Barbara Pool Fenzl wears many hats in the culinary world. She owns and operates Les Gourmettes Cooking School in Phoenix, Arizona, which she started in 1983; she hosted the 13-week PBS series, “Savor the Southwest,” which showed in over 90 markets; and she has written three cookbooks: Southwest the Beautiful Cookbook, Savor the Southwest, and Seasonal Southwest Cooking. Barbara hosts Arizona PBS cooking-related pledge drives and is a regular guest on “Your Life A-Z,” a local morning television show. She was a regular contributor to Bon Appetit magazine for over 10 years and is the former food editor of Phoenix Home and Garden magazine. Her first love is teaching, and, besides teaching all over the U.S., she conducted cooking classes in Southwest France for 13 years and is returning to Rancho la Puerta for her eleventh time. Barbara served as president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and was a member of the James Beard Foundation Restaurant Awards Committee for 10 years. She has studied cooking at the Cordon Bleu (London), École LeNôtre, and Luberon College.
Barbara offers hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our culinary center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm. For more information and registration, please click here.