Hello, Bonjour! My name is Alix and thank you for being here!
I created The French Kiss Cook back in 2008, in order to track family recipes and new recipes I had tried. It was probably more of a journal with recipes then anything else. Since then, I have graduated from 2 different culinary schools. I've lived across Canada for work, and being away from family was getting hard. I ended up in my home town of Winnipeg, where I opened 2 successful bakeries. After selling my company in 2024, I decided to bring French Kiss Cook back to life!
To me, cooking is all about using fresh ingredients in order to bring out amazing flavors in everyday cooking. Most of us have grown up with a select repertoire of home grown recipes, which will always bring us comfort. Cooking day-to-day dishes tends to be a totally different story, and can sometimes become frustrating! The French Kiss Cook has always been a way for me to incorporate those familiar flavors with new ingredients and techniques, and I'm excited to share them with you!
Lean more about me by scrolling down, or start exploring my recipes!
I grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, as part of a large French Canadian family. We were always surrounded by a lot of music and food. Not surprising that those are my two great passions. I always loved being in the kitchen and in the garden with family, but it was never something that I thought I could do as a career. Music was my first love, and I even took my piano skills all the way to University where I started a Music Education degree. While taking a year off of University, I took a pastry course, and quickly fell in love with being in the kitchen again.
After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts with an Advanced Pastry Diploma, I was ready to take on the culinary world! I got the amazing opportunities to work across the country in high-end hotels, bakery chains, and restaurants. Coming back to my home town in 2013, meant getting back to my roots, and did things ever happen fast! After only a couple years, I was married to my amazing husband, and we had gotten our home built, and were running a restaurant and founded a bakery. Eight amazing years and a world wide pandemic later, I was ready for change. In 2024, selling the business meant that I could get back to more personal projects. Just like that, the French Kiss Cook was making a comeback!