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!



Patty Davis, Professional Culinary Instructor

Chef Patty Davis gained most of her training on the island of Maui, Hawaii. She graduated from the Maui Culinary Academy with honors and with degrees in Culinary Arts, Baking and Patisserie, and Restaurant Supervision. While on Maui, Patty got her start working and training in Wolfgang Puck’s Spago for two years. She then moved into an Assistant Instructor position at Maui Culinary Academy while she worked as a private chef for many of Maui’s local and visiting VIPs.

After spending 4 years on Maui, Patty decided it was time to head home to Washington State. During her year home she contracted herself to Desert Canyon Golf Resort and then to a private retreat center for a season. Patty then returned to Maui for her private clients over the holiday season. When she returned to Washington, Patty began with Destination Hotels and Resorts at Suncadia resort in the Cascade Mountains. Destination then asked her to come to Maine to be on the opening team of the newly renovated Cliff House Resort in Ogunquit. Patty now joins us at Chez Boucher and Savory Square Bistro and is thrilled to be teaching again!

Outside of work, Patty spends time the people who mean the most to her and spends time volunteering with her church. She also spends her time disappearing from civilization to play on the water, in the country, or in the woods.