March 1, 2013
After 18 years of teaching summer classes for kids, I have made a very difficult decision – it is time for me to retire.
I have gone back and forth with this since the end of classes last summer. This decision has not come easily. It is like losing a member of my family – letting it and all of you go is difficult. I know there will be disappointed parents and kids, and that is why my heart is heavy and what has made this so hard for me.
I have so enjoyed teaching your children these past 18 years. It has been my honor and my privilege to open my home kitchen to each and every one of them over the years. My own children grew up taking the classes and then eventually working for me and assisting my students in the kitchen. Your support, kindness and patronage have meant the world to me.
That support and interest is was what gave me the push I needed to start my cooking blog over three years ago.
I will continue teaching adult classes at Les Gourmettes in Phoenix, plus private group classes for 10 to 12 students and one-on-one classes.
Of course, I post recipes, nearly daily, here at LesPetitesGourmettes.com. I hope you will still come by and visit me here, and that this site will continue to be a cooking resource for you for many years to come.
I will always treasure the memories made here at Les Petites Gourmettes!
Best wishes and Godspeed,
P.S. I sent out an email, nearly identical to this notice, to my entire mailing list. As a result, I received over a dozen “Undeliverable Mail Return to Sender” notices. If you did not receive my personal email, this would be why. Please accept my apology. LH