‘Springtime in Paris’ culinary class with Chef Jim LaPerriere

Jim LaPerriere

By Angela Peavey

Saugatuck Center for the Arts


Experience new flavors, and learn about seasonal European cuisine with a crisp glass of wine in hand. The “Springtime in Paris” culinary class with Chef Jim LaPerriere comes to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts Tuesday, May 23.


Join us from 7 – 8:30 p.m. as Chef LaPerriere leads a luscious, seasonal European-style butter and crème fraiche tasting experience.  Tickets are $35 per person with limited seating available. Guests must be 21 years or older.


The evening features samples of freshly made French-style cultured butter and baguettes, a classic French omelette, fresh pan-seared salmon, and a decadent strawberry-rhubarb clafoutis. Enjoy a glass of wine as Chef LaPerriere guides you through the menu for the evening.


With 23 years of experience in fine dining for renowned restaurants across the country, LaPerriere, now a personal executive chef, focuses on bringing a one of a kind dining experience to your own table. Through his culinary company, Distinctive Dining, LaPerriere hosts private group cooking classes, demonstration dinners, weddings, corporate team building, and wine dinners. His food has graced the covers of “Sacramento” Magazine and the “Sacramento Bee,” and he has been featured in various local publications including the “Holland Sentinel” and “Grand Rapids Magazine.”


For more information on “Springtime in Paris” with Chef Jim LaPerriere or to purchase tickets, visit www.sc4a.org or 269-857-2399. The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is located at 400 Culver St., Saugatuck.