Welcome to Chez Boucher
Culinary Training Center

Culinary Education based on the Slow-Food movement: from the farm to the kitchen table.


Chez Boucher, a French Cooking School, was opened in February 2003 by Ron Boucher, CEC, AAC. The school offers a true hands-on cooking experience in a series of classes designed for the novice or gourmet enthusiast. If you have ever longed to expand your culinary knowledge and explore the foods of France, then this is the cooking school for you.

We work to build your cooking confidence by teaching you proper technique and principles as well as proper preparation and presentation. You take with you the confidence to create your own masterpieces in your home along with recipes and ideas from the classes you attend.

We offer a wide range of classes including professional culinary & pastry training, three six-week French cuisine classes, one-day cooking and pastry workshops, corporate team building seminars, and many specialty classes. We have the right class to fit your busy schedule.


Joining Owner Chef Ron Boucher, our chef instructors are promising some wonderfully unique classes with something for everyone. Stop by to meet our instructors and see for yourself what they have in store!


Michael Whelan, Professional Culinary Instructor


Classically trained chef at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Whelan performed as a ‘Chef Tournant’ in three Five Diamond/Star resorts throughout the intercontinental United States.  Most notably AAA “Halekulani” Resort, Honolulu, HI; “La Mer Restaurant (Conde Naste Traveler, ‘Top Ten Restaurants in the World’), Mobile Five Star rated, “Marie Elaine’s”, and AAA Five Diamond “Marquesa Catlan Restaurant”, both located in Scottsdale, AZ.

Transitioning into education as a Chef/Instructor, he became a tenured culinary arts professor at Scottsdale Community College (ACF Accredited). 

In 2012, Chef Whelan accepted the position as Director of Culinary Studies Chair at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia Alabama.  Endorsement by the President of the College, he structured an ACF accredited culinary department that offered students a Professional Culinary Arts certification degree.

At “Cordon Bleu Cooking School”, Atlanta, GA Chef Whelan taught Skill Development and Business classes.  Certified Chef Educator, and Certified Chef de Cuisine, he joins Chez Boucher Cooking School, teaching many one-day workshops, beer dinners, “Cooking with Friends” and Six (6) Week Culinary Essential Classes.