that has experienced a resurgence - it’s cooking! Those interested in further developing life’s most savory skill, Marcel’s Culinary Experience in Glen Ellyn is sure to satisfy!
This suburban gem, located in the historic George M.H. Wagner building, opened its doors in September of 2011 and offers hands-on cooking classes for all ages and skill levels. The name ‘Marcel’ pays homage to the owners’ grandfather (a French chef) who was born and raised in Tours, France. This one-of-a-kind cooking school exposes students to professional chefs, while celebrating food in a fun, new way.
Since 2011, Marcel’s has expanded its business portfolio to include Marché (its specialty gourmet market - featuring many local artisans) and Maison (its in-home private chef experience). Ask about the Marché Love Stinks Valentine’s Day gift box, famous pimento cheese spread or seasonal pickled blueberries!
Fall in love with a new skill this month! We hope it takes you on a fabulous food adventure. But, more importantly, as Marcel’s reminds us - “what is on your table is less important than who is around it.” –Photos Submitted
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