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About Catherine

I was born in Paris. Can you guess what year? We moved out to California where, at age 6, I learned to speak English. As a child, I can still remember my older brother making delicious crepes in our family owned French restaurant in Napa Valley. 

I did my undergraduate in Santa Barbara, and got my graduate degree in Paris. That's where I was fortunate to meet my amazing French husband and we raised our two kids in Burgundy, France. A few years ago, we moved back to California where, when we're not working, we love to spend time as a family and with our friends. I have a Monday - Friday job and I love it. But I wanted to have a "fun" job - something that I'm passionate about that is more about having fun than "going to work". So I started Catherine's Crêperie where I hope to share with others delicious, simple, Parisian style French crepes. It's also my way of promoting France, French culture and customs.

I love food. I love to cook tasty recipes but I enjoy watching others taste my cooking more than anything. I am consciously grateful that having lived in several different regions of Europe and the US has exposed me to so many different recipes, taste sensations, and gustatory experiences. At an early age, I've started analyzing cultural differences between countries: linguistic nuances, behavioral and social norms, educational patterns, as well as traditional or new customs. Even the ways we manifest our faith varies by country, inside the same faith. Whether speaking with life-long locals or with expats, such subjects are eye-opening topics of discussion for me. I find that habits around foods, wines, perfumes, music, weather and other sensory-oriented topics vary much more than we think culturally. Sometimes, even regionally. It's fascinating. 

Sharing a meal, exchanging, laughing, spending time with those we love. That's what I enjoy most. It's part of a healthy life-style. To this, add healthy ingredients, tasty recipes and good wines, making these valuable moments even better.

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