WHO WE ARE
FROM FRIENDSHIP TO GASTRONOMY
We are a group of gentlemen who appreciate and value camaraderie, food and wine. We are but one of many chapters of an organization called Les Marmitons International, whose motto is "From Friendship to Gastronomy".
Les Marmitons Sandy Springs is a men's gourmet cooking club where members gather regularly to prepare and then dine on an exquisite dinner under the direction of a professional chef. Members share a common interest in fine food, good fellowship and expanding their culinary skills. In short, the club is about food, friendship and fun!
UNLIKE A DEMONSTRATION-ONLY COOKING SCHOOL, COOKING AT LES MARMITONS SANDY SPRINGS IS A HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WHERE MEMBERS GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNIQUES OF PREPARING AND PRESENTING FINE CUISINES. MEMBERS POSSESS COOKING SKILLS FROM NOVICE TO FOODIE TO EXPERIENCED COOK-AT-HOME.
PLEASE USE THE "CONTACT US" LINK, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER.
WHAT WE DO
Each month, a group of 30 or more members and guests gather to prepare and enjoy a gourmet dinner from a menu and recipes carefully planned by a guest chef. The splendid dinner consists of four to five courses starting with an appetizer to main course to dessert.
Members and guests are divided into teams of 4-6 to prepare their course from start to finish. An experienced Les Marmitons member is selected as team captain for each course to lead and discuss preparation of the dish to the group. Each team plates their course following the chef’s instructions and serves it to the members, who are seated at tables set with linen tablecloths and wine glasses. Each course is paired with an excellent wine selected by our knowledgeable sommelier.
The cuisine changes each month to expose members to symphonies of flavors and colorful, tasty bites from around the world. Cuisines include Italian, French, Latin American, Mexican, Asian and American featuring seasonal farm-to-table dishes.
"...Marmiton is French for "kitchen boy" or "chef's helper," and the organization describes itself as a gastronomic and social club of gentlemen who share a common interest in fine food, wine and the culinary arts. All it takes is a love of cooking to join - no real skills are required. The first Les Marmitons chapter formed in Montreal in 1977, and it will soon open its 19th chapter in North America."
- THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
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