Pitzer Spotlights

2004-2005 Spotlight Archives

Jenn Louis ’93 Culinary Entrepreneur

Jenn LouisAfter graduating from Pitzer in 1993, I traveled fairly extensively and then worked with the North Carolina Outward Bound School. On a fluke, I got a job as a base camp cook--cooking three meals each daily for the on-site staff. Everything was from scratch and I quickly learned many techniques. The following year I started teaching rehab courses for adjudicated youth.

I decided to attend culinary school and, after, gained a position at a Northwest acclaimed restaurant: Wildwood Restaurant and Bar. After some time there and at other local restaurants, I started my own business: Culinary Artistry.

It started as a high-end private dinner business specializing in wine dinners and the like. It has evolved into a private cooking school (team building classes for Nike and other businesses and classes for groups of friends) as well as a full-service catering business.

Culinary Artistry uses only natural meats, local farm eggs, mostly local vegetables, breads, etc. We use the same high-end ingredients as local high end restaurants.

I will start my 6th year in business in January. The business has always been profitable and has never been advertised.

You can view the Culinary Artistry Webs site for photos and menus at www.culinaryartistry.net

Jenn Louis is a member of The Head Table cast, a made for TV show promising a unique culinary and social experience, which recently aired a pilot episode. For more information, visit www.theheadtable.net

12-2004