Barbara Pool Fenzl, a major figure on the American culinary stage, is renowned as a cooking teacher in both the US and the Périgord region of France. She is the host of the 13-week PBS series, Savor the Southwest and author of Southwest the Beautiful Cookbook, Savor the Southwest, and Seasonal Southwest Cooking. Barbara owns Les Gourmettes Culinary Center in Phoenix, which she established in 1983. In addition, she is a frequent contributor to Bon Appétit magazine; former food editor of Phoenix Home and Garden magazine; past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals; benefactor and past board member of the American Institute of Wine and Food; past president of the Arizona Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier; and a past member of the James Beard Foundation Restaurant Awards Committee. She hosted KAET-TV’s last ten cooking-related pledge drives and is a regular guest on Your Life, a local morning television show. Barbara holds BS and MA degrees and has studied at the Cordon Bleu (London), Ecole LeNotre, and Luberon College.
Barbara offers two 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.
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