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!


Steve Charron, Professional Culinary Instructor


Chef Steve Charron graduated from the Culinary Institute of American (CIA) in New York’s Hudson Valley in January of 1999 with a degree in Culinary Arts.  While attending school he also assisted chef instructors in the continuing education department.

After spending 2 years at the C.I.A. Steve trained at the renowned Caneel Bay Resort on St. John in the U.S. V. I.  Upon completion of his culinary internship Steve traveled to the San Francisco area where he spent two years in the corporate culinary field.

After returning to the coast of Maine, Steve opened Agamentious Catering and also taught culinary arts to high school students in Amesbury, MA.  Looking forward to continuing his culinary career in catering and teaching, Steve is teaching both the Professional Culinary Program and many of our one-day workshops here at Chez Boucher Cooking School & Catering.  Outside of work Steve enjoys fishing and hunting with friends and family.

Michael Whelan, Professional Culinary Instructor