Les Marmitons of Atlanta is a men's gourmet cooking club where members gather regularly to prepare exquisite dinners under the direction of a professional chef from an Atlanta area restaurant. Members share a common interest in fine food, good fellowship and in expanding their culinary skills. Unlike other demonstration-only cooking organizations, Les Marmitons of Atlanta provides a 100% hands-on experience where members gain knowledge and learn techniques while actually preparing, cooking, serving and dining! While members learn tips and tricks at every event, cooking experience varies greatly across our group. From Novice to Griller to Foodie to Seasoned Home Cooks, everyone is welcome!
Each month, a group of 25-30 members of Les Marmitons of Atlanta 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 and Mexican, Asian and American featuring seasonal farm-to-table dishes.
Guest chefs provide instruction, answer our questions and show creative plating techniques for service. After a course is completed, guest chefs offer a brief critique on how the team did in the preparation, plating and taste of the final dish. The entire evening is heightened by good conversation and sharing of the experience.
Honored guest chefs of Les Marmitons of Atlanta for the 2012-2013 season include:
■ Chef Zack Kell – Goin’ Coastal
■ Chef Robert Morneweck – Table 33 & Freight Kitchen & Tap
■ Chef Marc Taft – Chicken and the Egg
■ Chef Michael Maliska & Chef Josh Formby – Publix Apron's Cooking School
■ Chef Leonardo Ortiz – Atlanta Country Club
We meet, cook, learn and have a ball! Contact us to learn more about Les Marmitons of Atlanta.
Les Marmitons of Atlanta meets one night per month starting in September through May. Members begin to arrive at 5:30 p.m. the night of the event. At 6 p.m., the evening officially gets under way with a recipe briefing and the teams starting on their courses. The evening concludes at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Les Marmitons of Atlanta also participates in culinary events and activities throughout the year that support local programs in the community such as the Atlanta Food Bank.
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We meet at the professional kitchen of St. David’s Episcopal Church located in Roswell, Georgia. The facility provides ample space for cooking, meeting and discussion of the recipes prepared during the evening. St. David’s Episcopal Church is conveniently located in the North Atlanta area.
St. David’s Episcopal Church is located at 1015 Old Roswell Road in Roswell, Georgia.
From Georgia Highway 400
If you are coming to Roswell on Georgia Highway 400 (US Hwy 19), take the Mansell Road Exit (#8) and travel west on Mansell Road for about 1 mile. At Old Roswell Road turn left, then proceed about one-half mile through the next traffic light. St. David’s will be on your left.
From Alpharetta Highway
If you are coming to Roswell via Alpharetta Highway, turn east on Holcomb Bridge Road. At the first traffic light, which is Old Roswell Road, turn left. Go about one-half mile on Old Roswell Road and St. David’s will be on your right.
If you have an interest in expanding your cooking knowledge in an atmosphere of exceptional gastronomy and friendship, then Les Marmitons of Atlanta may be right for you. Contact us to learn about attending our next event.
Les Marmitons of Atlanta is one of 16 chapters located in cities across the United States and Canada. With the growing interest in food and wine, membership in Les Marmitons of Atlanta and other chapters continues to grow.
Les Marmitons of Atlanta is one of the leading chapters of Les Marmitons International – the governing body through which all chapters are members. Les Marmitons International was established in 1977 in Montreal, Quebec to promote friendship through the love of gastronomy. Click to learn more about Les Marmitons International and to view all of the chapter locations.LEARN MORE ABOUT LES MARMITONS INTERNATIONAL . . .