Frogs Kitchen was established in 2019 by myself, Aurélie Gonzalo.

A little bit about me

I am a melting pot of cultures and cuisines from all around the world, with my main background  being french gastronomy.

I was born into a family of Algerian blackfoot restaurant owners, with my dad heritage being that of Spanish and Italian origins. My mother roots are from French Normandy, which is the French epicenter of where Camembert cheese and butter are made.

As a child growing up, we would cook Algerian couscous, spanish paëlla, Italian pastas with calamari stuffed with minced meat, along with beautiful chicken dishes like “Vallée d’Auge”, with cream and cider from Normandy.

My father specialized in French gourmet cuisine quite early in his career. And so I grew up surrounded by French cuisine , where gastronomy cuisine was on the daily menu, which established my passion for food and French cuisine.

Frogs Kitchen was established in 2019 by myself, Aurélie Gonzalo.

A little bit about me

I am a melting pot of cultures and cuisines from all around the world, with my main background  being french gastronomy.

I was born into a family of Algerian blackfoot restaurant owners, with my dad heritage being that of Spanish and Italian origins. My mother roots are from French Normandy, which is the French epicenter of where Camembert cheese and butter are made.

As a child growing up, we would cook Algerian couscous, spanish paëlla, Italian pastas with calamari stuffed with minced meat, along with beautiful chicken dishes like “Vallée d’Auge”, with cream and cider from Normandy.

My father specialized in French gourmet cuisine quite early in his career. And so I grew up surrounded by French cuisine , where gastronomy cuisine was on the daily menu, which established my passion for food and French cuisine.

Professional experience

I spent the first 3 years of my career working and living abroad in Spain and Ireland, which allowed me to develop my languages skills in English and Spanish. , I spent the next 12 years travelling the world as a French export manager, managing these companies exportations of their products throughout the world.

My role as export manager enhanced my passion for travel as it opened the doors for me to discover new countries, cultures, and new culinary experiences, all of which I have incorporated into the courses and experiences we offer at Frogs Kitchen.

In 2018 I made the decision to change career and to live out my dream which was to establish my own cooking school, and teach the art of French cuisine, to anybody who was interested in learning or developing their passion for food.

I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the world renown Ferrandi cooking school in Paris, where I received training from some of the best chefs in France.

Upon completion of my training, I worked at the restaurant of the Parisian Palace Le Meurice by Alain Ducasse, and also in a one star Michelin restaurant called  Le Quincangrogne, in Seine et Marne, both of which allowed me to get hands on experience working with top chefs.

I am fluent in French, English, and Spanish, which allows me to share my love and enthusiasm, for food, recipes, cooking and cultures, with people from all around the world. Seing the excitement on the face of my customers when they have made a dish they’d never thought possible it truly a joy for me!

Why Frogs Kitchen ?

Frogs, or Froggies, is the nickname given by British and Americans, as they believe the French are the only consumers of frog legs in Europe and throughout the world. Since then, this name got international, and a good few countries now call the French Froggies. Our name Frogs Kitchen comes from our British and American friends humor.

Our motto at Frogs Kitchen is typical to French art de vivre! We aim to share our knowledge and experience when it comes to food preparation, cooking and enjoying a meal in a friendly atmosphere.

The culinary heritage in France is inmense, and even today it’s still used as the basis in a lot of cuisines around the world. We are here to share with you our love for French cuisine, and hope you will take home with you nice memories from our your French art de vivre experience

Cooking class at home