“Back to the Table” is a local cooking (& baking) school started by sisters with a passion for food and entertaining. Born and raised locally they come from a family with a tradition of shared family meals, cooking together from scratch and eating local food.
Their family, including both parents and a brother, learned early on to plant and harvest in their own garden. Trips to nearby farms inspired the family to cook and bake delicious food out of the fresh produce year round.
In 2001 the family participated in a cooking school in Florence Italy that re-sparked their love of bringing together family and food. Each day they would meet with their class and walk to the nearby open air market. According to what was fresh, and available that day, decisions and purchases were made. Back at the kitchen it was a shared experience of preparing, cooking and learning and ended each lesson by sitting down to a family style meal. The two sisters were inspired!
After years of experience they are excited to be bringing “Back to the Table” to Lafayette. Leslie has three grown children and is known for her ability to feed and entertain large and small groups of people. Leslie has a reputation for good cooking, creative table settings and decorating ideas.
Lisa also has three children and has spent over ten years supervising the hot lunch program at Burton Valley Elementary school, a model for other school lunch programs. Lisa has a passion for food, family and children.
Both sisters are well known by their friends, and their children’s friends, for their love of cooking, baking and entertaining.
Leslie and Lisa have noticed that through their work in the schools and community that families have moved away from the family dinner table. It is their desire, and passion, to bring families ‘Back To The Table’.