Cook Like a French Chef: An Exclusive Cooking Class with Chef Laurent *SOLD OUT*

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  • Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Price: $100.00
  • Location: The Kitchen at Second Harvest
    1234 E Front Ave
    Spokane, Washington 99202
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The Kitchen is so excited to welcome back Chef Laurent to teach a hands-on cooking class. Join us for a fun evening and learn new skills to prepare a delectable 3 course meal. 

Menu (subject to change)

Chilled watermelon soup with feta and mint


Chicken roulade with a mushroom mousseline

Risotto with asparagus

Beurre blanc


Apple tart “a la minute”

Chantilly cream

About Chef Laurent

Laurent Zirotti grew up in France influenced by the cooking of his French mother and Italian grandmother.

At age 15 he began a three-year program at Thonon-les-Bains, a prestigious hotel and catering school in the French Alps. Following this apprenticeship, he moved to Nice on the Riviera, where he earned an associate degree in hotel management. He moved to San Francisco to work in the kitchens of Gerard’s Brasserie and Le piano Zinc. On the way to NYC, with a friend, they decided to open a small restaurant in Billings, Montana, La Toque. For three years, it was the talk of the town.

Upon his return to France, for a short period he worked in the pastry kitchen of Le Moulin de Mougins, a 2 stars Michelin restaurant on the French Riviera. Following a great opportunity, Laurent became banqueting manager at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. He, then, was promoted catering manager for the Palais and the Palm Beach and ended up his journey with the group Lucien Barriere as deputy general manager at the famous palace, hotel Majestic in Cannes.

The family moved to Billings, Montana, in 1998 to open Enzo Mediterranean Bistro and served as the general manager. After a successful ten years, the Zirotti’s left Billings in the summer of 2008 to begin a new adventure of opening their own restaurant Fleur de Sel in Post Falls, Idaho. For the next 13 years, Fleur de Sel, was a highly regarded destination restaurant in the region. Laurent was awarded in 2017 a semifinalist, best chef of the Northwest, from the James Beard foundation. He also appeared at the food network in Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri shows.

In 2020 he joined the team of instructors at SCC and wants to “give back what I received in my professional life”, encouraging and giving passion to students.

He is married to Patricia since college and have 2 children boys, Enzo and Lucas.


Refund Policy Refunds for this event can only be given if requested no later than 72 hours before the event due to staff time and purchasing necesarry to execute events. Thank you for understanding. 

Confirmation If you do not receive confirmation of your registration, please contact us immediately so we can make sure you're on the list. You can reach out to Carolyn Negley at 509-252-6256 or

Dietary Allergies  Please contact Carolyn Negley at 509-252-6256 or for any concerns you have regarding dietary allergies. 

Waitlist  This event holds up to 20 guests.  If the event is full and you would like to be added to our waitlist, please contact Carolyn Negley at 509-252-6256 or

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