One of my core beliefs as a business owner, woman, and dreamer is that teamwork is the center of any successful business or organization. People, especially women are stronger together. This has been a common theme while growing up, living in France as well as New York City. This City is surrounded with truly incredible women, many of whom I have formed business relationships with as well as so many personal ones too. At Crepes a la Maison we believe that the “future is female” and strive to collaborate and work with strong, driven females.
Jennifer, Founder of Crepes a la Maison
Jennifer was born into a big family in Lille, France. She grew up cooking alongside her grandmother and has always believed that good food and good company go hand in hand. A true entrepreneur, and a lover of all things French, Jennifer started a highly successful French tutoring business in 2011. Through her dedication and diligent attention to client care, Jennifer has more than quadrupled the number of clients she serves in a few short years.
As if that wasn’t enough, Jennifer wanted to tap into her love of French food and what is more French than fresh, delectable crepes? Sit back and relax as Jennifer and the staff at Crêpes à la Maison will help plan and individualize the perfect crepes party for your next event. We go the extra mile from choosing your decorations, selecting the perfect menu, and sculpting a crepe bar that will fit your every need.
Jennifer strives to make each individual client and their guests satisfied. She has a passion for what she does and that passion shows through her personality. Jennifer is professional and personable and between running two businesses, she also has time to physically run as she is training for her first marathon, the 2017 New York City Marathon!
eugenie, the party assistant
Eugenie has been a part of the Crepes a la Maison team since its inception. Eugenie grew up in a very small town in Normandy, France which proves that she is definitely knowledgeable about crepes. Eugenie decided to move to the US after earning an athletic scholarship in Track and Field. With a background in business, Eugenie assists with the marketing and operational aspects at Crepes a la Maison. Her positivity and her enthusiasm around working as a team quickly made her an essential partner at Crêpes a la Maison. She most recently finished in first place in the 800 meter track race at the National Championships!! It’s no surprise that Eugenie can set up any crepes party faster than anyone else!
Christy Doramus is a Manhattan based floral stylist, specializing in custom fresh and faux flower crowns. A former beauty publicist, Christy has experience working with both large and small brands on creative strategy, floral projects and special events. Along with her team, she hosts DIY flower crown making workshops for private events all over New York and in the Hamptons. In 2015, Christy published a DIY book titled, Flower Crowns which can be found here. Christy and her team work out of a flower-filled studio in New York’s quaint NoHo neighborhood.
Patricia began her fantastic journey as a photographer in the hustle and bustle of her hometown, Caracas, Venezuela in 2006 at the Roberto Mata Photography School. In 2011, she founded PhotoUno Photography School located in Midtown Manhattan. Having her own photography school allows Patricia the opportunity to stay connected with the photography community and share her experiences with people who have an interest and passion for photography. Being able to use her passion to empower others to capture their most cherished memories in life is something she wouldn’t trade for anything in the world!
Jennifer and Melissa immediately clicked when they met last year. Melissa is the proud owner of Cake Hero, a bakery based in Brooklyn, New York. Melissa understands that there’s nothing like a gorgeous, fun, and delicious treat to take your party to the next level! With a commitment to using organic, fair trade ingredients, Cake Hero confections are sugary delights that you can feel good about. A self-taught sugar artist, Melissa’s unique take on cake and all things sweet has caught the eye of Vogue, New York Magazine, and every stylish, fun party in New York.
Myriam brings you the music of Edith Piaf and other renowned singers of the “chanson réaliste” era, with hits from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. The sound of the accordion gives a very Parisian atmosphere and complements the songbird vocals of French-Canadian born Myriam. The band is based in New York City and has made a name for itself in the French jazz, cabaret and vintage communities.