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About Catherine and the Crêperie

Catherine's Crêperie aims at making delicious, simple, Parisian style French crêpes. It's also my way of promoting France, French culture and customs. I love my Monday to Friday "real job" but I also wanted to have a "fun job" - something I'm passionate about that is more about enjoying life than "going to work". The Folsom Market happens to be a place I absolutely enjoy, so this is how this new adventure began.


I was born in Paris, partly grew up in Napa Valley, went to UC Santa Barbara and then back to Paris for graduate school. That's where I was fortunate enough to meet my amazing French husband, and we brought up our two sons 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.

My husband and 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 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 vary 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 laugher, and spending time with those we love is what I enjoy the 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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